PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Exam Set 1

A program has a budget at completion of $1,250,000 and has already spent $425,000. The program is running late due to some vendor delays; the program is only 30 percent complete though it was scheduled to be 45 percent at this time. Based on this information how much more money will this program need to finish?


Options are :

  • $991,667 (Correct)
  • $987,544
  • $978,445
  • $919,325

Answer : $991,667

Mike is the program manager of the NHQ Program. Mike and a vendor are in disagreement over the deliverable the vendor has created for Mike's program. Mike does not believe the vendor has correctly created the deliverable, while the vendor is adamant that his company has indeed completed the contract. Both parties have documented their stance in the debate.This is an example of what?


Options are :

  • Issue
  • Breach of contract
  • Risk
  • Claim (Correct)

Answer : Claim

You are the program manager for your organization and are planning the roles and responsibilities in your program. You would like to create a RACI chart for the program work. What does RACI mean?


Options are :

  • It is a roles and responsibilities chart that uses responsible, accountable, consult, and inform responsibilities as the chart legend. (Correct)
  • It is a roles and responsibilities chart that uses responsible, action, consult, and interest responsibilities as the chart legend.
  • It is a roles and responsibilities chart that uses resource, action, contribute, inform responsibilities as the chart legend.
  • It is a roles and responsibilities chart that uses responsible, accountable, contribute, and inform responsibilities as the chart legend.

Answer : It is a roles and responsibilities chart that uses responsible, accountable, consult, and inform responsibilities as the chart legend.

You are the program manager for your organization. You are examining the order of the activities in your program schedule and would like to change some of the ordering to alleviate scheduling conflicts, risks, and based on your experience with the discipline the program uses. Some of the activities you can rearrange while some of the activities must be completed in a particular order. What term describes the activities that can happen in any order?


Options are :

  • Finish on constraints
  • Mandatory dependencies (Correct)
  • Benefits management dependencies
  • Discretionary dependencies

Answer : Mandatory dependencies

A project manager in your program has estimated the cost of a program to be $145,000. As the project manager's project comes close to completion, the project manager realizes that he has still $27,876 left in his project budget. He decides to add some additional features to the project's deliverables in an effort to use the remaining budget. These additions will add value to the project and the project customer is likely to enjoy these new features. This is an example of what term?


Options are :

  • Expert judgment by the project manager
  • Errors and omissions
  • Value added change
  • Gold plating (Correct)

Answer : Gold plating

You are the program manager of the YGH Program. A vendor has recently completed his contracted work for your program. You agree that the vendor has completed the procured work so what document should you and the vendors now sign?


Options are :

  • Certificate of completion (Correct)
  • Invoice
  • Contract
  • Proposal agreement

Answer : Certificate of completion

You are coaching Tammy, a project manager in your program, on the benefits of program management. She is stumped as to why you would create a program so you're sharing with her all the difference benefits of a program. Which one of the following is a benefit of creating a program?


Options are :

  • Program management makes communication easier among the project managers and project team.
  • Programs always cost less than multiple projects in an organization.
  • Project management is centralized to the program manager.
  • Programs provide centralized risk management. (Correct)

Answer : Programs provide centralized risk management.

You are the program manager for your organization. Your program team has 43 people that all need to be monitored and controlled. You would like to create a standardized report that you can use to monitor, control, and record the performance of each staff member in your program. What type of report can you create that will help you track your staff and their performance?


Options are :

  • Staff variance reports
  • Performance reports (Correct)
  • Exceptions report
  • Lessons learned

Answer : Performance reports

You have created a control chart for a repeatable process in your program. You have discovered that the seven most recent measurements are all on the positive side of the mean in your control chart. What is this phenomenon called?


Options are :

  • Rule of Improvement
  • Low-Riding Mean
  • Rule of Seven (Correct)
  • Mean Improvement

Answer : Rule of Seven

Your program exists within a matrix structure. Your program has eight projects that all share resources from around the organization. You are concerned that some of the project team members may be over allocated and want to create a chart that will reflect the utilization of resources. What kind of chart can show the utilization of project team members used in your program?


Options are :

  • Resource network diagram
  • Pareto chart
  • Resource breakdown structure
  • Resource histogram (Correct)

Answer : Resource histogram

What is the formula to determine earned value (EV) for a program?


Options are :

  • Percent complete times percent remaining in the program
  • Percent completes time the program cost estimate
  • Percent complete times the program cost of labor and materials
  • Percent complete times the program budget at completion (Correct)

Answer : Percent complete times the program budget at completion

You are the program manager of the NHQ Program. You are working with your program team to ensure that the work in the program is done accurately and according to scope. You are also reviewing the team inspection process that will need to be done to ensure that the work is being done according to the scope. If the work is found to be defective it will need to be corrected before the program customers can inspect the work. What process are you completing to ensure that the work is done accordingly to scope?


Options are :

  • Quality control
  • Scope verification
  • Quality assurance (Correct)
  • Planning

Answer : Quality assurance

You are the program manager for your organization and you need to define all of the program resources you'll need for your program. All of the following can be considered a program resource except for which one?


Options are :

  • Gary, an application developer
  • Materials for the installation of a new server
  • A positive risk response (Correct)
  • A forklift

Answer : A positive risk response

As a program manager you must also understand the project management lifecycle and the project lifecycle. What is the difference between the two?


Options are :

  • The project management lifecycle is unique to each project while the project lifecycle is universal to all projects.
  • The project management lifecycle and the project lifecycle are the same thing.
  • The project management lifecycle is comprised of the phases initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. The project lifecycle is comprised of phases that are unique to the project work.
  • The project management lifecycle is universal to all projects and the project lifecycle is unique to each project. (Correct)

Answer : The project management lifecycle is universal to all projects and the project lifecycle is unique to each project.

Olive is the program manager for her organization. She has created a request for proposal for a large portion of her program. In this work to be procured she has set several requirements for the vendors to participate. The chief among these requirements is a vendor must have at least four licensed electricians in his team. This requirement for four licensed electricians is an example of which one of the following terms?


Options are :

  • Screening system (Correct)
  • Vendor analysis requirements
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Scoring model

Answer : Screening system

You are a program manager for your organization. You have proposed a program to the management that will last four years and will cost $35 million to create. Management has asked to see the program charter and the proposed costs and benefits of the program. Management agrees to your program charter and proposed to fund the program in increments at the completion of each milestone. What type of funding does management proposed for this program?


Options are :

  • Phase gate estimating
  • Step funding (Correct)
  • Tentative
  • Milestone approval

Answer : Step funding

What analysis type could you use in a program to compare the positive stakeholders and their position, power, and influence over your program to the same variable components of the negative stakeholders in your program?


Options are :

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Force field analysis (Correct)

Answer : Force field analysis

What component of the change management system is responsible for evaluating, testing, and documenting changes created to the project scope?


Options are :

  • Scope Verification
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Configuration Management System (Correct)
  • Project Management Information System

Answer : Configuration Management System

Eric is the project manager of the NQQ Project and has hired the ZAS Corporation to complete part of the project work for Eric's organization. Due to a change request the ZAS Corporation is no longer needed on the project even though they have completed nearly all of the project work. Is Eric's organization liable to pay the ZAS Corporation for the work they have completed so far on the project?


Options are :

  • It depends on what the termination clause of the contract stipulates. (Correct)
  • Yes, the ZAS Corporation did not choose to terminate the contract work.
  • It depends on what the outcome of a lawsuit will determine.
  • No, the ZAS Corporation did not complete all of the work.

Answer : It depends on what the termination clause of the contract stipulates.

You are the program manager for your organization. You and your program team have been creating and transferring the program benefits to operations as feasible in your program execution. The process of delivering the program's benefits describes what process in program management?


Options are :

  • Quality assurance
  • Benefits management
  • Direct and manage program execution (Correct)
  • Quality control

Answer : Direct and manage program execution

You are the program manager for your organization. Management is considering a new program but they are worried about the program risks that may affect the program success. You know that there are three positive risks responses and three negative risk responses that each risk can have. Management asks you which risk response would be most appropriate for a large risk event if they wanted to hire a third-party to own the risk event for the program. What risk event is most appropriate?


Options are :

  • Avoidance
  • Mitigation
  • Sharing
  • Transference (Correct)

Answer : Transference

You are the program manager for your organization. You have created a statement of work, request for proposal, and an invitation to a bidder's conference for 17 possible vendors. During the conference there were questions about your request for proposal and statement of work that led to clarifications. After the vendor conference you should update what information to send back to the vendors?


Options are :

  • Statement of work (Correct)
  • Proposals
  • Request for bid documents
  • Program management plan

Answer : Statement of work

Which of the following is not a template element that is designed to make the project more effective?


Options are :

  • Description of the work packages
  • Required actions to complete the project scope
  • Required resources and skills
  • Contract file (Correct)

Answer : Contract file

You are the program manager for your organization. Management has asked you to create a document that will capture the stakeholders concerns, perceived threats, and specific objectives about the program and its projects. What document is management asking you to create in this instance?


Options are :

  • Project charter
  • Requirements document
  • Scope statement (Correct)
  • Business case

Answer : Scope statement

Your program has a budget at completion of $1,550,000 and is expected to last one year.Currently your program is 45 percent complete and has spent $725,000. According to the program schedule you are actually to be fifty percent complete by this time, but due to some vendor delays your program is running just a bit late. Based on this information which is performing worse, the cost or schedule?


Options are :

  • The schedule is performing worse because the SV is -$27,500.
  • The cost is performing worse because the EAC is $1,611,111.
  • The schedule is performing worse because the SPI is .90 (Correct)
  • The cost is performing worse because the CPI is .96.

Answer : The schedule is performing worse because the SPI is .90

Terri is the program manager for her organization and she's working with Alice, a project manager in her program. Alice calls Terri and insists that she add a change to program scope. Terri agrees that the change should be entertained. What must Alice do to move forward with her change request?


Options are :

  • Add the change to the program scope herself, as she is a project manager
  • Add the change request to the scope and complete integrated change control
  • Create a change request charter justifying the change request
  • Document the change request in a change request form. (Correct)

Answer : Document the change request in a change request form.

A new program is being initiated for the HNQ Organization. The program manager is working with the business analyst and management to define several attributes of the program. All of the following are identified during program initiation except for which one?


Options are :

  • Link to organizational strategy
  • Program risk (Correct)
  • Program scope
  • Program benefits

Answer : Program risk

Part of program management is to identify what motivates your program team members. If you subscribe to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs which need is at the top of the hierarchy?


Options are :

  • Esteem
  • Physiological
  • Safety
  • Self actualization (Correct)

Answer : Self actualization

Molly is the program manager for her organization. She is creating a document that defines the benefits the program will create for her organization once the program has been completed. What document is Molly writing?


Options are :

  • Program scope statement
  • Program benefits statement (Correct)
  • Program charter
  • Program benefits realization plan

Answer : Program benefits statement

Your program has been selected and its program charter is now being created. The program charter defines all of the following characteristics except for which one?


Options are :

  • Program scope
  • Project scope statement for all projects within the program (Correct)
  • High-level objectives for the program
  • Program constraints

Answer : Project scope statement for all projects within the program

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