PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Exam Set 3

You are the program manager for your organization. Your current program, which has just been initiated, needs to launch several projects in order to create all of the benefits of the program. What document do you need to create in order to initiate the projects within your program?


Options are :

  • Program scope statement
  • Project preliminary scope statement
  • Project charter (Correct)
  • Program charter

Answer : Project charter

You are the program manager for your organization and are planning the program. One of the plans you need to create will define how you'll transfer the benefits of the program to the operations of your organization. Which program management plan defines this process?


Options are :

  • Program transition plan (Correct)
  • Program closure plan
  • Operational transfer plan
  • Benefits transfer plan

Answer : Program transition plan

Your program creates a byproduct that you could sell to a client. The cost of the byproduct would offset the cost of the program by nearly $7,500 per month. This is an example of which positive risk response?


Options are :

  • Enhance
  • Sharing
  • Accepting
  • Exploiting (Correct)

Answer : Exploiting

You are the program manager for your organization. Your program has a budget of $750,000 and is expected to last one year. The program is currently 30 percent complete and has spent $245,000. The program is supposed to be 40 percent at this time. What is the schedule performance index (SPI) for this program?


Options are :

  • $225,000
  • 75 (Correct)
  • Negative ten percent
  • $300,000

Answer : 75

Part of your job as the program manager is to coach the project managers on their duties and goals. One of the project managers, Holly, is having trouble discerning the difference between quality assurance and quality control. She understands that she needs both to help you reach the program goals. Which statement best describes quality assurance for a project within your program?


Options are :

  • Quality assurance defines quality and sets goals for the project team.
  • Quality assurance is an organization-wide process to do the work according the organizational goals and metrics.
  • Quality assurance is an inspection-driven process to keep mistakes out of the project.
  • Quality assurance is a prevention-driven process to keep mistakes out of the project. (Correct)

Answer : Quality assurance is a prevention-driven process to keep mistakes out of the project.

What percentage of communication is nonverbal?


Options are :

  • 90 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 55 percent (Correct)
  • 45 percent

Answer : 55 percent

Joan is the program manager for her organization. Management has asked her to create a centralized reporting system to capture information on program work, risks, changes, benefits management, and other aspects of the program. What solution can Joan implement to capture, communicate, and record the information management wants?


Options are :

  • Program management integrated change control
  • Program management information system (Correct)
  • Program management plan execution
  • Change control systems

Answer : Program management information system

You are the program manager of the HNG Program. This program has a budget at completion of $2,345,900 and is expected to last two years. The program is currently 30 percent complete and you have spent $789,000. The program is supposed to be 35 percent complete but do to some delays you're slightly behind schedule. Based on this information, how many pennies is the program losing per dollar invested in the program work?


Options are :

  • 14
  • 17
  • 11 (Correct)
  • 15

Answer : 11

Which one of the following is NOT a component of the risk monitoring and controlling process?


Options are :

  • Determining if new risks have developed
  • Tracking identified risks
  • Completing quantitative risk analysis (Correct)
  • Executing risk response plans

Answer : Completing quantitative risk analysis

You are the program manager for your company and management wants you to identify how you'll make decisions in the program planning processes. What program management document should serve as the baseline for all future program decisions?


Options are :

  • Program scope statement (Correct)
  • Program management plan
  • Program budget
  • Program requirements

Answer : Program scope statement

Martha is sharing her experience of her last project as the project manager. She tells that when she presented customer a formal acceptance and sign-off document, they refused to sign, claiming that the product does not meet their expectation. Taking which of the following steps could have been prevented the situation? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.


Options are :

  • Completing the project behind the schedule
  • Performing quality inspections regularly (Correct)
  • Documenting the requirements (Correct)
  • Archiving sign-off at important milestones (Correct)

Answer : Performing quality inspections regularly Documenting the requirements Archiving sign-off at important milestones

You are the program manager for your organization. You have created a program that will create things for the organization throughout the program not only at program closure. All of the following are elements that you may transfer to the organization throughout the program's life cycle except for which one?


Options are :

  • Outputs from team development
  • Benefits
  • Risk management outcomes
  • Program personnel (Correct)

Answer : Program personnel

You are the program manager for your company and evaluating the sellers to determine the seller to buy from. In your analysis you've created a histogram to display the pros and cons for each seller. You've created five categories of interest and assigned values to each category for each vendor. Your five categories are: Cost Schedule Experience Certification Warranty Each category has a different point value and the vendor that receives the maximum points in total will win the contract. What type of seller evaluation are you performing?


Options are :

  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Expert judgment
  • Weighted scoring model (Correct)
  • Benchmarking

Answer : Weighted scoring model

Robert's program is slipping on its schedule and management has asked that Robert find a method to compress the duration of the program. What approach could Robert take that would not dramatically add risks to program if he added labor to the effort-driven activities within the program?


Options are :

  • Crashing (Correct)
  • Lag time
  • Fast tracking
  • Lead time

Answer : Crashing

You are the project manager for your organization. Your project team has finished the second phase of a seven-phase project. At the end of each phase, management must review the work your project team has completed and determine if the project should be allowed to continue. What name describes this type of end-of-phase review management is completing on your project?


Options are :

  • Phase review
  • Kill point (Correct)
  • Quality control
  • Audit

Answer : Kill point

You are the program manager for your organization. Your program has recently completed its program scope and you've transferred the benefits to the operations of your organization. Before your program is considered closed you must complete some forms and procedures as required by your organization. The requirements to complete the forms and paperwork are also known as what?


Options are :

  • Program administrative closure
  • Organizational process assets
  • Closing processes
  • Enterprise environmental factors (Correct)

Answer : Enterprise environmental factors

You are the program manage of HYH Program for your organization. Your program is to create a new sports arena for your city within 12 months. Your program has seven projects and you've worked with all of the project managers before. Even though you've worked with the project managers before you still need to define the authority of the project managers and their projects. What document names the project manager for the project?


Options are :

  • Project scope statement
  • Program human resource management plan
  • Project charter for each project (Correct)
  • Program management charter

Answer : Project charter for each project

You are the program manager for the BHN Program. Your program has 122 stakeholders that you'll need to plan to communicate with. Considering the size of the program how many communication channels do you have in this program?


Options are :

  • 14,884
  • 7,381 (Correct)
  • 122
  • 244

Answer : 7,381

What should a program manager do when a scope change has been approved that will drastically affect the program costs assuming that the costs will be added to the program budget?


Options are :

  • Adjust the cost baseline (Correct)
  • Communicate cost of the change to all stakeholders
  • Adjust the quality baseline
  • Communicate the change to all stakeholders

Answer : Adjust the cost baseline

You are the program manager for your organization and you're dealing with several issues about the materials used in the program. Right now, the issues have been assigned to issue owners for resolution in ten days. In the interim, what should you do with the issues?


Options are :

  • Document the issues in the risk register.
  • Record the issues in the issue register (Correct)
  • Communicate the issue status with the program sponsor.
  • Nothing - the issue owners will manage all concerns with the issues

Answer : Record the issues in the issue register

In which of the following processes is the program charter created?


Options are :

  • Develop Program Management Plan
  • Initiate Program (Correct)
  • Plan Program Scope
  • Establish Program Financial Framework

Answer : Initiate Program

You are the program manager for your organization. Your current program is to create a new recreational facility in your city. Franklin, the Chief Executive Officer, is concerned about meeting all of the financial and schedule requirements of the proposed program. Martina, the mayor of your town, wants to make certain the program meets all safety requirements and building codes. Your supervisor, Mary Ann, is the Program Director, and she is concerned about the start date of your program. Another stakeholder, Hal, is worried that your resources may be spread thin on the program as some of the resources are on multiple projects in your program. To whom will you report to in this program?


Options are :

  • Mary Ann (Correct)
  • Martina
  • Hal
  • Franklin

Answer : Mary Ann

You are the program manager of the JNH Program. Tom, a project manager in your program, has just completed his project and is ready to officially close his project. You agree that Tom's project is completed. What role do you play in Tom's project closure?


Options are :

  • You must close the project before operations closes the project.
  • You must ensure that the program management team closes the project for the project manager.
  • You must ensure that the project sponsor closes the project.
  • You must ensure that that the projects within the program have been closed at the project level. (Correct)

Answer : You must ensure that that the projects within the program have been closed at the project level.

Which of the following documents provides the mandate to execute the program within a certain timeline and also presents milestones for the delivery of products or incremental benefits?


Options are :

  • Program charter (Correct)
  • Program WBS
  • Program architecture baseline
  • Program risk register

Answer : Program charter

You are identifying stakeholders for your program to create new software for your organization. The software will affect the ordering by the customer, the manufacturing of the product, inventory,and account management. Sarah, a key stakeholder in your program, is skeptical of one application affecting so many parts of the organization. She prefers that several applications be created instead of the approach your program will take. In stakeholder identification how would you categorize Sarah?


Options are :

  • Active
  • Negative (Correct)
  • Passive
  • Positive

Answer : Negative

You are the program manager of the HNG Program. This program has a budget at completion of $2,345,900 and is expected to last two years. The program is currently 30 percent complete and you have spent $789,000. The program is supposed to be 35 percent complete but do to some delays you're slightly behind schedule. Based on this information, what is the schedule variance (SV) of this program?


Options are :

  • ($85,230)
  • $821,065
  • ($284,100)
  • ($117,295) (Correct)

Answer : ($117,295)

You are the program manager for your organization. Management has asked you to create a method to track the program stakeholders' concerns, threats, and demands for communication. They would like you to map out each stakeholder or stakeholder group and identify trends within the chart to help your program communicate better. What type of a chart should you create for management?


Options are :

  • Communication matrix
  • Stakeholder analysis chart (Correct)
  • RACI chart
  • Roles and responsibilities chart

Answer : Stakeholder analysis chart

You are the program manager for your organization. Your current program, which has just started, has eight projects and many of the projects share resources such as equipment and people. Management has asked that you identify when the project resources will be utilized on each project within your program. They are worried some resources may be idle or overscheduled. What approach can you use to consider the availability of resources when the project managers begin sequencing their project activities?


Options are :

  • The project managers will create Gantt charts to schedule all activities.
  • The project managers will use the critical chain method for scheduling activities. (Correct)
  • The project managers will use PERT to schedule all activities
  • The project managers will use the critical path method for scheduling activities.

Answer : The project managers will use the critical chain method for scheduling activities.

You are the program manager for your organization that utilizes vendors from several different organizations. A vendor has submitted an invoice for the work they have completed in your program. You have reviewed the work results and agree with the vendor that their contractual obligation is complete. What should you do next in regard to the vendor's invoice?


Options are :

  • Finalize the performance report
  • Examine the contract
  • Complete a financial audit of the work
  • Approve the payment request (Correct)

Answer : Approve the payment request

A program has a BAC of $1,750,000 and is expected to last two years. The program is currently at the third milestone which represents 35 percent of the program work. As it happens, this program has already spent $620,000 of the budget. Management is concerned that the program may also be slipping on schedule because the program should be forty percent complete by this time. Based on this information which type of performing is present in this scenario?


Options are :

  • Cost, because the program has an estimate to complete of $1,151,429.
  • Cost, because the program has a cost variance of -7,500
  • Schedule, because the program has a schedule performance index of .88. (Correct)
  • Schedule, because the program's planned value is only $700,000.

Answer : Schedule, because the program has a schedule performance index of .88.

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