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PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Test Set 7

Julie is the program manager of the NHQ Program for her organization and she believes the program is now complete. Julie is closing her program, and she's working with her program sponsor to review the program's deliverables and benefits. Janet, the program sponsor, is very pleased with the program and agrees that the program has met the program scope. What should Julie and the program sponsor do next?


Options are :

  • Release the program's resources
  • Sign the certificate of program closure (Correct)
  • Close the constituent projects before closing the program
  • Complete the program's budget

Answer : Sign the certificate of program closure

Leigh is working with the project stakeholders to define the project scope. The stakeholders are deciding on what type of flooring their new hotel should have in the lobby. They have narrowed their choices to either carpet or tile. The two acceptable choices of carpet or tile during scope definition is an example of what planning approach?


Options are :

  • Alternative identification (Correct)
  • Work packages
  • Scope decomposition
  • Requirements

Answer : Alternative identification

You are the program manager for your project. You are working with the project managers regarding the procurement processes for their projects. You have ruled out one particular contract type because it is considered too risky for the program. Which one of the following contract types is usually considered to be the most dangerous for the buyer?


Options are :

  • Cost plus incentive fee
  • Time and materials
  • Fixed fee
  • Cost plus percentage of costs (Correct)

Answer : Cost plus percentage of costs

You are the program manager for your organization and are working with your program team to create the program scope. Based on the program requirements you have identified the major deliverables of each phase in your program scope. Management has requested that you plan for cost estimating to happen at each phase of the program before continuing the work. Management may elect to cancel the program at the end of each phase based on past performance of the program. What are the reviews of management called at each phase?


Options are :

  • Murder board
  • Portfolio review sessions
  • Kill points (Correct)
  • Phase gate estimates

Answer : Kill points

You are the program manager for the JQN Program in your organization. There have been some delays in your schedule and you're about to perform some schedule control activities. Which one of the following will not help you as you perform schedule control?


Options are :

  • Performance reports
  • Change requests (Correct)
  • Earned value management
  • Forecasts

Answer : Change requests

What duration compression technique typically adds risk when it's used during a program?


Options are :

  • Crashing
  • Resource leveling heuristics
  • Fast tracking (Correct)
  • Lead time generation

Answer : Fast tracking

Ben is the program manager for his organization. He's working with program team to determine what activities need to be completed in order to move the program into execution. He and the team are subdividing the program scope into smaller, manageable components to determine the activity list. What is Ben and his program team creating by subdividing the program scope in this scenario?


Options are :

  • Work breakdown structure (Correct)
  • Program scope baseline
  • Program network diagram
  • Activity list

Answer : Work breakdown structure

Hans is the program manager for his organization. His current project has seven constituent projects that each will create deliverables for the organization. Who is responsible for the project deliverables in this scenario?


Options are :

  • Hans and each project manager
  • Program director
  • Hans
  • Project managers (Correct)

Answer : Project managers

There are five stages of team development. At which stage are there likely to be disagreements and struggle for roles in the program team?


Options are :

  • Adjourning
  • Forming
  • Confronting
  • Storming (Correct)

Answer : Storming

Which of the following program process outputs includes causes of variances from the program management plan, corrective actions taken and their outcomes, risk mitigations, and other information of value to management and stakeholders of future programs?


Options are :

  • Assumptions
  • Supporting details
  • Lessons learned (Correct)
  • Program management plan updates

Answer : Lessons learned

You are the program manager for your organization. One of the projects within your program is to install 15,000 light fixtures throughout your organization's corporate campus. The new fixtures will save on electrical costs. Which one of the following choices is an ideal approach to quality assurance and the installation of the light fixtures for this project team?


Options are :

  • The project team members should develop their own system for installation of the fixtures.
  • The cost and time of each installation should go down because of the learning curve
  • The project manager should work with the project team to understand how each fixture is to be installed.
  • Use a checklist for the installation because it is repeatable work. (Correct)

Answer : Use a checklist for the installation because it is repeatable work.

You are the program manager of the NQA Program. In this program you're planning which contract types you'll allow into the program and which ones you will not. One contract type you won't accept is the cost plus percentage of cost contract. Which of the following is a valid reason you would not allow this contract type into your program?


Options are :

  • The contract type allows is the most dangerous for the buyer. (Correct)
  • The contract type requires the vendor to provide a fixed price for the work.
  • The contract type requires the vendor to provide a fee for the time invested and the materials used.
  • The contract type allows the vendor to change the price of the work he's completed.

Answer : The contract type allows is the most dangerous for the buyer.

Wanda is the program manager for her organization. Her program team consists of resources from across the organization - many of whom have not worked together before. Wanda thinks that she'll need to complete some team development but would like to focus the development on the materials and activities that the program team will need to complete in the program. What plan should Wanda reference and update to complete her team development process?


Options are :

  • Requirements management plan
  • Training plan (Correct)
  • Staffing management plan
  • Communications management plan

Answer : Training plan

Hal is the program manager for his organization. He would like your organization to provide his program with 4 tons of pea gravel for a construction project in his program. Hal send you a statement of work and an IFB. What document should you provide to Hal?


Options are :

  • Proposal
  • Bid (Correct)
  • Invoice
  • Quote

Answer : Bid

You are the program manager for your organization and are coaching your project managers on the program's schedule. Alice wants to know what the schedule control process creates. All of the following are outputs of the schedule control process except for which one?


Options are :

  • Program schedule updates
  • Change requests
  • Stakeholder communication information
  • Schedule variances (Correct)

Answer : Schedule variances

You are hosting a meeting with all of the vendors that have received a copy of your statement of work. In this meeting, you'll be discussing the statement of work, clarifying the details, and answering any questions the vendors may have about the project. What is this meeting called?


Options are :

  • Sales meeting
  • Negotiations
  • Select sellers process
  • Bidder conference (Correct)

Answer : Bidder conference

Which of the following is NOT true regarding the program work breakdown structure (WBS)?


Options are :

  • It defines a program and groups the program's discrete work elements in a way that helps organize and define the total work scope of the program.
  • It subdivides the program deliverables to work packages that are linked to the activities within the program.
  • It subdivides the program deliverables to work packages that are linked to the activities within the program.
  • It defines all the work and only the required work for the program. (Correct)

Answer : It defines all the work and only the required work for the program.

Management is trying to determine which program to initiate. Each of the potential programs has the possibility of creating an income for each it is in existence. Management would like to consider the present value for each year a program creates a return on investment. What program selection method is management using in this instance?


Options are :

  • Internal rate of return
  • Time value of money
  • Net present value (Correct)
  • Present value

Answer : Net present value

Alice is the project manager of the NHQ Project and is entering the project's closing processes. The project, she has managed, has been for another organization in a contractual relationship. Her organization requires Alice to complete performance reviews of the project team, review the deliverables with the project customer, and to obtain formal signoff of the project deliverables. There may be other conditions and activities that Alice likely will need to do in this final project phase. Where can Alice check regarding this project?


Options are :

  • Project Integration Plan
  • Project Contract (Correct)
  • Project Quality Control procedures
  • Project Communications Management Plan

Answer : Project Contract

Paula is program manager for her organization. It has come to her attention that several of the projects within her program have stalled which has now caused her project to be delayed. Paula is required by her organization to create a certain type of report when there are variances in the program dealing with time and cost. What type of report is Paula likely to create in this instance?


Options are :

  • Quality Control Report
  • Exceptions report (Correct)
  • Status report
  • Earned Value Management report on the schedule performance index

Answer : Exceptions report

You are the program manager for your organization. Your current program has a budget at completion of $3,450,000 and is expected to last two years. The program is currently 30 percent complete and has spent ten percent more than what it should have to arrive at this point in the program schedule. Based on this information, what is estimate at completion (EAC) for this program?


Options are :

  • $1,035,000
  • $3,795,000 (Correct)
  • There is not enough information to know.
  • $2,656,500

Answer : $3,795,000

During the selection of source process, you assign certain points towards various categories to judge the vendors. Which type of source selection process is it?


Options are :

  • Weighting system (Correct)
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Preferred vendor list
  • Screening system

Answer : Weighting system

Which of the following statements are true regarding program scope statement?


Options are :

  • It represents a common understanding of the program for the purpose of facilitating communication among the stakeholders. (Correct)
  • It defines all the work and only the required work for the program. (Correct)
  • It formally authorizes the program
  • t sets authorities and limits for the program manager and team (Correct)

Answer : It represents a common understanding of the program for the purpose of facilitating communication among the stakeholders. It defines all the work and only the required work for the program. t sets authorities and limits for the program manager and team

You are the program manager for your organization and are about to execute your procurement management plan. You need to procure materials for your program and you want only the vendor to provide you with a price for the goods you need to procure. What type of a document should you provide to the vendor in this scenario?


Options are :

  • Proposal
  • Program charter
  • Request for quote (Correct)
  • Statement of work

Answer : Request for quote

You are the project manager for the GGG Project and are about to close the project kick off meeting. All of the project team members and the key stakeholders are in attendance. What final item should you talk about before closing the meeting?


Options are :

  • Discuss the action items and the importance of the items being completed as planned. (Correct)
  • Discuss the importance of the project scope.
  • Remind everyone that you're the project manager if they have QUESTION NOs.
  • Thank everyone for attending.

Answer : Discuss the action items and the importance of the items being completed as planned.

You are a program manager for a large construction program. You need to ensure that the projects in the program are in accordance with the schedule. You are tracking start and finish dates for them. Which of the following processes are you on?


Options are :

  • Monitor and Control Program Scope
  • Report Program Performance
  • Monitor and Control Program Schedule (Correct)
  • Monitor and Control Program Performance

Answer : Monitor and Control Program Schedule

Which of the following contract types is described in the statement below?"The seller is reimbursed for all allowable costs for performing the contract work, and receives a fixed payment calculated as a percentage for the initial estimated project costs."


Options are :

  • Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contracts (CPFF) (Correct)
  • Firm Fixed Price Contracts (FFP)
  • Fixed Price Incentive Fee Contracts (FPIF)
  • Cost Plus Incentive Fee Contracts (CPIF)

Answer : Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contracts (CPFF)

You are a program manager for an environmental program. The program involves installation of windmill across the country. During execution of the project, a stakeholder raises a change request to add an additional module with the existing installation. The program governance board has approved the change request. Which of the following is true regarding this scenario?


Options are :

  • Project charter is upgraded to include the approved changes in the program.
  • The Program Master Schedule is updated to reflect the changes. (Correct)
  • The new Program Master Schedule is created containing the approved changes
  • Separate project is made to ensure that the approved changes are included in the program.

Answer : The Program Master Schedule is updated to reflect the changes.

Martha is the program manager for her organization. One of the projects of a program is done but is also considerably over budget. Kay, the project manager, has elected to crash the project in order to recoup schedule delays but this increased the project costs. What should Martha instruct Kay to do with the information regarding the schedule delays and cost overruns?


Options are :

  • Create an exceptions report.
  • Create a variance report.
  • Create an entry in the lessons learned documentation and explain her reasoning behind the corrective actions. (Correct)
  • File the information as part of the project final report.

Answer : Create an entry in the lessons learned documentation and explain her reasoning behind the corrective actions.

Which of the following risk response planning techniques is associated with threats and seeks to reduce the probability of occurrence, or impact of risk below an acceptable threshold?


Options are :

  • Risk acceptance
  • Risk avoidance
  • Risk mitigation (Correct)
  • Risk transference

Answer : Risk mitigation

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