JK0-017 CompTIA E2C Project+ Certification Practice Exam Set 8

Which of the following is a use for a Pareto diagram?


Options are :

  • In procurement management to evaluate vendor proposals
  • In risk management to assess potential project risk occurrences.
  • In cost management to determine actual versus expected project costs
  • In quality management to Identify and prioritize problem areas (Correct)

Answer : In quality management to Identify and prioritize problem areas

Which of the following would be considered a valid strategy in response to an adverse risk?


Options are :

  • Enhance
  • Monitor
  • Mitigate (Correct)
  • Exploit

Answer : Mitigate

A team member reports that a system component they are working on causes the system to continually reboot. The project manager should record this in which of the following documents?


Options are :

  • Issue log (Correct)
  • Quality management plan
  • Risk matrix
  • Communication plan

Answer : Issue log

A qualitative analysis identified a server crash as an internal project risk with a medium probability and high adverse impact to the project. The project manager decides to manage this risk by authorizing the purchase and installation of a tape backup unit for the server, to prevent the potential loss of documents. Which of the following risk response strategies was applied in this circumstance?


Options are :

  • Mitigation
  • Acceptance (Correct)
  • Transfer
  • Avoidance

Answer : Acceptance

The project manager needs to determine the relationship between two variables. Which of the following tools will the project manager use?


Options are :

  • Pareto chart
  • Run chart
  • Histogram
  • Scatter diagram (Correct)

Answer : Scatter diagram

Which of the following skills would be the MOST useful in assembling an effective project team in a functional organization?


Options are :

  • Estimating
  • Padding
  • Negotiation (Correct)
  • Compromising

Answer : Negotiation

Which of the following BEST describes the chart of accounts?


Options are :

  • The numbering system used to identify each activity on the work breakdown structure.
  • The numbering system used to monitor the quality measurements during the life of the project.
  • The numbering system used to decompose project activities into sub-project activities.
  • The numbering system used to track project costs depending on their activity type. (Correct)

Answer : The numbering system used to track project costs depending on their activity type.

Which of the following are reasons why formal project closure is important? (Select THREE).

A. Release staff from the project

B. Reassign staff to another project

C. Releases leftover funding from the project

D. Provides historical Information

E. Allows for final changes to the work breakdown structure (WBS)

F. Confirms completed/non-completed objectives


Options are :

  • D,E,F
  • C,D,F (Correct)
  • B,C,D
  • A,B,C

Answer : C,D,F

Which of the following is a benefit of the work breakdown structure (WBS)?


Options are :

  • it will ensure that scope will not occur
  • Contains all activities required to complete the project. (Correct)
  • It will provide a detailed budget for the stakeholders
  • Items not included in the project objectives can be added to the WBS for flexibility.

Answer : Contains all activities required to complete the project.

Which of the following is the correct progression of the project life cycle?


Options are :

  • Planning, Initiating, executing, monitoring / controlling, closing (Correct)
  • Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring / controlling, closing
  • Planning, Initiating, monitoring / controlling, executing, closing
  • Initiating, planning, monitoring / controlling, executing, closing

Answer : Planning, Initiating, executing, monitoring / controlling, closing

Which of the following techniques could a project manager use to determine a project schedule based upon a variety of simulations?


Options are :

  • Schedule network analysis
  • Critical chain method
  • Critical path method
  • Monte Carlo analysis (Correct)

Answer : Monte Carlo analysis

Which of the following is the BEST definition of a stakeholder?


Options are :

  • Anyone who is interested in the project. (Correct)
  • Anyone impacted negatively by the project
  • Anyone who negatively impacts the project
  • Anyone who is in the company where the project is taking place.

Answer : Anyone who is interested in the project.

A project manager is in a projectized organization managing a particular project. A department manager has repeatedly requested a change to the scope of the project which was previously denied. The project is currently behind schedule. Which of the following would be the BEST way to deal with the manager repeated request?


Options are :

  • Implement the change as requested by the manager and inform the project sponsor.
  • Have a team member meet with the manager so the project can stay on schedule.
  • Ask the project sponsor to respond to the department manager
  • Request the manager fill out a formal request for the change and file it with the project management office. (Correct)

Answer : Request the manager fill out a formal request for the change and file it with the project management office.

The project manager has three stakeholders with whom they need to communicate (not including the project manager). There are six channels of communication. A new stakeholder has been added to the project that the project manager needs to communicate with. How many communication channels are now existent?


Options are :

  • 7
  • 12 (Correct)
  • 16
  • 10

Answer : 12

The greatest amount of conflict occurs in which of the following team development stages?


Options are :

  • Performing
  • Norming
  • Storming (Correct)
  • Forming

Answer : Storming

Which of the following would be the impact upon a project if the CPI for the project is .75?


Options are :

  • The project is under-budget.
  • There would be a 25 percent cost decrease.
  • There would be a 75 percent cost increase
  • The project is over-budget (Correct)

Answer : The project is over-budget

Monitoring and controlling project work is a control process function that spans from:


Options are :

  • the creation of the project work plan to the completion of the statement of work (SOW).
  • the creation of the project work plan to the completion of the work breakdown structure (WBS).
  • project kickoff to the project completion, including documentation of lessons learned (Correct)
  • project kickoff to the project plan generation

Answer : project kickoff to the project completion, including documentation of lessons learned

Which of the following correctly identifies the application of a projects quality management plan?


Options are :

  • Quality assurance and quality control both occur in the execution phase.
  • Quality assurance occurs in the execution phase, quality control occurs in the monitoring / controlling phase
  • Quality assurance and quality control both occur in the monitoring / controlling phase. (Correct)
  • Quality control occurs in the execution phase, quality assurance occurs in the monitoring/controlling phase

Answer : Quality assurance and quality control both occur in the monitoring / controlling phase.

Faced with a complex project with many stages, which of the following is the BEST action for the project manager to take?


Options are :

  • Encourage vendors to work overtime
  • Request a schedule extension
  • Employ phase closure meetings.
  • Hire additional contractors. (Correct)

Answer : Hire additional contractors.

Which of the following sequences represents the correct order for implementing a change request?


Options are :

  • Change is requested, change request submitted to board, change request approved, change implemented, change impact analyzed
  • Change is requested, change request submitted to board, change impact analyzed, change request approved, change implemented
  • Change is requested, change impact analyzed, change request submitted to board, change request approved, change implemented (Correct)
  • Change is requested, change implemented, change impact analyzed, change request submitted to board, change request approved

Answer : Change is requested, change impact analyzed, change request submitted to board, change request approved, change implemented

The project manager has outsourced a call center to a company in another region. The project manager receives reports that customers sometimes cannot hear the instructions given by call center employees. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the reports?


Options are :

  • Communication preferences
  • Functional barriers (Correct)
  • Language barriers
  • Technology barriers

Answer : Functional barriers

Which of the following is the BEST reason to review the historical information from a similar project?


Options are :

  • To get an understanding of the number of managers within the organization.
  • To get an understanding of the resources needed to complete the project (Correct)
  • To get a good idea of the writing style of the project manager
  • To get an understanding of the document approval process

Answer : To get an understanding of the resources needed to complete the project

Which of the following is a characteristic of a project charter?


Options are :

  • Links the project to the on-going work of the organization through a business plan
  • Provides low-level requirements for the project.
  • Issued by the project manager with support from the project sponsor
  • Formally recognizes the existence or establishment of the project. (Correct)

Answer : Formally recognizes the existence or establishment of the project.

Which of the following components are included in a communication plan? (Select TWO).

A. Statement of Work (SOW)

B. Risk matrix

C. Frequency

D. Work breakdown Structure (WBS)

E. Distribution list


Options are :

  • B,C
  • C,E (Correct)
  • D,E
  • A,B

Answer : C,E

During the execution phase of a project, a change request has been approved to add activities to the critical path without altering the schedule. Which of the following techniques will the project manager MOST likely use to deliver the project on time?


Options are :

  • Rolling wave planning
  • Fast tracking (Correct)
  • Resource leveling
  • Bottom-up estimating

Answer : Fast tracking

A project has been delayed due to an ongoing labor dispute. The project sponsor asks the project manager to transfer the risk to complete the project on time. Which of the following is a method of transferring the risk?


Options are :

  • Hire more resources
  • Delay the project
  • Change the project schedule
  • Outsource the project (Correct)

Answer : Outsource the project

A project manager sits down to discuss with team members the strengths and weaknesses of a project. This Is BEST described as:


Options are :

  • post-project review (Correct)
  • human resource management
  • work performance review.
  • managing stakeholder expectations

Answer : post-project review

When does stakeholder identification initially take place?


Options are :

  • When documenting the project objectives
  • Once the project planning phase is entered
  • Once the project charter document is created (Correct)
  • When the organizational structure is determined

Answer : Once the project charter document is created

A project manager receives a request for a minor change to one of the deliverables. Which of the following documents would MOST likely be impacted?


Options are :

  • Communication plan
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) (Correct)
  • Quality plan
  • Project charter

Answer : Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

A major change has been approved by the change control hoard and it now needs to be scheduled for implementation. Which of the following is the BEST method of implementing the change?


Options are :

  • Distribute details of the change per the communication plan, and implement according to the change control process (Correct)
  • Identify the team member responsible for implementing the change and direct the team member to inform the rest of the project team of the date and time of implementation
  • Ask the change control board to schedule the change, and when scheduled, identify the individual team member responsible for implementing it.
  • Email the project team, identifying the team member responsible for implementing the change, and then schedule it with the appropriate team

Answer : Distribute details of the change per the communication plan, and implement according to the change control process

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