Ucertify – project management professional v5 – course pre-assessment
As a PMP candidate you should be familiar with the different components of the communication model. Which part of the model can compromise the message between two individuals?
Martha is the project manager of a construction project. She decides to overlap two phases of her project. Which of the following is the appropriate term to describe this phenomenon?
Steven is the project manager of the HN Project for his company. During the project planning Steven learns of a new tool and material that can drastically cut the execution time of the project by twenty percent. The cost of the tool and material are nearly the same as the currently selected approach and the results are equal. Steven decides to use this new tool and material to finish the project work faster. What type of risk response is this?
Debra is the project manager for the HJK Project of her company. The project was to install and implement a technology on to the network. Her project has been performing well, but the technology is no longer needed by the company. Management has decided that her project should be terminated. What should Debra do now with her project?
You are the project manager for your organization and you’re explaining the change control process that will be managed for your organization. All changes must be documented and pass through integrated change control. What is the primary advantage of utilizing integrated change control in your project?
According to the PMBOK every project should have a quality management plan and the project management team should demonstrate how the project complies with the plan. In the PMBOK approach to quality management for projects which one of the following statements best describes quality in project management?
Henry has created a grid that describes the amount of power individuals have over his project in relation to the amount of interest the individuals have. For what specific project activity in stakeholder analysis is this grid useful?
You are the project manager of the YGG Project. Your project has several phases and will encompass resources from across the organization. You need to create a comprehensive plan to manage the planning and execution of all the requirements of the project. Management will need to approve this plan as will the project sponsor. What type of a plan can address the project requirements?
You have been assigned recently as the Project Manager for a project that is already underway and involves deployment of a new software application to all your organization’s users. You have begun formulating a plan for managing risks throughout the project. Which of the following will NOT serve you as an input?
Management has told you that you cannot schedule employees for more than 30 hours per week on your project. In your project plan, however, you’ve already scheduled employees for 40 hours a week. You elect to use resource leveling in this scenario. What will likely happen to your project duration?
You are the project manager for a project. You are monitoring a task performance. The task is estimated to take the following days for completion:
What will be the PERT expected (TE) activity duration?
Which of the following are valid responses for positive risks? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.
You are the project manager of the NPO Project and are trying to determine how well the project is performing. You have a budget at completion for the project of $567,000 and you have already spent $146,325. The project is supposed to be 30 percent complete but due to some snags you’re only 25 percent done with the project. Management wants to know how the cost performance on your project is doing. What value can you report to management?
You are a new Project Manager who has been entrusted with a software development project. You have completed defining the scope, creating the WBS, etc. Your project has completed execution. You have scheduled a meeting with the project steering committee to review the deliverables and ensure that they have completed satisfactorily. What is the activity that you are performing?
Which of the following processes fall under the Project Scope Management knowledge area? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.
Your project has 176 stakeholders this week. Next week, your project will gain 76 stakeholders. How many more communication channels will you have in the next week?
You work as a project manager for Tech Media Inc. Several projects are running under your supervision. Rick, the team leader of a project, provides you performance indexes of his project. The cost performance index (CPI) of his project is 1.135. What does this figure depict?
You work as a project manager for Media Perfect Inc. Several projects are running under your supervision. Rick, the team leader of one of these projects, provides you performance indexes for his project. The schedule variance (SV) of his project is 25. What does this figure depict?
You are the project manager for your organization and you’re working with your project sponsor to define the roles and responsibilities for your project. You want to make certain you’ve all the needed roles filled in the project. You need to define the different roles including the authority, responsibility, and competency for the project. Which one of these terms best describes the person on the project team who can apply project resources and make decisions?
Which one of the following statements best describes the goal of control quality?
All of the following are examples of the cost of quality in a project except for which one?
Tom is a PMP candidate but he has not completed all of the project management training to complete his PMP application. Which of the following reasons best describes why the PMP candidate must provide accurate information in regards to the PMP certification?
You are the project manager for the GHY project and are working to create a risk response for a negative risk. You and your project team have identified the risk that the project may not complete on time, as required by the management, due to the creation of the user guide for the software you’re creating. You have elected to hire an external writer in order to satisfy the requirements and to alleviate the risk event. What type of risk response have you elected to use in this instance?
You are a Project Manager in your organization who is managing a considerably huge budget project to develop new software. Considering the varied nature of your stakeholder group, you would like to put together a plan as to what information the stakeholders need, and how to provide that information. What is the document that you would need, and as part of which process group would you achieve this?
You are a Senior Project Manager, who is entrusted with the responsibility of evaluating a newly hired project manager in your team. Which of the following would you not consider a key characteristic that a project manager needs to possess for effective project management?
Bill is the project manager for a project that will last six months and has a budget of $580,000. In this project a high-risk has been identified with the new materials the project will be using. Bill would like to assign one person, Beth, to be responsible to monitor this risk. Bill assigns Beth the authority to respond to the risk event if it appears in the risk events that is likely to happen. In addition, Bill hires a consultant to work with Beth on this area of the project. In this instance, who is the risk response owner?
You are a new Project Manager that has been entrusted with a software development project. You have completed the activity of sequencing and building a project schedule model. However, due to the change in the project completion timeline, you would like to apply the “fast track” technique to your project schedule, to compress the timeline. Which of the following dependencies should you review for modification or removal, to help in this process?
Henry is the project manager for his organization. He’s working with his project team to develop an approach for obtaining the requirement of the project. Henry is asking the team to generate ideas that he’ll sort into different categories of similar ideas to be reviewed later. What type of a diagram is Henry actually creating in this scenario?
Zach is the project manager of the MNH Project for his organization. Within the project there are several problems that Zach is trying to identify their causes, so that the project team can resolve the issue. Zach has noticed that whenever maintenance on certain pieces of equipment are performed there are defects within the project deliverables that use that equipment within a few days. The pattern is always an exact amount of time but he believes there’s a relationship between the equipment maintenance and the defects. What chart could Zach use to see if there is a pattern between these two variables in the project?
Henry is the project sponsor of the JQ Project and Nancy is the project manager. Henry has asked Nancy to start the risk identification process for the project, but Nancy insists that the project team be involved in the process. Why should the project team be involved in the risk identification?
Which of the following are valid types of floats? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose two.
What is the primary purpose of a project kick-off meeting?
Sasha is the project manager of a large construction project. She is finalizing ground rules, training, and team-building activities for her project team members. In which of the following processes is she working on?
You are the project manager of the GHY Project. Management wants you to create a process improvement plan for your project. Your project will be studied by management and will become a standard for all future organizational projects based on your project’s performance, approach, and implementation of project processes. All of the following should be included in your project’s process improvement plan except for which one?
Rachel’s project is to create new software for her organization. This new software is being created with a new tool and required in-depth testing for compatibility and security for the deliverables. As part of the expenses for this project Rachel has created a contingency reserve. What are contingency reserve funds used for?
What documents should not be reviewed at the project kickoff meeting?
Julie is the project manager of the NHQ Project. She and her project team have successfully finished the project and the customers have signed the project closure agreement. Julie has compiled all of the project records and the project’s lessons learned documentation. What should Julie do with the project’s lessons learned documentation?
Which of the following processes are a part of the Closing process group? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.
Which of the following are parts of SWOT analysis? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.
Your organization hosts a conference every year for graphic artists. This year, the only time the conference center is open is from August 10-14. Artists will come from all over the world for the conference to learn about new products, to network with other artists, and to enjoy the conference activities. What about this conference signals you that this is a project?
You are project manager of a construction project. Your assistant has provided the following measurements:
Planned Value (PV)
Earned Value (EV)
Actual Cost (AC)
What will be the cost performance index (CPI) at this stage?
Cathy is the project manager of the NNQ Project. She currently has completed 45 percent of the project but was scheduled to have 65 percent of the project completed. This project has a budget of $344,000 and was scheduled to last four months. Cathy has spent $198,998 to date on the project. Based on this information, what is the estimate at completion (EAC) for the NNQ Project if the estimate to complete (ETC) work is performed at the present CPI? Note: Assume that the budget is equally divided for the scheduled period.
You are the project manager for NMN project. You are required to create the cost performance baseline of the project. On which of the following processes are you working?
You are an experienced Project Manager that has been entrusted with a project to develop a machine which produces auto components. You have scheduled meetings with the project team and the key stakeholders to identify the risks for your project. Which of the following will NOT be a tool/technique you can use to identify risks?
What term is assigned to the meeting where all of the proposed vendors meet with the buyer and ask questions about the statement of work and the procured goods and services?
Your organization uses the critical chain method for project scheduling and network analysis. In the execution of the project, some of the tasks are slipping off the project schedule. You examine the delays and compare the buffer needed with the buffer remaining. If you need to make adjustments, you’ll be using which technique?
You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Management has asked you to perform a risk audit and report back on the results. Bonny, a project team member, asks you what a risk audit is. What will you tell Bonny?
You are the project manager of the HNQ Project for your company and you’re selecting the type of contracts you’ll be using in the project. Which contract type needs to have a not-to-exceed clause to prevent unlimited cost growth?
Kelly is the project manager for her organization and is managing a project to create new software. In this project some of the project team members have misunderstood the project requirements and have added features to the software that were not requested. Kelly needs to examine the amount of time it took to create these features and determine if the changes should be kept or discarded. What control scope tool and technique would help Kelly determine the magnitude of this variation?
Julie is the project manager of the JUUY Project, which will create photography scanners for sale around the world. Her project team is tracking categories of failure for detailed analysis. Management has required in the project quality management plan that all defects be shown in a histogram for detailed evaluation. What type of a chart is management requesting?
What component of the change management system is responsible for evaluating, testing, and documenting changes created to the project scope?
You have been assigned a new Project Manager for an IT project dealing with the development of a software application. You have been provided by the Senior Project Manager documented recommendations from a similar project to help you reduce the probability of negative consequences associated with the project risks. What are these recommendations called?
Which of the following defines and maintains the standards of process related to project management within the organization?
Which of the following management term best defines how many work periods an activity is expected to last?
The GYG Organization would like to start a new project to create a new product line. They’d like to take a formal approach to project management for this project. What document should they first create for this formal project?
You are working with a vendor on your project. A stakeholder has requested a change for the project, which will add value to the project deliverables. The vendor that you’re working with on the project will be affected by the change. What system can help you introduce and execute the stakeholder change request with the vendor?
You are the project manager of the NGQQ project for your company. To help you communicate project status to your stakeholders, you’re going to create a stakeholder register. All of the following information should be included in the stakeholder register except for which one?
Holly is the project manager for the NHQ Project which she created. Some of the managers are finding it difficult to assign her the resources needed for the NHQ Project. What is the most likely cause of the difficulty Holly is experiencing from some of the managers?
What term is best described as the process of helping a group of individuals, bound by a common sense of purpose, to work inter-dependently with each other, the leader, external stakeholders, and the organization?
Which of the following documents is described in the statement below?
“It is a companion document to the WBS. It describes each component in the WBS. It includes a brief definition of the scope or statement of work, defined deliverables, a list of associated activities, and a list of milestones. It details all work packages in WBS including estimates and billing information.”
Which of the following process groups of the project management processes utilizes the most project time and resources?
Which of the following staffing management plan factors is described in the statement below? “It helps promote and reinforce desired behaviors of team members.”
To whom do the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct apply? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.
You are coaching Mark, a project team leader, on project management. He is curious to all of the things you are required to include in the project scope statement. All of the following are documented in the project scope statement except for which one?
Which of the following constitute the scope baseline? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.
Which of the following statement are true regarding the critical path? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply
An activity in your project has an optimistic cost of $2,600, a most likely cost of $5,600, and a pessimistic cost of $12,300. What is the PERT estimate for the cost for this activity?
You are the project manager of the HHQ Project and you’ve just completed a project for a client at their site. The project has generated several filing cabinets of project information. What should you do with the project information, as part of administrative closure?
You are the project manager of the GHY Project and you’re working with your project team and some key stakeholders to perform risk analysis. Your project team is confused about which analysis you’ll need to complete first, qualitative or quantitative. Which comes first?
James works as the project manager for a software project. He and his team are on the Direct and Manage Project Work process. All of the following are inputs of this process except for which one?
Micha is the project manager for her project. Micha is now ready to complete the scope verification process so that she can move the project into the project closing process. What is the primary purpose of the validate scope process?
John is the project manager of the HJN Project, which is similar to a project he recently completed for the organization. The HJN Project, however, has several additional requirements that the older project did not. John decides to take the duration of the older project and use it as a model for the duration of the HJN Project to help predict the overall duration of the project. What type of duration estimating is John using in this scenario?
You are the project manager of a large health care project. Some of the stakeholders are approaching the project team directly to add changes to the project scope. This approach bypasses the project’s change control system and it distracts the project team from implementing the approved scope. If the project team members add the small changes from the stakeholders this is known as what term?
You are a new Project Manager that has been entrusted with a project to develop a machine which produces auto components. The machine has been developed, but is consistently producing parts with defects. You suspect that a small set of reasons are the cause for the majority of defects. Which of the following would you use to analyze and validate this suspicion?
You are a project manager of the DTH project. You are subcontracting some of the work to another organization due to lack of the in-house staff needed to complete the project. Which of the following management terms defines this process?
You are a new Project Manager entrusted with a software development project that is in progress. A sub-contracting company that has been awarded a cost reimbursable contract to do the development work on this project has accepted the contract and the project is underway. However, recently you discovered that there is a need to add additional scope to the project, and you propose converting it to a fixed price contract. Which of the following options does the sub-contract company NOT have in this scenario?
You are the project manager for your organization and you’re gathering project requirements for a customer’s project to create a new warehouse. In your requirements gathering, you communicate to the project customer and the project team that the requirements need to be accurate and documented. In the process of gathering requirements, how do you start when you have enough information about a project requirement to begin execution?
You are a new Project Manager who has been entrusted with a project. You have collected the requirements, defined the project scope statement, and have started creating the WBS. Your goal is to create the lowest level on your WBS that allows you to schedule, cost, monitor, and control. In this scenario, what is the lowest element on your WBS called?
You are preparing a status report for your project stakeholders, based on the performance of your project to date. The project has a budget of $567,000 and is sixty percent complete. However, the project should have been seventy five percent complete. The costs of the project to date are ten percent more than what were planned to reach this sixty percent milestone. What is the schedule performance index that you should include in your status report?
You work as a project manager for TYU project. You are planning for risk mitigation. You need to identify the risks that will need a more in-depth analysis. Which of the following activities will help you in this?
Which of the following best describes the term “milestones”?
Which of the following is the process of identifying quality requirements and/or standards for the project and product and documenting how the project will demonstrate compliance?
You are the project manager for a project that will create a new website. You want web designers to offer ideas, suggestions, provide samples, and even a mock-up of a new website for your organization. You want the vendors to include a cost estimate for the work they describe. What type of a document should you prepare to get this information?
You are the project manager of a large construction project. Part of the project involves the wiring of the electricity in the building your project is creating. You and the project team determine the electrical work is too dangerous to perform yourself, so you hire an electrician to perform the work for the project. This is an example of what type of risk response?
Which of the following processes is described in the statement below? “It is the process of subdividing project deliverables and project work into smaller, more manageable components.”
In which of the following types of organization structures is the project manager’s role part-time?
Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose two.
You are the project manager of the NHGH Project and have created rewards and recognition system for the project. You want the project team to have rewards to strive towards, so you’ve created a project team member of the month reward. What is the danger in this reward type?
Which of the following terms is described in the statement given below? “It is a structured, independent review to determine whether project activities comply with the organizational and project policies, processes, and procedures.”
Which of the following process groups involves coordinating people and resources, as well as integrating and performing the activities of the project in accordance with the project management plan?
John is the project manager of the NHQ project for his company. His project has 75 stakeholders, some of which are external to the organization. John needs to ensure that he communicates about risk in the most appropriate method for the external stakeholders. Which project management plan will be the best guide for him to communicate to the external stakeholders?
Your project is about to be initiated and the project charter is being written. A caveat of the project charter, however, requires a periodic review of the project and its business case to ensure that the project is still required. Assuming that the project is still required, why else would the project charter and the business case be reviewed throughout the project life cycle?
You are the project manager of the NHH Project and you have 22 project team members on the project. You need to identify a method to promote performance on your project and are examining Herzberg’s Theory of Motivation. What will happen in this theory to your project team’s motivation if you can remove the hygiene agents according to Herzberg’s Theory?
Your organization uses RACI chart to help the project team members quickly see their contributions to each project they may be assigned to. What does RACI stand for?
You are the project manager of a project to create a computer network. You need to hire a network expert to run the network cable throughout the building. Based on your experience, you create an estimate for the work that you’ll measure against all of the bids. This is an example of what type of procurement seller selection?
When is earned value used on a project?
What is the smallest element in a WBS called?
Harold is the project manager of a large project in his organization. He has been actively communicating and working with the project stakeholders. One of the outputs of the manage stakeholder engagement process can actually create new risk events for Harold’s project. Which output of the manage stakeholder engagement process can create risks?
You have been assigned as the Project Manager for a project that involves deployment of new software for your organizations’ users. The project was handled previously by a different Project Manager who got reassigned to a different project. You see that a lot of risks have been identified for this project so far, and you would like to quickly prioritize them to make sure the most important risks are addressed first. Which of the following would be useful to you in this exercise?
Nancy is the project manager of the JJJ Project. This project has recently been approved by the project customer as complete so Nancy must now finalize the administrative closure. Nancy needs to create the final project report to report the successes and failures in the project. Who should Nancy deliver this final project report to if she is participating in a projectized structure?
You are a seasoned Project Manager that has been entrusted with a software development project recently. You have completed the Scope Management Activities and have started building the project schedule and estimating the resource needs for your activities. Which of the following would be useful to you as an input to accomplish this goal?