PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Test Set 5

Josh is the program manager for his organization and he's leading the analysis for a new program that may be initiated by his company. The analysis is a focus on the return on investment for new software that may be created if the program is initiated. What type of a document is Josh likely creating for his company?


Options are :

  • Program scope statement
  • Business case (Correct)
  • Program charter
  • Statement of work

Answer : Business case

You are the program manager for your organization. This program will last for two years and has eight projects. The cost of your program is $4 million and there are some risk concerns that may affect the overall cost of the program. Management is concerned with how long it will take the program to reach the management horizon. What is management horizon also known as?


Options are :

  • Return on investment
  • Payback period (Correct)
  • Cost-to-benefits ratio
  • Cost performance index

Answer : Payback period

Which project management meeting allows stakeholders to meet one another and to learn about the project?


Options are :

  • Project kick-off meeting (Correct)
  • Project authorization meeting
  • Project scope review
  • Project status meeting

Answer : Project kick-off meeting

Joan is the program manager for her organization. Throughout the program life cycle there will be several elements, resources, and benefits that can be transitioned from her program to the organization. What document defines how these things can be transferred from the program to the organization?


Options are :

  • Program transition agreement (Correct)
  • Operational transfer alliance plan
  • Program scope statement
  • Program milestone list

Answer : Program transition agreement

You need to create a document that will define the costs, resources, and characteristics of each deliverable the program will create. What document should you create?


Options are :

  • Program scope statement
  • Program charter
  • Program work breakdown structure dictionary (Correct)
  • Program work breakdown structure

Answer : Program work breakdown structure dictionary

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 performance index (SPI) for this program?


Options are :

  • 89
  • 86 (Correct)
  • $821,065
  • 1.05

Answer : 86

All of the following are resources that need to be monitored and controlled except for which one?


Options are :

  • Quality (Correct)
  • Staff
  • Equipment
  • Facilities

Answer : Quality

You are trying to determine if you should buy or build a solution for your program. If you build the solution it'll cost you $45,000 to create and $7,000 per month to support. A vendor reports that they can create the solution for you for $1,000 but you'll have to pay them $9,000 per month to support the solution. Should you buy or build this solution?


Options are :

  • Buy the solution if you'll use it longer than 24 months.
  • Build the solution if you'll use it longer than 22 months (Correct)
  • Buy the solution if you'll use it longer than 22 months.
  • Build the solution if you'll use it longer than 25 months.

Answer : Build the solution if you'll use it longer than 22 months

You are the program manager of the NHQ Program. You will need to initiate six projects for your program. When should project initiating happen within a program?


Options are :

  • With program initiation
  • With program execution
  • Whenever the program needs to initiate projects, it may, as long as the program has not entered the closing processes of the program. (Correct)
  • With program planning

Answer : Whenever the program needs to initiate projects, it may, as long as the program has not entered the closing processes of the program.

You are the program manager of the YHT Program. You have been working with a vendor in the program but have decided that the contract between your program and the vendor needs to be terminated. What two things must be documented if you wish to terminate a vendor's contract?


Options are :

  • Work that has been completed and uncompleted work (Correct)
  • The scope verification document and the termination notice
  • Contract and the quality measurements for the vendor's work
  • Contract and scope verification process documents

Answer : Work that has been completed and uncompleted work

You are the program manager for your organization and working to create the program statement of work for approval by the program director. All of the following information is defined in the program statement of work except for which one?


Options are :

  • Location of the program work
  • Metrics and qualifications for program acceptance
  • Program requirements for resource competency levels
  • Structure of the program management team (Correct)

Answer : Structure of the program management team

You are the program manager for a construction program. In this program you are requiring that all workers adhere to the identified safety requirements. Some of the work in the program you've decided is too risky for the program team members so you've hired specialists to manage the dangerous work. The outsourcing of the dangerous work to a specialist is what type of risk response?


Options are :

  • Enhancing
  • Avoidance
  • Transference (Correct)
  • Mitigation

Answer : Transference

What quality control chart compares two or more variables over time to determine how closely the variables may be related to one another?


Options are :

  • Control chart
  • Run chart
  • Scatter diagram (Correct)
  • Pareto diagram

Answer : Scatter diagram

Over the life of your program you've received many change request forms. Some of the change requests have been approved and some have been declined. Where should you record all change requests and their status?


Options are :

  • Program Management Information System
  • Change log
  • Integrated change control
  • Change register (Correct)

Answer : Change register

You are the program manager for your organization and your team has reported on a new issue among your program stakeholders. You want to address this issue as soon as possible, but it will need to be studied and reviewed. You recommend that Shirley, one of your program team members, study the issue and present a few solutions in a week's time. What else should you do with the issue?


Options are :

  • Communicate with the stakeholders that you are addressing the issue.
  • Document the issue in the lessons learned.
  • Determine the time and cost of researching the issue for resolution.
  • Record the issue in the issue log. (Correct)

Answer : Record the issue in the issue log.

You are the program manager for your organization and are planning the composition of the project team. In your organization resources are used from throughout the company and may serve on more than one project. While you, the program manager, will have most of the authority on the program you want the project managers to have authority over the project decisions. What type of an organizational structure does your organization have?


Options are :

  • Functional
  • Weak Matrix
  • Strong Matrix (Correct)
  • Projectized

Answer : Strong Matrix

Mary Anne is the program manager for her organization. In her program there are six projects. One of the projects in her program has been performing well. It is on schedule and has no cost or schedule variances. Mary Anne has decided, however, that her program needs to be terminated. Which one of the following is a likely reason why the project should be terminated?


Options are :

  • The program scope has changed. (Correct)
  • The project scope has changed from the original intent of the project
  • The project resources are not completing their project tasks as assigned.
  • The scope is not being met as planned due to scope creep.

Answer : The program scope has changed.

You are the program manager of a new program in your organization. This program will last for one year and your program team will work full-time on the effort. The nature of the work requires that the program team work closely together for the next year, but many of the program team members have never met one another. You decide to take the team on an outing where they can work together through challenges, learn teamwork, and get to know one another. This is an example of what process?


Options are :

  • Storming
  • Forming
  • Team development (Correct)
  • Cost of quality

Answer : Team development

Ned is the program manager for his organization and he's considering some new materials for his program. He and his team have never worked with these materials before and he wants to ask the vendor for some additional information, a demon, and even some samples. What type of a document should Ned send to the vendor?


Options are :

  • RFP
  • RFQ
  • RFI (Correct)
  • IFB

Answer : RFI

You are the program manager of the MQQ Program. Your program will use equipment and materials that are new to your industry. You have some concerns that there will be delays and waste by your program team because they've not worked with these materials or tools before. You elect to send the resources that will work the most with these tools through training. The cost of the training in this instance is known as which one of the following?


Options are :

  • Cost of doing business
  • Indirect costs
  • Direct costs
  • Cost of conformance quality (Correct)

Answer : Cost of conformance quality

If a program has a budget of completion of $550,000, is 25 percent complete, and has spent $135,000 what is the cost variance (CV)?


Options are :

  • $2,500 (Correct)
  • 1.02
  • -$2,500
  • 99

Answer : $2,500

You are the program manager for your organization. You have proposed a program that will cost $750,000 and will last for four years. Management is concerned with the cost of the program in relation to the return your program will bring. If the rate of return is six percent what is the minimum value your project should return in four years based on the investment of the program?


Options are :

  • $795,000
  • $946,857 (Correct)
  • $750,000
  • $750,001

Answer : $946,857

You are the project manager for the JJY Project, which is similar to the HHG Project you managed last quarter. You would like to model the current project scope on the previous project to save time and effort. This is an example of what kind of scope definition?


Options are :

  • Organizational process assets
  • Analogous estimating
  • Parametric scope definition
  • Template driven (Correct)

Answer : Template driven

In your program you must adhere to Six Sigma as part of your organization's enterprise environmental factors. There is terminology, reports, and measurements that you are expected to use as part of your program. Six Sigma is an example of what program management process?


Options are :

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

Answer : Quality assurance

A risk response in a project in your program has actually caused new risks. What term is assigned to the new risks that a risk response has created?


Options are :

  • Chain risks
  • In flux risks
  • Secondary risks (Correct)
  • Reactionary risks

Answer : Secondary risks

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 control for a project within your program?


Options are :

  • Quality control is a management-driven policy to do the work correctly the first time.
  • Quality control is an inspection-driven process to keep mistakes out of the customers' hands. (Correct)
  • Quality control is an inspection-driven process to prove the existence of the requirements.
  • Quality control is a management-driven effort to plan the work properly so the work is done according to plan.

Answer : Quality control is an inspection-driven process to keep mistakes out of the customers' hands.

You are the program manager of the GHY Program. Your program team has identified a risk dealing with the materials you will be using in the program. It is possible that if the materials are not installed properly they will cause serious damage in future phases of the program. Your team has recommended additional training and a consultant to help the team members install the material accurately to reduce the likelihood of the risk event. You agree and the team executes the risk response. What type of risk response have you implemented in this situation?


Options are :

  • Mitigation (Correct)
  • Workaround
  • Enhancing
  • Avoidance

Answer : Mitigation

A team member has made a mistake during the installation of a fixture in your program. You have requested that the team member should correct the problem so that the fixture is installed properly. Once the team members has corrected the problem what action should be taken next?


Options are :

  • Lesson learned documentation
  • Preventive actions
  • Corrective actions
  • Defect repair validation (Correct)

Answer : Defect repair validation

You are the program manager for your organization and management has asked you to be certain to finalize the lessons learned documentation for your program. When will the lessons learned documentation be created?


Options are :

  • Lessons learned are created during the program closure. (Correct)
  • Lessons learned are created during the program archive.
  • Lessons learned are created at each program deliverable.
  • Lessons learned are in program execution.

Answer : Lessons learned are created during the program closure.

Part of program management is to understand how the communication model works in a program. The program manager must be able to effectively communicate with the program team and stakeholders. What component of the communication model is responsible for carrying the message?


Options are :

  • Decoder
  • Encoder
  • Sender
  • Medium (Correct)

Answer : Medium

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