100 Free PMP Exam Sample Questions

July 25, 2020
Fahad Usmani
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In this blog post, I’m going to provide you with 100 free PMP exam sample questions.

Most of these questions are definition based and well suited for you to try during your studies to check your progress. The questions are comparatively easier than the real PMP exam questions.

All these questions are based on the 6th edition of the PMBOK Guide.

I have also included PMBOK references for most of the questions, please refer to the PMBOK Guide every time you see the reference, it will help you understand the PMBOK Guide better.

It is my hope that these questions will help you identify and fill your knowledge gaps.


Question: 1

Which of the following is not true?
(a) Every project is unique
(b) A project gives some output
(c) Projects are not repetitive
(d) Car manufacturing is an example of a project

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Question: 2

What is a Product Scope?
(a) Features and functions that characterize a product
(b) The work is done to deliver the product
(c) Both A & B
(d) None of the above

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Question: 3

In Rolling Wave Planning:
(a) Near term work is planned in more detail
(b) All planning is completed before starting the actual work
(c) 50% of planning is completed before starting the actual work
(d) None of the above

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Question: 4

Which of the following is not a basic element of Earn Value Management (EVM)?
(a) Earned Value
(b) Planned Value
(c) TCPI
(d) Actual Cost

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Question: 5

What is meant by RACI?
(a) Responsible, Accountable, Confirm, Inform
(b) Recommended, Accountable, Consulted, Inform
(c) Responsible, Accountant, Consulted, Inform
(d) Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Inform

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Question: 6

Risks included in the Watch List are known as:
(a) High priority
(b) Low priority
(c) Negative risk
(d) Positive risk

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Question: 7

You hired a programmer for $25/hour for two months. What kind of contract is this?
(a) CPIF
(b) Fixed Price
(c) Time & Material
(d) CPAF

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Question: 8

A person who is directly or indirectly involved with your project, or affected by your project or its outcome, is known as:
(a) Customer
(b) Manager
(c) Team Member
(d) Stakeholder

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Question: 9

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct applies to:
(a) PMI members
(b) PMP holders
(c) PMI volunteer
(d) All of the above

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Question: 10

Which of the following statement is true about a Program?
(a) A Program is a group of related projects
(b) A Program is a group of unrelated projects
(c) A Program is a part of a big project
(d) None of the above

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Question: 11

What is the duration of the Milestone?
(a) Zero
(b) One
(c) Duration of the project
(d) None of the above

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Question: 12

Money spent during a specific time period is known as:
(a) Budgeted Cost
(b) Actual Cost
(c) Earned Value
(d) Planned Value

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Question: 13

Which of the following is part of Maslow theory?
(a) Hygiene Theory
(b) Hierarchy Theory
(c) Expectancy Theory
(d) Theory X & Y

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Question: 14

Which of the following strategies is not used for negative risks?
(a) Exploit
(b) Transfer
(c) Avoid
(d) Mitigate

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Question: 15

Which contract is considered most risky for the bidders?
(a) Time & Material
(b) Fixed Price
(c) Cost Reimbursable
(d) CPAF

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Question: 16

During a bidder conference, you see that one bidder is your close friend. What should your next step be?
(a) You will pass some confidential info to him
(b) You will disclose this relationship to your management
(c) You will resign immediately from the bidding process
(d) You will try not to give the contract to him to prove your integrity

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Question: 17

In which type of organization does the Functional Manager manage the project budget?
(a) Projectized
(b) Strong Matrix
(c) Balanced Matrix
(d) Weak Matrix

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Question: 18

For your project you need to outsource some work, so you sign a fixed-price contract with a contractor. In this contract, the price above which the seller bears all costs of cost overrun is known as:
(a) Point of Total Assumption
(b) Cost Overrun 
(c) Target Cost
(d) Target Price

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Question: 19

Which of the following statement is true about the Project Charter?
(a) It authorizes the existence of a project
(b) It is a bidding document
(c) It is used to rank the risks
(d) All of the above

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Question: 20

You have been given 100,000 USD to complete the project. 60,000 USD has been spent, though as per the schedule, 55,000 USD should have been spent to complete the same work. What is the Budget at Completion (BAC)?
(a) 55,000 USD
(b) 100,000 USD
(c) 60,000 USD
(d) 105,000 USD

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Question: 21

You have six team members working under you. How many lines of communication will you have in your communication plan?
(a) 16
(b) 15
(c) 21
(d) 30

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Question: 22

A Risk that is caused by the response of another risk is known as:
(a) Primary Risk
(b) Secondary Risk
(c) Residual Risk
(d) Negative Risk

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Question: 23

What should be your goal while negotiating with the seller?
(a) Press for a lower price
(b) Press for early completion
(c) To arrive at a fair deal
(d) Give him extra benefits

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Question: 24

How will you deal with the stakeholders with High Interest but Low Power?
(a) Keep them informed
(b) Monitor them
(c) Manage them closely
(d) Try to satisfy them

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Question: 25

Which of the following is not an example of Enterprise Environmental Factor?
(a) Rules and Regulations
(b) Organization Culture
(c) Procedures
(d) Market condition

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Question: 26

Which of the following is not a component of the Scope Baseline?
(a) Project Scope Statement
(b) WBS
(c) WBS Dictionary
(d) Risk Register

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Question: 27

You have been given 100,000 USD to complete the project. 60,000 USD has been spent, though as per the schedule, 55,000 USD should have been spent to complete the same work. What is the Actual Cost (AC)?
(a) 55,000 USD
(b) 100,000 USD
(c) 60,000 USD
(d) 105,000 USD

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Question: 28

Which of the following risks will be managed with the Contingency Reserve?
(a) Known Risks
(b) Unknown Risks
(c) Low Priority Risks
(d) High Priority Risks

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Question: 29

Which of the following is not an example of Organizational Process Assets?
(a) Policies
(b) Procedures
(c) Government Regulation
(d) Lessons learned

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Question: 30

You have been given 100,000 USD to complete the project. 60,000 USD has been spent, though as per the schedule, 55,000 USD should have been spent to complete the same work. What is the Planned Value (PV)?
(a) 55,000 USD
(b) 100,000 USD
(c) 60,000 USD
(d) 105,000 USD

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Question: 31

A subcontractor is delaying the delivery of the deliverables. Which of the following should you do?
(a) Cancel the contract
(b) Schedule a meeting with the contractor
(c) Inform management
(d) Delay the payment

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Question: 32

In which of the following phases of the project will most of the money be spent?
(a) Initiating
(b) Planning
(c) Executing
(d) Closing

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Question: 33

Which of the following statements is not true about the Project Charter?
(a) It may contain the names of important stakeholders
(b) It gives authority to the project manager
(c) It is signed by the project sponsor
(d) It should be approved by the project manager

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Question: 34

What does the Schedule Performance Index (SPI) say about the project?
(a) It says whether you are ahead of or behind schedule
(b) It says whether you are overspending or under-spending
(c) It says whether your process is under control or not
(d) Specifies the control limits of the process

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Question: 35

The most common cause of conflict within a project is:
(a) Schedule
(b) Personnel
(c) Procedures
(d) Resources

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Question: 36

In which process you close the contract?
(a) Close project
(b) Control procurements
(c) Perform integrated change control
(d) Validate scope

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Question: 37

Whenever you receive a change request, what will be your next step?
(a) Process for approval
(b) Investigate it
(c) Reject it
(d) Ignore it

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Question: 38

If the optimistic estimate is 10 days, and the pessimistic estimate is 22 days, what is the standard deviation for this activity?
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

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Question: 39

What does the Cost Performance Index (CPI) say about the project?
(a) It says whether you are ahead of or behind schedule
(b) It says whether you are overspending or under-spending
(c) It says whether your process is under control or not
(d) Specifies the control limits of the process

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Question: 40

A contract cannot be a legal document until:
(a) Signed by the project manager
(b) Signed by the buyer
(c) Signed by the seller
(d) Signed by all parties

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Question: 41

A project has more than one critical path. What does this mean to you?
(a) Risk increases
(b) Risk decreases
(c) The duration of the project reduces
(d) The project may cost less

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Question: 42

If an unidentified risk occurs:
(a) You will use the management reserve to manage it
(b) You will use the contingency reserve to manage it
(c) You will not take any action
(d) You will log it into the risk registers

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Question: 43

Who contributes, develops, and updates the Lessons Learned document?
(a) Client
(b) Project Management Team
(c) Functional Manager
(d) Management

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Question: 44

You are developing the project management plan for your project. What will be your main emphasis during this process?
(a) Hide it from team members until it is completed
(b) To take input from team members
(c) Not to inform management until it is ready
(d) Hide it from everyone

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Question: 45

You have added a few extra features to the product with the intention to make the client happy. This activity is known as:
(a) Buffer
(b) Scope Creep
(c) Gold Plating
(d) None of the above

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Question: 46

Which one is an example of Crashing?
(a) Starting a few activities simultaneously
(b) Adding more resources
(c) Reducing resources
(d) Increasing the duration of the project

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Question: 47

TCPI = 1.5, what does it mean?
(a) You are doing well
(b) You are in bad condition
(c) You are going as planned
(d) None of the above

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Question: 48

Which statement is true?
(a) Low Grade may not be a problem
(b) Low Quality is not a problem
(c) Low Grade is never acceptable
(d) None of the above

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Question: 49

Which one of the following is not true about the change request?
(a) It happens usually in the execution phase of the project
(b) Usually requested by the client
(c) Usually requested by the project management team
(d) It is always an informal verbal request

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Question: 50

Due to a miscommunication with the client, some features are added to the product. This process is known as:
(a) Gold Plating
(b) Scope Creep
(c) Scope Management
(d) Buffer

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Question: 51

When should you update lessons learned?
(a) At the beginning of the project
(b) At the middle of the project
(c) Throughout the project
(d) At the end of the project

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Question: 52

What is the goal of Quality Management?
(a) Customer Satisfaction
(b) Low-cost product
(c) High-grade product
(d) Low quality and high-grade product

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Question: 53

You have identified a large number of risks during your risk identification process. What will be your next step?
(a) You will prioritize them using the Qualitative Risk Analysis process
(b) Go for the Quantitative Risk Analysis
(c) Assign the risk owner to each risk
(d) Calculate the contingency reserve

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Question: 54

Which of the following represents the correct order of project management phases?
(a) Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, Closing
(b) Initiating, Executing, Planning, Monitoring & Controlling, Closing
(c) Initiating, Planning, Monitoring & Controlling, Executing, Closing
(d) Planning, Initiating, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, Closing

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Question: 55

The role of the Develop Project Management Plan process is to:
(a) Create a Schedule for the Project
(b) Monitor Schedule
(c) Integrate all Subsidiary Plans
(d) Develop Cost Baseline

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Question: 56

In risk management, you have many strategies to manage risks. Which strategy will you not use with the negative risks?
(a) Mitigate
(b) Exploit
(c) Transfer
(d) Avoid

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Question: 57

Which document is created by breaking the project scope into smaller and manageable elements?
(a) Scope Baseline
(b) WBS
(c) OBS
(d) None of the above

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Question: 58

Rearranging resources to optimize their utilization is known as:
(a) Crashing
(b) Fast Tracking
(c) Resource Leveling
(d) Schedule Compression

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Question: 59

Which of the following statements is true about the Point of Total Assumption?
(a) Above PTA, the seller bears the cost
(b) Above PTA, the buyer bears the cost
(c) Below PTA, the buyer bears the full cost
(d) Below PTA, the seller bears the 50% of the cost

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Question: 60

Pareto Chart helps you find:
(a) Minor sources creating the majority of problems
(b) Majority of causes creating the minority of problems
(c) Cause of variation
(d) Cause of deviation

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Question: 61

What is a Workaround?
(a) A response to an unplanned threat
(b) A response to an identified threat
(c) A response to low-priority risk
(d) None of the above

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Question: 62

While inspecting, you find a defective component and you repaired it. This act is known as:
(a) Preventive Action
(b) Corrective Action
(c) Defect Repair
(d) None of Above

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Question: 63

You are managing a project with a budget of 500,000 USD, and 250,000 USD has been spent. Upon review, you observe that only 40% of the work has been completed; though, your schedule says that you should have completed 50% of the work. What is the Actual Cost?
(a) 500,000 USD
(b) 200,000 USD
(c) 300,000 USD
(d) 250,000 USD

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Question: 64

You are reviewing the control chart and observe that there are seven points in a row that are below the mean. What does it mean?
(a) The mean should be re-adjusted
(b) Investigate the cause of it
(c) Re-draw in control limit
(d) It is common, nothing to worry about

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Question: 65

The client inspects the deliverables with you and finds that it meets the acceptance criteria. He signed off and formally approves the deliverables. Which process is this?
(a) Control Quality
(b) Control Scope
(c) Validate Scope
(d) Close Project

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Question: 66

Which is an example of Triple Constraint?
(a) Scope, Human Resource, Time
(b) Quality, Scope, Human Resource
(c) Cost, Human Resource, Time
(d) Scope, Cost, Time

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Question: 67

In which phase will the risks be at the lowest level?
(a) Initiating
(b) Planning
(c) Execution
(d) Closing

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Question: 68

Which Conflict Resolution Technique leads to consensus and commitment?
(a) Withdraw
(b) Accommodate
(c) Compromise
(d) Collaborative

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Question: 69

What is a prototype?
(a) A working model of the expected actual product
(b) A blueprint of the product
(c) A 3D model of the actual product
(d) None of the above

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Question: 70

Which of the following is the most accurate cost estimate method?
(a) Rough Order
(b) Three-Point
(c) Parametric
(d) Bottom-up

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Question: 71

Fishbone diagram is also known as:
(a) Gantt Diagram
(b) Pareto Diagram
(c) Run Chart
(d) Ishikawa Diagram

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Question: 72

What is Project Scope?
(a) The work performed to deliver a product
(b) It is the features and functions that characterize a product
(c) Both A & B
(d) None of the above

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Question: 73

Which of the following is not an output of a project?
(a) Developing a new car
(b) The production of cars
(c) An enhancement to the car
(d) Completing research on car

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Question: 74

In your project, you identify a risk that, due to the possibility of the entrance of a new supplier, may provide some components at a cheaper price. What kind of risk is this?
(a) Negative Risk
(b) Opportunity
(c) Known Risk
(d) Secondary Risk

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Question: 75

Which one is not a stakeholder of your project?
(a) Your competitor
(b) Team member
(c) Client
(d) Management

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Question: 76

In Six Sigma what percentage of accuracy is desired?
(a) 99.977
(b) 99.38
(c) 99.99966
(d) 93.3

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Question: 77

Which estimate is given more weight in the PERT estimate formula?
(a) Optimistic
(b) Pessimistic
(c) Most Likely
(d) None of the above

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Question: 78

What does the Variance at Completion show?
(a) How much you are ahead of schedule
(b) Amount of budget surplus or deficit
(c) How fast you need to go to complete the project
(d) None of the above

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Question: 79

In which procurement contract does the buyer have the minimum risk?
(a) Firm Fixed Price
(b) Time and Material
(c) Cost Plus Incentive Fee
(d) Cost Plus Fixed Fee

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Question: 80

During which phase of the project will risks be the highest?
(a) Initiating
(b) Planning
(c) Execution
(d) Closing

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Question: 81

For your project, you have identified your project stakeholders, developed strategy and now you are in the execution phase. In which project phases do you identify the project stakeholders?
(a) Initiating and Planning and Execution
(b) Initiating and Planning
(c) Initiating, Planning, and Monitoring & Controlling
(d) All phases

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Question: 82

You are developing the project charter, with management, for a new project. You are going to be the project manager. Who will sign the project charter?
(a) Project Manager
(b) Operational Manager
(c) Functional Manager
(d) Someone from top management

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Question: 83

What may happen if your project has more than one critical path?
(a) It will cost more
(b) The project completion date may be extended
(c) The quality may be reduced
(d) Risks will increase

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Question: 84

Which of the following diagram looks like a fish skeleton?
(a) Ishikawa Diagram
(b) Tornado Diagram
(c) Decision Tree
(d) None of the above

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Question: 85

For all your needs you have to go to the functional manager; moreover, you do not have control over the budget. In what kind of organization are you working?
(a) Projectized
(b) Weak Matrix
(c) Strong Matrix
(d) Balanced Matrix

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Question: 86

Your management has asked you to provide them with the rough order estimate for a project on an urgent basis. In this case, which of the following techniques will you use?
(a) Parametric
(b) Bottom-Up
(c) Rough order
(d) Analogous

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Question: 87

Which is not an example of organizational process assets?
(a) Processes
(b) Procedures
(c) Lessons learned
(d) Political conditions

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Question: 88

Your project is late and to bring it back on track you are adding extra resources to some activities and giving overtime to your team members. This is an example of:
(a) Critical Chain
(b) Fast Tracking
(c) Crashing
(d) Resource Leveling

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Question: 89

In a balanced matrix organization, who has authority over the budget?
(a) Project Manager
(b) Functional Manager
(c) Both
(d) None of the Above

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Question: 90

Which document authorizes the existence of the project?
(a) Scope Statement
(b) Project Plan
(c) Project Charter
(d) Stakeholder’s Register

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Question: 91

The successor activity cannot be finished until the predecessor activity starts. This is an example of which kind of relationship:
(a) Finish to Start (FS)
(b) Finish to Finish (FF)
(c) Start To Start (SS)
(d) Start to Finish (SF)

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Question: 92

Which of the following graphs shows the majority of problems due to a minority of causes?
(a) Scatter Diagram
(b) GANTT Chart
(c) Pareto Diagram
(d) Bar Chart

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Question: 93

Regarding the project expeditor and the project coordinator, which of the following statements is correct?
(a) The coordinator has more power than the expeditor
(b) The expeditor has more power than the coordinator
(c) Both have equal power
(d) None of the above

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Question: 94

Your project is delayed by 45 days and the client has threatened that he will impose a heavy penalty if you do not complete the project on time. Therefore, to bring the project back on the schedule you hire some equipment and bring more team members to work with you. This is an example of:
(a) Resource Leveling
(b) Resource Optimization
(c) Crashing
(d) Fast Tracking

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Question: 95

Which of the following risks remain even after applying the risk response of an identified risk?
(a) Primary Risk
(b) Secondary Risk
(c) Remaining Risk
(d) Residual Risk

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Question: 96

You have been given a task to accurately calculate the cost of a project. Which of the following techniques will you use to get the most accurate cost of the project?
(a) Parametric
(b) Analogous
(c) Bottom-Up
(d) Top Down

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Question: 97

Tom is a low-power stakeholder in your project, He is very interested and enthusiastic about your project. He wants you to complete the project successfully. How will you manage him?
(a) Keep informed
(b) Monitor
(c) Keep satisfied
(d) Manage closely

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Question: 98

Who should be involved in identifying the project risks?
(a) Project team members
(b) Sponsors and upper management
(c) All relevant project stakeholders
(d) Project manager and top management

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Question: 99

There is a risk that has a 7% chance of happening, and if it occurs it will cost you 2,500 USD. What is the EMV of this event?
(a) -175 USD
(b) 2,325 USD
(c) 2,675 USD
(d) 175 USD

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Question: 100

During the procurement phase, you are analyzing whether you should outsource a particular task or do it on your own with your team. Which process are you currently in?
(a) Plan Procurement Management
(b) Conduct Procurement
(c) Control Procurement
(d) Decide Procurement

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Answer-1: d

Explanation: As per the definition, a project is unique, non-repetitive, and gives some output. Therefore, options a, b, & c are definitely the characteristics of a project. Car manufacturing is a repetitive production process; hence, it is not a characteristic of a project.

Option “d” is an example of a production operation.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 4

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Answer-2: a

Explanation: The Product Scope is the features or functions of a product. It is all about the product; e.g. what it will look like, how it will perform, etc.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 131

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Answer-3: a

Explanation: In rolling wave planning, near term work is planned in more detail, while the distant work is planned broadly.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 160

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Answer-4: c

Explanation: Earned Value, Planned Value, and Actual Cost are three basic elements of Earn Value Management.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 261

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Answer-5: d

Explanation: The RACI chart is an example of the Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM), which shows the relationship between activities and the team members.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 317

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Answer-6: b

Explanation: Low-priority risks are kept in the Watch List. These risks have low probability and low impact. These risks are kept in the Watch List for future monitoring to determine if they may become a high probability or a large impact risk.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 423

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Answer-7: c

Explanation: A Time and Material contract is mostly used for temporary hiring, or hiring experts in cases where you cannot define the exact scope of work quickly.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6h Edition, Page: 472

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Answer-8: d

Explanation: This is the definition of the stakeholders.

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Answer-9: d

Reference: PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Point: 1.2, Page No: 1

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Answer-10: a

Explanation: As per the definition, a program is a group of related projects; therefore option ‘a’ is the correct answer.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 13

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Answer-11: a

Explanation: A milestone is an event that has zero duration.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 186

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Answer-12: b

Explanation: Actual Cost is the amount of money that has been spent during the specific time period.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 261

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Answer-13: b

Explanation: Maslow Hierarchy Theory is also known as the Theory of Needs; it states that when our lower order needs are met and satisfied, we tend to be concerned with the higher order of needs.

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Answer-14: a

Explanation: Exploit is the strategy where you do everything to realize the opportunity. This type of strategy cannot be used with negative risks.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 444

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Answer-15: b

Explanation: A Fixed-priced contract is the riskiest contract for the seller because once the seller signs the contract he is legally bound to complete it within the agreed amount.

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Answer-16: b

Explanation: There is a conflict of interest in this situation. You must inform your boss about this relationship.

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Answer-17: d

Explanation: In a Weak Matrix organization, the Functional Manager manages the budget. In Strong Matrix and Projectized organization, the Project Manager Controls the budget, while in Balanced Matrix organization, both managers control it. In this case, option ‘d’ is the correct answer.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 47

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Answer-18: a

Explanation: This is the Point of Total Assumption (PTA). PTA is a point above which total cost overrun is borne by the seller.

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Answer-19: a

Explanation: A Project Charter is a document that formally authorizes the project and gives the project manager authority to run the project.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 81

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Answer-20: b

Explanation: BAC is the total budget assigned to your project.

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Answer-21: c

Explanation:

Communication lines = N*(N–1)/2

Where N is the total number of members.

Here N = 7 (six team members plus you)

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Answer-22: b

Explanation: A secondary risk is caused by applying the strategy to minimize the effect of the primary risk. For example, you dig a trench to stop people from crossing it, but there is also a chance that someone may fall into it.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 439

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Answer-23: c

Explanation: While negotiating, your goal must be to arrive on a fair deal. If you squeeze the seller for a lower price, it might affect the quality or other project objectives.

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Answer-24: a

Explanation: You will deal with stakeholders as follows: high power and low-interest category stakeholders will be kept satisfied, high power and high-interest category stakeholders will be managed closely, low power and low-interest category stakeholders will only be monitored and high interest and low power category stakeholders will be kept informed.

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Answer-25: c

Explanation: Enterprise Environmental Factors are conditions that influence the project. These factors are not within the control of the project team and they have to work within it. Enterprise Environmental Factors are not always helpful to the project team; sometimes they may harm you as well.

Rules & Regulations, Organization Culture, and Market Conditions are examples of Enterprise Environmental Factors.

The procedure is an example of Organizational Process Assets.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 39-41

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Answer-26: d

Explanation: Risk Register is not a part of the Scope Baseline.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 161, 162

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Answer-27: c

Explanation: The Actual Cost is the amount of money that has been spent on the project to date.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 261

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Answer-28: a

Explanation: Contingency reserve is used to manage known risks.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 202

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Answer-29: c

Explanation: Organizational Process Assets are assets possessed by an organization to help you to run the project efficiently and smoothly; e.g. policies, procedures, lessons learned, etc.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 39-41

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Answer-30: a

Explanation: The Planned Value is the authorized budget assigned to scheduled work.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 261

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Answer-31: b

Explanation: You cannot simply cancel the contract just because the contractor is delaying something. You also should not go to management with incomplete information. You must meet with the contractor to find the cause.

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Answer-32: c

Explanation: In the execution phase, most of your budget will be spent, because here is where the actual work is performed.

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Answer-33: d

Explanation: The Project Charter gives the project manager authority to run the project. It must be signed by someone external to the project and who has the authority to do so.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 81

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Answer-34: a

Explanation: Schedule Performance Index tells us that whether we are ahead of or behind schedule.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 263

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Answer-35: a

Explanation: Schedule priorities are the most common cause of conflict within projects.

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Answer-36: b

Explanation: In the Control Procurement process you close the procurement contract for the phase or project.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 499

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Answer-37: b

Explanation: You will not simply approve, reject, or ignore any change request. Every change request must be investigated according to the process specified in the Change Control and Configuration Control systems.

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Answer-38: b

Explanation:

Standard Deviation = (Pessimistic Estimate – Optimistic Estimate)/6

Standard Deviation = (22 – 10) / 6

= 2

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Answer-39: b

Explanation: Cost Performance Index tells us whether we are under-spending or overspending.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 263

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Answer-40: d

Explanation: A document cannot be legally binding unless it is signed by all parties involved.

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Answer-41: a

Explanation: If you have more than one critical path, the risk to your project will increase because now you have more than one path to manage closely.

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Answer-42: a

Explanation: Management Reserve is used to manage un-identified risks.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 202

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Answer-43: b

Explanation: The whole project management team, including the project manager, contributes to and helps maintain the lessons learned document.

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Answer-44: b

Explanation: While developing the Project Management Plan, your emphasis should be on involving the team members. Without their input, you will not be able to develop a solid Project Management Plan.

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Answer-45: c

Explanation: Gold Plating is a phenomenon where you add some extra features to the product in order to make the client happy. Gold Plating may increase cost and risks.

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Answer-46: b

Explanation: Adding extra resources to activities in order to finish them earlier is known as Crashing.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 215

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Answer-47: b

Explanation: If the TCPI is more than one, it means you need to work with better cost performance.

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Answer-48: a

Explanation: Low-grade products may not be a problem if the quality is high. However, low quality is always a problem and never accepted.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 274

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Answer-49: d

Explanation: Change requests must always be a formal request. You cannot process a change request based on an informal request.

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Answer-50: b

Explanation: The uncontrolled addition to the scope is known as Scope Creep. Scope Creep indicates that you do not have adequate control over your project.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 168

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Answer-51: c

You should update the lessons learned document throughout the project. If you do not, many important lessons might be missed or maybe documented incorrectly in later stages.

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Answer-52: a

Explanation: The goal of Quality Management is meeting or exceeding the customers’ satisfaction.

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Answer-53: a

Explanation: After identifying the risk, you will prioritize the risk using the Qualitative Risk Analysis process.

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Answer-54: a

Explanation: The correct sequence of project management phases is as follows: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing.

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Answer-55: c

Explanation: The role of Develop Project Management Plan process is to integrate all subsidiary plans; e.g. scope management plan, schedule management plan, cost management plan, etc.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 87

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Answer-56: b

Explanation: Exploit risk response strategy is used with positive risks.

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Answer-57: b

Explanation: In Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), you break the work into smaller and more manageable elements.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 156

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Answer-58: c

Explanation: In Resource leveling, you arrange resources to maximize their utility.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 211

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Answer-59: a

Explanation: Under the FPIF, you set a ceiling price; once this ceiling price is passed, the seller bears all the cost. This point is known as Point of Total Assumption.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 471

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Answer-60: a

Explanation: Pareto Chart helps you identify the minor number of sources causing most of the troubles.

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Answer-61: a

Explanation: When an unidentified risk occurs, you will take prompt action to handle it. This activity is called a workaround.

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Answer-62: c

Explanation: Defect Repair is a process where you correct a defective component. Preventive Action is an action that is taken to avoid any anticipated future defects that may appear in the component. Corrective Action is a future response to the defect repair process or the correction so that the cause of error or non-conformity will not occur again.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 96

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Answer-63: d

Explanation: Actual Cost is the amount of money that has been spent on the project to date.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 261

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Answer-64: b

Explanation: A process is considered to be out of control if seven consecutive plot points are either above or below the mean.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 304

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Answer-65: c

Explanation: Accepted Deliverables is the output of the Validate Scope process.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 166

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Answer-66: d

Explanation: Scope, Cost, and Time are considered Triple Constraints.

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Answer-67: d

Explanation: Risk will be at its highest point at the Initiating Process group and at the minimum at the Closing Process group.

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Answer-68: d

Explanation: Collaborative approach incorporates viewpoints of all parties involved in the conflict.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 349

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Answer-69: a

Explanation: Prototype is a working model of an actual product that helps you get feedback from users.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 147

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Answer-70: d

Explanation: In bottom-up estimating, you estimate the cost of activities to the greatest detail, add them together, and round up to the higher level. This is the most accurate method of determining the project budget.

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Answer-71: d

Explanation: Fishbone diagram is also known as the cause-and-effect and Ishikawa diagram.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 293

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Answer-72: c

Explanation: As per the PMBOK Guide, the project scope is the work performed to deliver a product, service, or result with the specified features and functions. The term project scope is sometimes viewed as including product scope.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition, Page: 23, 154

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Answer-73: b

Explanation: The production of cars is an ongoing operation. This is not an output of the project. The output of the project should be unique.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 4-7

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Answer-74: b

Explanation: In Positive Risk, there is a chance that you may gain some benefits, called Opportunities. Positive Risk brings a positive impact on the project objective.

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Answer-75: a

Explanation: Your competitor is not your stakeholder because you do not have to manage him or fulfill his requirements, although he may be affected by your project.

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Answer-76: c

Explanation: In Six Sigma 99.99966% accuracy is desired, and in Fifth Sigma 99.977%, Four Sigma 99.38%, and in Three Sigma 93.3% accuracy are desired.

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Answer-77: c

Explanation: In the PERT estimate formula, the Most Likely estimate is given more weight. The PERT estimate formula is = (Optimistic + 4*Most-Likely + Pessimistic)/6

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 245

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Answer-78: b

Explanation: Variance at Completion (VAC) is the difference between the Budget at Completion (BAC) and Estimate at Completion (EAC), which shows how much of the budget is surplus or deficit.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 262

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Answer-79: a

Explanation: In a Firm Fixed Price contract the buyer has a minimum risk because the seller has to complete the project within the agreed amount.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 471

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Answer-80: a

Explanation: During the Initiating phase the risks are highest and they decrease as the project progresses.

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Answer-81: d

Explanation: Stakeholder identification is an iterative process. You will identify stakeholders throughout the project.

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Answer-82: d

Explanation: Although the project manager can help in developing the project charter, he cannot sign or approve it. The project charter must be approved by someone from top management who has the authority to do so.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 75

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Answer-83: d

Explanation: If the project has more than one critical path, you will have to manage more than one path and this means more risks.

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Answer-84: a

Explanation: The Ishikawa Diagram is also known as a Fishbone Diagram or Fishikawa Diagram because it looks like a fish skeleton.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 293

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Answer-85: b

Explanation: In a Weak Matrix organization, the project manager has no authority over the project budget and resources. He needs permission from the functional manager to use the resources.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 47

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Answer-86: d

Explanation: Rough order estimate is the lump-sum of the cost of the project; therefore, you will use the analogous technique.

Please note that rough order estimate is an estimate, it is not a technique.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 200

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Answer-87: d

Explanation: Political conditions are an example of enterprise environmental factors.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 37

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Answer-88: c

Explanation: You are adding extra resources to your activities, which is an example of Crashing.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 215

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Answer-89: c

Explanation: In a balanced matrix organization structure, both managers have equal authority over the budget.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 47

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Answer-90: c

Explanation: The Project Charter is the document that authorizes the existence of the project.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 75

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Answer-91: d

Explanation: In other words, you can say that when the first activity starts, the second activity finishes; i.e. Start to Finish (SF)

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 190

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Answer-92: c

Explanation: This is a Pareto Diagram, based on the principle “that 80% of problems are due to 20% of causes”. This law is also known as the 80-20 principle.

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Answer-93: a

Explanation: In a weak matrix organization, the project manager can work as either a project coordinator or an expeditor. The expeditor has no authority or power to make any decision while the coordinator has little power to make decisions.

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Answer-94: c

Explanation: Here, you have brought some extra resources to bring the project on track, so this is an example of Crashing.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 215

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Answer-95: d

Explanation: Residual Risk is the risk that still remains even after applying the risk response of an identified risk.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 448

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Answer-96: c

Explanation: Bottom-Up estimate techniques give you the most accurate cost of the project.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 244

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Answer-97: a

Explanation: Tom comes under the “low power – high interest” category. According to the Power/Interest Grid model, stakeholders from this category should be kept informed.

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Answer-98: c

Explanation: For the risk identification purpose, all project stakeholders should be involved in the identifying risk process.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 411

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Answer-99: a

Explanation:

EMV = Impact * Probability

= (-2,500)*.07

= -175

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Answer-100: a

Explanation: This is make or buy analysis which you do in the Plan Procurement Management.

Reference: The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition, Page: 473

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  • These questions are not similar to what the exam offers. All the question came in a story and placing you as PM and what you need to do.

  • I am taking my PMP on 25th Sept 2019. Just went through the 100 free questions and scored 94%. I need the question bank. How do I get that for my last preparation?

  • Assalamu-Alaikum Sir, very good way of practicing questions. i got 80% answers right. Sir, i want to have answer , is it base PMBOK 6. because i don’t have any material of PMBOK 6.

  • Question #53: What is done next after risk identification? Assigning a risk owner is also done during qualitative risk analysis (PMBOK 6 ed pg 426).

    • After risk identification you will qualify risks as there will be many risks you may decide to ignore or to put in watch list. Once you will have a final qualified list of risks you will assign risk owner.

      After risk identification, you may or may not assign the risk owner. However, after qualifiying you must assign the risk owner, so this is the best answer.

    • There is no shortcut, read the PMBOK Guide as many times as you can and try to understand the process flow.

      There is absolutely no need to memorize ITTOs.

  • It’s not said that it’s “Subcontractor of the Seller”. In my view contacting the Subcontractor is the best choice in order to determine the root cause of the delay and discuss potential corrective/preventive actions. Going to Management (C) without such understanding and information would be wasting their time.

  • hi Fahad,

    I use PMPBOK as the reference book. I have done the 2 sets of questions in your question bank and got 147 correct answers out of 200 in set 1 and 141 correct answers out of 200 in set 2. I have also completed the PMP Exam practice test 9th edition.

    advise me further please.

  • Hello Fahad,

    I have done 2 exams on the Exam Central and got on exam#1 79% and on exam#2 90%. I did the questions above and got 8 wrong answers out of 100. knowing that I have already read the PMBOK around 3 times and now going through the PM Study Circle. I have purchased your PMP question bank which I will do and then planning to apply for the real exam.

    I need your kind advise please whether my preparation is sufficient which enables me to go for the exam and hopefully pass it.

    Regards,
    Dana

    • The questions available on this blog post are simpler. As you are in your final stage of preparation, I would not suggest you count marks earned here.

      Based on scores given by you I can not say whether you are ready or not.

      Let me know if you used any reference book or not and if you are using any PMP exam simulator?

      • Hi,

        I passed my PMP exam last week ,I attempted the 100 questions listed here 2 days before the exam and got 94/100,eve though the questions were easy ,they did touch all the areas.

        I had taken other tests also and my scores in 4 hrs practice tests varied from 68(Oliver Lehmann) to 85%.In the end I felt that real exam was easier than many of the practice tests I took ,but some of the questions were dodgy as I ended up feeling 2 correct options.
        I felt that the questions were comparable to Rita Mulachy exercise questions in terms of verbiage and difficulty.

        Best!
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  • Hi Farshad,
    I am going to have PMP exam on 20th April 2017 and before two days I practicing your question bank..

    Just want to know how actual pmp questions compare to your 400 question bank quality….

    Please provide some tips also.

    Regards,
    Mansuri Hamid

    • These 100 questions are easier, don’t try them before real exam.

      Questions in my PMP Question Bank are challenging and difficulty level is near to the real exam.

      Good luck.

  • Dear Fahad
    Thanks for your service to PM professional community. I am one among many who are greatly benefited from your work. I am happy to let you know that I passed my PMP exam today. Your blogs are immense help to get PM concepts right.
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  • Dear Fahad,

    Thanks for sharing good and informative blogs, i have been regularly visiting your website and benefiting from your knowledge and information, recently, i did 100 Free PMP Exam Sample Questions and passed with percentage 90% , i just want to know here all the question is very easy such type of question can appear in real PMP exam, i will be appear for PMP exam in this month, i have also purchased $4.99 (PMP Questions Bank), so you are requested to kindly advice me where should i more focus to pass the exam in 1st try.

    thanks

    • These are easier questions and in the exam you are going to see tougher questions. These questions are given to test your preparation and identify knowledge gap during your initial preparation.

  • Thanks & questions which you asked was very simple and scored 98 out of 100. Twice i failed in the PMP exam but this time working very hard. Already brought your 400 Q bank books. Please suggest me any good questions bank or ideas

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