PMP Practice Exam 2016

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PMP Practice Exam 2016

This 200-question, PMP® practice exam was developed in February, 2016 by a PMP® certified professional. It was built by referencing two resources: 1) June 2015 PMP® Examination Content Outline by Project Management Institute (PMI) and 2) PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®) 5th Edition.

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Two Tips for the Actual Exam

1. What to Study

If you’re planning to sit for the 2016 PMP exam, definitely include PMBOK Guide, 5th Edition as a study reference. You’ll find it’s invaluable. Those taking the exam should also understand the tasks set forth in the June 2015 PMP Examination Content Outline. In January 2016, PMI® updated the exam to reflect the changes set forth in the new Exam Content Outline.

It’s important to remember that the PMP® examination is built by referencing additional resources, too. PMI relates that candidates would be well-advised to read other current titles on project management.

2. What to Join

Do yourself a favor, become a member of the Project Management Institute before you take the exam. Not only will you receive a discount on the price of the exam, but you’ll also receive a free copy of the current PMBOK Guide. In addition, you’ll receive tons of other benefits. PMI does a excellent job of providing value to its members.

Instructions for this Practice Exam

Below you’ll find a 200 question, 2016 PMP practice exam. To start the exam, simply read the first question and select the one best answer. There may be more than one right answer; however, select the best answer. Here’s a few other useful tips:

  • Find a quiet space and turn your phone off.
  • If you are timing yourself, allow four hours to take this practice exam.
  • If you intend to use a “brain dump,” for the real exam, start this practice exam by performing your brain dump. Relax, take your time and dump all of the information you have rehearsed.
  • If you’re not sure of your answer, select the “Mark for Review” box found at the top right of each question. This will mark the question for later review.
  • Remember to select one answer for every question. There are no  points lost for answering incorrectly, so answer them all.
  • If you need to pause the exam and come back at a later time, select the “save” button at the bottom. (This feature works only on desktop.)
  • When you are done taking the exam, select the button to submit your answers. Your exam will be graded and your score will be displayed.
  • Review the results. Incorrect answers will have a red “X” next to them while correct answers will have a green check mark. The answer you selected will appear in blue.
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1. Zack is the newly assigned project manager for the Hilldale project. Although the Hilldale project is complex, last year his organization performed two that were very similar to it. Before planning the Hilldale project, Zack should review:

 
 
 
 

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2.  The project charter is finally approved and the project manager is ready to begin project planning. Where might he or she find key deliverables?

 
 
 
 

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3.  For which reason is a project manager most likely to perform stakeholder analysis?

 
 
 
 

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4.  The project manager is ready to prepare the initial stakeholder register. She begins with a review of the project charter. There she finds the names of several project stakeholders. To identify additional stakeholders, she should

 
 
 
 

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5.  The project sponsor asks for your assistance in developing a project charter. Specifically, he asks that you take the lead in identifying high-level risks. Which of the following is appropriate for high-level risk identification?

 
 
 
 

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6.  You have been asked to develop a project charter template for your organization. Which of the following should not be included in the project charter template?

 
 
 
 

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7.  You’ve worked with several in your organization to develop the project charter and it is now complete. From whom should you obtain final project charter approval?

 
 
 
 

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8.  You are the newly assigned project manager for the James Madison construction project. To what document should you look for authority to manage the project?

 
 
 
 

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9.  You have been asked to help determine which projects should be initiated by your organization. The best place to begin is to ensure all selected projects

 
 
 
 

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10.  During initial project assessment and planning, you identified a gap in the project charter. Had a key piece of information been captured, you could have saved considerable time in project planning. What should be your next course of action?

 
 
 
 

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11.  You are preparing the business case to justify the proposed project. The business case should include

 
 
 
 

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12.  Once the project charter is approved by the sponsor, the project manager informs the stakeholders. She does this to

 
 
 
 

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13.  In review of the project charter, you’ll likely find:

 
 
 
 

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14.  You are called upon to help develop the project charter. Which organizational process assets should you reference?

 
 
 
 

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15.  Mark is developing the project charter for an overseas manufacturing project. Which enterprise environmental factor might influence the process?

 
 
 
 

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16.  A member of the executive management team asked whether the project is worth the required investment. One way for her to find the answer is to review the

 
 
 
 

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17.  The project sponsor is reviewing the business case. In it he finds

 
 
 
 

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18.  You’ve been asked to prepare the project statement of work (SOW). In it, you should provide

 
 
 
 

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19.  When choosing which projects to perform, what organizational resource should you reference?

 
 
 
 

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20.  You review the project charter and find the following listed as project assumptions. Which one is not a project assumption?

 
 
 
 

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21.  The new project manager asks you when he should capture lessons learned. You explain that lessons learned should be captured

 
 
 
 

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22.  A new project manager began working for Acme, Inc. Unlike her last work place, she finds she has very high authority to manage projects. She is in a ____________ organization.

 
 
 
 

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23.  You’re the project manager for the new software development project. Your role includes

 
 
 
 

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24.  Your organization is searching for an additional project manager. During the interview, candidates are told the organizational structure is projectized. Those being interviewed can conclude the project manager’s authority is

 
 
 
 

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25.  The new project managers asks you when stakeholder identification should be performed. You explain that

 
 
 
 

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26.  You are working with others to develop the project charter. Which of the following will not be used as an input?

 
 
 
 

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27.  The project manager is developing a detailed list of project deliverables. Which item is he or she least likely to reference?

 
 
 
 

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28.  The charter is approved and you began project planning. Which subsidiary plans will you most likely include in the project management plan?

 
 
 
 

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29.  You are planning the management of project scope and it is time to develop the requirements documentation. Which tool and/or technique can be used to gather project requirements?

 
 
 
 

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30.  It’s your job to gather the project requirements for a project that concerns the development of a public recreation area. You bring together some prequalified stakeholders and subject matter experts to learn about their expectations and attitudes about the new development area. During the meeting, a trained moderator guides the group through an interactive discussion. The requirements gathering technique you are using is referred to as

 
 
 
 

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31.  For the new public transit project, a large number of ideas were captured. What would be the best tool or technique for classifying, reviewing, and analyzing the ideas?

 
 
 
 

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32.  During project planning, the project manager defined the roles and responsibilities for each member of the project team. Where is the project manager most likely to record this information?

 
 
 
 

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33.  During development of the communications management plan, it is important to account for communication with the project stakeholders. The best practice is to

 
 
 
 

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34.  It’s time to develop the procurement management plan. Which of the following is not an input?

 
 
 
 

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35.  The sponsor is eager for the project to be completed. He asks your thoughts on changing some of the quality requirements to expedite time. Before responding, you pause to remember the benefits of meeting the quality requirements. Which of the following is not a benefit of meeting quality requirements?

 
 
 
 

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36.  The customer requested a change to the project. A change request form is completed and it’s submitted to the change control board. For which reason may the change control board approve a change request?

 
 
 
 

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37.  You are the project manager for a software development project.  This project seeks to convert an older software application to new technology. You find a thorough user guide that was written for the older application and members of your project team are reviewing it to identify existing functionality. They’re gathering a list of requirements for the new conversion project. Which requirements gathering technique is being used?

 
 
 
 

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38.  You are developing the risk management plan. Initial risk identification and analysis is complete. Now you are developing options and actions to enhance opportunities and reduce threats to project objectives. You are

 
 
 
 

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39.  You have finished preparing the project management plan. What should happen prior to the start of project execution?

 
 
 
 

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40.  The project manager is ready to conduct the project kickoff meeting. Who is he or she likely to invite?

 
 
 
 

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41.  As the project manager, you hold the kickoff meeting. Which of the following is not a purpose of the kickoff meeting?

 
 
 
 

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42.  You performed stakeholder identification. Now you must analyze stakeholder needs, interests, and potential impacts on the project. You begin by developing a power/interest grid. Which of the following is not true about the power/interest grid?

 
 
 
 

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43.  As a project manager, you understand that stakeholder engagement is essential for project success. Therefore, in the stakeholder management plan, you compare the current engagement level of all stakeholders to the planned engagement levels that are required for project success. Which of the following is not a classification of a stakeholder’s engagement level?

 
 
 
 

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44.  The project manager is estimating the cost of procuring a specialist on a part-time basis. Because she doesn’t know for sure whether the desired resource will be available when the project begins, she has some uncertainty in developing the cost estimate. To account for the uncertainty, she calculates an optimistic cost estimate, a pessimistic cost estimate, and a most likely cost estimate. Next, she selects the average of these estimates. The technique she used to develop the estimate is referred to as a

 
 
 
 

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45.  As the project manager, it’s your responsibility to develop the project budget. Inputs to the project budget do not include the

 
 
 
 

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46.  The project manager completed development of the schedule model and it has been approved. From here forward, the schedule model can be changed only through formal change control procedures. It will now be used as a basis for comparison to actual results. The project schedule is

 
 
 
 

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47.  Yesterday the original project manager was fired and you were assigned as the new project manager. As the new project manager, you received multiple invoices from Connie Contractor. You’re not sure who she is and what she does. The subsidiary management plan most likely to contain the information you need is the

 
 
 
 

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48.  Your best friend is managing a project that involves development of an enterprise software application. She explains that the project team consists of elite software development professionals that are working at capacity. She explains also that the project is slightly behind schedule.

As part of the project, new servers must be installed and configured. Although there are professionals on the project team who can handle the work, your friend is concerned about the project schedule. She wants to hire a contractor for the server installation work, but she’s not certain this is the best decision. How should she proceed?

 
 
 
 

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49.  Mark needs to test a batch of 10,000 newly manufactured widgets to ensure they meet the quality requirements. Since the process used to manufacture the 10,000 widgets is the same and because 10,000 are too many to test, Mark decides to test 500. Mark is relying on a quality control technique known as

 
 
 
 

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50.  A member of the project team notifies you of a quality problem. She relates that last week there was a 28% defect rate that caused the customer to reject a delivery. She explains the rejection is causing rework and the production schedule may likely slip.

You asked the project team lead to meet with the project team and diagnose the recent increase in defects. What basic quality tool might the team lead use to guide the project team through a diagnosis?

 
 
 
 

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51.  The project manager is developing the scope management plan. To assist her in planning the project work and in estimating time, she is subdividing the project deliverables and the project work into smaller, more manageable components. She is creating a

 
 
 
 

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52.  A member of the project team asks you what work packages are. You explain that

 
 
 
 

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53.  You’ve been assigned as project manager for a failing project. Immediately, you review the project documentation to understand the scope of the project. You see the scope of work diagramed in the WBS and now you would like to find detailed deliverable, activity, and scheduling information for each WBS component. Which project document should contain this information?

 
 
 
 

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54.  You’ve developed documentation of all known project requirements and deliverables. Which tool will you use to break the requirements down into smaller work packages?

 
 
 
 

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55.  You are working with a group that spent the morning brainstorming several impressive new ideas. In the afternoon, te group will vote to rank the most useful ideas for prioritization. Which group creativity technique is being used?

 
 
 
 

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56.  For the public housing renovation project, you need to quickly ascertain what additions, renovations, or restorations the 200 tenants would find most valuable. You should

 
 
 
 

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57.  As the project manager, you ensure each requirement is delivered. You begin by constructing a table that lists all project requirements. Next, you link each requirement from its origin to the deliverable that satisfies it. The project document you created is a

 
 
 
 

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58.  You’re developing the project scope statement. Which elements should not be included?

 
 
 
 

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59.  The project sponsor asks you to forward your documentation of the project scope baseline. You should forward

 
 
 
 

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60.  The new project will involve acquiring widgets from an outside organization. What subsidiary plan will include the processes necessary to acquire the widgets?

 
 
 
 

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61.  You have developed a risk register and now you must prioritize the risks for further analysis or action. For each risk you assess the probability of occurrence and the impact. You’re attempting to reduce the level of uncertainty and turn focus on the high-priority risks. You are performing

 
 
 
 

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62.  On the Zimbo project, not all requirements are known and the ones that are gathered may change as more information is presented to the client. To account for this, the project manager uses an iterative planning technique. The work that will be accomplished in the near future is planned in detail. The work that will be accomplished in the future is planned at a higher level. What planning technique is the project manager using?

 
 
 
 

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63.  The project manager is identifying and documenting project roles, the required skills, responsibilities, and reporting relationships. He is planning

 
 
 
 

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64.  The project manager finished estimating costs. She is now developing the supporting documentation that outlines the details used in establishing the cost estimates. She is including things like assumptions, constraints, her confidence levels, and levels of detail. The project manager is preparing the

 
 
 
 

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65.  The new project has 155 activities. Tom is tasked with developing the project schedule. Before starting, he estimates the amount of time each activity will take. Tom is

 
 
 
 

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66.  The new project manager is estimating project activity durations. While estimating, she is making some basic assumptions. Which statement about assumptions is correct?

 
 
 
 

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67.  Duration estimates do not include

 
 
 
 

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68.  The project manager knows each of the project activities and now she must estimate the activity resources. To do this, she must

 
 
 
 

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69.  Stan had difficulty estimating cost for an activity because it’s one his organization has never performed. He discovered that last year his organization performed a similar activity and the actual cost was $12,300. Since the activities are similar, Stan used the $12,300 as the cost estimate for the new project. What estimating technique did Stan use?

 
 
 
 

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70.  The new project must produce a widget that can support 1,600 lbs of weight. The widget must weigh under 4 lbs and conform to specified dimensions and color. The project manager documents these requirements and plans the activities designed to meet the requirements. He plans inspection points along the production process and he plans what happens in the event the widget does not satisfy the requirements. The project manager is planning

 
 
 
 

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71.  Susan is planning project schedule. She sequenced and estimated all project activities and now she’s reviewing the longest path through the project. She’s doing this to calculate the shortest possible duration of the project. Susan is reviewing the

 
 
 
 

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72.  Mark finished planning the project schedule and submitted it to the project sponsor for approval. The project sponsor asked Mark to shorten the schedule by three business days. To shorten the schedule, Mark added a temporary, part-time resource to the project.  The technique Mark used is referred to as

 
 
 
 

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73.  On the new construction project, $5,200 of the project budget is assigned to painting the interior of the building. That work is expected to last two weeks. If one week has already lapsed, what is the planned value for painting the interior of the building?

 
 
 
 

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74.  You are estimating the project duration and understand there may be unforeseen work that is within the scope of the project but unaccounted for. You should include

 
 
 
 

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75.  Project planning is complete and project execution is underway. It’s now time to rent the Swift-O-Matic and begin phase I of the project. In which subsidiary management plan should you look for direction to proceed with the rental?

 
 
 
 

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76.  Paul, a project team member, has considerable control over the cost of completing a major project activity. Paul worked diligently to keep cost down and the activity was completed under budget. Paul’s accomplishment should be

 
 
 
 

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77.   Project planning is complete and the project management plan is approved. For project success, it is critical that the newly manufactured widget support 1,200 lbs. To meet this requirement, prior to the start of manufacturing, the project manager should

 
 
 
 

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78.  During the first phase of the project, you identify a potential problem that was previously unidentified. Because the project team must remain in constant contact with a team in an entirely different time zone, you discovered that two part-time human resources are needed instead of one full-time resource. To reduce the impact of a potential problem before it occurs, you should

 
 
 
 

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79.  During the first phase of the project, you identify a potential problem that was previously unidentified. Because the project team must remain in constant contact with a team in an entirely different time zone, you discovered that two part-time human resources are needed instead of one full-time resource. The change request should be classified as a

 
 
 
 

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80.  The new project manager spends considerable attention managing stakeholder engagement. She understands that a key benefit of stakeholder engagement is that it

 
 
 
 

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81.  The project manager needs to procure the services of an outside software development team for design of a custom business application. The project manager identified that there seven potential software teams that appear capable of performing the work. Because the work activities will vary depending on the solution, the best tool for obtaining seller responses is a

 
 
 
 

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82.  The project is planned so that a review occurs at the end of each project phase. The purpose of the review is to gain approval before beginning the next phase, to continue with modification, or to end the entire project. This type of review is referred to as a

 
 
 
 

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83.  The project manager identified the known project risks and is now in the process of prioritizing them for further analysis. She’s attempting to ascertain their probability of occurrence and impact. The project manager is performing

 
 
 
 

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84.  The project manager needs to procure 100 identical widgets. Several vendors produce the exact widget the project manager needs. The best tool for soliciting price information is a

 
 
 
 

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85.  On your project, the stakeholders have diverse communication needs. Some need daily status updates throughout the project while others need informed of project performance only at certain times. To accommodate the diverse communication needs, you plan to email status reports to the right stakeholders at the right time. This is referred to as a

 
 
 
 

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86.  John is performing qualitative risk analysis. A key benefit of performing qualitative risk analysis is that it enables John to

 
 
 
 

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87.  Stan is assigned project manager of the new construction project. He really needs Sarah on the team because she has the necessary engineering experience. Stan begins talking with Sarah’s functional manager in hopes of retaining her service for the project. The work Stan is doing is called

 
 
 
 

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88.  The new project manager delivers all project communications by email. One disadvantage with a push method of communication is that the distribution does not ensure the communication

 
 
 
 

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89.  Sarah sends a complex communication to the project stakeholders and finds that most misunderstand the information. As a result, she angered some stakeholders and frustrated others. Besides remedying the situation, Sarah should

 
 
 
 

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90.  The project manager is addressing the quality assurance team when she discovers one of the team members does not know how to perform a required inspection. The project manager should

 
 
 
 

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91.  The project manager identifies that one of the risks on the software development project is that the users will reject use of the new application. With this in mind, the project manager engages the users throughout the development project. She ensures they play a role in defining requirements and designing the user interface. With respect to this project risk, the project manager

 
 
 
 

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92.  As the project manager, you have full responsibility for managing the project team. Which of the following are you responsible for?

 
 
 
 

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93.  The project manager has identified six positive risks. Which one is not a strategy for dealing with positive risks?

 
 
 
 

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94.  As the project manager, you are calculating the number of potential communication channels. There are 10 stakeholders. How many potential communication channels are there?

 
 
 
 

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95.  Alecia noticed that when the new contracting crew was left unsupervised, they accomplished more. They did an exceptional job on the project, remained responsive, and went well beyond the requirements of the contract. Alecia should

 
 
 
 

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96.  During project planning, the project manager made and documented several assumptions. Each one was assigned for validation to a member of the project team. The project team members found that several assumptions were correct. The project manager should

 
 
 
 

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97.  Tom is managing the engineering project and he intends to solicit proposals from eight concrete vendors. Before the proposals are due, Tom conducts a meeting where he invites all of the vendors. During the meeting, Tom explains the project and answers questions. Tom is holding a

 
 
 
 

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98.  The project manager submitted a change request to the change control board. The board control board can

 
 
 
 

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99.  On the schedule network diagram, the project manager is adjusting the amount of time between the predecessor and successor activities. She is

 
 
 
 

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100.  Joan analyzed the interests of those on the stakeholder register. She discovered two stakeholders that she’ll classify as negative stakeholders. Which of the following can be true about negative stakeholders?

 
 
 
 

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101.  The newly assigned project manager learned that Dr. Allen is the project sponsor. Which of the follow is a correct statement regarding a project sponsor?

 
 
 
 

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102.  Melvin is managing the Launch Success project. On his way to the kickoff meeting, he passes the human resources department and talks to Frank, a human resources manager. Frank is not a member of the project team. Which of the following is a true statement regarding Frank?

 
 
 
 

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103.  Martin is managing the relocation project and finds that the project stakeholders are still in discussion regarding some elements of the project. He notes also that some items are actually in dispute. Where should Martin document these items?

 
 
 
 

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104.  The new project manager didn’t know she would spend time managing the project team. It’s your job to explain that to her. Which of the following are activities she might perform when managing the project team?

 
 
 
 

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105.  Which of the following is not a true statement about continuous process improvement?

 
 
 
 

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106.  A major construction project is underway and six months from now you will need to procure numerous steel beams. Unfortunately, you just realized you failed to identify that the fluctuating cost of steel can expose the budget to risk. What should you do?

 
 
 
 

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107.  The new project manager asks you about quality management and control tools. He cites the following as the ones he is familiar with. Which group below contains items that are not quality management and control tools?

 
 
 
 

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108.  The project team is working this weekend to correct an error they made on Monday. Their effort this weekend is an example of

 
 
 
 

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109.  Paul is managing a project that will add robotics to three assembly lines. The result will reduce the need for human resources. When the project is complete, six people will lose their jobs. With respect to stakeholder management, it would be prudent to view those working on the assembly line as

 
 
 
 

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110.  The project has begun and it is time for the project manager to acquire outside resources. Which subsidiary management plan will define the processes for acquiring the resources?

 
 
 
 

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111.  The kickoff meeting is over and it is time to begin project work. How frequently should the project manager report project status?

 
 
 
 

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112.  Hasheed is negotiating the final procurement contract with the supplier of glass. Performance won’t occur for two years, so they enter into a fixed price agreement that accounts for the possibility of price fluctuation. Near the time of performance there will be a final adjustment to the contract price that’s tied to a specific price index. This type of contract is known as a

 
 
 
 

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113.  In risk planning, it was decided that if timber prices increased to a specific amount, the timber needed to complete the project would be procured and stored in a warehouse until it was needed. During project execution, prices increased to the specified amount so the timber was procured. While the timber was being placed for storage, it was identified that the warehouse flooded in the past. If the warehouse flood now, much of the timber will warp. This identification is an example of a

 
 
 
 

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114.  The construction project required timber that was procured in advance and placed in storage.  While the timber was being placed for storage, it was identified that the warehouse flooded in the past.  To cover the risk of loss, the project manager bought an insurance policy. With respect to this potential negative risk, the project manager

 
 
 
 

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115.  To communicate effectively, the project manager will use appropriate diagrams. Which of the following can be communicated effectively with a tree diagram?

 
 
 
 

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116.  The project manager was asked to provide examples of quality metrics. Which of the following is an example of a quality metric?

 
 
 
 

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117.  Mark is documenting required functionality for a new software development project. He’s tracing the movement of a piece of paper from the department where the order was received to the finance department for invoicing, then to the warehouse for parts selection, then to assembly, paint, packing, and shipping. The chart he is most likely to create for capturing this information is a

 
 
 
 

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118.  The new project manager was explaining a RACI chart and made the following four comments. Which one is not an accurate statement regarding a RACI chart?

 
 
 
 

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119.  The project recently presented an obstacle that wasn’t accounted for in project planning. To assess the matter, the project manager is working with a team of subject matter experts to identify risks. Unfortunately, one of the experts is domineering and outspoken. Though he is quite experienced, his personality and actions tend to inhibit the feedback of the other experts. To reach a consensus of the experts and reduce the bias of the outspoken expert, the project manager should consider _____________ to gather information about the risk.

 
 
 
 

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120.  The project manager will soon work with the project team to perform a SWOT analysis of the project. SWOT is an acronym for

 
 
 
 

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121.  A risk that was identified in project planning recently presented itself. The project manager is reviewing the risk management plan to find the appropriate

 
 
 
 

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122.  A recent change request was approved by the change control board. The change involves an increase in the amount of project work. The project manager should

 
 
 
 

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123.  The project manager is conducting a structured review of the work performed by a contractor. Specifically, she is reviewing whether or not the contractor is delivering the agreed upon quality within cost and schedule. The project manager is conducting a

 
 
 
 

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124.  The project manager prepares a weekly project status report. To whom should he send the status report?

 
 
 
 

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125.  A young organization is beginning to handle numerous projects. Some of their project managers have extensive project management resources while others have little to none. Depending on the project manager, different methodologies are used. The organization could benefit by facilitating the sharing of resources and by using the same methodologies, tools, and techniques. It could accomplish these objectives by establishing a

 
 
 
 

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126.  The project manager discovered that Jan, a member of the project team, is schedule to perform two 7-hour activities on Monday. Since no one else on the project team can perform the activities, the project manager sequenced them. Jan will now perform one activity on Monday and the next activity on Tuesday. This resource optimization technique is referred to as

 
 
 
 

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127.  The project manager discovered that the project schedule needs compressed. When she reviewed the schedule, she noticed that phase 3 was scheduled to begin after completion of phase 2. Since the start of phase 3 was not dependent upon the completion of phase 2, she decided to overlap the two phases. In other words, she scheduled phase 3 to begin before all activities in phase 2 were complete. This schedule compression technique is referred to as

 
 
 
 

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128.  The project manager just discovered that the schedule duration must be shortened without reducing the project scope. For this construction project, landscaping was scheduled to begin after completion of interior painting. To shorten the schedule, the project manager scheduled the landscaping and painting to happen simultaneously. This schedule compression technique is referred to as

 
 
 
 

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129.  The project manager is reviewing the activity durations and finds the wiring is documented as “1 week ± 3 days. Assuming a five-day work week, the activity will take

 
 
 
 

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130.  You are managing a complex healthcare project and you seek input from the biochemists on the project team. You suspect the most prominent biochemist may stifle the response of others so you send a questionnaire to each individual. Once you received the responses from everyone, you summarized the answers and send them to everyone for feedback. You do this a couple more times until you reach a consensus. What technique are you using to gather the information and reach a consensus?

 
 
 
 

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131.  Each time the customer asks for a new feature to be added, the project manager sizes the work and submits a change request form to the change control board. The project manager is preventing

 
 
 
 

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132.  The new project manager asks you about contingency reserves. With respect to contingency reserves, which of the following is correct?

 
 
 
 

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133.  The project sponsor bursts through your office doors in a panic. He asks you to estimate the shortest possible project duration. What schedule network analysis technique should you use?

 
 
 
 

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134.  You calculated the total float for a network path. Now __________ can be determined.

 
 
 
 

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135.  The project manager learned that he will be losing a member of the project team two weeks before the project is scheduled for completion. To account for the limited number of resources, he is placing a buffer on the project schedule path. This scheduling method is known as the

 
 
 
 

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136.  Marcus is reviewing the project schedule and sees the interior painting can be scheduled to start three weeks prior to completion of flooring. This can be shown as a

 
 
 
 

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137.  The project manager is calculating the schedule variance (SV). Which is the correct formula for making the calculation?

 
 
 
 

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138.  A few senior project managers are mentoring a newer project manager. They start a conversation about the importance of earned value management (EVM). Which of the following did they state incorrectly?

 
 
 
 

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139.  The project manager notices that if the project continues as planned, the building will lose lateral support which could result in structural damage. For which reason will he submit a change request?

 
 
 
 

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140.  The new project manager was sharing what he learned about schedule performance index (SPI). He explained that schedule performance index is a measure of schedule efficiency. Next, he made the following additional statements about SPI. Which one is not correct?

 
 
 
 

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141.  The project manager is monitoring the cost variance from the approved baseline. Which of the following is correct regarding cost variance (CV)?

 
 
 
 

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142.  The project manager is forecasting the expected cost to finish all the remaining project work. Assuming the work is proceeding on plan, which formula should be used to calculate the remaining authorized work?

 
 
 
 

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143.  Stan is estimating the cost of an item and there’s some uncertainty involved in pricing it. To compensate for the uncertainty, Stan uses an estimating technique that applies a weighted average of optimistic, pessimistic, and most likely estimates. The technique he’s using is known as

 
 
 
 

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144.  Planning is complete and the project work is underway. Which of the following is correct about monitoring and controlling process group?

 
 
 
 

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145.  The project manager is analyzing the project performance from January to June to determine whether the project is improving or deteriorating. He is performing

 
 
 
 

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146.  The sponsor was told the schedule variance is 0. This means

 
 
 
 

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147. The senior project manager is leaving the organization in two weeks. In advance of his departure, he meets with the incoming project manager to share information about the project and to facilitate the hand off. At one point, they review the schedule baseline. Which of the following statements about the schedule baseline is correct?

 
 
 
 

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148.  The project manager calculated the schedule performance index and it is 1. This means the project is

 
 
 
 

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149.  The new project manager was sharing what he learned about cost performance index (CPI). He explained that cost performance index is a measure of the cost efficiency of budgeted resources. Next, he made the following additional statements about CPI. Which one is not correct?

 
 
 
 

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150.  In risk planning, it was decided that if timber prices fell to a specified amount, the timber needed to complete the project would be procured and stored in a warehouse until it was needed. As luck would have it, the prices did fall. With respect to this positive risk, the risk strategy is to

 
 
 
 

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151.  The project manager is monitoring variances from the approved schedule baseline. Which of the following is incorrect regarding schedule variance (SV)?

 
 
 
 

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152.  Which of the following might be found in a schedule management plan?

 
 
 
 

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153.  The new project manager asks you about managing change. She asks, “After the project management plan is approved, which changes should I permit?” Which of the following is a correct response regarding integrated change control?

 
 
 
 

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154.  Steven is asked to categorize the change requests as those including corrective action, preventative action or defect repair. Which of the following changes is an example of preventative action?

 
 
 
 

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155.  Mary told Mark that critical activities have 0 float. This statement is

 
 
 
 

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156.  The project sponsor asked for the schedule performance index (SPI)and project manager told her that the SPI is 2.0. Which of the following is a correct inference?

 
 
 
 

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157.  The project manager discovered that each time the system attempted X, performance dropped significantly. The project team didn’t know what caused the problem; therefore, they decided to perform a root-cause analysis. A root-cause analysis is

 
 
 
 

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158.  Even though the project activities are taking longer to complete than estimated, the project is not behind schedule. One possible reason is because

 
 
 
 

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159.  A change request was submitted and approved by the change control board. The request adds two additional work activities to the project. What project documents, if any, might need updated?

 
 
 
 

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160.  The project manager is leading the customer in a software application walk-through. She’s illustrating that each of the required features are in place and that the required functionality exists and operates properly. The customer tests the application and confirms that each requirement is met. As to this project phase, the walk-through and customer testing produced

 
 
 
 

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161.  A project stakeholder recommends implementing a corrective action that requires a small change to the project management plan. What should happen before the corrective action is implemented?

 
 
 
 

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162.  The project is now two weeks behind schedule. What is the most likely schedule variance?

 
 
 
 

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163.  A project stakeholder recommends implementing a corrective action that requires a small change to the project management plan. The change request is approved, the project management plan is updated and the change is implemented. What should happen next?

 
 
 
 

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164.  Acme Inc. is under contract with the buying organization to deliver 10 widgets a month. The buyer’s project team uses the widgets in their performance of project work. The project manager realizes now that 10 widgets a month is insufficient and that 12 widgets would better serve the needs of the project.

After the change request is approved and the project management plan is updated, the project manager contacts Acme Inc. Acme and the performing organization have a long history of working well together. Without hesitation, Acme agrees to deliver 12 widgets beginning with the next delivery. What should the project manager do next?

 
 
 
 

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165.  Acme is now under contract to provide 12 widgets a month to the buying organization for a period of one year. After the sixth month, the buyer’s project manager realizes that widgets are no longer needed. The project manager contacts Acme and tells them to discontinue shipment. What is the likely result?

 
 
 
 

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166.  The project manager has received 12 widgets from Acme for a period of three months. At this time, the project manager is reviewing Acme’s progress in delivering the correct amount of widgets, on time, and within cost. She’s also evaluating whether the widgets consistently met the agreed upon quality requirements. The project manager is conducting a

 
 
 
 

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167.  The project manager is evaluating the work performance of the vendor. Which of the following is not a benefit of gathering work performance information?

 
 
 
 

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168.  The project began about two weeks ago. Everyone in the organization knows the new software may likely change the workflow in some departments. Right now, business analysts are going to each department to gather requirements.

A manager in the Human Resources (HR) department designed the legacy workflow for HR. He just returned from vacation and is raising some problems. He says the new software will increase the amount of work required of him and it won’t provide the functionality he needs. Further, he claims that any changes made to the current workflow will only cause problems. What’s the best way to deal with this negative stakeholder?

 
 
 
 

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169.  The project manager is monitoring the project schedule. She notes that the work activity that is now two days behind schedule is an activity that’s on the critical path. Which statement below is correct regarding variance on the critical path?

 
 
 
 

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170.  The project manager is monitoring the project schedule. Which is a correct statement regarding buffers?

 
 
 
 

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171.  The project is underway and you’re measuring the schedule performance. Which of the following is true about schedule variance (SV) and schedule performance index (SPI)?

 
 
 
 

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172.  You’ve discovered that a couple project activities are behind schedule. To bring them back into alignment with the plan, you decide to run previously sequenced activities in parallel. This schedule compression technique is referred to as

 
 
 
 

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173.  One of the project stakeholders handed you a written change request. As the project manager, you should

 
 
 
 

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174.  The project is underway and you are comparing the cost baseline with the actual results. You’re attempting to determine if ___________________ is/are necessary.

 
 
 
 

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175.  You’re managing restoration of an historically significant building. The budget at completion is $400,000 and 25% of the project work is complete. What is the earned value (EV)?

 
 
 
 

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176.  The project is about 95% complete and the project sponsor asks you to forecast the variance at completion (VAC). You tell the sponsor that the VAC is 0. From this, the sponsor can infer the project

 
 
 
 

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177.  The vendor is under a firm-fixed price contract with the buying organization. Per contract, the vendor must deliver 50 steel widgets, the first of each month, for a period of 12 months. The vendor negotiated a high contract price because the cost of steel wasn’t just high, it was climbing. Right after contract execution, the price of steel fell sharply. In fact, the price of steel fell 50%. In this situation, the project manager should

 
 
 
 

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178.  Two project managers were discussing earned value management (EVM). They both agreed that EVM develops and monitors three key dimensions for each work package and control account, but they couldn’t agree on which three it was. Which set of three key dimensions is correct?

 
 
 
 

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179.  Finally, the project is complete and all planned values have been earned. What is the EVM schedule variance?

 
 
 
 

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180.  The project manager is monitoring cost. The earned value (EV) is $25,000 and the actual cost (AC) is $27,500. What is the cost variance?

 
 
 
 

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181.  The project manager reported the cost variance at -$500. What can be inferred from this information?

 
 
 
 

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182.  The project manager reviewed the project schedule for variance. She reports the schedule variance as 0. What does this mean?

 
 
 
 

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183.  The project sponsor want to know who efficiently the project team is using its time. The project manager could communicate the information by calculating and reporting the

 
 
 
 

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184.  The project manager must calculate and report the schedule performance index (SPI). Which formula should the project manager use?

 
 
 
 

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185.  The project manager is calculating the estimate at completion (EAC) forecast for estimate to complete (ETC) work performed at the budgeted rate. To determine the EAC, he must add the actual cost (AC) to

 
 
 
 

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186.  Stephen is managing a project that uses earned value management (EVM). It’s his responsibility to calculate the variance at completion (VAC). To do so, he should subtract the estimate at completion (EAC) from the

 
 
 
 

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187.  The project is now complete. Which of the following may occur?

 
 
 
 

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188.  As the project manager is your organization, it’s your responsibility to close procurements at the end of the project. Which of the following might be performed?

 
 
 
 

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189.  At the end of the project, the project manager collected, indexed, and filed all the procurement documents. She captured contracts, reviews for quality, contract change documents, payment records, and inspection results. Later, this information can be used for

 
 
 
 

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190.  The project manager is performing a procurement audit. The objective of a procurement audit is to

 
 
 
 

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191.  The software development project team was finished with development and configuration of a new business application for the Human Resources department. An important part of closing out the project involves

 
 
 
 

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192.  The project is complete and the project manager would like to obtain feedback from the 250 project stakeholders. What’s the most efficient way to obtain the feedback from this many people?

 
 
 
 

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193.  A challenging project is coming to a close. The project team delivered stellar performance. Their work delivered the project on schedule and under budget. As the project manager, what would be the appropriate response?

 
 
 
 

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194.  The second project phase is coming to a closure. When is the appropriate time to document lessons learned?

 
 
 
 

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195.  Before the start of the project, numerous risks were identified and the uncertainty was high. At what time is risk and uncertainty the lowest?

 
 
 
 

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196.  For 16 long months, you’ve managed expectations of the most negative stakeholder you’ve ever encountered. Finally, the project is nearing completion. When can a stakeholder have a negative effect on the project?

 
 
 
 

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197.  As the project manager on a high-profile project, you’ve done an excellent job managing change. At what time was the cost of change the lowest?

 
 
 
 

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198.  The project you’re assigned to is segmented into four phases. Which of the following is accurate regarding the closure of a project phase?

 
 
 
 

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199.  What happens to organizational resources at the formal ending of a project?

 
 
 
 

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200.  Thanks to technology, Vic was able to manage the project from a remote location. In fact, the entire project team performed from remote locations. The project was successful and it’s coming to a close. Because the project work and management was provided from remote locations, what work in the closing process must be performed differently?

 
 
 
 

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