PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Test Set 6

Which of the following statements are true regarding the Monitoring and Controlling Program Risks process? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.


Options are :

  • Planned risk responses should be continuously monitored for new and changing risks. (Correct)
  • Risk Monitoring and Control is an ongoing process for the life of the program (Correct)
  • Monitoring reduces the impact of risk by identifying, analyzing, reporting, and managing risks on a continuous basis. (Correct)
  • It is the process of selecting the most suitable response to reduce the threats to the program objectives.

Answer : Planned risk responses should be continuously monitored for new and changing risks. Risk Monitoring and Control is an ongoing process for the life of the program Monitoring reduces the impact of risk by identifying, analyzing, reporting, and managing risks on a continuous basis.

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 :

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

Answer : Certificate of program completion

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
  • 11
  • 3 (Correct)
  • 20

Answer : 3

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

Answer : Organizational planning

Julie is the project manager of the NHQ Project. She and her project team have successfully finished the project and the customers have signed the project closure agreement. Julie has compiled all of the project records and the project's lessons learned documentation. What should Julie do with the project's lessons learned documentation?


Options are :

  • These are transferred to the lessons learned knowledge base. (Correct)
  • These are given to the project sponsor so he can review the project.
  • These are given to the project steering committee so they may review the project performance.
  • These are for Julie's reference when she is reviewed by the project sponsor.

Answer : These are transferred to the lessons learned knowledge base.

Your program has just been chartered during the program initiation process. Your program also needs to create three program statements. Which program statement defines how your program will manage tradeoffs, competing objectives, and program and organization decisions?


Options are :

  • Scope
  • Value (Correct)
  • Vision
  • Mission

Answer : Value

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

Answer : Resource leveling heuristic

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 :

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

Answer : 15,351

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 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
  • A program is a large collection of projects lead by a single project manager.

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.

Holly is the program manager for her program. She is creating with her team a plan that will address how the program team will achieve program goals based on who the program will need to interact with in the program. This plan should define all of the people, groups, and other entities the program needs to interact with in order to move the program forward. On what plan is Holly working?


Options are :

  • Communications management plan
  • Human resource management plan
  • Interface management plan (Correct)
  • Stakeholder management plan

Answer : Interface management plan

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 :

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

Answer : Report Program Performance

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

Answer : The schedule to complete the work will take longer

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 matrix
  • Stakeholder registry (Correct)
  • Requirements traceability matrix

Answer : Stakeholder registry

What is the primary purpose of a project kick-off meeting?


Options are :

  • To establish why the project has been initiated. (Correct)
  • To establish the direction and purpose of the project management plan
  • To establish the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders.
  • To establish who the project manager and project sponsor are for the project.

Answer : To establish why the project has been initiated.

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

Answer : How quality control will be included in the scope

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 :

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

Answer : Program manager

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Program Planning

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Program budget

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


Options are :

  • Creating the program scope statement exactly as the stakeholders have requested.
  • 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.
  • Balancing the time, cost, and scope objectives of the project.
  • Satisfying the program scope, conforming to requirements, and ensuring a fitness for use. (Correct)

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

At what point in the project is the risk of failing to achieve the project objectives the greatest?


Options are :

  • During project planning
  • During the project execution
  • At the project start (Correct)
  • At the end of the project

Answer : At the project start

Gina is the program manager for her organization and is reviewing the results of quality control. She would like to create a chart that shows the categories of defects within the program so that she and the program team can address the largest categories in descending order. Which one of the following is the best chart for Gina in this situation?


Options are :

  • Cause and effect chart
  • Control chart
  • Pareto chart (Correct)
  • shikawa chart

Answer : Pareto chart

What is a stakeholder analysis chart?


Options are :

  • It is a matrix that documents stakeholders' threats, perceived threats, and communication needs. (Correct)
  • It is a matrix that identifies who must communicate with whom.
  • It is a matrix that documents the stakeholders' requirements, when the requirements were created, and when the fulfillment of the requirements took place..
  • It is a matrix that identifies all of the stakeholders and to whom they must report to.

Answer : It is a matrix that documents stakeholders' threats, perceived threats, and communication needs.

Robert is the program manager for his organization which operates in a matrix structure.Resources in Robert's program will be utilized on several projects in and out of his program. He wants to be certain that all of the resources will be planned accordingly and that the project managers communicate with one another about when the resources will be needed and utilized in the projects. What plan should Robert create along with the project managers to ensure that the resources are scheduled and managed effectively?


Options are :

  • Resource calendar
  • Schedule management plan
  • Resource management plan (Correct)
  • Program management calendar

Answer : Resource management plan

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 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.
  • The program records should be archived as part of organizational process assets. (Correct)

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

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 :

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

Answer : Expert judgment

Rick is a Program Manager for a large construction program. The program contains four projects. Stakeholders have requested for some changes that will change the scope of the program. Rick needs to monitor and control program scope. He is required to analyze the change request with detailed deliverables, acceptance criterion, and the work of the program. Which of the following documents will help him for this?


Options are :

  • Project charter
  • Program scope statement (Correct)
  • Program charter
  • Program performance report

Answer : Program scope statement

Molly is the program manager for her organization and she is creating a program plan that defines the benefits of the program and how her program and team will create the benefits for the organization. What plan is Molly creating in this scenario?


Options are :

  • Quality management plan
  • Benefits management plan (Correct)
  • Program management plan
  • Business case

Answer : Benefits management plan

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Program governance

Tom is the program manager for his organization. He has to balance the resources he'll be using in the program with the demand for operations to use the same resources. What program document can Tom reference to determine the availability of certain program resources, such as application developers, engineers, and technical writers?


Options are :

  • The resource pool description
  • Functional management plan
  • Resource calendar (Correct)
  • Staffing management plan

Answer : Resource calendar

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 :

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

Answer : A change to reduce the program scope

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