PMP Certification Questions

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A statistical method for identifying which factors may influence specific variables of a product or process under development or in production is called

A) cost benefit analysis. B) sensitivity analysis.
C) cost of quality analysis. D) design of experiments.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) design of experiments.

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The project manager meets with the project team to review lessons learned from previous projects. In what activity is the team involved?

A) Performance management B) Scope identification
C) Risk identification D) Project team status meeting
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Risk identification

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An accepted deadline for a project approaches. However, the project manager realizes only 75% percent of the work has been completed. The project manager then issues a change request. What should the change request authorize?

A) Additional resources using the contingency fund B) Escalation approval to use contingency funding
C) Team overtime to meet schedule D) Corrective action based on causes
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Corrective action based on causes

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Ambiguous jurisdiction is more common in a functional or weak matrix organization than a strong matrix or projectized organization. Why?

A) Projectized organizations tend to be large in size B) Conflict between a functional manager and a project manager is more common in a functional or weak matrix
C) Legal issues are more frequent in a functional or weak matrix organization D) Projectized and strong matrix organizations are the best companies for a project manager to work for due to less ambiguity in scope development.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Conflict between a functional manager and a project manager is more common in a functional or weak matrix

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Answer A is incorect because it is not a correct statement and has nothing to do with ambiguous jurisdiction. Answer C is incorrect because ambiguous jurisdiction is not related to legal issues at a company. Answer D is incorrect because the statement is incorrect and is not related to ambiguous jurisdiction.

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Why are CPM, GERT, and PERT not considered sufficient to create a project schedule?

A) All three are tools and techniques of schedule development, not the actual schedule B) As mathemetical analysis tools, they simply provide the dates that are posible, and do not consider resource pool limitations
C) They are sufficient. Each calculates early and late start and finish dates for each activity D) They are Monte Carlo techniques used to provide what-if analysis for adverse external factors on a project
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) As mathemetical analysis tools, they simply provide the dates that are posible, and do not consider resource pool limitations

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Answer A is tempting because it is true by definition, but Answer B is correct because it properly answers the question, in that these techniques do not take into account resource pool constraints. Answer C is incorrect because it provides possible early and late start and finish dates, but not the actual schedules. Answer D is incorrect because none of the the three are simulation techniques. 

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