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In your project, you have two activities, D and E. These two activities have a common successor, Activity F. Activity D will be completed on the 10th and activity E will be completed on the 15th. Therefore, Activity D can be delayed by 5 days without affecting the early start of Activity F. This delay is known as:
  1. Total float
  2. Free float
  3. Project buffers
  4. Feeding buffer

Q2. During Control risks process, the risk response owner should be:

  1. Identifying which risks he/she wants to monitor
  2. Controlling the identification of response strategies
  3. Informing the project manager of any midcourse correction needed
  4. Updating stakeholders of new strategies for mitigating risks.
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Q3. You are assigned to a project that senior management has already decided to outsource. As a project manager, you need to work with the contracts department to select the vendor and then oversee the vendor through the project completion. Company policy requires that a project of this size go through a formal bid process. A vice president in your company tells you that his friend owns one of the companies that might bid on the project and that the company would be an excellent choice as a vendor. This vice president has a reputation for making or breaking careers. What is generally the BEST course of action?

  1. Follow the bid process, and show the vice president why the favored vendor is or is not the best choice
  2. Obtain written permission to bypass the formal bid process
  3. Let the evaluation team know that management has a favorite vendor
  4. Let the contracts department handle the situation
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Q4. You manage the construction of a new airport in your home country. Since your organization does not have experience deploying the sophisticated air-traffic control system, you outsourced this to a specialist organization. PMBOK’s Procurement Management knowledge will help you successfully administer this deal; however, for the supplier of the system, all the PMBOK processes will apply since this will be a complete project for the supplying organization. Which of the following will be a common denominator between your project and the supplier projects?

  1. Project management plan
  2. Supply agreement
  3. Project’s scope of work
  4. Budget for the air-traffic control system
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Q5. “Do the work because I have been put in charge!” is an example of what type of power?

  1. Formal
  2. Penalty
  3. Effective
  4. Expert.
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Q6. Communications management plans should include all of the following except:

  1. Stakeholder communication requirements
  2. Reasons for information distribution
  3. Escalation process
  4. Risk Register
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Q7. Two people are arguing about what needs to be done to complete a work package. If the project manager wants to know what is going, she should pay MOST attention to:

  1. What is said and when.
  2. What is being said, who is saying it and the time of day.
  3. Physical mannerisms and what is being said.
  4. The pitch and tone of the voices, and physical mannerisms.
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Q8. The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the work the project team will execute to accomplish the project objectives and create required deliverables. The Create WBS process falls under which knowledge area?

  1. Project Schedule Management
  2. Project Integration Management
  3. Project Scope Management
  4. Project Cost Management
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Q9. You are assisting Benjamin, another project manager, to interview candidates for a resource position on his project. While reviewing your interview notes together, you notice that he sorts the candidate‘s resumes into two piles: One pile for further interviews, the other for candidates that did not meet the requirements for the position. You also notice that he has placed several of the highly qualified candidates in the second pile, stating that those interviewees "did not fit the corporate profile." Upon further review, you discover that all these candidates are of the same ethnic group. What do you do?

  1. Excuse yourself from the interviewing process
  2. Report this to the appropriate management
  3. File a complaint with PMI
  4. Do nothing
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Q10. Which of the following techniques focuses on identifying non-value-added activities in a project?

  1. Pareto charting
  2. Process analysis
  3. Root cause analysis
  4. Affinity diagrams
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