PMP Practice Exams for Certification 2019 PMBOK 6 Edition Set 7

To-complete performance index (TCPI) is represented by which of the following?


Options are :

  • A measure of the value of work completed compared to the actual cost or progress
  • AC + (BAC - EV)
  • BAC - EV/BAC - AC
  • A measure of progress achieved compared to progress planned

Answer :BAC - EV/BAC - AC

PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Test Set 2

The widget production project is well underway. The requirements are clear that each widget must weigh between 0.320 and 0.325 ounces. The first day of test production resulted in 1247 widgets. Of the widgets inspected, 47 percent fell within the acceptable weight range. This is an example of:


Options are :

  • Corrective action.
  • Control limits.
  • Quality assurance.
  • Control charting.

Answer :Control limits.

Overlapping activities on a project, such as design and construction, is referred to as:


Options are :

  • Fast tracking
  • Process improvement.
  • Risk conversion.
  • Synchronous manufacturing
  • Parallel management.

Answer :Fast tracking

Management reserves are normally defined as a % of the total budget. As a project progresses, the project manager wants the $ value of management reserve to _____, whereas the customer wants the management reserve to _____.


Options are :

  • Decrease, decrease.
  • Decrease, increase.
  • Increase, decrease.
  • Remain the same, return to customer.
  • Increase, increase.

Answer :Remain the same, return to customer.

The following reports are normally developed during the project closure phase?


Options are :

  • Records Archive, Closure Report, lessons learned & Formal Acceptance Report
  • Communications Management Plan and Closure report
  • Records Archive, Closure Report, & Specifications Document
  • None of the other alternatives apply
  • Communications Management Plan and Lessons Learned

Answer :Records Archive, Closure Report, lessons learned & Formal Acceptance Report

PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Exam Set 5

Management by objectives assumes that the team


Options are :

  • All of the other alternatives apply
  • is receptive to an unstructured environment.
  • possesses a self-fulfillment philosophy
  • Both 1) is receptive to an unstructured environment, and 2) possesses a self-fulfillment philosophy
  • does not require close supervision

Answer :possesses a self-fulfillment philosophy

Risk mitigation includes all but which of the following:


Options are :

  • Developing system (policies, procedures, responsibilities)
  • identification of project risks.
  • developing planning alternatives
  • performing contingent planning
  • Obtaining insurance against loss

Answer :identification of project risks.

Smoothing out resource requirements from period to period is called resource _____.


Options are :

  • Allocation.
  • Quantification
  • None of the other alternatives apply.
  • Partitioning
  • Leveling.

Answer :Leveling.

PMI Certification Practice Questions

A(n) _____ is defined as a specified accomplishment in a particular instant in time which does not consume time or resources.


Options are :

  • Event constrained within planned effort.
  • Activity
  • Event.
  • Constant
  • Correlation

Answer :Event.

Many companies self insure against some risk. Problems which can arise from self-insurance include:


Options are :

  • failure to reserve funds to handle worst case scenarios (low probability events) resulting in severe financial damage to the company
  • All of the other alternatives apply.
  • confusion of business risks with insurable risks.
  • Both 1) failure to reserve funds to handle worst case scenarios (low probability events) resulting in severe financial damage to the company, and 2) confusion of business risks with insurable risks.
  • stiff competition from insurance companies

Answer :Both 1) failure to reserve funds to handle worst case scenarios (low probability events) resulting in severe financial damage to the company, and 2) confusion of business risks with insurable risks.

All of the following are typical concerns of matrixed team members EXCEPT:


Options are :

  • Computing fringe benefits when working on multiple projects
  • Serving multiple bosses.
  • Wondering who will handle their evaluations.
  • Developing commitment.

Answer :Computing fringe benefits when working on multiple projects

PMP Practice Exams for Certification 2019 PMBOK 6 Edition Set 2

Communication in both project and non-project-driven organizations should occur in directions.


Options are :

  • one
  • four
  • three
  • five
  • two

Answer :five

During project executing, a project team member informs the project manager that a work package has not met the quality metric, and that she believes it is not possible to meet it. The project manager meets with all parties concerned to analyze the situation. Which part of the quality management process is the project manager involved in?


Options are :

  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Perform Quality Control
  • Plan Quality
  • Project Control

Answer :Perform Quality Control

In which of the following is the cost of risk hidden by the contractor?


Options are :

  • Cost Plus Percentage of Cost
  • Cost Plus Fixed Price
  • Fixed Price Plus Incentive
  • Firm Fixed Price Contract and Fixed Price Plus Incentive
  • Firm Fixed Price Contract

Answer :Cost Plus Percentage of Cost

PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Test Set 8

Continually measuring and monitoring the actual cost versus the budget is done to _____.


Options are :

  • All of the other alternatives apply.
  • analyze the reasons for variances
  • establish the variances
  • None of the other alternatives apply .
  • identify the problems

Answer :All of the other alternatives apply.

PMP® Certification v6: 2 PMP Exams& Detailed PMP Math_14pdus Set 10

Which of the following is most closely associated with pure risk:


Options are :

  • Both 1) profit and loss and 2) market fluctuations.
  • market fluctuations
  • personnel turnover
  • insurance
  • profit and loss

Answer :insurance

In which type of organization(s) is the project manager's role most likely part-time?


Options are :

  • Functional
  • Weak Matrix
  • Balanced Matrix
  • Both 1) Functional and 2) Weak Matrix

Answer :Both 1) Functional and 2) Weak Matrix

Which of the following is the BEST thing to do at a bidder conference?


Options are :

  • Answer sellers' questions
  • Make sure the sellers have all the procurement documents
  • Meet the sellers' teams
  • Make sure the sellers ask all their questions

Answer :Make sure the sellers ask all their questions

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practice Test Set 7

A summary WBS is usually developed in the



Options are :

  • All of the other alternatives apply phases
  • planning phase
  • close-out phase
  • implementation phase
  • Conceptual phase

Answer :Conceptual phase

A quality control manager decides to increase his daily sample size from three to six. The size of the control band will:


Options are :

  • decrease
  • None of the other alternatives apply .
  • not determinable from given data
  • increase
  • remain unchanged

Answer :decrease

A problem occurs on an activity with free float and the project manager has extended its duration. What is MOST likely to be affected?


Options are :

  • Resource schedules
  • Project duration
  • The latest start for the successor activity
  • Project scope management plan

Answer :Resource schedules

PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Test Set 8

The estimated cost to complete (ETC) is _____.


Options are :

  • the forecasted and final cost - cost to date
  • Total estimate - ACWP
  • None of the other alternatives apply
  • BCWP/ACWP
  • (ACWP-BCWP)/BCWP * 100

Answer :the forecasted and final cost - cost to date

The project manager has, as a prime responsibility, to assure proper integration of activities. In which organizational form does the project manager probably have the easiest time in integrating work?


Options are :

  • Pure project
  • Matrix
  • Expediter
  • Coordinator
  • Classical

Answer :Pure project

A _____ estimate prepared from layouts, sketches and flowsheets, should be accurate within (-10, +25%).


Options are :

  • Bottom up.
  • Top down.
  • Definitive.
  • Budget
  • Parametric

Answer :Budget

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In which of the following contract types does the buyer have the most cost risk?


Options are :

  • Cost plus percentage of costs (CPPC)
  • Cost plus incentive fee (CPIF)
  • Cost plus fixed fee (CPFF)
  • Cost plus award fee (CPAF)

Answer :Cost plus percentage of costs (CPPC)

The scope of a project can be expected to change if:


Options are :

  • Oversimplification (underestimating) of the nature of the work occurs
  • The project manager must provide cost estimates without having a design concept
  • The project manager is assigned after the project is defined, and the cost and schedule are approved
  • All of the other alternatives apply are possible based upon the situation
  • A clear objective is not provided

Answer :All of the other alternatives apply are possible based upon the situation

What is the difference between expected monetary value and net present value?


Options are :

  • Expected value is the estimated value of risk response plans and net present value helps determine the value of investments.
  • Expected value is the value it takes to recover your investment and net present value is the value of money.
  • Expected value is the estimated value of the work actually accomplished and net present value is the value of the work to be done.
  • Expected value is the probability times impact of an opportunity and net present value is the benefits less costs over many time periods.

Answer :Expected value is the probability times impact of an opportunity and net present value is the benefits less costs over many time periods.

PMI-RMP PMI Risk Management Professional Practice Test Set 5

Project leadership requires that the project manager pay attention simultaneously to the:


Options are :

  • All of the other alternatives apply
  • Quantity and quality of the work to be performed
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of the team
  • Tasks to be performed and needs of the team
  • Time, cost and performance deliverables

Answer :All of the other alternatives apply

The project manager notices that project activities being completed by one department are all taking slightly longer than planned. To date, none of the activities/work packages have been on the critical path, nor have they affected the critical chain planning that has occurred. The project manager is bothered by the problem, since four of the next five critical path activities are being completed by this department. After making three calls, the project manager is finally able to converse with the department manager to determine what is going on. The conversation is slow, because both speak different native languages and they are trying to converse in French, a shared language. To make communication easier, the project manager frequently asks the department manager to repeat back what has been said. The department manager communicates that his staff is following a company policy that requires two levels of testing. During the conversation, the department manager
also makes a comment that leads the project manager to believe that the policy may include excessive work. This is the fourth time the project manager has heard such a comment. What is the BEST thing to do?


Options are :

  • Find out if the upcoming activities should be re estimated.
  • Create a better communications management plan that requires only one language to be the universal language on the project and have translators readily available on a moment's notice.
  • Work on increasing the effectiveness of the performing organization by recommending continuous improvement of the policy in question.
  • Contact someone else in the department who speaks the project manager's native language better to confirm the department manager's opinion.

Answer :Work on increasing the effectiveness of the performing organization by recommending continuous improvement of the policy in question.

Communication always makes use of.


Options are :

  • Symbols
  • language
  • gestures
  • words
  • All of the other alternatives apply.

Answer :All of the other alternatives apply.

PMI-100 Certified Associate in Project Management Test Set 4

Formal written communication is mandated for which of the following?


Options are :

  • scope changes not part of the original project
  • procurement of raw materials
  • All of the other alternatives apply.
  • taking exception to a specification
  • Both 1) scope changes not part of the original project, and 2) taking exception to a specification.

Answer :All of the other alternatives apply.

Which of the following is NOT a reason to measure variances from the baseline?


Options are :

  • To catch deviations early
  • To create a project control system
  • To allow early corrective action
  • To determine if there are any wild fluctuations

Answer :To create a project control system

Job continuity would be an example of _____ in Maslow's hierarchy of needs.


Options are :

  • Physiological
  • Esteem
  • Belonging
  • Safety
  • Self-actualization

Answer :Safety

PMI-RMP PMI Risk Management Professional Practice Test Set 6

The sponsor is worried about the seller deriving extra profit on the cost plus fixed fee (CPFF) contract. Each month the sponsor requires the project manager to submit CPI calculations and an analysis of the cost to complete. The project manager explains to the sponsor that extra profits should NOT be a worry on this project because:


Options are :

  • All costs invoiced are being audited.
  • The fee is only received by the seller when the project is completed.
  • The team is making sure the seller does not cut scope.
  • There can only be a maximum 10 percent increase if there is an unexpected cost overrun.

Answer :All costs invoiced are being audited.

You are in a meeting with someone who just ate a slice of garlic bread. Your are distracted by his pungent breath. Which of the following communication barriers describe these distractions?


Options are :

  • Sign Detection
  • Sensory Limitations
  • Selective Perception
  • None of the other alternatives apply
  • Varying Alertness of Perception

Answer :Sign Detection

The risk of accepting a lot of poor quality, in acceptance sampling, is referred to as:


Options are :

  • type I error
  • consumer's risk
  • producer's risk
  • consumer's risk and type I error
  • buyer's risk

Answer :consumer's risk

PMP® Certification v6: 2 PMP Exams& Detailed PMP Math_14pdus Set 6

Which one of the following is not an acquisition method?


Options are :

  • purchase
  • advertising
  • invitation
  • all are acquisition methods
  • negotiation

Answer :advertising

A team member notifies the project manager that the activities comprising a work package are no longer appropriate. It would be BEST for the project manager to be in what part of the project management process?


Options are :

  • Corrective action
  • Integrated change control
  • Monitoring and controlling
  • Project closing

Answer :Monitoring and controlling

Which of the following would be the MOST appropriate thing to do during the planning process group?


Options are :

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of risk responses.
  • Recommend changes and defect repair.
  • Update corporate processes and procedures based on lessons learned.
  • Work with the customer to determine acceptance criteria.

Answer :Work with the customer to determine acceptance criteria.

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 9

Giving a part of project work to a contractor is an example of:


Options are :

  • risk deflection
  • Risk assumption
  • risk mitigation
  • risk delegation
  • risk assignment

Answer :risk deflection

If a project manager is using observation and conversation to help control the project, she must be involved in which process?


Options are :

  • Manage Project Team
  • Develop Project Team
  • Distribute Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Expectations

Answer :Manage Project Team

What is the standard deviation for the estimates in the above problem?


Options are :

  • 0.6
  • 2
  • 1.5
  • 0.5

Answer :0.6

PMI-002 Certification Project Management Practices Exam Set 3

The major difference between PERT and CPM networks is:


Options are :

  • PERT is measured in days whereas CPM uses weeks or months.
  • PERT is used for construction projects whereas CPM is used for R & D.
  • PERT requires computer solutions whereas CPM is a manual technique.
  • PERT requires three time estimates whereas CPM requires one time estimate.
  • PERT addresses only time whereas CPM also includes cost and resource availability.

Answer :PERT requires three time estimates whereas CPM requires one time estimate.

The seller tells you that your activities have resulted in an increase in their costs. You should:


Options are :

  • Have a meeting with management to find out what to do.
  • Recommend a change to the project costs.
  • Deny any wrongdoing.
  • Ask the seller for supporting information.

Answer :Ask the seller for supporting information.

Resource leveling _____.


Options are :

  • 1) Smoothes out resource requirements by rescheduling activities within their float time, or 2) Attempts to reduce resource requirements within a constraint on project duration
  • Smooths out resource requirements by substituting activities with unassigned resources.
  • Allocates resources to activities to find shortest schedule within fixed resource limits.
  • Smoothes out resource requirements by rescheduling activities within their float time.
  • Attempts to reduce resource requirements within a constraint on project duration

Answer :1) Smoothes out resource requirements by rescheduling activities within their float time, or 2) Attempts to reduce resource requirements within a constraint on project duration

PMP® Certification v6: 2 PMP Exams& Detailed PMP Math_14pdus Set 12

For communication to occur, there must be:


Options are :

  • The transmittal of information and a communication process
  • Two or more people involved
  • a communication process
  • the transmittal of information
  • All of the other alternatives apply

Answer :All of the other alternatives apply

The critical path in a schedule network is the path that:


Options are :

  • All of the other alternatives apply.
  • Allows some flexibility in scheduling a start time. C. Is not affected by schedule slippage
  • Takes the longest time to complete
  • Must be done before any other tasks

Answer :Takes the longest time to complete

The erection of foundation formwork before the placement of foundation concrete would be an example of a _____ dependency.


Options are :

  • Mandatory
  • Subcontracted
  • Soft logic
  • Discretionary
  • External

Answer :Mandatory

PMP® Certification v6: 2 PMP Exams& Detailed PMP Math_14pdus Set 10

In crashing a task, you would focus on:


Options are :

  • As many tasks as possible and accelerate performance by minimizing cost.
  • Accelerating performance of tasks on critical path.
  • As many tasks as possible.
  • Non critical tasks.
  • Accelerate performance by minimizing cost.

Answer :Accelerating performance of tasks on critical path.

Job descriptions are examples of ______communications.


Options are :

  • upward
  • diagonal
  • None of the other alternatives apply
  • downward
  • horizontal

Answer :None of the other alternatives apply

A clear definition of the user's needs serves as the direct basis for the:


Options are :

  • Work breakdown structure.
  • Selection of personnel.
  • Functional requirements.
  • Project cost estimate.
  • Termination decision.

Answer :Functional requirements.

PMI-100 Certified Associate Management Practical Exam Set 9

Given the following estimates: Optimistic 3 days, Pessimistic 9 days, and most likely 6 days, what is the PERT weighted average?


Options are :

  • 6.1
  • 6
  • 4
  • 6.3

Answer :6.3

Which of the following statements is in agreement with McGregor's concepts concerning Theory X and Theory Y managers?


Options are :

  • Theory Y managers view subordinates as being imaginative, creative, and willing to accept responsibility E. Theory X managers view subordinates as being lazy, irresponsible, and resistant to change
  • Both 1) Theory X managers view subordinates as being lazy, irresponsible, and resistant to change, and 2) Theory Y managers view subordinates as being imaginative, creative, and willing to accept responsibility
  • Theory X managers tend to be autocratic whereas Theory Y managers are more likely to delegate responsibility
  • All of the other alternatives apply

Answer :All of the other alternatives apply

The strong matrix versus a weak matrix.


Options are :

  • the balance of power has shifted away from the PM.
  • functional managers no longer has control over the technical processes.
  • All of the other alternatives apply.
  • strong matrix is more difficult to manage.
  • team members are more likely to be assigned to the project office in a strong matrix

Answer :team members are more likely to be assigned to the project office in a strong matrix

PMP® Certification v6: 2 PMP Exams& Detailed PMP Math_14pdus Set 8

In a matrix organizational form, which factor(s) make it difficult for a project manager to provide a valid input into the employee's performance review?


Options are :

  • Not working directly with the assigned functional employees
  • 1) Not working directly with the assigned functional employees, and 2) Employees spend only a short amount of time assigned to the project.
  • Not being knowledgeable enough to evaluate employees on technical judgment
  • All of the other alternatives apply
  • Both
  • Employees spend only a short amount of time assigned to the project

Answer :All of the other alternatives apply

All the techniques described below can be used to keep a meeting focused except:


Options are :

  • Rephrase unclear ideas presented by group members
  • Summarize discussion periodically
  • All are acceptable techniques
  • Encourage pursuit of interesting new ideas
  • Recall agenda items/purpose of meeting

Answer :Encourage pursuit of interesting new ideas

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