PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Test Set 2

A new program is being initiated for the HNQ Organization. The program manager is working with the business analyst and management to define several attributes of the program. All of the following are identified during program initiation except for which one?


Options are :

  • Program scope
  • Program benefits
  • Link to organizational strategy
  • Program risk (Correct)

Answer : Program risk

What component of the change management system is responsible for evaluating, testing, and documenting changes created to the project scope?


Options are :

  • Project Management Information System
  • Scope Verification
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Configuration Management System (Correct)

Answer : Configuration Management System

You are the program manager for your organization and you need to define all of the program resources you'll need for your program. All of the following can be considered a program resource except for which one?


Options are :

  • Gary, an application developer
  • Materials for the installation of a new server
  • A positive risk response (Correct)
  • A forklift

Answer : A positive risk response

Olive is the program manager for her organization. She has created a request for proposal for a large portion of her program. In this work to be procured she has set several requirements for the vendors to participate. The chief among these requirements is a vendor must have at least four licensed electricians in his team. This requirement for four licensed electricians is an example of which one of the following terms?


Options are :

  • Screening system (Correct)
  • Vendor analysis requirements
  • Scoring model
  • Evaluation criteria

Answer : Screening system

Eric is the project manager of the NQQ Project and has hired the ZAS Corporation to complete part of the project work for Eric's organization. Due to a change request the ZAS Corporation is no longer needed on the project even though they have completed nearly all of the project work. Is Eric's organization liable to pay the ZAS Corporation for the work they have completed so far on the project?


Options are :

  • No, the ZAS Corporation did not complete all of the work.
  • It depends on what the outcome of a lawsuit will determine.
  • Yes, the ZAS Corporation did not choose to terminate the contract work.
  • It depends on what the termination clause of the contract stipulates. (Correct)

Answer : It depends on what the termination clause of the contract stipulates.

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 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.
  • A benefit is an outcome of the constituent projects within a program

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

You are coaching Tammy, a project manager in your program, on the benefits of program management. She is stumped as to why you would create a program so you're sharing with her all the difference benefits of a program. Which one of the following is a benefit of creating a program?


Options are :

  • Program management makes communication easier among the project managers and project team.
  • Programs always cost less than multiple projects in an organization.
  • Project management is centralized to the program manager.
  • Programs provide centralized risk management. (Correct)

Answer : Programs provide centralized risk management.

Your program has been selected and its program charter is now being created. The program charter defines all of the following characteristics except for which one?


Options are :

  • Program scope
  • Program constraints
  • High-level objectives for the program
  • Project scope statement for all projects within the program (Correct)

Answer : Project scope statement for all projects within the program

You are the program manager for your organization. You have created a statement of work, request for proposal, and an invitation to a bidder's conference for 17 possible vendors. During the conference there were questions about your request for proposal and statement of work that led to clarifications. After the vendor conference you should update what information to send back to the vendors?


Options are :

  • Program management plan
  • Proposals
  • Statement of work (Correct)
  • Request for bid documents

Answer : Statement of work

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 :

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

Answer : Parkinson's Law

Your program exists within a matrix structure. Your program has eight projects that all share resources from around the organization. You are concerned that some of the project team members may be over allocated and want to create a chart that will reflect the utilization of resources. What kind of chart can show the utilization of project team members used in your program?


Options are :

  • Resource network diagram
  • Resource histogram (Correct)
  • Pareto chart
  • Resource breakdown structure

Answer : Resource histogram

You are the program manager of the YGH Program. A vendor has recently completed his contracted work for your program. You agree that the vendor has completed the procured work so what document should you and the vendors now sign?


Options are :

  • Invoice
  • Contract
  • Certificate of completion (Correct)
  • Proposal agreement

Answer : Certificate of completion

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)
  • Inform the stakeholders why their change requests have been rejected.
  • Communicate why the change request was rejected and record the results in the lessons learned documentation for your program.
  • 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.

Terri is the program manager for her organization and she's working with Alice, a project manager in her program. Alice calls Terri and insists that she add a change to program scope. Terri agrees that the change should be entertained. What must Alice do to move forward with her change request?


Options are :

  • Create a change request charter justifying the change request
  • Document the change request in a change request form. (Correct)
  • Add the change request to the scope and complete integrated change control
  • Add the change to the program scope herself, as she is a project manager

Answer : Document the change request in a change request form.

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 :

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

Answer : Project Management Information System

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

Answer : $2,661,750

You are the program manager for your organization. You are examining the order of the activities in your program schedule and would like to change some of the ordering to alleviate scheduling conflicts, risks, and based on your experience with the discipline the program uses. Some of the activities you can rearrange while some of the activities must be completed in a particular order. What term describes the activities that can happen in any order?


Options are :

  • Finish on constraints
  • Discretionary dependencies
  • Benefits management dependencies
  • Mandatory dependencies (Correct)

Answer : Mandatory dependencies

Molly is the program manager for her organization. She is creating a document that defines the benefits the program will create for her organization once the program has been completed. What document is Molly writing?


Options are :

  • Program benefits statement (Correct)
  • Program benefits realization plan
  • Program charter
  • Program scope statement

Answer : Program benefits statement

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 :

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

Answer : Stakeholder analysis plan

A program has a budget at completion of $1,250,000 and has already spent $425,000. The program is running late due to some vendor delays; the program is only 30 percent complete though it was scheduled to be 45 percent at this time. Based on this information how much more money will this program need to finish?


Options are :

  • $919,325
  • $991,667 (Correct)
  • $987,544
  • $978,445

Answer : $991,667

You are the program manager for your organization and are working on gathering the requirements for a new solution and mission statement. There are several instances in the stakeholder pool where the stakeholders and their manager are being queried on possible requirements. You worry that the subordinates may have requirements, ideas, and suggestions to offer but they may be not submitting their thoughts because they do not want to contradict their managers. You believe you need a method to gather all requirements without the stakeholders having any fear of retribution. Which one of the following allows you to anonymously gather iterations requirements and still allow for all stakeholders to review what has been submitted in an attempt to find consensus?


Options are :

  • Workshops
  • Focus groups
  • Delphi Technique (Correct)
  • Web surveys

Answer : Delphi Technique

Two project managers in your program, Marcy and Mary, are not agreeing with the scheduling of project resources and they have asked for your help to determine the resolution. They are refusing to speak with each other and each is telling you that the other person is scheduling project resources for the project that are already scheduled to complete the work. In the communication model, what component represents the disagreement of these two project managers and their refusal to speak with each other about a resolution?


Options are :

  • Barrier (Correct)
  • Ad hoc
  • Noise
  • Conflict

Answer : Barrier

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 variance (SV) of this program?


Options are :

  • -$284,100
  • -$85,230
  • -$117,295 (Correct)
  • $821,065

Answer : -$117,295

Robert is the program manager of the NHQ Program. His team has never worked with one another before this program and he is worried about their abilities to become a team in very short order. He would like to create a team development exercise to facilitate this process. Robert will need all of the following information except for which one to facilitate team development?


Options are :

  • Training records
  • Program management plan
  • Risk management plan (Correct)
  • Personnel records

Answer : Risk management plan

Robert's program is slipping on its schedule and management has asked that Robert find a method to compress the duration of the program. What approach could Robert take that would not dramatically add risks to program if he added labor to the effort-driven activities within the program?


Options are :

  • Lag time
  • Fast tracking
  • Crashing (Correct)
  • Lead time

Answer : Crashing

You are identifying stakeholders for your program to create new software for your organization. The software will affect the ordering by the customer, the manufacturing of the product, inventory,and account management. Sarah, a key stakeholder in your program, is skeptical of one application affecting so many parts of the organization. She prefers that several applications be created instead of the approach your program will take. In stakeholder identification how would you categorize Sarah?


Options are :

  • Passive
  • Active
  • Negative (Correct)
  • Positive

Answer : Negative

You are the program manager for your organization. Your current program, which has just been initiated, needs to launch several projects in order to create all of the benefits of the program. What document do you need to create in order to initiate the projects within your program?


Options are :

  • Project charter (Correct)
  • Project preliminary scope statement
  • Program charter
  • Program scope statement

Answer : Project charter

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

Answer : Approximately 3.5 months

An organization supports both programs and projects for various industries. What is a portfolio?


Options are :

  • A portfolio describes the organization of related projects, programs, and operations (Correct)
  • A portfolio describes all of the monies that are invested in the organization.
  • A portfolio describes any project or program within one industry or application areA.
  • A portfolio is the total amount of funds that have been invested in programs, projects, and operations.

Answer : A portfolio describes the organization of related projects, programs, and operations

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 :

  • Bid
  • Quote
  • Proposal (Correct)
  • RFP

Answer : Proposal

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