PMI-100 Certified Associate Management Practical Exam Set 2

The iterative process of increasing the level of detail in a project management plan as greater amounts of information become available is known as:


Options are :

  • Continuous improvement.
  • Progressive elaboration. (Correct)
  • Predictive planning.
  • Quality assurance.

Answer : Progressive elaboration.

A project manager builds consensus and overcomes obstacles by employing which communication technique?


Options are :

  • Listening
  • Presentation
  • Facilitation (Correct)
  • Meeting management

Answer : Facilitation

A project manager managing a cross-cultural virtual project team across several time zones should be concerned about the impacts of which communication technology factor?


Options are :

  • Ease of use
  • Urgent information need
  • Sensitivity of information
  • Project environment (Correct)

Answer : Project environment

A temporary endeavor that creates a unique product or service is called a:


Options are :

  • Project (Correct)
  • Plan
  • Portfolio
  • Program

Answer : Project

Which earned value management (EVM) metric is a measure of the cost efficiency of budgeted resources expressed as a ratio of earned value (EV) to actual cost (AC) and is considered a critical EVM metric?


Options are :

  • Cost variance (CV)
  • Cost performance index (CPI) (Correct)
  • Variance at completion (VAC)
  • Budget at completion (BAC)

Answer : Cost performance index (CPI)

Reserve analysis is a tool and technique used in which process?


Options are :

  • Identify Risks
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Control Risks (Correct)
  • Plan Risk Management

Answer : Control Risks

Sensitivity analysis is typically displayed as a/an:


Options are :

  • Decision tree diagram.
  • Tornado diagram (Correct)
  • Ishikawa diagram
  • Pareto diagram.

Answer : Tornado diagram

The Monitoring and Controlling Process Group includes processes that:


Options are :

  • Define a new project or a new phase of an existing project.
  • Establish the scope, objectives, and course of action of a project,
  • Track, review, and regulate the progress and performance of a project. (Correct)
  • Complete the work defined in the project management plan.

Answer : Track, review, and regulate the progress and performance of a project.

Which process involves defining, preparing, and coordinating all subsidiary plans and integrating them into a comprehensive plan?


Options are :

  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Plan Quality Management
  • Develop Project Management Plan (Correct)
  • Direct and Manage Project Work

Answer : Develop Project Management Plan

Sending letters, memos, reports, emails, and faxes to share information is an example of which type of communication?


Options are :

  • Push (Correct)
  • Pull
  • Direct
  • Interactive

Answer : Push

Which process involves developing an approximation of the monetary resources needed to complete project activities?


Options are :

  • Plan Cost Management
  • Estimate Costs (Correct)
  • Control Costs
  • Determine Budget

Answer : Estimate Costs

Which tool or technique is used to manage change requests and the resulting decisions?


Options are :

  • Change log
  • Delphi technique
  • Change control tools (Correct)
  • Expert judgment

Answer : Change control tools

Which grid shows which resources are tied to work packages?


Options are :

  • Project assignment chart
  • Personnel assignment matrix
  • Responsibility assignment matrix (RAM) (Correct)
  • Work breakdown structure (WBS)

Answer : Responsibility assignment matrix (RAM)

Which process in Project Time Management includes reserve analysis as a tool or technique?


Options are :

  • Sequence Activities
  • Develop Schedule
  • Estimate Activity Durations (Correct)
  • Estimate Activity Resources

Answer : Estimate Activity Durations

Conditions that are not under the control of the project team that influence, direct, or constrain a project are called:


Options are :

  • Work performance reports
  • Context diagrams
  • Enterprise environmental factors (Correct)
  • Organizational process assets

Answer : Enterprise environmental factors

A risk response strategy in which the project team shifts the impact of a threat, together with ownership of the response, to a third party is called:


Options are :

  • accept
  • mitigate
  • transfer (Correct)
  • avoid

Answer : transfer

A strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis is a tool or technique used in which process?


Options are :

  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Control Risks
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Identify Risks (Correct)

Answer : Identify Risks

Which tool or technique is used in the Develop Project Management Plan process?


Options are :

  • SWOT analysis
  • Pareto diagram
  • Expert judgment (Correct)
  • Performance reporting

Answer : Expert judgment

The basis of identification for current or potential problems to support later claims or new procurements is provided by


Options are :

  • Work performance information. (Correct)
  • The scope baseline
  • Procurement audits.
  • A risk urgency assessment.

Answer : Work performance information.

The planned work contained in the lowest level of work breakdown structure (WBS) components is known as:


Options are :

  • The scope baseline.
  • Work packages. (Correct)
  • The WBS dictionary.
  • Accepted deliverables.

Answer : Work packages.

The process of identifying and documenting relationships among the project activities is known as:


Options are :

  • Develop Schedule.
  • Define Activities.
  • Sequence Activities. (Correct)
  • Control Schedule.

Answer : Sequence Activities.

Units of measure, level of precision, level of accuracy, control thresholds, and rules of performance measurement are examples of items that are established in the:


Options are :

  • Work breakdown structure.
  • Quality management plan.
  • Work performance information.
  • Cost management plan. (Correct)

Answer : Cost management plan.

What are the Project Procurement Management processes?


Options are :

  • Conduct Procurements, Control Procurements, Integrate Procurements, and Close Procurements
  • Plan Procurement Management, Perform Procurements, Control Procurements, and Validate rocurements
  • Plan Procurement Management, Conduct Procurements, Control Procurements, and Close Procurements (Correct)
  • Estimate Procurements, Integrate Procurements, Control Procurements, and Validate Procurements

Answer : Plan Procurement Management, Conduct Procurements, Control Procurements, and Close Procurements

Payback period, return on investment, internal rate of return, discounted cash flow, and net present value are all examples of:


Options are :

  • Analytical techniques. (Correct)
  • Group decision-making techniques.
  • Earned value management.
  • Expert judgment.

Answer : Analytical techniques.

An output of the Plan Quality Management process is:


Options are :

  • A process improvement plan, (Correct)
  • Work performance information,
  • Quality control measurements.
  • The project management plan.

Answer : A process improvement plan,

A reward can only be effective if it is:


Options are :

  • Satisfying a need valued by the individual. (Correct)
  • Formally given during project performance appraisals.
  • Something that is tangible.
  • Given immediately after the project is completed.

Answer : Satisfying a need valued by the individual.

An input to the Plan Procurement Management process is:


Options are :

  • Source selection criteria.
  • A stakeholder register. (Correct)
  • A records management system.
  • Market research.

Answer : A stakeholder register.

Which type of dependency is established based on knowledge of best practices within a particular application area or some unusual aspect of the project in which a specific sequence is desired, even though there may be other acceptable sequences?


Options are :

  • Discretionary (Correct)
  • External
  • Mandatory
  • Internal

Answer : Discretionary

An example of a group decision-ma king technique is:


Options are :

  • Majority (Correct)
  • Multi-criteria decision analysis
  • Nominal group technique
  • Affinity diagram.

Answer : Majority

Which tool or technique is used to develop the human resource management plan?


Options are :

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team-building activities
  • Expert judgment (Correct)
  • Ground rules

Answer : Expert judgment

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