PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Exam Set 2

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

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
  • $385,450
  • $505,620

Answer : $400,498

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

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

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 :

  • Accepting
  • Sharing (Correct)
  • Teaming
  • Exploiting

Answer : Sharing

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 :

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

Answer : Gold plating

You are the program manager for the SRQ Program. You have rejected several change requests for the program scope. What must you do with the rejected change requests?


Options are :

  • Communicate the change request status to the stakeholders and record the results of the change request in the change register. (Correct)
  • Communicate why the change request was rejected and record the results in the lessons learned documentation for your program.
  • Inform the stakeholders why their change requests have been rejected.
  • Inform the stakeholders that their change requests have been rejected

Answer : Communicate the change request status to the stakeholders and record the results of the change request in the change register.

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 :

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

Answer : EAC-AC

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 :

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

Answer : Stakeholder identification

Where are negative risks recorded?


Options are :

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

Answer : Risk register

Your program has 121 stakeholders that you'll need to communicate with. Your communications management plan defines how the communication should happen, what should be communicated, and the expected modality of the communications. You'll also need which one of the following as an input to the information distribution process in your program?


Options are :

  • Stakeholder analysis plan (Correct)
  • Earned value management results
  • Performance reports
  • Change requests

Answer : Stakeholder analysis plan

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

Answer : This is an example of a preventive action

You are the program manager for your organization. You're currently working with the program director, Nancy Holmes, to define a new program and the benefits the program should create. Of the following, which is the best definition of a benefit a program creates?


Options are :

  • A benefit is an outcome of the constituent projects within a program
  • A benefit is a project and program deliverables that the organization may use immediately.
  • A benefit is an outcome of actions and behaviors that provides utility to stakeholders. (Correct)
  • A benefit is a deliverable of a program or project that is worth more than the cost to create the deliverable.

Answer : A benefit is an outcome of actions and behaviors that provides utility to stakeholders.

What is the present value of a program that will be worth $3,567,000 if it lasts for six years and the rate of return is five percent?


Options are :

  • $2,502,750
  • $3,532,000
  • $1,550,850
  • $2,661,750 (Correct)

Answer : $2,661,750

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
  • Execution (Correct)
  • Planning
  • Monitoring and controlling

Answer : Execution

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 :

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

Answer : Project scope statement

Donna is the project manager for her organization. She is preparing a plan to manage changes to the project should changes be requested. Her change management plan defines the process for documenting, tracking, and determining if the changes should be approved or declined. What system is considered the parent of the change control system documented in Donna's plan?


Options are :

  • Project Management Information System (Correct)
  • Integrated Change Control System
  • Quality Management System
  • Change Control System

Answer : Project Management Information System

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
  • Face-to-face (Correct)
  • Many-to-many
  • One-to-many

Answer : Face-to-face

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

Answer : The program customer

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
  • Contract administration
  • Resource control (Correct)

Answer : Resource control

You are the program manager of the GHY Program in your organization. It has come to your attention that some of the project managers in your program are adding time to each project activity in an effort to pad their durations in case some event happens in their project that will cause delays. What principle should you share with these project managers that counterattack the concept of padding activities with additional time?


Options are :

  • 80/20 Law
  • Parkinson's Law (Correct)
  • Law of Diminishing Returns
  • Pareto's Law

Answer : Parkinson's Law

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

Answer : Scope verification

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Customer

You are the program manager for your organization and you're trying to determine if you buy or build a software solution for your organization. If you build the solution it'll cost you $75,000 to create and it'll cost you $12,000 per month to support. If you hire a vendor they can build the solution for $63,000 but their solution will cost you $15,500 per month to support. How many months would you have to use your in-house solution to equate to the cost of the vendor's solution?


Options are :

  • Approximately 10 months
  • Approximately 3.5 months (Correct)
  • Approximately 6 months
  • You'll never be able to equate to the cost of the vendor's solution.

Answer : Approximately 3.5 months

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 :

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

Answer : Project charter

An organization is considering a new program. The program has a cost of $1,950,000 and will last for three years. What is the minimum future value this organization should expect to receive from this program if it is initiated and the rate of return is six percent?


Options are :

  • .$2,322,481 (Correct)
  • $1,950,000
  • $1,950,001
  • $2,067,000

Answer : .$2,322,481

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Sponsor

What document asks the seller to provide your project with a detailed description of a project solution along with a price to complete the project work?


Options are :

  • Proposal (Correct)
  • Quote
  • RFP
  • Bid

Answer : Proposal

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


Options are :

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

Answer : The change request must be documented.

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 :

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

Answer : Archive the project records

You are the program manager for your organization. You're currently creating an accountability matrix starting with yourself, the program manager and the program sponsor. What program management process identifies the program sponsor?


Options are :

  • Pre-program setup phase
  • Initiation of the program management team
  • Authorization of program processes and projects
  • Initiate program process (Correct)

Answer : Initiate program process

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