PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Test Set 3

Which of the following statements is the most accurate when it comes to program change requests for the program scope?


Options are :

  • The change request must not affect the overall cost
  • The change request must be documented. (Correct)
  • The change request must not affect the schedule.
  • The quality of the program must not be affected by the change request.

Answer : The change request must be documented.

A knowledge area defines a subset of program management and its processes within that domain. For example, the knowledge area of quality management includes the processes related directly to quality management only. Which knowledge area ensures that all knowledge areas interact correctly with one another?


Options are :

  • Program benefits management
  • Communications management
  • Integration management (Correct)
  • Program management planning

Answer : Integration management

Which of the following statements is most accurate about the critical path?


Options are :

  • The critical path is always one path that shows the project duration.
  • The critical path has no float. (Correct)
  • The critical path reveals which path has the most risk of failure.
  • The critical path is the longest path because it has the most activities

Answer : The critical path has no float.

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 :

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

Answer : 7,381

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

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

What percentage of communication is nonverbal?


Options are :

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

Answer : 55 percent

Marty is the project manager of the recently completed NHK Project. The project was deemed successful by the project customer and they have signed the formal acceptance documentation. Marty has written the final project report, released the project team, and completed the lessons learned documentation. What else should Marty do in the closure of the NHK Project?


Options are :

  • Summarize the project risks costs
  • Archive the project records (Correct)
  • Close the project office.
  • Summarize the project variance.

Answer : Archive the project records

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 :

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

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

Which of the following documents sets the project objectives?


Options are :

  • Project scope statement (Correct)
  • Project charter
  • Project schedule
  • Project organization chart

Answer : Project scope statement

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
  • Franklin
  • Hal

Answer : Mary Ann

Kelly's program is slipping on its schedule. Management is worried that the program will be late and this will cost the organization several thousand dollars in fines and penalties. They've asked Kelly to use a schedule duration compression technique that will help the program finish on time. The technique that Kelly can use, however, should not add costs to the program. What duration compression technique should Kelly use in this instance?


Options are :

  • Crash the program
  • Trim the program scope
  • Fast track the program (Correct)
  • Add lead time to the program

Answer : Fast track the program

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

Answer : Program charter

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 :

  • 15
  • 14
  • 11 (Correct)
  • 17

Answer : 11

You are the program manager for your organization and you are preparing to launch several constituent projects within your program. You need to ensure that each project manager is authorized to utilize the appropriate project and program resources in order to complete the project requirements. What document do you need to create for each constituent project in your program to ensure that each project manager can use the appropriate resources?


Options are :

  • Roles and responsibilities chart
  • Project charter (Correct)
  • Project scope statement
  • Project resource requirements document

Answer : Project charter

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

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

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 :

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

Answer : Stakeholder analysis chart

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
  • Program personnel (Correct)
  • Benefits
  • Risk management outcomes

Answer : Program personnel

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

Answer : 75

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
  • Benchmarking
  • Weighted scoring model (Correct)
  • Expert judgment

Answer : Weighted scoring model

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 :

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

Answer : Enterprise environmental factors

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 :

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

Answer : Approve the payment request

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 :

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

Answer : Program transition plan

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 :

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

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

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 requirements
  • Program budget
  • Program management plan

Answer : Program scope statement

Which of the following is responsible to sign off on the closure documents of a project?


Options are :

  • End user
  • Sponsor (Correct)
  • Project Manager
  • Project team members

Answer : Sponsor

Who prepares the statement of work (SOW) for external projects?


Options are :

  • Customer (Correct)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Project management team
  • Project Manager

Answer : Customer

When a change enters your program requirements you must update all of the following documents except for which one?


Options are :

  • Program charter (Correct)
  • Program activity list
  • Program scope
  • Program work breakdown structure

Answer : Program charter

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

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

You are the program manager of the NHQ Program for your organization. Your program has 14 constituent projects that are all creating benefits and deliverables for your program. You have recently terminated the GHW Project in your program because you've made trade-offs with other program projects and the deliverables of the GHW Project are no longer affordable. What project management activity should happen in the GHW Project?


Options are :

  • Quality audit
  • Financial audit
  • Scope verification (Correct)
  • Scope control

Answer : Scope verification

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Initiate Program

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