PMP Questions 21 - 40

21. A project manager makes a narrative description of the work that must be done for her project. This is calle

a. Project plan
b. Control chart
c. Statement of work
d. Project objective

22. An example of scope verification is:

a. Reviewing the performance of an installed software module
b. Managing changes to the project schedule
c. Decomposing the WBS to a work package level
d. Performing a benefit-cost analysis to determine if we should proceed

23. The process of establishing clear and achievable objectives, measuring their achievement, and adjusting performance in accordance with the results of the measurement is called

a. Strategic planning
b. Contingency planning
c. Detailed planning
d. Management by objectives

24. Configuration management is:

a. Used to ensure that the description of the project product is correct and complete
b. The creation of work breakdown structure
c. The set of procedures developed to ensure that project design criteria are met
d. A mechanism to track budget and schedule variances

25. A project manager is employed by a construction company and is responsible for the furnishing of the completed building. One of the first things that the project manager for this project should do is to write a:

a. Work breakdown structure
b. Budget baseline
c. Project charter
d. Project plan 

26. A project manager is creating a work breakdown structure for her project. In the work break down structure, the lowest level of the breakdown for the project manager is called:

a. Activity
b. Task
c. Work package
d. Cost account

27. A project manager is reviewing the scope of the project and the scope baseline of the project. This includes which of the following?

a. The original project schedule, budget, and scope
b. The original project description and project charter
c. The original scope of the project plus or minus any scope changes
d. The current budget of the project

28. A project manager has just become the manager of a project. The document that recognizes the existence of the project is called:

a. The statement of work
b. The project assignment
c. The project charter
d. The product description

29. A project manager is reviewing the work breakdown structure for her project. The WBS of the project represents:

a. All the tangible items that must be delivered to the client
b. All the work that must be completed for the project
c. The work that must be performed by the project team
d. All the activities of the project

30. A manager who manages a group of related projects is called a:
a. Project manager
b. Project expediter
c. Program coordinator
d. Program manager

31. A new project has begun. The project charter has been written and the project manager has been assigned. The project manager is preparing the work breakdown structure for the project. The WBS is typically used for:

a. Explaining the scope of the project relevant to the client
b. The basis for organizing and defining the total scope of the project
c. Showing the resource conflicts that exist in the project
d. The logical relationship between tasks in the project

32. During the life of a project, the project will go through several phases – initiating, planning, execution, and closeout. Which phase of the project is likely to have the greatest amount of its funding spent?

a. Initiating
b. Planning
c. Executing
d. Closeout

33. During the course of the project it is important that the stakeholders be informed of the progress of the project. One of the reports that is frequently used is a progress report. Which of the following is true about progress report?

a. They allow stakeholders to judge the performance of the project according to its plan
b. They are generally considered to be overkill on very small projects
c. They require the use of earned value reports
d. They must be produced by the project manager

34. The coordinated undertaking of interrelated activities directed toward a specific goal that has finite period of performance is a:

a. Project charter
b. Project
c. Set of project objectives
d. Program

35. The document that is proof of upper management’s commitment to the project and gives the authority to manage the project to the project manager is called: 

a. The project plan
b. The project goals and objectives
c. The project charter
d. The project definition

36. A project manager works in a company favoring the weakest authority for the projectmanager the type of organization that holds the project manager to be the weakest is:

a. Projectized organization
b. Strong matrix organization
c. Weak matrix organization
d. Balanced matrix organization


37. A project manager has been asked by the client to meet the promise date of the project. The project manager analyzes the schedule before promising a date to the customer. The project manager uses the program evaluation and review technique to evaluate the project schedule. She decides that based on the PERT calculations she can promise a delivery date of June 30. The expected value of the project completion date is May 30. If the project manager is willing to accept a 5% probability that the project will be delivered later than June 30, what is the standard deviation of the duration of the activities on the critical path? Assume a five-day workweek.

a. Ten days
b. Fifteen days
c. One-half month
d. One month

38. A project is proposed to a customer. Price and schedule for delivery are agreed upon. The work breakdown structure is agreed to as well. The customer requests that one of the milestones of the project be completed by a certain date. The project schedule is reviewed, and it is found that the expected completion date for this milestone is considerably earlier that the date requested by the customer. The date for this milestone is which of the following?

a. Consideration
b. Summary activity
c. Constraint
d. Suggestion

39. A project manager is managing a project. The original scope baseline of the project was budgeted at $100,000. Since work on the  project started there have been seventeen authorized and approved changes to the project. The changes have a value of $17,000 and the cost of investigating them prior to their approval was $2,500. What is the current budget for the project?

a. $100,000
b. $114,500
c. $117,000
d. $119,500

40. In a very large project having a budget of $5 million and a project team of over one hundred persons, the project manager constructs a work breakdown structure. The project manager will do the WBS to the detail level of which of the following?

a. Task
b. Activity
c. WBS element
d. Work package



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Answers:

21. C
Statement of work

22. A
Reviewing the performance of an installed software module

23.D
Management by objectives

24.C
The set of procedures developed to ensure that project design criteria are met

25. C
Project charter

26. C
Work package

27. C
The original scope of the project plus or minus any scope changes

28. C
The project charter

29. B
All the work that must be completed for the project

30. D
Program manager

31. B
The basis for organizing and defining the total scope of the project

32. C
Executing

33. A
They allow stakeholders to judge the performance of the project according to its plan

34.B

Project

35.C
The project charter

36.C
Weak matrix organization

37.C
One-half month

38.C
Constraint

39.D
$119,500

40.D
Work package