This the third of our free PMP practice exams. It includes another 50 challenging PMP practice questions. These are written in the same style as the actual questions that are found on the Project Management Professional certification exam. This is an interactive practice test with detailed explanations for all of the answers.
Project scope statement and WBS
Project scope management plan and project scope statement
Project scope management plan and WBS
Project scope statement in addition to schedule and cost baselines
Monitor and Controlling
Collect the requirements of the most influential stakeholders.
Not all stakeholders are really important, so eliminate some of them to increase your efficiency.
Try to find the most important stakeholders and make sure to satisfy them.
Find an effective way to gather the requirements of all stakeholders.
None, the project manager has always less power than the functional manager.
Report on the status report that each team member was busy for 37.5 hours, and use the time saved for other activities not related to the project.
Report the accurate status to your manager and send a separate report stating that each team member was busy for 37.5 hours.
Avoid mentioning these kinds of savings on status reports.
Report this accurately on the status report and ensure that activities are re-estimated as necessary, to keep the team completely occupied.
Design for X
Root cause analysis
Inform the stakeholders that the project is behind schedule.
Keep the schedule as it is because no delay has happened yet.
Ask the project team members to work overtime in order to compensate for their low level of competency.
Modify the activity duration estimations and the schedule considering the actual competency levels.
Updated organizational process assets
Updated project management plan
Contingent response strategy
Normal or Common Cause
Common or typical Cause
Special or Assignable Cause
Project Performance Report
Escalate the problem to the stakeholder’s manager to direct his activities to other projects
Resist against the changes that this stakeholder initiates so he/she realizes that you do not accept any changes
Get the stakeholder involved in the project as early as possible
Try to get this stakeholder eliminated from your project
Funding Limit Reconciliation
Project duration increases
The resource utilization schedule will be affected
The start of the successor activity will be delayed
The quality of work will be affected
Risk Response plan
Acquire the project team and start working
Create an activity list
Begin estimating the activities required to complete the scope of work
Begin creating a project scope statement
Re-estimate the project costs.
Use your contingency reserves.
According to the other project manager, examine project expenses to see if any are indirect expenses that could be taken off your project.
Crash the project.
Project financial closure
Project formal acceptance
Release the project resources
Record the project lessons learned
Contingent response strategies
Cut some of the product scope.
Investigate to find schedule compression options and then present your managers with those options.
Increase the working hours of the project staff.
Meet with your managers and inform them that the project cannot be completed on time.
Work Performance Data
Project Staffing Plan
Project Execution Plan
- Work performance data
- Issue log
- Change requests
- Project management plan updates
- Project documents updates
- Organizational process updates
The project manager may initiate changes to the project scope
The project manager is assigned after the project charter is created
The project manager is responsible for managing stakeholders’ expectations
The project manager is accountable for the project's ultimate success or failure
Quit the company because you might be blamed for presenting false information.
Do nothing because your manager is responsible for the information that he has provided to his managers.
Notify the appropriate management immediately.
Ask your manager if that information was simply a typographical error.
Organizational process assets
All the estimates should have the same units of measure.
The team member should have presented the standard deviation of the estimations.
Activity duration estimates should not include any lag or lead information.
The Activity Duration Estimate should have also mentioned the predecessor or successor activity to which the lag or lead is attached.
Review the project charter more thoroughly, examining the business case for shortcomings
Consider a larger contingency reserve to compensate for such happenings
Do a better job on stakeholders management
Do a more thorough job of estimating
Check the SPI
Meet with the team and review your expectations
Check the CPI
Develop a management strategy
Project scope baseline
Project scope statement
Ongoing throughout the project
During the Plan Risk Management process
During the Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis process
During the Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis process
Project scope statement, Updates to Requirements traceability matrix
Project scope statement, Project charter
WBS, Updates to Requirements traceability matrix
Project scope statement, WBS
Observation and Conversation
Individual and Team Assessments
Ahead of schedule
Not enough information
Since SPI is less than 1 we can conclude the project is behind schedule.
Crash the project
Fast track the project
Notify the project stakeholders immediately
Cover the delay with your schedule reserves
Ask the project team to recheck the deliverables
Document the situation
Inform your management about the issue
Talk to the company lawyer to start the legal process
Resource Leveling can increase the length of the critical path.
The primary purpose of resource leveling is to keep resource usage at a constant level.
Resource leveling is necessary when some resources have been over-allocated.
Resource leveling is applied to a schedule before it has been analyzed by the critical path method.
Cancel all meetings
Refuse the request
Add project resources
Further compress the schedule
Above and below the specification limits
Close to the statistical independence point
Within the specification limits
Inside the normal distribution curve
- Planned value = $500,000
- Actual cost = $530,000
- Earned value = $520,000
SV = EV − PV
SV = 520,000 − 500,000
SV = $20,000
A force majeure clause
A clear contract statement of work
Requirements as to which subcontractors can be used
move people into project management because they are good in their technical fields.
hire the best.
move people into project management because they have had project management training.
promote from within.
Plan Risk Response
Find the cause of cost overrun
Implement the change control process
Determine the budgeted cost
Inform the stakeholders
They are both the same and they have lower authority than a project manager
A project coordinator has some authority and can make some decisions
A project coordinator cannot make any decisions
A project expeditor reports to a higher-level manager