PMI-100 Certified Associate Management Practical Exam Set 7

Which schedule method allows the project team to place buffers on the project schedule path to account for limited resources and project uncertainties?


Options are :

  • Resource leveling
  • Critical chain method (Correct)
  • Schedule network analysis
  • Critical path method

Answer : Critical chain method

In which phase of team building activities do team members begin to work together and adjust their work habits and behavior to support the team?


Options are :

  • Storming
  • Forming
  • Norming (Correct)
  • Performing

Answer : Norming

In the Define Activities process, the schedule management plan is used to:


Options are :

  • Capture the lessons learned from other projects for comparison.
  • Contain the standard activity list.
  • Prescribe the level of detail needed to manage the work. (Correct)
  • Document and support the project change requests.

Answer : Prescribe the level of detail needed to manage the work.

The cost baseline and project funding requirements are outputs of which process in Project Cost Management?


Options are :

  • Control Costs
  • Plan Cost Management
  • Determine Budget (Correct)
  • Estimate Costs

Answer : Determine Budget

A risk that arises as a direct result of implementing a risk response is called a:


Options are :

  • residual risk
  • contingent risk
  • secondary risk (Correct)
  • potential risk

Answer : secondary risk

A full-time project manager with low to moderate authority and part-time administrative staff is working in an organizational structure with which type of matrix?


Options are :

  • Weak
  • Strong
  • Managed
  • Balanced (Correct)

Answer : Balanced

Which type of probability distribution is used to represent uncertain events such as the outcome of a test or a possible scenario in a decision tree?


Options are :

  • Continuous
  • Uniform
  • Linear
  • Discrete (Correct)

Answer : Discrete

Technical capability, past performance, and intellectual property rights are examples of:


Options are :

  • source selection criteria (Correct)
  • phase exit criteria
  • product acceptance criteria
  • performance measurement criteria

Answer : source selection criteria

When closing a project or phase, part of the process may require the use of which type of analysis?


Options are :

  • Product analysis
  • Document analysis
  • Reserve analysis
  • Regression analysis (Correct)

Answer : Regression analysis

A project team attempts to produce a deliverable and finds that they have neither the expertise nor the time to complete the deliverable in a timely manner. This issue could have been avoided if they had created and followed a:


Options are :

  • risk management plan
  • human resource management plan
  • scope management plan
  • procurement management plan (Correct)

Answer : procurement management plan

The lowest level normally depicted in a work breakdown structure (VVBS) is called a/an:


Options are :

  • activity
  • work package (Correct)
  • deliverable
  • milestone

Answer : work package

What is the risk rating if the probability of occurrence is 0.30 and the impact if it does occur is moderate (0.20)?


Options are :

  • 0.5
  • 0.1
  • 0.06 (Correct)
  • 0.03

Answer : 0.06

A project manager should communicate to stakeholders about resolved project issues by updating the:


Options are :

  • stakeholder register
  • project records
  • project reports
  • stakeholder notifications (Correct)

Answer : stakeholder notifications

Which Project Time Management process includes bottom-up estimating as a tool or technique?


Options are :

  • Estimate Activity Resources (Correct)
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Durations
  • Develop Schedule

Answer : Estimate Activity Resources

Those who enter into a contractual agreement to provide services necessary for a project are:


Options are :

  • product users
  • sellers (Correct)
  • business partners
  • buyers

Answer : sellers

In a typical project, project managers spend most of their time:


Options are :

  • Estimating
  • Controlling
  • Scheduling
  • Communicating (Correct)

Answer : Communicating

For a stakeholder with low interest and high power, the project manager should:


Options are :

  • Keep the stakeholder satisfied. (Correct)
  • Keep the stakeholder informed.
  • Manage the stakeholder closely.
  • Monitor the stakeholder.

Answer : Keep the stakeholder satisfied.

Project management processes ensure the:


Options are :

  • efficient means to achieve the project objectives
  • alignment with organizational strategy
  • effective flow of the project throughout its life cycle (Correct)
  • performance of the project team

Answer : effective flow of the project throughout its life cycle

Which type of analysis is used to determine the cause and degree of difference between the baseline and actual performance?


Options are :

  • Schedule network analysis
  • Variance analysis (Correct)
  • Alternative analysis
  • Reserve analysis

Answer : Variance analysis

Perform Integrated Change Control is the process of:


Options are :

  • Comparing actual results with planned results in order to expand or change a project
  • Reviewing, approving, and managing all change requests (Correct)
  • Documenting changes according to the change control system by the change control board
  • Facilitating change management, manuals, or automation tools

Answer : Reviewing, approving, and managing all change requests

Project managers who lead by example and follow through on the commitments they make demonstrate the key interpersonal skill of:


Options are :

  • influencing (Correct)
  • leadership
  • motivation
  • coaching

Answer : influencing

Which document in the project management plan can be updated in the Plan Procurement Management process?


Options are :

  • Budget estimates
  • Risk matrix
  • Requirements documentation (Correct)
  • Procurement documents

Answer : Requirements documentation

An element of the modern quality management approach used to achieve compatibility with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is known as:


Options are :

  • Cost of quality. (Correct)
  • Brainstorming
  • Forecasting
  • Historical databases.

Answer : Cost of quality.

Using parametric estimating, if an assigned resource is capable of producing 120 units per hour, how many hours are required to produce 12,000 units?


Options are :

  • 120
  • 1000
  • 1200
  • 100 (Correct)

Answer : 100

A disadvantage associated with virtual teams is that they:


Options are :

  • Often cannot accommodate teams that work different hours or shifts.
  • Require communication technology that is not readily available.
  • Create difficulties when including people with disabilities.
  • Create the possibility for misunderstandings to arise. (Correct)

Answer : Create the possibility for misunderstandings to arise.

A special type of bar chart used in sensitivity analysis for comparing the relative importance of the variables is called a:


Options are :

  • triangular distribution
  • beta distribution
  • tornado diagram (Correct)
  • fishbone diagram

Answer : tornado diagram

The purpose of developing a project scope management plan is to:


Options are :

  • Make sure the project will satisfy the needs for which it was begun.
  • Reduce the risk of negative events in the project.
  • Manage the timely completion of the project.
  • Ensure that the project includes all of the work required. (Correct)

Answer : Ensure that the project includes all of the work required.

A complete set of concepts, terms, and activities that make up an area of specialization is known as:


Options are :

  • a Knowledge Area (Correct)
  • program management
  • portfolio management
  • a Process Group

Answer : a Knowledge Area

One of the key benefits of the Plan Human Resource Management process is that it:


Options are :

  • establishes project roles and responsibilities. (Correct)
  • outlines team selection guidelines and team member responsibilities.
  • improves teamwork, interpersonal skills, and competencies.
  • provides an accurate appraisal of team member performance.

Answer : establishes project roles and responsibilities.

Project Scope Management is primarily concerned with:


Options are :

  • Developing a detailed description of the project and product.
  • Formalizing acceptance of the completed project deliverables.
  • Defining and controlling what is and is not included in the project. (Correct)
  • Determining how requirements will be analyzed, documented, and managed.

Answer : Defining and controlling what is and is not included in the project.

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