PMP Sixth Edition Exam Simulator n°01

PMP Sixth Edition Exam Simulator n°01

9 March 2019 Off By The Engineering Community

Free PMP® Practice Exam Questions
100 Sample Test Questions

Based on the PMBOK® Guide Exam 6th Edition, and updated for the 2019 PMP Exam!


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Vocal inflection accounts for how much understanding of verbal communication?



On your current project, EV = $45,000, AC = $50,000, PV = $40,000. What is the schedule variance as a percentage of the work accomplished at this point in time?



During the Executing and the Monitoring and Controlling phases, project managers frequently engage in replanning activity due to discovery or a change in customer needs. The term used to describe this process is called?



One of your project team members approached you visibly upset. It appears the team member overheard a director and another project manager discussing an apparent scheme to defraud the company. What is the FIRST thing that you should do as the project manager?



The project has been running smoothly; initiation phase is complete and the team is working on all aspects of planning. You had meetings with stakeholders several times to collect requirements and as a result, requirements documentation is almost complete, as are high-level and detailed design documents. As construction begins on the project, several stakeholders have indicated the need for changes to the requirements set. They are claiming these elements were missed in the initial requirements collection process, and they want you to add these elements to the project immediately. You perform an impact assessment and get it back to them only to hear that they are not going to allow any changes in the project budget or the timeline to complete these additional elements. What is the most effective tool that you could use to prevent this instance of scope creep?



Which type of procurement document is most appropriate for a cost reimbursable contract?



Your vendor just shipped you 100,000 parts. What is the best quality tool to use given that you do not have the time or the workers available to check each part?



One of the risks identified in the project’s risk register has a probability of 85%. As the project manager what would you do first upon making this discovery?



You have just created the scope management plan for your current project. As the project manager, what is the next thing that you should do?



Stakeholders are generally classified based on their ________________________?



The mechanical engineering manager has reported to you, a PMP, that the work due at the end of this week is going to be two weeks late. Your manager has requested that you do not report this to senior management. What does the PMI Code of Ethics require you to do?



One of the goals of your current project is to automate a current process that is currently done manually. What is the best quality tool to use in this situation?


13. The buyer has established a CPFF vehicle for the current procurement activity. What is the buyer most concerned about?



Which of the following statements about earned value is true?



A Project Manager is using PDM to perform critical path analysis. The network diagram is represented as shown using below. Which of the following represents the path:

Activity Duration Dependent on
A 3 none
C 2 none
B 2 A
D 4 C
E 3 none
F 5 E
G 3 D,F
H 1 D,F
I 2 B,G
R 0 H,I


For the sequence diagram in question 15, what is the float of activity B?



For the sequence diagram in question 15, what is the float of activity H?



According to PMI, the PMO is not responsible for…?



You decide to conduct a quality audit of the cryogenic capable hardware being manufactured by your company during project execution. The quality audit will identify all of the following, except…?



Which of the following statements about risk is the most correct?



You have determined your project will optimistically take 24 weeks to complete, with a most likely completion date of 36 weeks and a pessimistic completion date of 72 weeks. Based on this three point estimate what is the likely completion timeline for the project?



The five elements of the sender-receiver model in communications are …?



The two basic standards that define the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct are:



A SIPOC diagram is a type of…?



You identified the possibility of several high-impact risks on your current project at the last stakeholder meeting. A senior VP was in attendance and immediately announced, “We’re looking for ‘can-do’ people for this project. If you can’t handle it, I’ll find someone who can!” What would be the best response to this statement?



If you add two more people to a team of five people, how many additional lines of communication will be created?



The life cycle of a product or service begins with…?



An approved change request just increased the scope of your project. This could result in all of the following except?



The essential difference between cost and price is…?



Which of the following would be least important on the risk register?



A finish to finish relationship is defined as which of the following?



Which of the following best describes a stakeholder?



In the Influence/Impact grid, the best management technique for stakeholders who are high in influence and high in impact is to…?



Senior management brought you in to run a project as an ‘execution’ project manager. The timeline and the budget were already established by senior management and you have been asked to simply bring the project in on time and on budget. You do a thorough examination of the project parameters and discover that there is no way the current project can be completed for the budget and the time allotted. In fact, your calculation shows the project will cost 40% over the authorized budget and will take six months longer to complete. What should you do?



The quality control team has raised concerns about the quality of the output of a specific manufacturing process consisting of 3 steps. The quality control team leader reports that there is a 99% probability step #1 will produce a defect free part, a 98% probability that step #2 will produce a defect free part and a 96% probability step #3 will produce a defect free part. At the end of the third step, what is the approximate probability that an article chosen at random will be defect free?



The ability of the project manager to expend funds and allocate resources on a project is a function of?



Reward power means that the project manager can issue rewards. Examples of rewards can include bonuses or comp time. PMI regards reward power as…?




Your customer is having difficulty verbalizing the requirements for the upcoming project. The key stakeholder has stated to you “We want it to work sort of like this – I can’t really describe it but I’ll know it when I see it…” In this instance, what would be the most effective project lifecycle to implement?



What costs are the most important costs that need to be considered when making a purchase decision for a product or service?



Which of the following is not a leadership style in the Hersey/Blanchard situational leadership model?



You are assessing two projects for risk. Project #1 has a most likely duration of 95 days with a standard deviation of 10 days, and Project #2 has a most likely duration of 110 days with a standard deviation of 5 days. All of the following statements are true except…?



Rolling wave planning is__________________.



To understand the requirements for the product of your current project, you have conducted a systems analysis, a requirements analysis, a product breakdown and a value analysis. These activities define what is known as a…?



The risk register usually includes all of the following, except…?



The Monitoring and Controlling phase of project management involves measuring your performance against the plan, looking for changes and variances, and how to bring future performance in line with the project plan. Which term best describes this type of action?



The purpose of a change request resulting in a recommended preventive action is to…?



All of the following statements about change are true except…?



What do confronting, compromising, and forcing all describe?



Project managers are frequently performing activities to control the budget, timeline, output and deliverables on a project. What does PMI mean by ‘control’?



You are thinking of purchasing a software product from a relatively young organization – they have been in business less than two years. This is a cutting edge financial product that would put you at least 18 months ahead of all competitors in your market space. However, your concern is that if you purchase software from them, there is a possibility that they may go out of business and you would lose the investment in the software. You ask the company to outright purchase the software code, but the company has rejected this as an option. What is your best option moving forward if the company‘s survivability is an issue?


51. You are the Project Manager of ABC project. There was a conflict between two key project members. The three of you meet and decide to use compromise as the conflict resolution technique. Compromise generally leads to


52. The Procurement Statement of Work is an output of which of these processes?


53. Which of these is a tool for Develop Project Charter process?


54. Which of the following best describes the purpose of a war room?


55. You are the Project Manager of a project involving designing a computer system. Your team members follow what you tell them because you have the authority to provide negative feedback in their performance appraisal. This is an example of which type of power?


56. Cost baseline is usually represented using which curve or line?


57. You are in the process of Source Selection for a contract for your project. You are planning to use weighing process for source selection. There are four vendors being considered. There are two deciding factors price (weightage 40), quality (weightage 60). The scores of four vendors that your team has computed are displayed in the table below. Which vendor among these four should be chosen?

Vendor scores

Vendor 1 Vendor 2 Vendor 3 Vendor 4
Price 8 10 12 11
Quality 12 10 8 11

58. You are working on a project to build a bridge. You have reached the planned half way mark. The total planned cost at this stage is five hundred dollars. The actual physical work that has been completed at this stage is worth $400. You have already spent one thousand dollars on the project. What is the CPI?


59. You are working on a project to build a bridge. You have reached the planned half way mark. The total planned cost at this stage is five hundred dollars. The actual physical work that has been completed at this stage is worth $400. You have already spent one thousand dollars on the project. What is the Schedule Variance?


60. John needs to visit many countries as part of his job. He has learned that he needs to avoid being ethno-centric. What does ethnocentrism mean?


61. You are planning to use a screening system for source selection process to select a vendor for supplying food for your company? Which of these is a good example of a screening system?


62. Which of the following is not an input to the Conduct Procurements process?


63. You are using control charts to perform quality control. Which of these situations does not indicate that the process is out of control and an assignable cause needs to be assigned. Assume that the control limits have been set to three sigma.


64. You are the Project Manager of a car manufacturing company. As part of Quality Control you decide to check only 5% of the cars assembled for environmental check. Which technique are you using?


65. Which of the following is a true statement about risks?


66. Which of the following is not true about the Close Project or Phase process?


67. Which of the following is an output of the Identify Risks process.


68. In which process of the Project Risk Management knowledge area are numeric values assigned to probabilities and impact of risks


69. Your project is well underway, and the project management plan as well as subsidiary plans have been baselined and work is proceeding apace. A key project stakeholder has just approached you with a problem: a requirement was missed by the business in the requirements gathering process and they want it inserted into the project plan without having to go through the formal change request process. They would consider it a huge favor if you did so and would be willing to reciprocate at some later date. What should you do next?


70. Expert judgment is a tool and technique of all of the following processes except…?


71. Which of these is not an example of a project?


72. Describing stakeholders based on their power (ability to impose will), urgency (need for immediate attention), and legitimacy (their involvement), describes what type of grid or model?


73. Which of the following best describes Plan Stakeholder Management process?


74. A series of stakeholder meetings were called to address the needs of stakeholders for the upcoming project. A list of 150 requirements was drawn up. After reviewing the list and developing a high level estimate, the PM reported back to the stakeholder group that due to the budget limitations on the project, it would be possible to deliver only 75 of these requirements. A new meeting was called to cull the list from 150 to 75. The stakeholders were going through the list, when there was serious contention about a group of requirements. The disagreement escalated to a shouting match, and several stakeholders left the meeting infuriated. What risk tool would have best prevented this situation?


75. Project roles and responsibilities can be graphically represented in what is called a…?


76. On your current project, you have spent a week with the project team and the stakeholders defining the activities that will be executed to complete the product of the project. What is the next step you will perform in this process?


77. While executing the project it becomes obvious that you’re not going to hit your end date. The project may be delayed by at least two months. This may impact the start date of another project that was due to start right after yours completed. What type of float best describes this situation?


78. The lowest level of the WBS addresses__________________.


79. Project Scope Management defines the work required to complete the project successfully_______________.


80. You are developing a project statement of work for your current project. To what level of detail is the statement of work developed?


81. Cost overruns on a project are usually caused by some combination of the following with the exception of?


82. You are managing a project in which various stakeholders are for or against a specific change in the project. The best tool to identify the reasons for or against the change is _______________.


83. Which of the following is not part of the Control Communications process?


84. Project Communications Management involves the appropriate generation, election, dissemination, storage, and occasional disposition of project information. The overall focus of project communication is to…?


85. The manner in which individual resources, teams, and entire organizational units behave can be described by…?


86. Your company makes a product that a potential buyer is very interested in. After several discussions, the potential buyer issues a letter of intent to purchase the product within the next two months. Your company president takes this letter of intent (LOI) to the local commercial bank in the hopes of obtaining a short-term loan to purchase the necessary equipment to deliver on this potentially lucrative contract. The bank turns him down flat, even though the seller’s finances are in good order. Why do you think this is the case?


87. What does an SPC chart set the upper and lower control limits?


88. You are dealing with the stakeholder that views your project as a significant negative. What will you use to help minimize negative stakeholder impact on the project?


89. The wages of hourly workers on a time and materials project is considered a/an_________________ cost.


90. Training needs, recognition and rewards, and regulation or contract compliance are all items that are addressed as part of the…


91. The hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory developed by: Category: Group HR


92. You have been authorized by the contract administrator in your organization to handle specific changes in the contract should the need arise. The vendor on this particular procurement has indicated a need for a change in the current specification. You discuss the change with the vendor, verbally agree to it, and implement the change via the standard change request process, as specified in the contract. At an invoice audit several months later, the purchasing organization refuses to pay for the work that was entered in the change system. What has the project manager forgotten to do in this instance?


93. The communication plan is developed based on which of the following elements?


94. Validate Scope is part of what process group?


95. Since you had indicated that unavailability of resources was a risk on your project, you had a contingency strategy in place that allowed for a temporary staff augmentation. Management signed off on this approach. This risk was realized and you implemented the contingency plan, however the new staff may take longer to get up to speed in the environment than originally thought. What does this new situation describe?


96. The feature set for your company’s newest jet-ski line contains fewer features than those normally produced by the company. The QC manager is discussing this with the PM and is complaining that the design does not meet standard company production guidelines. His argument is that the limited feature set is inconsistent with the company’s established quality policy. What is the best way for the PM to respond to the QC manager?


97. Management from the customer side wants to bring in a project one month earlier than they had originally planned. Based on the current project timeline, product testing will have to be cut short. You have reviewed several options with the customer; they have decided that crashing the schedule would be the best approach to bringing in the project earlier. As a result of customer’s decision, what is your biggest concern using this approach?


98. Assessing how a stakeholder is likely to react in a given situation is described in ______________?


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