PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Exam Set 6

Which of the following is not a phase of program life cycle?


Options are :

  • Program Planning (Correct)
  • Program Initiation
  • Pre-program Preparation
  • Program Setup
  • Delivery of Program Benefits
  • Program Closure

Answer : Program Planning

Which of the following program process outputs includes causes of variances from the program management plan, corrective actions taken and their outcomes, risk mitigations, and other information of value to management and stakeholders of future programs?


Options are :

  • Supporting details
  • Lessons learned (Correct)
  • Assumptions
  • Program management plan updates

Answer : Lessons learned

You are the program manager for your organization. You are planning a new program that will construct a new warehouse facility for your company. As you look forward to the conclusion of the program you need an official document that will signify the program has ended. What document should you specify in your program management plan for the conclusion of the program?


Options are :

  • Audit of program financials
  • Certificate of program completion (Correct)
  • Lessons learned documentation
  • Final program audit report

Answer : Certificate of program completion

You are a program manager of a program. You are required to compile performance data of your program. These data will be sent to relevant stakeholders. You are reviewing the status reports of all projects including the costs, schedule, scope, risks, and other performance datA. In which of the following processes are you working on?


Options are :

  • Monitor and Control Program Performance
  • Distribute Information
  • Plan Communication
  • Report Program Performance (Correct)

Answer : Report Program Performance

You are the program manager for your program and are creating a communications management plan. Management wants you to address the type of communications based on the number of communication channels you'll have within the program. Currently there are 345 stakeholders in your program but next week you'll have 387 stakeholders. How many more communication channels will you have next week in your program?


Options are :

  • 59,340
  • 861
  • 15,351 (Correct)
  • 74,691

Answer : 15,351

You are the program manager for your organization. One of the projects within your program is to install 15,000 light fixtures throughout your organization's corporate campus. The new fixtures will save on electrical costs. Which one of the following choices is an ideal approach to quality assurance and the installation of the light fixtures for this project team?


Options are :

  • Use a checklist for the installation because it is repeatable work. (Correct)
  • The cost and time of each installation should go down because of the learning curve
  • The project manager should work with the project team to understand how each fixture is to be installed.
  • The project team members should develop their own system for installation of the fixtures.

Answer : Use a checklist for the installation because it is repeatable work.

You are the program manager for your organization and are coaching your project managers on the program's schedule. Alice wants to know what the schedule control process creates. All of the following are outputs of the schedule control process except for which one?


Options are :

  • Program schedule updates
  • Change requests
  • Stakeholder communication information
  • Schedule variances (Correct)

Answer : Schedule variances

Which one of the following is the best definition of program quality?


Options are :

  • Balancing the time, cost, and scope objectives of the project.
  • Creating the program scope statement exactly as the stakeholders have requested.
  • Satisfying the program scope, conforming to requirements, and ensuring a fitness for use. (Correct)
  • Working with the program team, project managers, and the project team members to ensure that the work is done accurately and correctly the first time.

Answer : Satisfying the program scope, conforming to requirements, and ensuring a fitness for use.

You have identified several issues in your program and have assigned issue owners. What component of program management oversees issue resolution?


Options are :

  • Quality assurance
  • Program risk management
  • Issue owner management
  • Program governance (Correct)

Answer : Program governance

Gary is program manager for his organization. His current program is over budget and is slipping on the program schedule. Management has demanded a change to the program scope. What is the most likely type of change management would make to this program scope?


Options are :

  • Anything that management demands
  • A change to reduce the program scope (Correct)
  • A change to add additional time to the program schedule
  • A change to add additional funds to the program scope

Answer : A change to reduce the program scope

Which one of the following is not an output of the direct and manage program execution process?


Options are :

  • Change requests
  • Request to terminate the program
  • Program budget (Correct)
  • Results of program work

Answer : Program budget

You are the program manager for your organization. As your program is being initiated there is some initial concern from the management about the utilization of resources in your program and the need for resources in their day-to-day roles in operations. Management has set a limit on your program that resources may only work 20 hours per week on the program. What is this limit of resource hours in a time period known as?


Options are :

  • Resource requirements
  • Program risk
  • Resource utilization
  • Resource leveling heuristic (Correct)

Answer : Resource leveling heuristic

You are hosting a meeting with all of the vendors that have received a copy of your statement of work. In this meeting, you'll be discussing the statement of work, clarifying the details, and answering any questions the vendors may have about the project. What is this meeting called?


Options are :

  • Negotiations
  • Bidder conference (Correct)
  • Select sellers process
  • Sales meeting

Answer : Bidder conference

There are five stages of team development. At which stage are there likely to be disagreements and struggle for roles in the program team?


Options are :

  • Confronting
  • Forming
  • Adjourning
  • Storming (Correct)

Answer : Storming

Program management has several themes that the program manager must be aware of. Which one of the following is not a program management theme?


Options are :

  • Program governance
  • Organizational planning (Correct)
  • Stakeholder management
  • Benefit management

Answer : Organizational planning

Wanda is the program manager for her organization. Her program team consists of resources from across the organization - many of whom have not worked together before. Wanda thinks that she'll need to complete some team development but would like to focus the development on the materials and activities that the program team will need to complete in the program. What plan should Wanda reference and update to complete her team development process?


Options are :

  • Staffing management plan
  • Training plan (Correct)
  • Communications management plan
  • Requirements management plan

Answer : Training plan

Management is trying to determine which program to initiate. Each of the potential programs has the possibility of creating an income for each it is in existence. Management would like to consider the present value for each year a program creates a return on investment. What program selection method is management using in this instance?


Options are :

  • Net present value (Correct)
  • Time value of money
  • Internal rate of return
  • Present value

Answer : Net present value

Wan is the program manager for his organization. He has been hearing reports that some project team members are complaining about the number of hours they're required to work on the program's projects and that some scheduling of team assignments are conflicting with their regular operational duties. You investigate the problem and agree that many team members are being assigned too much work within a given time period. You decide to enforce resource leveling heuristics to thirty hours of project work per week maximum. What will likely happen to the program and projects?


Options are :

  • The risks of failure will increase.
  • The schedule to complete the work will take longer (Correct)
  • The morale of the project managers will decline.
  • The cost of the program and project will increase

Answer : The schedule to complete the work will take longer

You are the program manager for the JQN Program in your organization. There have been some delays in your schedule and you're about to perform some schedule control activities. Which one of the following will not help you as you perform schedule control?


Options are :

  • Earned value management
  • Forecasts
  • Performance reports
  • Change requests (Correct)

Answer : Change requests

Mary has just completed a large program for her organization. What should Mary now do with the program records that she has created throughout the program?


Options are :

  • The program records should be archived as part of organizational process assets. (Correct)
  • The program records should be archived with the program customer.
  • The program records should be archived with the program sponsor.
  • The program records should be archived as part of enterprise environmental factors.

Answer : The program records should be archived as part of organizational process assets.

Hans is the program manager for his organization. His current project has seven constituent projects that each will create deliverables for the organization. Who is responsible for the project deliverables in this scenario?


Options are :

  • Program director
  • Hans
  • Project managers (Correct)
  • Hans and each project manager

Answer : Project managers

You are the project manager of a construction project. You have to close a phase of the project. Which is the only technique (or tool) available in the Close Project or Phase process?


Options are :

  • Change control meetings
  • Observations
  • Expert judgment (Correct)
  • Project management information system

Answer : Expert judgment

You are the program manager for your organization and are working with your team to create the program scope management plan. This plan defines several things in your program except for which one of the following?


Options are :

  • How quality control will be included in the scope (Correct)
  • How changes may be allowed to enter the program scope
  • How the program scope will be controlled
  • How the program scope will be created for your program

Answer : How quality control will be included in the scope

You are the program manager for your organization and are coaching Bonnie, a project manager, who would like to be a program manager wants to know what a program is. Which one of the following statements best defines what a program is for Bonnie?


Options are :

  • A program is a uniform set of goals that are too large to be managed as one independent project so the project is subdivided into multiple objectives led by multiple project managers and orchestrated by one program manager.
  • A program is a large collection of projects lead by a single project manager.
  • A program is a collection of projects managed to gain benefits for the organization; the organization could not realize the benefits of the project if they were managed independently. (Correct)
  • A program is a collection of projects that work together to create one deliverable for the organization

Answer : A program is a collection of projects managed to gain benefits for the organization; the organization could not realize the benefits of the project if they were managed independently.

You are the program manager for your organization and are working with your team to identify stakeholders in the program. Where should the identified stakeholders and their information be recorded?


Options are :

  • Communications management plan
  • Stakeholder registry (Correct)
  • Requirements traceability matrix
  • Stakeholder matrix

Answer : Stakeholder registry

Leigh is working with the project stakeholders to define the project scope. The stakeholders are deciding on what type of flooring their new hotel should have in the lobby. They have narrowed their choices to either carpet or tile. The two acceptable choices of carpet or tile during scope definition is an example of what planning approach?


Options are :

  • Requirements
  • Alternative identification (Correct)
  • Scope decomposition
  • Work packages

Answer : Alternative identification

Paula is program manager for her organization. It has come to her attention that several of the projects within her program have stalled which has now caused her project to be delayed. Paula is required by her organization to create a certain type of report when there are variances in the program dealing with time and cost. What type of report is Paula likely to create in this instance?


Options are :

  • Quality Control Report
  • Exceptions report (Correct)
  • Earned Value Management report on the schedule performance index
  • Status report

Answer : Exceptions report

Your program will create new software and install new hardware for your organization. Some of the goals of the program is to improve employee morale, improve customer service, and boost customer satisfaction. These intangible goals need metrics. What program stakeholder is responsible for quantifying these goals?


Options are :

  • Program customer
  • Program manager (Correct)
  • Business analyst
  • Program director

Answer : Program manager

Ben is the program manager for his organization. He's working with program team to determine what activities need to be completed in order to move the program into execution. He and the team are subdividing the program scope into smaller, manageable components to determine the activity list. What is Ben and his program team creating by subdividing the program scope in this scenario?


Options are :

  • Activity list
  • Work breakdown structure (Correct)
  • Program scope baseline
  • Program network diagram

Answer : Work breakdown structure

You are the program manager for the GHT Program for your company. This program has a budget at completion of $789,000 and is currently 40 percent complete, though it was scheduled to be 50 percent at this time. Your program has spent $325,000 of the budget to date. Based on this information, how many pennies is your program losing per dollar spent on the work?


Options are :

  • 1
  • 20
  • 11
  • 3 (Correct)

Answer : 3

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