CompTIA Project+ (PK0-004) 5 Practice Test 2019 Set 4

You are working on a project that is being implemented in a country different from your country of origin. You also have team members in several locations around the globe. You should consider all of the following specifically in regard to managing teams in this situation except for which one?



Options are :

  • A. Time zones
  • C. Gate reviews (Correct)
  • D. Language barriers
  • B. Cultural differences

Answer : C. Gate reviews

Which term describes a characteristic of the scope planning (and other Planning) processes?



Options are :

  • A. Looping
  • C. Ongoing
  • D. Repetitive
  • B. Iterative (Correct)

Answer : B. Iterative

What is the technique of looking at the trade-offs between producing goods or services internally vs. procuring it from outside the organization?



Options are :

  • A. Cost estimating
  • C. Staff augmentation
  • D. Make-or-buy analysis (Correct)
  • B. Vendor selection criteria

Answer : D. Make-or-buy analysis

Your project sponsor has just signed the project charter. You held the kickoff meeting, and everyone on the team is anxious to get started on the work of the project. You are having a tough time holding them back and tell them you need to develop the work breakdown structure, schedule, and communication plan as a start. Which of the following is true regarding this scenario?



Options are :

  • C. The next step in the project lifecycle is to begin the Planning process group.
  • A. Youíve just completed the Initiating process.
  • B. Your team wants to jump right to the Executing process.
  • D. The project sponsor has approved resources and funding for the project.
  • E. All of the above. (Correct)

Answer : E. All of the above.

Which of the following is not true for critical path tasks?



Options are :

  • C. The float time for tasks is zero.
  • B. These activities are on the longest full path on the project schedule.
  • A. The early start date is less than the late start date. (Correct)
  • D. The late finish date is the same as the early finish date.

Answer : A. The early start date is less than the late start date.

You are a new project manager working in the PMO. Your project customer is the finance department. The finance department is uncooperative in working with the PMO and following standard project processes. What factor of influence o communication does this represent?



Options are :

  • B. Personal preferences
  • D. Intraorganizational differences (Correct)
  • A. Cultural differences
  • C. Interorganizational differences

Answer : D. Intraorganizational differences

After a change request is submitted, all of the following steps occur prior to being reviewed by the change control board except for which one?



Options are :

  • C. Specific elements of the project, such as additional equipment needs, resource hours, quality impacts, and more, are analyzed.
  • B. Analysis of the impacts of the change is performed.
  • D. Update the appropriate project planning document to reflect the change. (Correct)
  • A. The change request is recorded in the change log.

Answer : D. Update the appropriate project planning document to reflect the change.

What is the focus of the lessons learned report?



Options are :

  • C. The report should focus on the project deliverables and any issues that were created by the customer.
  • D. The report should cover what went well during the project and should determine which team member or business unit was responsible for failures or issues.
  • B. The report should primarily summarize the results of the project schedule, the budget, and any approved scope changes.
  • A. The report should cover both the positive and negative aspects of the project, with suggestions for improvement. (Correct)

Answer : A. The report should cover both the positive and negative aspects of the project, with suggestions for improvement.

The total time it will take for one person to complete a task from beginning to end without taking into account holidays, time off, or other project work is known as this.



Options are :

  • B. Work effort estimate (Correct)
  • A. Duration estimate
  • D. Parametric estimate
  • C. Bottom-up estimate

Answer : B. Work effort estimate

You are asked to present and explain your project cost baseline. All of the following are true except which one?



Options are :

  • B. The baseline can be used to predict future project costs.
  • A. The baseline will be used to track actual spending against the cost estimates.
  • D. The baseline is the total expected cost for the project.
  • C. The baseline is calculated and approved by the project manager. (Correct)

Answer : C. The baseline is calculated and approved by the project manager.

You have just left a meeting with the project sponsor where you were advised that your project has been canceled because of budget cuts. You have called the project team together to fill them in and to review the remaining activities to close out the project. Several of your team members question the benefit of doing a lessons learned review on a project that has been canceled. What should your response be?



Options are :

  • D. Explain that there is value both to the team and for future projects in analyzing the phases of the project that have been completed to date to document what went right, what went wrong, and what you would change. (Correct)
  • B. Tell the team they need to do this to be able to stay on the project payroll another week while they look for a new assignment.
  • A. Advise the team that part of the review time will be spent on documenting the failure of the lack of clear requirements from the customer.
  • C. Inform the team that a final report is a requirement from the PMO, regardless of how the project ends.

Answer : D. Explain that there is value both to the team and for future projects in analyzing the phases of the project that have been completed to date to document what went right, what went wrong, and what you would change.

Which of the following is not a type of change?



Options are :

  • C. Performance corrections (Correct)
  • B. Defect repairs
  • D. Preventive actions
  • A. Corrective actions

Answer : C. Performance corrections

You have just defined the major events for the project that will be used to determine and measure checkpoints throughout the project and determine whether the project is on time. What are they?



Options are :

  • D. Tasks
  • C. Milestones (Correct)
  • A. Deliverables
  • B. Goals

Answer : C. Milestones

Governance gates include all of the following except for which one?



Options are :

  • A. Assigning a go/no-go decision point
  • D. Obtaining legislative approvals
  • C. Securing management approvals
  • B. Obtaining client sign-off
  • E. Assuring the work is performed correctly (Correct)

Answer : E. Assuring the work is performed correctly

What is considered the most accurate estimate?



Options are :

  • B. Bottom-up estimate (Correct)
  • C. Estimates based on expert judgment
  • D. Parametric estimate
  • A. Analogous estimate

Answer : B. Bottom-up estimate

Randy is a key technical resource for your project. Youíve worked with Randy on past projects and have identified him as one of the team members who will work on the project. The charter has been published, and there is great excitement about this project. Youíve scheduled a meeting to talk to Randyís functional manager next week. Which of the following conditions does this describe?



Options are :

  • D. Constraint
  • B. Assumption (Correct)
  • A. Risk
  • C. Deliverable

Answer : B. Assumption

You are developing a bottom-up estimate for the first phase of your project. Which of the following is the most important input to complete this task?



Options are :

  • C. The WBS (Correct)
  • B. Chart of accounts
  • A. Historic data from a similar project
  • D. The scope statement

Answer : C. The WBS

What is the lowest level of the WBS?



Options are :

  • A. Work package (Correct)
  • B. Level 5
  • D. Activities
  • C. Milestone

Answer : A. Work package

What are the crashing and fast tracking techniques used for?



Options are :

  • A. Duration compression (Correct)
  • C. Precedence diagramming
  • D. Task definition
  • B. Activity sequencing

Answer : A. Duration compression

This entity is responsible for reviewing change requests, reviewing the analysis of the impact of the change, and determining whether the change is approved, denied, or deferred.



Options are :

  • A. CAB
  • C. CRB
  • B. CCB (Correct)
  • D. TRB

Answer : B. CCB

Starting two activities at the same time that were previously scheduled to start sequentially is known as which of the following?



Options are :

  • A. Fast tracking (Correct)
  • C. Crashing
  • B. Mandatory dependency
  • D. Baselining

Answer : A. Fast tracking

Which of the following charts is a type of histogram?



Options are :

  • C. Pareto chart (Correct)
  • B. Fishbone
  • D. Run chart
  • A. Scatter diagram

Answer : C. Pareto chart

Your project is in danger of being canceled because of an organizational change. Despite the protests of your executive manager, several of the department managers in your old company have been laid off and replaced by the new organizationís management team. Which of the following options does this scenario describe?



Options are :

  • C. Your company has been acquired by another organization. (Correct)
  • D. Your company has split from another organization.
  • A. Your company has experienced a demerger from another organization.
  • B. Your company has been merged with another organization.

Answer : C. Your company has been acquired by another organization.

Which of the following should be established as part of the change control system in the event the change control board (CCB) cannot meet in a timely manner?



Options are :

  • C. Process for documenting the change in the change request log
  • A. Emergency change request procedures (Correct)
  • B. Procedures for analyzing the impacts of change and preestablished criteria for determining which changes can be implemented
  • D. Coordination and communication with stakeholders

Answer : A. Emergency change request procedures

You want to assure version control of project documents and provide a collaborative platform for team members and stakeholders to review and update certain documents. You could use all of the following knowledge management tools to accomplish this except which one?



Options are :

  • B. Intranet site
  • C. Dashboards (Correct)
  • D. Collaboration software
  • A. Wiki pages

Answer : C. Dashboards

Communications planning is the process of which of the following?



Options are :

  • D. Creating a template to report project status
  • A. Scheduling a regular meeting for the project team
  • B. Developing a distribution list for the stakeholders
  • C. Identifying the people or groups that need information on your project (Correct)

Answer : C. Identifying the people or groups that need information on your project

All of the following are true regarding code-of-accounts identifiers except for which one?



Options are :

  • D. They are assigned to the resources who are associated with the work package level. (Correct)
  • A. These are unique numbers for each component on the WBS.
  • C. They are tied to the organizationís chart of accounts.
  • B. They are documented in the WBS dictionary.

Answer : D. They are assigned to the resources who are associated with the work package level.

Your project team is located in differing time zones. You need to hold a kickoff meeting and decide to use which communication method?



Options are :

  • D. Voice conferencing
  • A. Video conferencing (Correct)
  • C. Fax
  • B. Email

Answer : A. Video conferencing

You have just left a meeting with the project sponsor where you were advised that your project has been canceled because of budget cuts. You have called the project team together to fill them in and to review the remaining activities to close out the project. Which of the following describes the type of project ending this project experienced?



Options are :

  • A. Extinction
  • D. Integration
  • B. Starvation (Correct)
  • C. Addition

Answer : B. Starvation

This document describes the goods or services you want to procure from outside the organization.



Options are :

  • B. RFP
  • C. RFI
  • A. RFQ
  • D. SOW (Correct)

Answer : D. SOW

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