PMP Sample Questions Set 4

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Based on PMBOK 4th Edition

Here are 200 objective type sample questions and their answers are given just below to them. This exam is just to give you an idea of type of questions which may be asked in PMP Certification Exams. Even we have taken full care to give correct answers for all the questions but it is recommended to verify these answers.

In examination you will get each question one by one on computer screen



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151 Lessons learned are BEST completed by:

  1. Project manager

  2. Team

  3. Sponsor

  4. Stakeholders

Answer D

152 The processes required to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken include all activities of the overall management function that determines the quality policy, objectives, and responsibilities and implements them by means such as quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, and quality improvement, within the quality system. This is called:

  1. Quality assurance.

  2. Quality control.

  3. Quality planning.

  4. Quality management.

Answer D

153 According to Deming and Juran most of the quality problems that exist are due to a defect or failure in processes that are controlled by:

  1. The project manager.

  2. The procurement manager.

  3. Upper management.

  4. Stakeholders.

Answer C

154 Work results, quality checklists, operational definitions, and the management plan are:

  1. Inputs to quality control.

  2. Outputs from quality control.

  3. Inputs to quality assurance.

  4. Outputs from quality assurance.

Answer A

155 The primary benefits of meeting quality requirements are:

  1. Cost and delays are reduced, production improves, cost to customer goes up, and profits go up.

  2. Cost and delays are reduced, production improves, market share increases, and profits go up.

  3. Cost and delays are reduced, capital expenditures go down, market share increases, and profits go up.

  4. Cost and delays are reduced, production improves, market share increases, and profits are maintained.

Answer A

156 Project quality assurance:

  1. Includes policing the conformance of the project team to specs.

  2. Provides the project team and stakeholders with standards, by which the project performance is measured.

  3. Is a managerial process that defines the organization, design, resources, and objectives of quality management.

  4. Provides confidence that the project will satisfy relevant quality standards.

Answer D

157 The primary objective of contract negotiations is to:

  1. get the most from the other side.

  2. protect the relationship.

  3. get the highest monetary return.

  4. define objectives and stick to them.

Answer B

157 The ISO 9000: 2000 standard is used to:

  1. Formalize the tools of quality management.

  2. Set international standards for quality conformance in organizations.

  3. Set USA national standards for quality conformance in organizations.

  4. Develop standards of excellence for manufacturing facilities.

Answer B

158 A project is facing a major change to its project deliverables. If the project manager is involved in determining which quality standards are relevant to the change, the project manager must be involved in:

  1. quality management.

  2. perform quality assurance.

  3. quality planning.

  4. perform quality control.

Answer C

159 What does ..cost of acceptance.. mean?

  1. The cost of establishing and maintaining the quality function

  2. The life cycle cost of the project

  3. The cost of inspection and reinspection, quality assurance, quality management, and quality planning

  4. The cost of meeting project objectives

Answer C

160 In which project management process group is the detailed project budget created?

  1. Initiating

  2. Before the project management process

  3. Planning

  4. Executing

Answer C

161 Rearranging resources so that a constant number of resources is used each month is called:

  1. crashing.

  2. floating.

  3. leveling.

  4. fast tracking.

Answer C

162 In the Shewhart and Deming cycle, the letters P D C A stand for:

  1. Purchase, deliver, cost, and acquisition.

  2. Prevent defects caused by anyone.

  3. Plan, do, check, and act.

  4. Please don.t cause accidents.

Answer C

163 A project manager must make a narrative description of the project. This narrative description covers the items that will be supplied under the contract with the client. It is called:

  1. The project plan.

  2. The statement of work.

  3. The exception report.

  4. The progress report.

Answer B

164 The project manager is considering contracting some of the work of the project to a service bureau. The service bureau has been used in the past by this project manager. The manager has several choices of contracts that can be used to subcontract this work. Which of the following is not a type of contract that the project manager might choose?

  1. Firm fixed price

  2. Make or buy

  3. Cost plus incentive fee

  4. Unit price

Answer B

165 Bidder conferences are part of:

  1. plan contracting.

  2. contract administration.

  3. request seller responses.

  4. plan purchases and acquisitions.

Answer C

166 The three principal interests in maintaining good document control are:

  1. Timely communication, collection of performance appraisal data, and assuring proper disposal of sensitive documents.

  2. Timely communication, maintaining proper approvals, and communication cost control.

  3. Effective communication, ability to reconstruct why decisions were made, and historical value.

  4. Security, change management, and procedural documentation.

Answer C

167 The use of brainstorming as a communications technique encourages which of the following?

  1. Team building and convergent thinking

  2. Divergent thinking

  3. Analytical results

  4. Use of the scientific method

Answer B

168 Which of the following techniques allows for the participants to be anonymous?

  1. Brain washing

  2. Nominal group

  3. Delphi technique

  4. Crawford slip

Answer C

169 In the communications model, communications between the sender and the receiver often are affected by communications barriers. These include all of the following except:

  1. Cultural differences.

  2. Differences in motivation.

  3. Educational differences.

  4. Lack of a communications device.

Answer D

170 The project status meeting is not going well. Everyone is talking at the same time, there are people who are not participating and many topics are being discussed at random. Which of the following rules for effective meetings is not being adhered to?

  1. Demonstrate courtesy and consideration of each other, control who is allowed to speak.

  2. Schedule meetings in advance.

  3. Have a purpose for the meeting, with the right people in attendance.

  4. Create and publish an agenda and a set of rules for controlling the meeting.

Answer D

171 The project manager has a very complex communication to prepare for the program manager. In order to ensure that the communication will be understood as completely as possible, what method of communication should be used?

  1. Oral

  2. Written

  3. Nonverbal

  4. Oral, written, and nonverbal

Answer D

172 Formal acceptance by the client or the sponsor of the project indicates that they have accepted the products of the project. This document should be signed off during what part of the project?

  1. Administrative closure

  2. As the last task in the project plan

  3. After the project is closed out

  4. When requested by the program manager

Answer A

173 A project manager has six people in a team. It is important that each of them communicates information to each of the others. How many lines of communication are there in this group of people?

  1. Fifteen

  2. Twenty-one

  3. Seven

  4. Six

Answer A

174 A project manager is considering how her time is being spent in the project. One of the things that concerns her is how much time she will be spending communicating. The percent of time that is generally spent communicating by project managers is:

  1. 10 percent.

  2. 20 percent.

  3. 50 percent.

  4. 90 percent.

Answer D

175 What is one of the KEY objectives during negotiations?

  1. Obtain a fair and reasonable price.

  2. Negotiate a price under the seller's estimate.

  3. Ensure that all project risks are thoroughly delineated.

  4. Ensure that an effective communications management plan is established.

Answer A

176 The three main types of communication are:

  1. written, oral, and graphic.

  2. written, oral, and visual.

  3. verbal, written, and electronic.

  4. verbal, formal documentation, and informal documentation.

Answer C

177 You are the project manager for a high visibility project. The margin on this project is low, and it is extremely important that the cost estimates for the work on the project be accurate. While reviewing the cost estimates for this project you notice that one of the cost estimates for an element in the WBS is 10% higher than two previous projects for very similar work. What should you do ?

  1. Accept the estimate because you trust all of the people on your project team, and they are responsible for estimates.

  2. Reduce the estimate and add the additional budget to the management reserve.

  3. Ask the person responsible for the estimate to explain the difference and bring supporting information to you.

  4. Reduce the estimate and add the additional budget to the contingency reserve.

Answer C

178 The float of an activity is determined by:

  1. performing a Monte Carlo analysis.

  2. the waiting time between activities.

  3. determining lag.

  4. determining the amount of time the activity can be delayed before it delays the critical path.

Answer D

179 Linear programming is an example of what type of project selection criteria?

  1. Constrained optimization

  2. Comparative approach

  3. Benefit measurement

  4. Impact analysis

Answer A

180 You are the manager of a research group that is developing a new chemical material. You hire a person from a competing company who has a great deal of expertise in this area. The person contributes greatly to the progress of your project. During conversations with the person you determine that many of this person.s ideas were developed by the competing company. What do you do?

  1. Tell the person that he or she should not mention that the ideas came from another company.

  2. Sign a nondisclosure agreement with this person before he or she leaves your company.

  3. Accept the new ideas.

  4. Investigate the employee for security reasons.

Answer C

181 The project life cycle differs from the product life cycle in that the project life cycle:

  1. does not incorporate a methodology.

  2. is different for each industry.

  3. can spawn many projects.

  4. describes project management activities.

Answer B

182 A manager and the head of engineering discuss a change to a major work package. After the meeting, the manager contacts you and tells you to complete the paperwork to make the change. This is an example of:

  1. management attention to scope management.

  2. management planning.

  3. a project expediter position.

  4. a change control system.

Answer C

183 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?

  1. Corrective action

  2. Integrated change control

  3. Monitoring and controlling

  4. Project closing

Answer C

184 A project is plagued by changes to the project charter. Who has the primary responsibility to decide if these changes are necessary?

  1. Project manager

  2. Project team

  3. Sponsor

  4. Stakeholders

Answer C

185 All of the following are parts of direct and manage project execution except?

  1. Identifying changes

  2. Using a work breakdown structure

  3. Implementing corrective actions

  4. Setting up a project control system

Answer D

186 During a project team meeting, a team member suggests an enhancement to the scope that is beyond the scope of the project charter. The project manager points out that the team needs to concentrate on completing all the work and only the work required. This is an example of:

  1. change management process.

  2. scope management.

  3. quality analysis.

  4. scope decomposition.

Answer B

187 During activity definition, a team member identifies an activity that needs to be accomplished. However, another team member believes that the activity is not part of the project as he interprets the project scope statement. What is the thing for the project manager to do?

  1. Try to build a consensus of the team.

  2. Make the decision himself.

  3. Ask the sponsor for clarification.

  4. Ask senior management for clarification.

Answer C

188 A new project manager has asked you for advice on creating a work breakdown structure. After you explain the process to him, he asks you what software he should use to create the WBS and what should he do with it when he is finished creating it. You might respond that it is not the picture that is the most valuable result of creating a WBS. It is:

  1. a bar chart.

  2. team buy-in.

  3. activities.

  4. a list of risks.

Answer B

189 In a fixed price (FP) contract, the fee or profit is:

  1. unknown.

  2. part of the negotiation involved in paying every invoice.

  3. applied as a line item to every invoice.

  4. determined with the other party at the end of the project.

Answer A

190 If the optimistic estimate for an activity is 12 days, and the pessimistic estimate is 18 days, what is the standard deviation of this activity?

  1. 1

  2. 1.3

  3. 6

  4. 3

Answer A

191 If a project has a 60 percent chance of a U.S. $1oo,ooop profit and a 40 percent chance of a U.S. $1oo,ooo loss, the expected monetary value for the project is:

  1. $1oo,ooo profit

  2. $60,000 loss

  3. $20,000 profit

  4. $40,000 loss

Answer C

192 The precedence diagramming method (activity-on-node) is different from the arrow diagramming method (activity-on-arrow) because a precedence diagram:

  1. can use PERT.

  2. has four relationships among activities.

  3. has only finish-to-finish relationships.

  4. may use dummy activities.

Answer B

193 During project executing, a large number of changes are made to the project. The project manager should:

  1. wait until all changes are known and print out a new schedule.

  2. make approved changes as needed, but retain the schedule baseline.

  3. make only the changes approved by management.

  4. talk to management before any changes are made.

Answer B

194 One common way to compute estimate at completion (EAC) is to take the budget at completion (BAC) and:

  1. divide by SPI.

  2. multiply by SPI.

  3. multiply by CPI.

  4. divide by CPI.

Answer D

195 Assuming that the ends of a range of estimates are +/- 3 sigma from the mean, which of the following range estimates involves the LEAST risk?

  1. 30 days, plus or minus 5 days

  2. 22-30 days

  3. Optimistic = 26 days, most likely = 30 days, pessimistic = 33 days

  4. Mean of 28 days

Answer C

196 A project performed under a cost reimbursable contract has finally entered the closing process. What must the buyer remember to do?

  1. Decrease the risk rating of the project.

  2. Audit seller's cost submittals.

  3. Evaluate the fee he is paying.

  4. Make sure that the seller is not adding resources.

Answer B

197 A large, complex construction project in a foreign country requires coordination to move the required equipment through crowded city streets. To ensure the equipment is transported successfully, your contact in that country informs you that you will have to pay the local police a fee for coordinating traffic. What should you do?

  1. Do not pay the fee because it is a bribe.

  2. Eliminate the work.

  3. Pay the fee.

  4. Do not pay the fee if it is not part of the project estimate.

Answer C

198 A major negotiation with a potential subcontractor is scheduled for tomorrow when you discover there is a good chance the project will be cancelled. What should you do?

  1. Do not spend too much time preparing for the negotiations.

  2. Cut the negotiations short.

  3. Only negotiate major items.

  4. Postpone the negotiations.

Answer D

199 Which of the following is NOT an input to the initiating process group?

  1. Company processes

  2. The company culture

  3. Historical WBSs

  4. Project scope statement

Answer D

200 A project manager does not have much time to spend planning before the mandatory start date arrives. He therefore wants to move through planning as effectively as possible. Which of the following would you recommend?

  1. Make sure you have a completed preliminary project scope statement and then start the WBS.

  2. Create an activity list before creating a network diagram.

  3. Document all the known risks before you document the high-level assumptions.

  4. Finalize the quality management plan before you determine quality metrics.

Answer B

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