PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Test Set 1

You are the program manager for your company and are monitoring and controlling several aspects of your program. You want to make certain that you're including all areas that need to be monitored and controlled. Which one of the following is not something you'll have to monitor and control as a program manager?


Options are :

  • Equipment your program uses
  • Materials required by the program
  • Stakeholder identification (Correct)
  • Susan the application developer in your program

Answer : Stakeholder identification

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 :

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

Answer : Rule of Seven

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 :

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

Answer : Step funding

You are the project manager for your organization and are working with the project stakeholders and the business analyst to define all of the deliverables the project is to create. The stakeholders would like the option of adding more deliverables later in the project and keeping the requirements somewhat open for changes. You explain to the business analyst that you need a set of requirements that define exactly what needs to be delivered for the project. What document are you trying to create in this early stage of the project?


Options are :

  • Project charter
  • Requirements technical documentation
  • Project scope statement (Correct)
  • Detail design document

Answer : Project 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 schedule is performing worse because the SPI is .90 (Correct)
  • The cost is performing worse because the CPI is .96.
  • The cost is performing worse because the EAC is $1,611,111.

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

You are the program manager for your organization. When a project in your program is completed, who will need to sign the certificate of completion?


Options are :

  • The program stakeholders
  • The project management team
  • The project manager
  • The program customer (Correct)

Answer : The program customer

Harriet is the program manager of a large program that has a high profile and visibility in her organization. Some of the stakeholders are negative and Harriet needs to work with these stakeholders to address their fears, perceived threats, and concerns about the program. Which communication method is considered to be the best approach for this scenario?


Options are :

  • Ad hoc conversation
  • Many-to-many
  • Face-to-face (Correct)
  • One-to-many

Answer : Face-to-face

Andy is the program manager of the HQN Program. This program is nearing its completion and there is still $25,000 left in the program budget. Andy has asked the program team to identify some extra deliverables that can be included in the program scope to improve the program deliverable but also to use all of the funds in the budget. What term is assigned to the actions that Andy is trying to do in this instance?


Options are :

  • Zero based budgeting
  • Value-added change requests
  • Integrated change control
  • Gold plating (Correct)

Answer : Gold plating

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 :

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

Answer : Gold plating

You are the program manager of the BHG Program. One of the projects in your program will be using new materials that are somewhat untested. You are worried that there may be delays and waste because the project team is unaware of how to accurately use these materials. You elect to send the people that will be using the new materials through training on how to complete their project work. You also allow them to purchase some of the materials to experiment on their use before the actual project work is to be done. You want to ensure that mistakes do not enter into the project. What type of action have you provided in this scenario?


Options are :

  • This is an example of team development.
  • This is an example of a corrective action.
  • This is an example of quality assurance.
  • This is an example of a preventive action (Correct)

Answer : This is an example of a preventive action

You are program manager for the HYH Program. Your program governance is requiring you to use earned value management to predict how closely your program is tracking to the cost and schedule baselines and to predict overall program performance. Which earned value management formula can you use to predict how much more will need to be invested in the program based on current program performance?


Options are :

  • EAC-AC (Correct)
  • EV/PV
  • EV/AC
  • BAC/CPI

Answer : EAC-AC

Your company and a competing company have created a teaming agreement for an opportunity. Through this team agreement you and your competitor can complete a major program for a client. This is, technically, a risk response for both organizations. What type of risk response are you dealing with in this instance?


Options are :

  • Sharing (Correct)
  • Exploiting
  • Accepting
  • Teaming

Answer : Sharing

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)
  • Lessons learned
  • Exceptions report

Answer : Performance reports

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Percent complete times the program budget at completion

You are the program manager for your organization. Management would like to consider the present value for your program. If your program is predicted to be worth $450,000 in two years what is the present value of the program if the interest rate is six percent?


Options are :

  • $400,498 (Correct)
  • $521,345
  • $505,620
  • $385,450

Answer : $400,498

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 :

  • Sharing
  • Transference (Correct)
  • Avoidance
  • Mitigation

Answer : Transference

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Contract file

You are the program manager for your organization. Part of your role as the program manager is to train John, a new program manager, on the program processes within a program. John is confused as to when the program team can be acquired in the program management lifecycle. When will the program team be acquired for a program?


Options are :

  • Initiation
  • Monitoring and controlling
  • Planning
  • Execution (Correct)

Answer : Execution

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 :

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

Answer : Claim

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 :

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

Answer : Quality assurance

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

Answer : Scope statement

You are the program manager for your organization. Management has asked that you determine when resources, such as leased equipment, are no longer needed so that you may release the resources to save time, money, and utilization of resources within your program. What program management process is management asking you to perform?


Options are :

  • Resource management
  • Procurement management
  • Resource control (Correct)
  • Contract administration

Answer : Resource control

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 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.
  • It is a roles and responsibilities chart that uses responsible, action, consult, and interest 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.

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 :

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

Answer : Self actualization

Where are negative risks recorded?


Options are :

  • Risk register (Correct)
  • Issues log
  • Risk management plan
  • Negative risk register

Answer : Risk register

You are the program manager of the OFE Program. You are working with your program team and project managers to ensure that there is consistency in the execution of the program plan. You stress that the work has been planned and now the team must accurately complete the work. You want to ensure that the work is done correctly the first time in the program. What type of process are you stressing to your program team and project managers?


Options are :

  • Process improvement
  • Quality assurance (Correct)
  • Quality control
  • Scope verification

Answer : Quality assurance

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

Answer : Force field analysis

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 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 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 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.

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 the NHQ Program. Your program has a budget of $4,500,000 and has lasted for two years. Your program has just completed its final deliverable and you're completing the final program closure processes. What document must the program customer must now sign as part of program closure?


Options are :

  • The customer must now sign the certificate of program closure. (Correct)
  • The customer must now sign the payment for the program work.
  • The customer must now sign the program scope.
  • The customer must now sign the operational transfer agreement.

Answer : The customer must now sign the certificate of program closure.

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