PMP Certification Questions

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Communication requirements are defined by

A) the adaptation of the theory of sender-receiver models to the dominant listening and learning style of each stakeholder. B) the logistics of how many individuals will be involved with the project and at which locations.
C) the technologies or methods available to transfer information back and forth among project stakeholders. D) combining the type and format of information required with an analysis of the value of that information.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) combining the type and format of information required with an analysis of the value of that information.

Explanation:

“ Communication requirements are defined by combining the type and format of information needed with an analysis of the value of that information.”

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The procurement documents to be used, the supplier management processes and the types of contracts that will be used are to be found in which document?

A) Solicitation management plan. B) Contracting management plan.
C) Organizational policies. D) Procurement management plan.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Procurement management plan.

Explanation:

Key elements in the procurement management plan are enumerated in this PMBOK section. [12.1.3.1]

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Subject matters experts (SMEs) are resources that are imperative to the succes of a project. Many times, project managers are not experts in the areas they are managing and frequently must rely upon other's expertise. In which scope - management process are SMEs first used?

A) Scope planning B) Scope definition
C) Initiation D) Scope verification
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Initiation

Explanation:

Initiation is the first step in the scope management process, and expert judgment is one of the techniques routinely utilized. Answers A, B, and D are incorrect because they would come after the initiation process.

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You are working on a new project to develop a new wireless product with ease - of - use features recommended by customers. It is as yet undetermined which features and the extent to which each feature will be incorporated into the product.You have a focus group that will continue to evaluate the features as the project goes forward.The focus group is authorized to suggest changes, as are your engineers and the quality department.As a project manager, what will help you most to minimize the effect of these changes?

A) A change management plan B) A scope management plan
C) Do not continue with the project until all of the features are clearly defined in the scope statement and scope definition. D) This is an expected part of every project. A good project manager will have a communications plan in place to be sure everyone knows what is happening on the project.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) A scope management plan

Explanation:

Answer A is tempting because the problem focuses on changes. However, because we are talking about the elaboration of the product's characteristics, we are talking about scope changes, and therefore Answer B is the best answer. Answer C is also tempting because it is difficult to more forward on a project until the scope is clearly defined (especially in systems development projects), but with products and certain types of web development, scope changes can be frequent, and a formal scope management plan is needed. Answer D is true from a project perspective, but does not addres the scope issues.

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A company that you previously worked for is seeking new employees and you are trying to exolain the culture to a potential candidate. The company has strict policies, supervisory control, and rules. Team members are not encouraged to be individualistic nor offer feedback to upper management. Many times, the team feels its input is not valuable or implemented. This explanation describes a company that utilizes what employee management theory?

A) Meridith and Mann's Autocratic Management Theory B) Deming's Zero Defects Theory
C) Kerzner's Earned value Theory D) DMcGregor's X Theory
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) DMcGregor's X Theory

Explanation:

Answer A is incorrect because Meridith and Mann did not develop an autocratic management theory.Answer B is incorrect because Deming's theories did not involve any of the X and Y theories that were developed by McGregor. Answer C is incorrect because Earned value is not related to X or Y management theories.

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In the Determine Budget processes the project schedule

A) is not one of the inputs to these processes. B) is used to allocate the project budget to the various project activities.
C) is used to assign costs to the time period when the costs will be incurred D) is used to determine the size of the contingency component of the budget after all scheduled costs are accounted for.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) is used to assign costs to the time period when the costs will be incurred

Explanation:

“This [project schedule] information can be used to aggregate costs to the calendar periods when the costs are planned to be incurred.” PMBOK [7.2.1.4]

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Initiating Process Group

What are the Project Management Processes included in the Initiating  Process Group ?

Answer


    • Develop Project Charter

    • Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement


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You have recently been promoted to a project manager for a clinical testing facility. The team is developing a new product that will cut down on testing interval requirements for a new seizure management medication. After you become involved with the project, you decide to add more research reports, which the customer did not request. This is an example of 

A) Good customer service scope B) Scope creep
C) Due diligence D) Gold Plating
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Gold Plating

Explanation:

Answer A is incorrect because you are providing a service that the customer did not request; therefore, it might not be important to her and unnecessary. Answer B is incorrect because scope creep is generally an expansion of the scope of the project at the customer's request and the customer did not request these reports. Answer C is incorrect because an additional report does not always mean increased diligence with a project.

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