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PMP Practice Questions

Question 1 :

Topic : Project Management – Introduction

John has been assigned to re-engineer the department’s operational process. Once completed all the employees are to follow this process on a daily basis. John has been assigned a period of 3 weeks to reengineer the process. This is an example of

Choice A

Operations

Choice B

Program

Choice C

Project

Choice D

Portfolio

Question 2 :

Topic : Project Management – Environment

An organisational structure that standardises project related governance processes and facilitates the sharing of resources, methodologies, tools and techniques is called

Choice A

Project Management Office (PMO)

Choice B

Human Resource Department

Choice C

Program Management Office

Choice D

Portfolio Management Office

Question 3 :

Topic : Project Integration Management

An organization has to decide on one project between the following three projects for final selection with NPV as a criteria – Project A will take 1 year to complete with a NPV of $20,000. Project B has a life span of 3 years with a NPV of $20,000 and Project C is expected to complete in 1 year with an NPV of $19,000. Which project should the organization select based on ?

Choice A

Project C

Choice B

Project B

Choice C

Project A and B

Choice D

Project A

Choice C is correct.

Explanation :
EMV of control account is (10% x $1000) + (20% x $1000) + (10% x $2000) = $500

Question 4 :

Topic : Project Scope Management

The sponsor is hiring you as a project manager for a IT implementation project. This implies that the

Choice A

Project selection process needs to start

Choice B

Project planning is complete and the project manager needs to lead the team for execution

Choice C

The project charter has been approved and planning needs to start

Choice D

The project is out of control and you are needed to bring it back on path

Question 5 :

Topic : Project Schedule Management

In order to estimate the activity duration of a work package the engineer in charge of developing the code has provided the following data – It would most likely take him 2 weeks to complete. If all goes well it would take 1 week and the worst possible case it will take 3 weeks to complete. What is the expected duration of this work package given this information

Choice A

2.66

Choice B

2

Choice C

3

Choice D

1.5

Question 6 :

Topic : Project Cost Management

The earned value analysis for a IT project has the following data – EV = $200,000, PV = $180,000, AC = $210,000

Choice A

The project is behind schedule and budget

Choice B

The project is ahead of schedule and budget

Choice C

The project is behind schedule and above budget

Choice D

The project is ahead of the schedule and below budget

Question 7 :

Topic : Project Quality Management

You are the project manager in a large complex project that is already behind schedule. In order to get back to schedule you have asked the project team to work overtime. A major deliverable is due next week and the stress levels in the team are high. A manager from the quality department comes to your project meeting to inform you and your team that a quality audit is due tomorrow. This stresses the team even more. What can you tell the team to justify the purpose of the quality audit?

Choice A

The audit is mandatory to check on the team’s performance

Choice B

The audit is simply a check of project management processes to see if they comply with the organisation’s policies

Choice C

To check the accuracy of the team’s code

Choice D

The audit is part of an ongoing quality investigation of the project

Question 8 :

Topic : Project Resource Management

The project team leader is at a very critical stage of the project when he gets a call from his family to return home due to an emergency. The team leader’s domain expertise cannot be replaced by anyone, which put him in a difficult situation. He does not want the project to suffer on his account. The best course of action for him would be to

Choice A

Recommend preventive action

Choice B

Leave without informing the project manager

Choice C

Add this issue to the issue log

Choice D

Call his functional manager to look for a replacement

Question 9 :

Topic : Project Communications Management

A project spanning with a tight budget, spanning across multiple divisions in an organization is having a hard time getting approvals to start due to multiple stakeholder requirements. Each stakeholder is fighting to get their agenda on the project. After many stakeholder’s requirements being rejected for inclusion in the project scope, the project starts. The project manager needs to ensure which preventive action to implement in this project?

Choice A

Ensure a meeting with all the impacted stakeholders to emphasise what is in and out of scope

Choice B

Prepare a stakeholder management plan

Choice C

Ensure the scope statement clearly defines what is in and out of scope

Choice D

Ensure a watertight change control process

Question 10 :

Topic : Project Risk Management

The project management and team are in the process of identifying risks. The project manager while preparing the schedule has assumed a team productivity factor of 80%. However he thinks that the team productivity will fall short of that target since most of them have recently returned from a very stressful project. This risk is an example of

Choice A

Variable non event risk

Choice B

Ambiguous non event risk

Choice C

Event risk

Choice D

Risk tolerance

Question 11 :

Topic : Project Procurements Management

The outsourcing company has just completed its contract as per the terms and conditions. The total cost of the outsourced project is $400,000 whereas the target cost was $300,000. The sharing ratio and target fee was 80/20 and $50,000 respectively. The maximum fee was $80,000 and minimum fee $10,000. How much does the buyer need to pay the seller?

Choice A

$ 30,000

Choice B

$ 50,000

Choice C

$ 20,000

Choice D

$ 400,000

PMP Example Questions Answers & Explanations

Question 1 :

Topic : Project Management – Introduction

A project manager is in the process to create the communications plan. Because he is working in a matrix organisation he can expect communications to be

Choice A

Complex

Choice B

Simple

Choice C

Effective

Choice D

Efficient

Choice A is correct.

Explanation :
Communications in a matrix organisation is complex. Refer to PMBOK Guide 6th ed pg 39

Question 2 :

Topic : Project Procurements Management

An engineering company enters into a contract with a client whereby the payment for the project will be in the form of cost reimbursement plus an incentive fee. The target cost is $100,000, the target fee is $10,000 with a sharing ratio of 80/20. The actual project cost is $80,000. What would be the seller’s total fee?

Choice A

14,000

Choice B

10,000

Choice C

90,000

Choice D

84,000

Choice A is correct.

Explanation :
Refer to PMBOK Guide 6th ed Project Procurement Management
Target cost = 100,000
Actual cost = 80,000
Savings = 20,000
Share to the seller 20% of 20,000 = 4000
10,000 + 4000 = 14,000

Question 3 :

Topic : Project Risk Management

The project risk management team needs to determine the expected monetary value of a control account. The control account has 3 work packages labelled as 1.1, 1.2 an 1.3. Work package 1.1 has an probability of 10% and an impact of $1000, work package has a probability of 20% and an impact of $1000, and work package 1.3 has a probability of 10% and an impact of $2000. What is the expected monetary value of the control account?

Choice A

$4,000

Choice B

$400

Choice C

$500

Choice D

$600

Choice C is correct.

Explanation :
EMV of control account is (10% x $1000) + (20% x $1000) + (10% x $2000) = $500

Question 4 :

Topic : Project Schedule Management

The project you are managing has multiple stakeholders spanning across multiple locations. Managing stakeholders and communications is a challenge in your project. After a long project status meeting you overhear some stakeholders complaining that they were unable to understand the status of the projects on a regular basis through the reports they received. Which of the following type of report would provide the information needed by senior management?

Choice A

Gantt Chart

Choice B

Work performance data

Choice C

Milestone reports

Choice D

Work performance information

Choice C is correct.

Explanation :
Milestone reports provide summary information. Refer to the PMBOK Guide 6th ed. Project Schedule Management

Question 5 :

Topic : Project Integration Management

You are managing a project where the CPI has gone much above the threshold of 1.1 and you need to replan the project budget. After re-estimating the budget you realise that the project budget has increase by 20%. This will require a change of the project’s cost baseline, which has a primary constraint of cost. What should you do in this case?

Choice A

Update the cost baseline and inform the project sponsor

Choice B

Carry on with updating the cost baseline without informing anyone

Choice C

Raise a change request to update the cost baseline

Choice D

Do nothing for now. Maybe later the CPI will fall below the threshold

Choice C is correct.

Explanation :
Any change to project baselines needs to be approved through the change control board. Refer to the PMBOK Guide 6th ed. Project Integration Management

Question 6 :

Topic : Professional and Social Responsibility

You have been asked to visit the stakeholder of the project in a foreign country. The project is a very visible project and everyone wants to be involved with the project. The meetings with all the stakeholders have been highly successful. You are about to book your flight for back home when the client sends you tickets for a 3 day trip to the company’s resort. What should you do?

Choice A

Speak to the client and refuse saying its unethical

Choice B

Ask the project managers from other projects at the client site whether this is a common practice

Choice C

Take this issue up with your company’s legal department

Choice D

File a compliant with your company’s project management office

Choice B is correct.

Explanation :
Since the project manager is in a foreign country she should first check with others to see if this is a common practice before taking any other steps. Refer to PMBOK Guide 6th ed. Professional and Social Responsibility

Question 7 :

Topic : Project Schedule Management

You are managing an agile project. You need a tool to control the schedule that plots the relationship between the ideal remaining work, actual remaining work, and the forecast remaining work. Such a tool is called a

Choice A

Earned Value Analysis Chart

Choice B

Product Roadmap

Choice C

Iteration plan

Choice D

Iteration Burndown Chart

Choice D is correct.

Explanation :
The iteration burndown chart is a tool to control the schedule in agile projects. It plots the relationship between the ideal remaining work, actual remaining work, and the forecast remaining work. Refer to PMBOK 6th ed. Project Schedule Management. pg 226

Question 8 :

Topic : Project Cost Management

The project sponsor asks the project manager about the status of the project schedule. The work performance report indicates that the actual time is greater than the earned schedule. This indicates that the project is

Choice A

Ahead of schedule

Choice B

Behind schedule

Choice C

On track

Choice D

Need more information to deduce

Choice B is correct.

Explanation :
Schedule variance = ES – AT. Therefore if AT > ES then variance is negative and project is behind schedule. Refer to PMBOK Guide 6th ed. Project Cost Management. pg 233

Question 9 :

Topic : Project Quality Management

The project is due for the weekly quality audit by the project management office. The quality control audit team sends the project manager their report that the project is not complying with the project’s quality standards. Where can the project manager find how the project will demonstrate compliance with the project’s quality requirements or standards?

Choice A

Quality management plan

Choice B

Project quality metrics

Choice C

Work performance information

Choice D

Issue logs

Choice A is correct.

Explanation :
WPI and Issue logs are outputs of quality processes. The quality management plan documents how the project’s quality standards will be met. Refer to the PMBOK guide on project quality management, pg 277

Question 10 :

Topic : Project Communications Management

You are the project manager of a project that is expanding in scope. Your team size has increased from a current size of 11 team members to 15 team members. How many communication channels does your team increase by due to the addition of 4 additional members?

Choice A

50

Choice B

54

Choice C

4

Choice D

51

Choice C is correct.

Explanation :
N*(N-1)/2 = 12*11/2 = 66. After expansion the team size becomes 16*15/2 = 120
therefore 120-66 = 54 channels (include the project manager)
Refer to PMBOK Guide 6th ed. Project Communications Management, pg 366

Question 11 :

Topic : Project Procurements Management

The project manager needs to outsource part of the product design to an external agency. The project manager of the agency is concerned about the stability of the project scope. In what type of contract between the buyer and seller is the seller most concerned about the contract scope?

Choice A

Time and material

Choice B

Fixed price

Choice C

Cost reimbursable

Choice D

Cost plus incentive fee

Choice B is correct.

Explanation :
A fixed price project is risky for the seller if the scope of work is not defined properly. The costs could overrun causing the seller to take a loss. For the other options the risk is on the buyer. Refer to PMBOK Guide 6th ed. Project Procurement Management


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