PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Test Set 8

You are the program manager of the NHQ Program for your organization. Your program is nearing the completion of one of its major phases and there are several resources that should be released at this time. What program management plan will guide you to release of the program resources and transfer the resources and benefits to operations within the organization?


Options are :

  • Resource management plan
  • Benefits management plan
  • Transition plan (Correct)
  • Communications management plan

Answer : Transition plan

Who makes Go/No-Go decisions during phase gate reviews?


Options are :

  • Board of Project Managers
  • Program Manager
  • Program Governance board (Correct)
  • Stakeholders

Answer : Program Governance board

Which of the following documents describes the details for each component in the WBS?


Options are :

  • WBS detail
  • WBS dictionary (Correct)
  • Risk register
  • Project charter

Answer : WBS dictionary

Paul is the program manager for his company. He along with his team is working on the Monitor and Control Program Changes process. The process will need several inputs. Which one of the following items is NOT an input to the Monitor and Control Program Changes process in the program management?


Options are :

  • Program management plan
  • Change requests
  • Change request log
  • Approved change requests (Correct)

Answer : Approved change requests

You are the program manager for your organization and you are dealing with your program stakeholders. You are explaining to them, along with your program team, how certain activities in the program may cause delays in the schedule if the associated risk events come into play. The cost of impact of the risk events are minimal, but the schedule impacts could be bigger. The stakeholders are concerned about delaying the schedule beyond a given due date for the program. They would like you to determine if it is possible to add more labor, use a higher grade of material, or hire some consultants to ensure the risks do not occur in the program. They are not much concerned about the cost of the solution as long as the solution or identified risks do not delay the program completion. What type of risk response are your program stakeholders recommending in this situation?


Options are :

  • Workaround
  • Transference
  • Mitigation (Correct)
  • Avoidance

Answer : Mitigation

Which earned value management formula can help you determine how likely it is that you'll complete the program based on the amount of cash left in the program budget?


Options are :

  • Estimate to complete
  • Estimate at completion
  • To-complete performance index (Correct)
  • Variance at completion

Answer : To-complete performance index

Which of the following plans should a project manager implement if a selected risk strategy fails to be fully effective?


Options are :

  • Fallback plan (Correct)
  • Mitigation plan
  • Risk response plan
  • Mitigation management plan

Answer : Fallback plan

All of the following are benefits of a program except for which one?


Options are :

  • The program manager can use the same approach in stakeholder management for all projects in the program.
  • All projects follow the policies of the program and organization
  • Resource management in a program allows resources to be shared across all projects in the program.
  • Projects can operate independently of one another. (Correct)

Answer : Projects can operate independently of one another.

Small changes that bypass the organization's change control procedures are called ____.


Options are :

  • Gold plating
  • Scope fault
  • Lag
  • Scope creep (Correct)

Answer : Scope creep

You work as a program manager for a large construction program. Your program includes constructing hotels across the country. You collect information on the status of the program. During comparison with the original plan you find the 200 hotels have been completed as against 275 hotels planned as of today. In which program process are you working on?


Options are :

  • Monitor and Control Program Scope
  • Monitor and Control Project Performance (Correct)
  • Monitor and Control Program Schedule
  • Manage Program Issues

Answer : Monitor and Control Project Performance

Which one of the following is not considered one of the three components of the Iron Triangle?


Options are :

  • Quality (Correct)
  • Time
  • Scope
  • Cost

Answer : Quality

Which of the following documents is described in the statement below?"It is a type of procurement document used to request proposals from prospective sellers of products or services."


Options are :

  • Request for proposal (Correct)
  • Request for bid
  • Request for quote
  • Request for information

Answer : Request for proposal

You are the program manager for a new software development program. One of the developers has been adding extra fields for information in the software that was not part of the original program scope. While the fields are a good idea, the customer did not ask for the information and some time has been wasted on this work that was not in the program scope. This is an example of which one of the following terms?


Options are :

  • Preventive action
  • Corrective action
  • Gold plating
  • Program scope change (Correct)

Answer : Program scope change

What document should you provide to the vendors if you're only interested for a set fee for their materials?


Options are :

  • IFB (Correct)
  • SOW
  • RFI
  • RFP

Answer : IFB

Don is the project manager of the NQP Project for his organization. This project is scheduled to last for 18 months and will have several elements of the project that have government regulations. Management is concerned with the regulations and would like Don to report on the activities that will be affected by the regulations. What document should Don reference for information on the activities and the regulations?


Options are :

  • Risk management plan
  • Activity list
  • Activity list and attributes (Correct)
  • Risk register

Answer : Activity list and attributes

You are the program manager for your organization. Your current program has fourteen projects and one project manager in your program is about to close her project. She will need all of the following inputs to the close project process except for which one?


Options are :

  • Project deliverables
  • Organizational process assets
  • Project management plan
  • Quality control measurements (Correct)

Answer : Quality control measurements

A program has a BAC of $550,000 and is currently 45 percent complete though was actually scheduled to be 55 percent complete by this time. The program has spent, however, $265,000 to date. Based on this information what is the cost performance index (CPI) for this program?


Options are :

  • -$38,889
  • 93 (Correct)
  • $323,889
  • 82

Answer : 93

Identify the term described in the statement given below? "The use of it should be reviewed along with an assessment of their effectiveness. This will aid the program management in determining if risks to the program are being effectively managed. It also provides feedback to the program management on any projects that need to be recovered or terminated."


Options are :

  • Earned Value
  • Contingency Reserve (Correct)
  • Budget
  • Planned Value

Answer : Contingency Reserve

A wild life protection organization opposes your program, which involves the cutting of around 200 trees to make way for the construction of a building. Which of the following correctly defines the organization in program management terminology?


Options are :

  • Hurdle stakeholder
  • Negative stakeholder (Correct)
  • Positive stakeholder
  • Key stakeholder

Answer : Negative stakeholder

You are the program manager for the HGQ Program in your organization. Your program has eight constituent projects including a small project which you've assigned to Beth a new project manager in your organization. Part of your assignment is to coach Beth on project management in your program. You are telling Beth about the five process groups of project management and how they map to the progression of the project. Which process group would you tell Beth is where she'll likely spend the bulk of the project time and the project budget?


Options are :

  • Procurement
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Planning
  • Executing (Correct)

Answer : Executing

Who owns the program?


Options are :

  • Project manager
  • Program manager
  • Program sponsor
  • Program director (Correct)

Answer : Program director

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


Options are :

  • The program has a change control board that analyzes changes at the program level. (Correct)
  • Scope changes may originate from the stake holders. (Correct)
  • Change requests for a particular project have to be approved by the project manager irrespective of their potential impact on multiple projects.
  • The change control process on a program is often hierarchical. (Correct)

Answer : The program has a change control board that analyzes changes at the program level. Scope changes may originate from the stake holders. The change control process on a program is often hierarchical.

You are working with Sam, a project manager on one of the projects within your program. Sam doesn't understand all of the rules and procedures that he's required to do as a project manager in your program. What are the rules and procedures called in project that Sam must abide by?


Options are :

  • Enterprise environmental factors (Correct)
  • Process procedures
  • Program governance
  • Project governance

Answer : Enterprise environmental factors

Communication is large percentage of program execution as the program manager must communicate with the appropriate stakeholders. In larger programs face-to-face communication is not always possible. When emails are used what verbal aspect of communication is lost?


Options are :

  • Paralingual (Correct)
  • Nonverbal
  • Noise
  • Barriers

Answer : Paralingual

Which of the following tools and techniques are parts of the Administer Program Procurements process? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.


Options are :

  • Contract performance review (Correct)
  • Supplier performance review
  • Inspection and audits (Correct)
  • Budget management system (Correct)

Answer : Contract performance review Inspection and audits Budget management system

What is another term that can be assigned to the pre-program analysis and research to determine if a program should be initiated?


Options are :

  • Program scope statement definition
  • Feasibility study creation (Correct)
  • Program charter creation
  • Business case creation

Answer : Feasibility study creation

If a risk has a probability of 60 percent and an impact of -$57,000 what will the expected monetary value of the risk event be?


Options are :

  • You will need to know the utility function of the organization to determine this.
  • -$34,200 (Correct)
  • -9,500
  • -$57,000

Answer : -$34,200

June is the program manager for her organization. Management has asked June to create a visual mapping of the program scope so that all of the key stakeholders can see all of the elements of the program scope. June needs to create what kind of document to show all of the program deliverables based on the program scope?


Options are :

  • Program benefits mapping chart
  • Program network diagram
  • Program work breakdown structure (Correct)
  • Program budget

Answer : Program work breakdown structure

Your program is to construct a new condo building in Chicago. You and the project managers are working together to define the project assumptions about the program. Which one of the following is an example of an assumption for this program?


Options are :

  • A predetermined program budget
  • Weather (Correct)
  • Deadlines for project milestones
  • Building codes

Answer : Weather

Complete the following phrase about quality management: Quality is ____ into a program, not ____ into a program.


Options are :

  • Planned, controlled
  • Planned, inspected (Correct)
  • Executed, controlled
  • Built, inspected

Answer : Planned, inspected

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