Wednesday, July 31, 2019

30 NEW PMI-PMP Free Questions and Answers (Part - 2)

This is in continuation of the earlier series of questions for PMI-PMP® examination. In this part, I've put mostly situational questions as well. 

[This series - Part - 1

I would suggest that you take this one and earlier post of 30 PMI-PMP Freee Questions Part - 1 together, when you do your practice. Note that these are not verbatim  questions from PMI-PMP exam, however, these questions covers the domains, processes, fundamentals of project management primarily from the PMBOK® Guide.

As mentioned in the previous series, to answer these questions, you need to have: 
  • Solid understanding of the PMBOK Guide,
  • Ability to apply that understanding in situational/contextual environments,
  • Real-world project management experience.

I also believe it will help you to proceed with the PMP Live Lessons or PMP 35 Contact Hours Online Course or PMP Exam Prep Book

Important Note: I see many aspiring PMPs directly going for the questions, when fundamental understanding of the PMBOK Guide is missing or almost nonexistent! It's like attempting to fly a plane without knowing much about it, e.g., components of the plane, terrain, impact of wind/weather etc. Can you ever learn to properly fly that way? 

First have your foundation strong - by referring a right video course or book or other material. Then attempt the questions. 

As I say in my interactions with aspiring PMPs: 
"On the road to PMP success, there are no shortcuts."

Again, I hope you enjoy doing the questions and it helps in your journey to be a PMP.



Question – 16: You are managing the security of the software systems being installed in your organization. There is minimal threat of software being stolen by outsiders or inside employees. However, you want to ensure that this risk is continuously checked so that you do not lose track of this risk. Where will you add this risk into?
A Risk Register
B Watch-list
C Probability and Impact Matrix
D Risk Analysis Report

Question – 17: For a railway line project connecting two cities, you have been assigned as the project manager. The details of work to be done is not yet clear, but you have started building on a plan. After weeks of effort, you along with your project management team members created a comprehensive document that defines the basis of all project work and how the work will be performed. When you show it to your sponsor, he agrees with all these aspects, but says you got one wrong. Which one of the following is MOST LIKELY that?
A The plan contains collection of a number of subsidiary plans
B The plan contains project life cycle, management review points and development approach of the project 
C The comprehensive document is a formal, written and authorized communication
D The plan contains a Gantt chart which shows the order of tasks and resource assignments

Question – 18: You have developed detailed description of the project and product to be developed by the project, along with the boundary conditions and acceptance criteria for the deliverables. Your team is currently executing on it when a new product work is requested by your customer. You got this change approved by the board for this new work. What should you do NEXT?
A Proceed to Direct and Manage Project Work process to implement this new work
B Update the scope and schedule baselines of your project 
C Update your team members about the scope of this new work
D Find out the associated quality related aspects to be incorporated 

Question – 19: Resources such as human, non-human and monetary resources are needed for your project. Currently, you are determining the monetary resources needed for your project. The project is currently at the beginning stages of the project. However, your sponsor wants to have possible estimate alternatives, rapidly. For this purpose, you decided to employ certain spreadsheets, simulation software and statistical analysis tool. Which tool and technique will BEST meet your needs?
A Alternatives analysis 
B Top-down estimating
C Bottom-up estimating
D Project management information system

Question – 20: A project manager is managing a project to install windshields in an office building. The customer which is a construction contractor has provided the specifications. The team is using a process to install and verify each shield. After the team adds the shield, the quality inspection team checks it and adds it to the control chart. In one of the weekly inspections, the project manager found that the process being followed is out of control. What drove the project manager to this conclusion?
A At least seven consecutive measurements are inside of the control limits
B At least one point is above or below the mean
C At least seven consecutive measurements are either above or below the mean but within the control limits
D At least five points are inside of the control limits are either above or below the mean

Question – 21: As a change in scope has occurred, the project manager assigned a team member to work on it. The team member is unsure about the process to be followed and approaches the lead engineer, who is also unsure about. As they could not reach any conclusion on it, they approached the project manager. The project manager called for a meeting with all the team members and asked to write a plan on how to proceed with changes. This is an example of:
A Conflict management via collaboration
B Good team building exercise 
C A lack of change management plan
D A lack of project management plan

Question – 22: A project lead in your project has identified an opportunity to potentially increase the project’s value. Which of the following is an example of enhancing that opportunity?
A By taking additional proactive actions so that she is not in unforeseen trouble
B By taking out insurance from a company so that potential cost can be reduced
C By providing copyright statements so that material or final product of the project is not misused
D By forming a complementary partnership with another company so that the project’s value is increased

Question – 23: For an engineering project, you have been planning many tests such as field tests, system tests, non-destructive tests. You are also determining the frequency of tests and inspection points for this project. In which process you can document all this information?
A Plan Scope Management 
B Create WBS 
C Plan Quality Management 
D Plan Project Management 

Question – 24: Knowledge management involves two kinds of knowledge – tacit and explicit knowledge. As a project manager, you should address both theses knowledge in your project. Of the following, which one describes explicit knowledge in the best possible way?
A Explicit knowledge is codifiable and includes emotions, know-how and experiences
B Explicit knowledge is not easy to express, but can be codified
C Explicit knowledge can be shared via lessons learned register, library services and project management information system (PMIS)
D Explicit knowledge is best managed by knowledge management tools and techniques, where tacit knowledge is by information management tools and techniques

Question – 25: You have created an optimal stakeholder engagement strategy mix to engage your stakeholders and your project has been into execution. While doing so, you collected the data on engagement levels of stakeholders, such as those who have been supportive or resistance of the project, and their level and type of engagement. Now, you want to know the differences between the desired level of engagement with the actual engagement level. What should you do? 
A Raise a change request to find the change in engagement levels
B Refer the work performance information 
C Use the stakeholder register to get this information
D Find this information from the lessons learned register 

Question – 26: You have been assigned as a project manager for a software development project. This project has seen high level attrition. Hence, you want to have a high level of cooperation among the team members, proper knowledge management, positive feedback and relationship with your stakeholders and high productivity from your team members. Which one of the following will help you the MOST in this case?
A Facilitation, networking, leadership and risk analysis
B Communication models, communication methods, communication skills and PESTLE
C Feedback, negotiation, OBS and organizational change management
D Networking, active listening, political awareness and cultural awareness

Question – 27: You are working in a software development project with many resources. A senior architect is not only involved in your project, but also working in other projects. During a design discussion, you found out the architect is not present and you are informed that he has been pulled into another work urgently needed by another project. What should you do to find the availability of this architect?
A Speak with the functional manager of the architect
B Check the project documents
C Review the team management plan
D Go through the resource histogram

Question – 28: A project manager is working on a health services project for which quality is of utmost importance. Recently, the quality assurance department of the organization, during management of quality, performed a quality audit of the project. However, they found that some of the items have been implemented inefficiently, and that could lead to defects later on. What should the project manager do?
A Work with the quality department to implement the change recommended
B Document recommended corrective actions and then submit them to the change control board
C Add the results of the audit to the lessons learned so that they can be referred later on
D Meet with the manager of the quality assurance team and figure out the root cause of the problem

Question – 29: Your organization is developing a new generation of solar powered car, which is expected to be rolled out by 2022. Recently, the Government has mandated the length and width of solar powered vehicles. Beyond a certain specification, the taxes are expected to be levied. You want to find out the optimum length and width of the car, which will meet the specifications by the Government, without attracting more taxes and also will be attractive to customers, appealing to the eyes and will need minimum recharging. Which one of the following techniques would you employ? 
A Ishikawa diagram to find out the problems with the current design, which may add more taxes.
B A control chart which will find out all possible data points within the specification limits of the Government.
C A design for X to find out which variables can influence the car design the most and adjust accordingly. 
D A scatter diagram with the available data points. 

Question – 30: You and your team have worked months in a project and is about to complete the project. However, due to changes in business conditions, your customer terminated a project before it is complete. What should you do NEXT?
A Stop all work on the project and release the team immediately
B Update the project management plan to reflect it and seek senior management’s approval
C Work with the team to document and update lessons learned register so that it can be used later on
D Call up a meeting with the customer to know what went wrong to prevent the termination


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