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PK0-004 CompTIA Project+ Exam Questions and Answers

Question # 4

A project team is working on a project with high public visibility and excitement. The project sponsor is

concerned the public may lose interest due to the long delivery timeline. Which of the following is the BEST

way to keep the external stakeholders informed and engaged throughout the project?

A.

Video conferencing

B.

Instant messaging

C.

Social media

D.

Email

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Question # 5

A project schedule lists a resource as 50% because it likely:

A.

is a shared resource.

B.

depict a resource shortage.

C.

signifies overallocation of a resource.

D.

notes underallocation of a resource.

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Question # 6

When developing a project schedule, which of the following tools would be MOST beneficial?

A.

Gantt chart

B.

Network diagram

C.

Fishbone chart

D.

Chain diagram

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Question # 7

Communication on a project is flowing well. Team members are motivated, and they are allowed to make decisions about their work.

Which of the following management styles is the project manager MOST likely using?

A.

Exploitive

B.

Retrospective

C.

Participative

D.

Authoritative

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Question # 8

Which of the following project phases would MOST likely include a creating transition plan?

A.

Closing

B.

Initiation

C.

Execution

D.

Planning

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Question # 9

Which of the following BEST describes the relationship between portfolios, projects, and programs?

A.

A group of programs makes up a project, and all of an organization's projects make up a portfolio.

B.

A group of projects makes up a program, and all of an organization's programs make up a portfolio.

C.

A group of portfolios makes up a program, and all of an organization's programs make up a project.

D.

A group of projects makes up a portfolio, and all of an organization's portfolios make up a program.

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Question # 10

Which of the following describes the difference between an acquisition and outsourcing?

A.

In an acquisition, the organizations remain separate, whereas they become one in outsourcing.

B.

In an acquisition, the organizations become one, whereas they move to a new location in outsourcing.

C.

In an acquisition, the organizations become one, whereas they remain separate in outsourcing.

D.

In an acquisition, the organizations become two, whereas they remain distinct in outsourcing.

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Question # 11

During a meeting, the project manager abruptly interrupts the discussion of two team members who have not reached an agreement on a particular requirement and continues with the meeting.

Which of the following conflict resolutions is the project manager performing?

A.

Smoothing

B.

Forcing

C.

Confronting

D.

Avoiding

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Question # 12

A project manager has updated the project schedule but cannot analyze the schedule performance. Which of the following steps did the project manager miss?

A.

Lock the schedule

B.

Approve the schedule

C.

Baseline the schedule

D.

Fast track the schedule

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Question # 13

A senior developer abruptly resigned without notice. Because of the senior developer’s expertise, the active task workload was substantial.

This would MOST likely impact the project’s: (Choose two.)

A.

environment

B.

scheduling

C.

requirements

D.

effectiveness

E.

scope

F.

budget

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Question # 14

Company A and Company B have come together to form a new Company C. Staff members from both

companies have been moved to Company C, and there are rumors that some staff might be asked to leave.

These are examples of: (Choose two.)

A.

business reorganization

B.

business relocation

C.

business outsourcing

D.

business merger

E.

business process change

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Question # 15

A customer has requested a change in an active project.

Which of the following actions should the project manager take FIRST?

A.

Gather input from the team.

B.

Inform the end user of the change.

C.

Submit the change request to the project sponsor.

D.

Update the change log.

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Question # 16

A project manager detects low performance from a team member who previously demonstrated to be a highly

skilled asset. The team member explains that being part of two teams is too time consuming. This is a disadvantage of having:

A.

dedicated resources.

B.

interproject dependencies.

C.

resource overallocation.

D.

shared resources.

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Question # 17

A company recently discovered that it could save money by moving its call center to another country. The company entered into an agreement for call center services. Which of the following types of organizational change is this?

A.

Relocation

B.

Outsourcing

C.

Business process change

D.

Business demerger/split

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Question # 18

A project manager is collecting work package information from the project team for the first time.

Which of the following elements should the project manager have at the end of the meeting?

A.

Task name, duration, and dependencies

B.

Task leveling, baseline, and critical path

C.

Task assignments, quality requirements, and project governance sign-off

D.

Task start, finish, and estimate cost

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Question # 19

Many QUESTION NO:s have arisen regarding a newly identified project. Project team members are anxious to know who will be part of the team and what the project will deliver. Which of the following would be the BEST way to provide this information?

A.

Kickoff meeting

B.

Status report

C.

Company-wide email

D.

CCB meeting

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Question # 20

A company has completed its annual strategic planning session. As a result, several related projects, which will achieve the company’s technological improvement goals, are identified. Which of the following BEST describes these projects?

A.

Portfolio

B.

Program

C.

Deliverable

D.

Outcome

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Question # 21

Because of space limitations, there has been a long history of contention among the team.

Which of the following actions can the project manager take that would MOST contribute to a successful project?

A.

Ignore the issue.

B.

Require staff to focus on deliverables.

C.

Replace team members.

D.

Hold an open dialogue to build consensus.

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Question # 22

A project sponsor asks if a construction project can be accelerated to meet a new timeline. The project manager analyzes the schedule and finds insufficient float to accommodate the new delivery date.

If more resources are provided, which of the following strategies would BEST help to achieve the new date?

A.

Fast track

B.

Burn

C.

Crash

D.

Reduce durations

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Question # 23

In which of the following circumstances would faxing be the MOST appropriate communication method?

A.

When sending confidential information

B.

When resolving complex issues

C.

When providing weekly status updates

D.

When signatures are required

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Question # 24

A project sponsor promises the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) that a project will be completed before the next quarterly meeting. The project manager needs to take the following elements into account:

  • Delivery
  • Vacation
  • Cost of overtime
  • Work effort

Which of the following documents should the project manager use to guarantee the project’s success?

A.

RACI

B.

Schedule

C.

Project charter

D.

SWOT

E.

Burn chart

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Question # 25

A project manager is planning to hold a meeting to discuss what went well, what did not go well, and what

should be done differently. Which of the following meetings should the project manager hold?

A.

Kickoff

B.

Impromptu

C.

Closure

D.

Status

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Question # 26

Which of the following are major characteristics of sprint planning? (Choose two.)

A.

Defining the sprint durations

B.

Defining the sprint owners

C.

Defining the sprint parameters

D.

Defining the number of sprints

E.

Defining the sprint classifications

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Question # 27

A project manager at a projectized organization is resource leveling the upcoming phase. The project manager notices one of the resources is assigned with 20% of allocation to a secondary project. This situation limits

and jeopardizes the commitment date.

Which of the following should the project manager do NEXT?

A.

Ask the functional manager to release the 20% of allocation from the secondary project.

B.

Ask the sponsor to negotiate with the project manager from the secondary project.

C.

Ask the PMO to assign additional resources.

D.

Ask the project manager of the secondary project to release the resource.

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Question # 28

A project manager has updated the risk register with the current risk status, probability, and impact. Risk IDs 2 and 6 have now been realized.

Which of the following is the NEXT appropriate step for the project manager to take?

A.

Identify risk strategies for the realized events

B.

Change the risk status to closed for 2 and 6

C.

Consult the risk management plan

D.

Update the issue log

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Question # 29

A project sponsor approved an undocumented change without following the formal change control process.

The resulting change caused an outage in a crucial accounting application. Which of the following change

control processes would help mitigate the realization of this risk?

A.

Regression plan

B.

Quality plan

C.

Change validation

D.

Application version control

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Question # 30

During the risk assessment process, the qualitative analysis results in the majority of risk scores being rated as medium.

Which of the following is the BEST course of action?

A.

Increase the contingency reserve.

B.

Add the risks to the watch list.

C.

Establish and monitor trigger conditions.

D.

Assign the sponsor as the primary risk owner.

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Question # 31

A project is nearing the expected completion date, but it is behind schedule. The project manager has decided to fast-track the resources.

Which of the following impacts will MOST likely occur? (Choose two.)

A.

Cost will increase.

B.

Scope will increase.

C.

Schedule will decrease.

D.

Risk will decrease.

E.

Budget will increase.

F.

Quality will increase.

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Question # 32

Which of the following is a component of the project cost control?

A.

Scope statement

B.

Burn rate

C.

MOU

D.

SLA

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Question # 33

A project team lacks the necessary team members to complete a project. The project manager has rejected numerous candidates.

This is an example of:

A.

outsourcing.

B.

low-quality resources.

C.

benched candidates.

D.

resource planning.

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Question # 34

Which of the following project management tools provides an authoritative source of the project performance guidelines?

A.

KPI

B.

SWOT

C.

RACI

D.

MOU

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Question # 35

Two parties are beginning conversations regarding the purchase of professional services. Which of the

following should be in place FIRST?

A.

RFP

B.

SOW

C.

NDA

D.

LOI

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Question # 36

Which of the following is the BEST reason to conduct regular risk reviews?

A.

Risk reviews ensure stakeholders take action on assigned items.

B.

Risk reviews allow for the identification of response strategies.

C.

Risk reviews can keep personnel on track with their assigned tasks.

D.

Risk reviews must be reported in status updates.

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Question # 37

Which of the following is described as placing responsibility for addressing the potential effects of an uncertain future event on an entity outside the organization?

A.

Risk avoidance:e

B.

Risk transfer

C.

Risk exploitation

D.

Risk mitigation

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Question # 38

Project cost control deals with:

A.

controlling residual expenses and management reserves.

B.

ensuring the project is within budget, time, and quality standards.

C.

project team size, location, and monetary value of the project.

D.

requirements of a project, project schedule, and cost.

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Question # 39

A customer will have ongoing changes to project requirements.

Which of the following is the BEST project management methodology for this requirement?

A.

Waterfall

B.

Agile

C.

PRINCE2

D.

Bottom-up

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Question # 40

A company has determined it does not have the in-house capability to perform a project and wants to procure third-party services.

Which of the following documents will the company MOST likely release FIRST?

A.

RFO

B.

RFI

C.

RFP

D.

RFQ

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Question # 41

A project manager needs to track the actual and estimated start and finish dates of all WBS work packages.

Which of the following is a necessary step to record the actual durations?

A.

Establish each WBS work package resource.

B.

Establish and set the baseline.

C.

Establish and set the quality gates.

D.

Establish the tollgates.

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Question # 42

A project team is spread between two countries on different continents. Which of the following factors are MOST likely to influence communication methods selected for the communication plan? (Select TWO).

A.

Interorganizational constraints

B.

Personal preferences

C.

Language barriers

D.

Cultural differences

E.

Confidentiality constraints

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Question # 43

A business has implemented a new online performance management tool that allows functional and project managers to rate employees online.

This action is known as which of the following?

A.

Business process change

B.

Organizational change

C.

Internal reorganization

D.

Business continuity planning

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Question # 44

A project team added a new member who has proprietary information about a competitor's product. The team member was suddenly removed from the project. Which of the following MOST likely occurred?

A.

The company received a C&D.

B.

A higher-priority project needed the expertise.

C.

The new member did not sign an NDA.

D.

An SLA prevented new team members.

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Question # 45

A team member has completed an assigned task. Which of the following roles should be notified FIRST?

A.

Project sponsor

B.

Key stakeholders

C.

Project manager

D.

Project team

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Question # 46

During the execution phase of a project, a project task has run longer than anticipated.

Which of the following is the new critical path of the project if Task 2 requires an additional two days to complete?

A.

12 days

B.

14 days

C.

16 days

D.

19 days

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Question # 47

During the execution phase, the project manager discovered that the testing phase is dependent on completion of the vendor’s tasks. The project team has just informed the project manager their activities are almost complete, and they would like permission to begin testing. The vendor is not scheduled to deliver the products for two months.

Which of the following should have occurred to prevent this issue?

A.

During the planning phase, the project manager should have recognized the relationship between the vendor’s and project team’s tasks and adjusted the schedule for the project team to begin activities two months later.

B.

The project manager should have crashed the schedule for the vendor to keep it at the same work pace as the rest of the project team.

C.

During the project team’s regular status meeting with the vendor, the project team should have informed the vendor that the team was ahead of schedule and to speed up their work.

D.

During the project team’s regular status meeting with the vendor, the vendor should have informed the project team that it required another two months, and to slow down.

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Question # 48

A project manager is unsure if the quality of a deliverable from a SME meets specifications.

Which of the following is the BEST way for the project manager to address the issue?

A.

Conduct a face-to-face or telephone meeting with the team member.

B.

Send an email outlining the concerns to the team member.

C.

Send a project team meeting to obtain feedback from everyone.

D.

Post the issue on the wiki page for input from stakeholders.

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Question # 49

The key stakeholders have reported the project pace as being slow. The project sponsor would like to cancel the project if it cannot be completed before the end of the year. The project is scheduled to be completed three months after the requested date.

To alter the pace of the project, which of the following should the project manager do FIRST?

A.

Give approval for the change requested by the project sponsor.

B.

Deny the request from the project sponsor.

C.

Document the change request from the project sponsor.

D.

Ask the project sponsor to change the request.

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Question # 50

Which of the following are characteristics of a project? (Choose two.)

A.

A project is a temporary endeavor.

B.

A project provides a unique product, service, or result.

C.

A project is an ongoing endeavor.

D.

A project involves scheduled maintenance.

E.

A project includes life-cycle cost management.

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Question # 51

A project is about to begin the execution phase. The SOW and project plan have been approved, and the project team has been formed. Which of the following types of meetings should happen NEXT?

A.

Update

B.

Scheduling

C.

Kickoff

D.

Review

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Question # 52

When forming a project team, there are a number of phases.

When a project team is productive and effective this phase is known as which of the following?

A.

Forming

B.

Norming

C.

Performing

D.

Storming

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Question # 53

A project manager has been asked to prepare and present a review of the execution phase. Which of the following is the BEST audience for this review?

A.

Vendors

B.

Key stakeholders

C.

Resources

D.

Project team

E.

Business analysts

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Question # 54

Which of the following activities are associated with the closing phase of a project? (Choose two.)

A.

Risk mitigation

B.

Archiving of project documents

C.

Tracking of expenditures

D.

Lessons learned

E.

Quality assurance

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Question # 55

The chairperson of the board is visiting from another country and wishes to meet the project team members. The next project team meeting will be held next week, but the chairperson is leaving before the meeting. Which of the following actions should the project manager take?

A.

Schedule a conference call for the team meeting and invite the chairperson.

B.

Arrange an impromptu team meeting with the chairperson.

C.

Email the chairperson the meeting minutes from the scheduled meeting

D.

Invite the chairperson to the next project team meeting

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Question # 56

A project manager noticed the development team supporting a project does not have sufficient skills to complete the development phase. The project manager has discussed this issue with the functional manager and agreed to continue with the development phase due to time restrictions.

Which of the following strategies is the project manager applying?

A.

Accepting

B.

Mitigating

C.

Avoiding

D.

Transferring

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Question # 57

A project manager is creating the WBS.

In which of the following phases is the project?

A.

Initiation

B.

Planning

C.

Execution

D.

Closing

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Question # 58

Which of the following metrics demonstrates to a project manager if a project is overspending or underspending?

A.

EAC

B.

BAC

C.

CPI

D.

ETC

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Question # 59

A company hires a number of interns and assigns them key roles on a project. Which of the following should the project manager MOST likely anticipate?

A.

Reduced quality

B.

Reduced scope

C.

Reduced risk

D.

Reduced timeline

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Question # 60

A program manager informs a project manager that a new, high-priority project has been approved and will need the current project’s resources before the scheduled project close date. The project team meets and determines that the project should be fast-tracked.

Which of the following documents should the project team reference to fast-track the project? (Choose two.)

A.

Scope management plan

B.

Configuration management plan

C.

Network diagram

D.

Project schedule

E.

Project plan

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Question # 61

Which of the following describes a burn rate?

A.

The rate at which project documents are disposed.

B.

The rate at which project personnel leave the project.

C.

The rate at which the project budget is used.

D.

The rate at which the timeline increases.

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Question # 62

A project manager is informed that a team member would like to enhance the code with an additional function. Which of the following should the project manager do NEXT?

A.

Submit a change request.

B.

Evaluate the impact of the change.

C.

Get approval from the CCB.

D.

Communicate the change to stakeholders.

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Question # 63

In which of the following categories does a business process change fit?

A.

Project change

B.

Organizational change

C.

General change

D.

Departmental change

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Question # 64

During a project, the project manager discovers there is insufficient time allotted for quality control. The project manager prepared to submit a revised schedule to the CCB.

Given the attached chart, which of the following is the critical path if one day is added to each task for quality control?

A.

12 days

B.

16 days

C.

17 days

D.

22 days

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Question # 65

Which of the following is a key aspect of the Agile project management methodology?

A.

Test-driven

B.

Daily standup meetings

C.

Short project durations

D.

Defined list of requirements

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Question # 66

A milestone task on the critical path has been completed.

Which of the following should the project manager notify?

A.

Owner of predecessor task

B.

Project team

C.

Project sponsor

D.

Project steering committee

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Question # 67

Expenditure tracking helps with cost:

A.

reporting

B.

scheduling

C.

discounting

D.

floating

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Question # 68

Which of the following is a reason for assessing risk in a project?

A.

To identify new tasks

B.

To shorten the project timeline

C.

To avoid rework

D.

To establish a budget

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Question # 69

A project manager has been experiencing resistance from a group of stakeholders.

With which of the following should the project manager consult to reduce friction going forward?

A.

Project scheduler

B.

Project coordinator

C.

Project sponsor

D.

Project management office

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Question # 70

A customer has requested a new feature be included in the next iterative release. The customer has agreed to

move a previously planned feature to a subsequent release and increase the budget. Which of the following is

the MOST appropriate scheduling action?

A.

Analyze the critical path and update the WBS with the new feature

B.

Add the new feature and reprioritize the product backlog

C.

Add the new feature to the next sprint and move the old feature to the following sprint

D.

Conduct a retrospective with the team to discuss the change and introduce the feature

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Question # 71

A project coordinator notices there is a scheduling conflict with the weekly team meeting. The project

coordinator submits a request to hold the meeting at a different time will not negatively impact the scheduling.

Which of the following resources has the authority to authorize this change?

A.

Stakeholders

B.

Scrum master

C.

Project sponsor

D.

Project team

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Question # 72

A stakeholders asked for a change to the project. The project manager discussed and documented the desired change, and the proper authorities approved it.

Which of the following steps of the control was missed?

A.

Communicate the change

B.

Quality check

C.

Implementation

D.

Evaluate impact and justification

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Question # 73

Which of the following are MOST essential to developing an effective project team? (Choose two.)

A.

Team building by mixing in-house and remote human resources

B.

Dedicating the junior resources to the shortest tasks

C.

Sharing senior resources with other projects

D.

Selecting team members with the appropriate skill sets

E.

Building trust through honesty and good communication

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Question # 74

During a CCB, a SME evaluated the impact and provided new information because of business process

changes for handling potential failure. Which of the following documents should be updated?

A.

Incident response

B.

Project plan

C.

Risk register

D.

Business continuity plan

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Question # 75

A project team completed a brainstorming activity to determine potential issues with a project. Which of the following activities should the project team do NEXT?

A.

Risk identification

B.

Risk quantification

C.

Risk planning

D.

Risk response

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Question # 76

Which of the following is the MOST important component against which the project manager can analyze

project performance?

A.

Burn rate

B.

Project baselines

C.

KPIs

D.

Budget

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Question # 77

A project team has completed a major deliverable earlier than planned and wants to deliver it for testing. The team lead sends an email providing notice of task completion to the project manager.

Which of the following describes how the project manager can increase the likelihood that the deliverable moves to testing?

A.

Send an email to quality assurance and copy the project team.

B.

Call a meeting to hand off the deliverable to quality assurance.

C.

Hold a conference call to a review the next deliverable with the project team.

D.

Send an email to the project sponsor and copy the project team.

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Question # 78

Which of the following captures unforeseen activities throughout the project that need attention and resolution?

A.

Gantt chart

B.

Action items

C.

Project schedule

D.

Meeting minutes

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Question # 79

A project has activities on the critical path that must be completed before other activities can start:

Task A is dependent on Task C before Task D can be completed.

Task A requires Task B to start.

Task B takes twice as long to complete as Task C.

Which of the following is the appropriate ordering of the critical path?

A.

B, A, D

B.

C, B, D, A

C.

D, A, C

D.

B, C, A, D

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Question # 80

A project manager is analyzing the cost variances produced when comparing two different projects completions.

Which of the following factors could be causing the increased variance for the four-month projects? (Select two.)

A.

Increased resource productivity

B.

Increased resource allocation

C.

Increased schedule variance

D.

Increased labor cost

E.

Increased labor overhead

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Question # 81

In the review of a project status report, the slack is negative. Which of the following should the project manager

tell the stakeholders?

A.

The project is behind schedule

B.

The project is over budget

C.

The project has float available

D.

The project needs a gate review

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Question # 82

The design team and development team disagree about what technology should be used for a major requirement. A brainstorming meeting takes place, where both teams focus on the mutually agreed-upon deliverables.

Which of the following conflict resolution techniques did the teams use?

A.

Compromising

B.

Smoothing

C.

Confronting

D.

Forcing

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Question # 83

A project manager is not required to participate in performance appraisal meetings with team members. The project manager is working within which of the following organizational structures?

A.

Projectized

B.

Balanced matrix

C.

Functional

D.

Strong matrix

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Question # 84

A new project has just commenced. Project team members are constantly disagreeing on how tasks should be

handled and are not getting along well. Which of the following stages BEST explains this situation?

A.

Norming

B.

Performing

C.

Forming

D.

Storming

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Question # 85

Two critical members have approached the project manager separately regarding personality conflicts. The

project manager cannot remove either from the project or separate their work activities. To help resolve the

conflict, which of the following would be BEST for the project manager to do?

A.

Send an email to the entire project team encouraging proper etiquette.

B.

Discuss the problem during the next daily status update.

C.

Perform an in-person meeting involving both parties.

D.

Schedule a mandatory team-building activity.

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Question # 86

Under an Agile methodology, standup meetings occur:

A.

daily

B.

twice daily

C.

weekly

D.

ad hoc

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