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PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Exam Set 5

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 :

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

Answer : $2,500

You are the program manager for the HNY Corporation and you complete programs for other companies in your role. You have just been assigned a new program that is very similar to a recently completed program you did for your company. Management has asked you to create a cost estimate for the program so you base your current cost estimate on the recently finished program. What type of estimating technique have you used in this instance?


Options are :

  • Rough order of magnitude
  • Parametric
  • Bottom-up
  • Analogous (Correct)

Answer : Analogous

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 :

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

Answer : Structure of the program management team

All of the following are resources that you will need to monitor and control in a program environment except for which one?


Options are :

  • Equipment
  • Quality
  • Contracts (Correct)
  • Staff members

Answer : Contracts

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 :

  • Transference (Correct)
  • Enhancing
  • Mitigation
  • Avoidance

Answer : Transference

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 :

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

Answer : Quality assurance

You are the program manager for your organization and are reviewing several proposed change requests for your program. Mary, a stakeholder, who has made a change request is asking why it is taking you so long to review the change. You tell her that you must perform integrated change control to review each change request. What is integrated change control?


Options are :

  • It is the review of the impact of the change on the program's Iron Triangle
  • It is the review of the impact of the change on the time, cost, scope, and quality baselines.
  • It is the review of the impact of the change on the program's triple constraints.
  • It is the review of the impact of the change on the program's knowledge areas. (Correct)

Answer : It is the review of the impact of the change on the program's knowledge areas.

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 :

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

Answer : Strong Matrix

Performing quality assurance in a program can result in which one of the following?


Options are :

  • Quality management plan
  • Change requests (Correct)
  • Scope fulfillment
  • uality control execution

Answer : Change requests

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 :

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

Answer : Payback period

You are the program manager for your organization and are working with Tracy, one of the project managers in your program. Tracy is having some trouble understanding the concept of the critical path in her project's network diagram. Which one of the following is the best definition of the critical path?


Options are :

  • It is the path that carries the most risk of project failure.
  • It is the path that reveals the earliest date the project can finish. (Correct)
  • It is the path with the most important activities in the project.
  • It is the duration of all the project activities if the labor is summed.

Answer : It is the path that reveals the earliest date the project can finish.

What cost estimating approach uses the work breakdown structure to create a cost estimate?


Options are :

  • Analogous
  • Top down
  • Definitive (Correct)
  • Parametric

Answer : Definitive

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 :

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

Answer : Template driven

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 effort to plan the work properly so the work is done according to plan.
  • Quality control is an inspection-driven process to prove the existence of the requirements.
  • 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)

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

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 :

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

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

You are the program manager for a large program in your matrix organization. You need to define when the resources in your program will be brought into the program and then released from the program so that the project managers, operational managers, and your program team can plan accordingly. What program management plan defines when resources are needed, how the resources will be obtained, and how the resources may be released from the program?


Options are :

  • Resource management plan (Correct)
  • Team management plan
  • Schedule management plan
  • Procurement management plan

Answer : Resource management plan

What project management term would you associated with a predetermined budget youre your program?


Options are :

  • Assumption
  • Cost baseline
  • Program governance
  • Constraint (Correct)

Answer : Constraint

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

Answer : Team development

In your organization there are rules and procedures that the program manager must follow and abide by before the program can begin and must continue to follow once the program is in execution. What term is assigned to the enforcement of these program management rules and procedures?


Options are :

  • Program standards
  • Program governance (Correct)
  • Process analysis
  • Organizational process assets

Answer : Program governance

An organization is considering a new program. The business analyst believes that the benefits to the organization would equate to $1,550,000 in five years. If the rate of return for this program is six percent what is the maximum amount the organization should invest in this program?


Options are :

  • It depends on the internal decision making process.
  • $2,074,249
  • $1,550,000
  • $1,158,250 (Correct)

Answer : $1,158,250

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 :

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

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

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

Answer : The program scope has changed.

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 :

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

Answer : Cost of conformance quality

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 :

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

Answer : Secondary risks

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Project kick-off meeting

Which of the following types of floats are available? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose two.


Options are :

  • Half float
  • Free float (Correct)
  • Total float (Correct)
  • Full float

Answer : Free float Total float

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

Answer : Scatter diagram

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 :

  • RFI (Correct)
  • RFQ
  • RFP
  • IFB

Answer : RFI

You are the program manager of the NHQ Program. The program has reached its final deliverable and the certificate of completion has been created for the program. What else should you, the program manager, create at this time?


Options are :

  • .Program closure reports (Correct)
  • Operational transfer plan
  • Lessons learned documentation
  • Life cycle costing estimates

Answer : .Program closure reports

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