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The Project Management Professional (PMP)  is the world’s most prestigious certification in the project management field awarded by the Project Management Institute. The PMP certification exam has 180 questions and requires a good PMP study plan to pass the PMP exam successfully. One of the 7 steps for passing PMP certification is practicing with free PMP questions and answers or practice tests before the exam.


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Free PMP Questions and Answers – 40 Questions

In order to help your project management education, we will go through 40 Free PMP questions, answers, and detailed explanations in this post. We will provide the rationales for each PMP question and answer. You will see the relationship of each PMP question and answer with the project management knowledge areas of the PMBOK Guide.

Free PMP questions and answers

PMP Questions and Answers #1

A manager and the head of engineering discuss a change to a major work package. After the meeting, the manager contacts you and tells you to complete the paperwork to make the change. This is an example of:

A-) Management attention to scope management.

B-) Management planning.

C-) A project expediter position.

D-) A change control system.

 

The answer is C. In this situation, the project manager acts as the secretary of the project and does the paperwork. So this is an example of a project expediter position where the project manager does not have any authority and power. The project manager only does paperwork.

Knowledge Area: Organizational Influences and Project Lifecycle

PMP Questions and Answers #2

During a team meeting, a team member asks about the measurements that will be used on the project to judge performance. The team member feels that some of the measures related to the activities assigned to him are not valid measurements. The project is BEST considered in what part of the project management process?

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A-) Initiating

B-) Executing

C-) Monitoring & Controlling

D-) Closing

The answer is B. Executing. The question states that team member feels some of the measures on his activities are not valid. Therefore, he must be working during the executing phase of the project where project deliverables are produced and project members perform most of their assigned work.

Knowledge Area: Project Management Processes


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PMP Questions and Answers #3

Your company just won a major new project. It will begin in three months and is valued at $2m USD. You are the project manager for an existing project. What is the FIRST thing you should do once you hear of the new project?

A-) Ask management how the new project will use resources

B-) Resource level your project

C-) Crash your project

D-) Ask management how the new project will affect your project

The answer is D. Ask management how the new project will affect your project. Since this is another project that your company is going to execute, you need to determine whether it will impact your project.

Knowledge Area: Integration Management Knowledge Area


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PMP Questions and Answers #4

You are a new project manager who has never managed a project before. It would be BEST in this situation to rely on _____ during planning in order to improve your chance of success.

A-) Your intuition and training

B-) Stakeholder analysis

C-) Historical information

D-) Configuration management

The answer is C. Historical information. The first thing to explore before starting a new project is the historical information about similar projects in the organizational process assets library of the organization.

Knowledge Area: Integration Management Knowledge Area


 

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PMP Questions and Answers #5

During project executing, a team member comes to the project manager because he is not sure of what work he needs to accomplish on the project. Which of the following documents contain detailed descriptions of work packages?

A-) WBS Dictionary

B-) Activity List

C-) Project scope statement

D-) Scope management plan

The answer is A. WBS Dictionary. Work packages in a Work Breakdown Structure contain only nouns or a couple of words regarding a work or deliverable. Detailed information on what needs to be done, responsible, prerequisites, successors, due date, etc. are included in the Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary.

Knowledge Area: Scope Management Knowledge Area

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PMP Questions and Answers #6

During a meeting with some of the project stakeholders, the project manager is asked to add work to the project scope. The project manager has access to correspondence about the project before the project charter was signed and remembers that the project sponsor specifically denied funding for the scope mentioned by these stakeholders. The BEST thing for the project manager to do is to:

A-) Let the sponsor know of the stakeholders’ request.

B-) Evaluate the impact of adding the scope.

C-) Tell the stakeholders the scope cannot be added.

D-) Add the work if there is time available in the project

schedule

The answer is C. Tell the stakeholders the scope cannot be added. After the scope of a project is finalized and the scope baseline is determined, it can be changed only with approved changed requests. If there is not an approved change request, the existing scope baseline must be valid and the project team must work on delivering that scope only. In this scenario, the scope is defined already but some stakeholders ask to add new work to the scope. This cannot be done unless there is an approved change request. Therefore, stakeholders must be informed that this new work cannot be added.

Knowledge Area: Scope Management Knowledge Area

PMP Questions and Answers #7

Your project management plan results in a project schedule that is too long; if the project network diagram cannot change but you have extra personnel resources, what is the BEST thing to do?

A-) Fast track the project.

B-) Level the resources.

C-) Crash the project.

D-) Monte Carlo analysis.

The answer is C, crash the project. Because, in the first sentence, it is mentioned that the schedule is too long, therefore the aim is to make a shorter schedule. And in the second sentence, it is mentioned that you have extra personnel resources. If you have resources, you can put more resources into an activity to complete it in a shorter time. And this is actually a description of crashing an activity or crashing the project. If you look at the other options, fast tracking is performing activities in parallel instead of series, therefore it is irrelevant. Leveling the resources was for fixing the over-allocation of resources and distributing the tasks to all your resources uniformly. And Monte Carlo analysis is another estimating tool that is an irrelevant choice as well. Therefore, the best answer is C.

Knowledge Area: Schedule Management Knowledge Area

PMP Questions and Answers #8

An activity has an early start (ES) on day 3, a late start (LS) on day 13, an early finish (EF) on day 9, and a late finish (LF) on day 19. The activity:

A-) Is on the critical path.

B-) Has a lag.

C-) Is progressing well.

D-) Is not on the critical path.

The answer is D. Is not on the critical path. Because if you look at the early start and late start values of the activity, you can find the float or the slack of activity’s time by subtracting the early start, 3 days, from the late start, 13 days. And it gives 10 days of float for this activity. You will find the same result if you subtract the early finish, 9 days, from the late finish, 19 days. Since the float of activity or the slack of the activity is greater than zero, it’s not on the critical path. Remember critical path activities have zero float, therefore the answer is D.

Knowledge Area: Schedule Management Knowledge Area

PMP Questions and Answers #9

Early in the life of your project, you are having a discussion with the sponsor about what estimating techniques should be used. You want a form of expert judgment, but the sponsor argues for analogous estimating. It would be BEST to:

A-) Agree to analogous estimating, as it is a form of expert judgment

B-) Suggest life cycle costing

C-) Determine why the sponsor wants such an accurate estimate

D-) Try to convince the sponsor to allow expert judgment because it is typically more accurate.

The answer is A. Agree to analogous estimating, as it is a form of expert judgment. Since analogous estimating is a type of expert judgment you can accept it. This is a tricky question.

Knowledge Area: Cost Management Knowledge Area

PMP Questions and Answers #10

Sue is working as a Scrum Master in a Scrum Team. There are five developers on the team. Rick is one of the developers on the team and Sue noticed that Rick is applying a different approach to complete Sprint tasks faster. Which one is the best course of action for Sue?

A-) Call the entire team immediately for a meeting and tell them that Rick has a new approach to completing tasks faster.

B-) Ask Rick to stop his task, and prepare a detailed guide regarding how to apply this approach. Then, distribute to the team.

C-) During the retrospective, ask Rick to share his approach with the team and ask the team if it is applicable to every developer.

D-) Ask Rick in the next daily standup meeting why he did not share this approach with the team.

Answer: C. The Sprint Retrospective is an opportunity for the Scrum Team to inspect its performance and create a plan for improvements for the next Sprint. The goal of this activity is to inspect and improve the process. First, the team goes over what they have done well. Then, they focus on what they did wrong, slow, or how they could have done it better. Based on the discussions, improvement areas and actions are planned for the next Sprints.

Knowledge Area: Agile Practices


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PMP Questions and Answers #11

You are the program-level manager with several project activities underway. In the executing process group, you begin to become concerned about the accuracy of progress reports from the projects. What would BEST support your opinion that there is a problem?

A-) Quality Audits

B-) Risk Quantification Reports

C-) Regression Analysis

D-) Monte Carlo Analysis

The answer is A. quality audits. If you read the second sentence again, it says that you are concerned about the accuracy of progress reports from the project. In order to check whether the standards of your organization have been applied in projects under your responsibility, you can conduct a quality audit and determine whether there is a problem. Therefore, the best answer is A, Quality Audits.

Knowledge Area: Quality Management Knowledge Area

PMP Questions and Answers #12

You are a project manager for a major cloud project. Someone from the quality department contacts you about initiating a quality audit of your project. The team, already under pressure to complete the project as soon as possible, objects to the audit. You should explain to the team that the purpose of a quality audit is:

A-) Part of an ISO 9000 investigation

B-) To check if the customer is following its quality process

C-) To identify inefficient and ineffective policies

D-) To check the accuracy of costs submitted by the team

How would you explain to your team if you were in this scenario? The best answer is C, to identify inefficient and ineffective policies. B and D are irrelevant options because the quality audit is done in order to check whether you are meeting the quality standards and whether you are following the quality procedures of your company. Therefore, it’s not related to whether the customer is following its quality processes. Or it is not related to the accuracy of costs submitted by the team.

Knowledge Area: Quality Management Knowledge Area

PMP Questions and Answers #13

During every project team meeting, the project manager asks each team member to describe the work he or she is doing, and the project manager assigns new activities to team members. The length of these meetings has increased because there are many different activities to assign. This could be happening for all the following reasons EXCEPT:

A-) Lack of a WBS

B-) Lack of a responsibility assignment matrix

C-) Lack of resource leveling

D-) Lack of team involvement in project planning

The answer is C, lack of resource-leveling. If you read the clauses again, here the problem is the activities or the tasks that need to be performed in the project are not clear. So, the reasons for these ambiguities, or these unclear points about the tasks that will be performed can be the lack of a WBS. If the project activities are not decomposed and a WBS created, then this might be causing ambiguities in your project tasks. Also, if you do not have a clear and concise responsibility assignment matrix, then the resources of your project will have unclarity about who will do what in the project. Also, if the team was not involved in project planning, then the required steps, tasks, and activities that need to be performed in the project may not have been identified. So, options A, B, and D are the possible reasons for this case mentioned in the question. However, lack of resource leveling might be the cause of the scheduling problem. Resource leveling is a technique used in the schedule management knowledge area, which enables the uniform distribution of tasks and activities in a project.

Knowledge Area: Resources Management Knowledge Area

PMP Questions and Answers #14

Amy, your friend, works as a software developer at an E-commerce company. When you are chatting with Amy about her project, she mentions that her company’s project management approach relies on three practices. 1- Visualize what you do today, 2- Limit the amount of work in progress, 3- Enhance flow. Which of the following agile methodology is used in Amy’s project?

A-) Kanban

B-) Lean

C-) Scrum

D-) Extreme Programming

Answer: A. There are 3 basic practices of Kanban. These are 1- Visualize what you do today. Seeing all items in the context of each other can be very informative. Kanban board is for this purpose actually. All work that are in progress, completed, and in queue are visualized on the board. 2- Limit the amount of work in progress. This helps to balance the flow-based approach so teams don’t start and commit too much work at once. Otherwise, too much work will overburden the team and this will cause quality to decrease respectively. 3- Enhance flow: when something is finished, the next highest priority from the backlog is pulled into play. When there is room for analyzing, developing, testing, and deploying a new item in the software development pipeline, the most important feature from the backlog is pulled into the service development pipeline until all features of the project are finished.

Knowledge Area: Agile Practices

PMP Questions and Answers #15

You are working at Smart Heart Co as a Project Manager. Smart Heart is a company that produces healthcare products. You are continuously monitoring the business environment of any changes that could affect your project. You are using PESTEL analysis for environmental scanning. Which of the following does not belong to the PESTEL categories?

A-) You are working in the US market, and the FDA launched a new regulation for healthcare products.

B-) There has been political tension with one of the countries and they banned the use of Smart Heart’s products in their country. 

C-) Vital Pro, a competitor of Smart Heart, has launched a new technological product that can be a game-changer in the market.

D-) One of the project team members in your project has just resigned, and you heard rumors that he will be working at Smart Heart’s competitor.

Answer D.  Environmental Scan is the process of methodically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data about external opportunities and threats. PESTEL stands for Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental, Legal.

New FDA regulations are an example of a legal category.

Banning products due to political tension is an example of a political category.

The new product of the competitor is an example of a technological category.

The fourth option is a project-related change in the project.

Knowledge Area: Business Environment

PMP Questions and Answers #16

A project manager is quantifying risk for her project. She needs an expert opinion in this process and related experts are spread over different geographical locations. How can she continue?

A-) Use Monte Carlo analysis online

B-) Applying the critical path method

C-) Determine options for recommended corrective action

D-) Apply the Delphi Technique

The answer is D, apply the Delphi Technique. If you recall from our previous lectures, this technique asks the experts’ opinion on a topic or on a problem and collects their feedback anonymously, and then sending the results back to the experts again, and recollect their responses again. And reiterating this process until a consensus is reached by all participants, by all experts. Therefore, since expert opinion is important for this case and experts are spread over different geographical locations, we can use Delphi Technique.

Knowledge Area: Risk Management Knowledge Area

PMP Questions and Answers #17

During risk management activities, 236 risks are identified and are caused by 13 root causes. You could eliminate 234 risks through your risk management activities. For the remaining 2 risks, you, together with your team, could not find a way to mitigate or insure the risks. Also, these 2 risks cannot be outsourced or removed from the project scope. What is the best solution?

A-) Accept the risk

B-) Mitigate the risk

C-) Avoid the risk

D-) Transfer the risk

The answer is A, accept the risk. When you read the case, the project manager tried first to eliminate the risk, then tried to mitigate or insure the risk. But all these options did not work. And the last step is to accept the risk by the project team and continuous reserves should be allocated in order to accommodate risks or in order to overcome the bad impacts of these risks if they occur. Therefore, the best answer here is to accept the risk and also plan contingency reserves.

Knowledge Area: Risk Management Knowledge Area

PMP Questions and Answers #18

The project team is arguing about the prospective sellers who have submitted proposals. One team member argues for a certain seller while another team member wants the project to be awarded to a different seller. The BEST thing the project manager should do, to remind the team in making a selection is the:

A-) Procurement documents

B-) Procurement audits

C-) Evaluation criteria

D-) Procurement management plan

The answer is C, evaluation criteria. The source selection criteria or evaluation criteria defined in the plan procurement management process actually defines in an objective, quantitatively manner, how the potential sellers will be evaluated in the conduct procurements process. Therefore, if you have applied specific metrics, and specific categories to evaluate, or assess a potential seller in the conduct procurement process, then you have to use those metrics and categories to evaluate each seller one by one. And the sellers, who receive highest scores should be awarded the contract. Therefore, the team members should not go into an argument about the selection of the sellers. Because there is already a quantitative process to evaluate which seller is the best in matching your source selection criteria.

Knowledge Area: Procurement Management Knowledge Area

PMP Questions and Answers #19

A project manager is in the middle of creating a request for proposal (RFP). What part of the procurement process is she in?

A-) Conduct procurements

B-) Plan Procurements

C-) Control Procurements

D-) Close Procurements

The answer is B, she is in the plan procurements process. Because the procurement statement of work and procurement documents are prepared in the plan procurements management process. And RFP is a procurement document as well. Therefore, it is prepared in the plan procurements process. RFP is defining what the buyer requires from the seller.

Knowledge Area: Procurement Management Knowledge Area

PMP Questions and Answers #20

You want to group your project stakeholders based on their authority and involvement in the project. Which of the following is the appropriate model for this?

A-) Power/Interest Grid

B-) Power/Influence Grid

C-) Influence/Impact Grid

D-) Salience Model

The answer is B. Power/Influence Grid. The Authority of a stakeholder represents the power of the stakeholder and the involvement of a stakeholder represents the influence level of the stakeholder. Therefore, the answer is B. Power/Influence Grid.

Knowledge Area: Stakeholder Management Knowledge Area

PMP Exam Questions #21

Karen is working at Consult Master, a business consulting company. One of the clients of Consult Master asked the company to prepare a project management approach that fits their organization. Karen has worked on this project and found that agile methods will be a good fit for the company. Which of the following does NOT fit into the values of the agile manifesto?

A-) Individuals and interactions

B-) Comprehensive Documentation

C-) Customer collaboration

D-) Responding to change over following a plan

Answer: B. The four values of the Agile Manifesto are: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools, Working software over comprehensive documentation, Customer collaboration over contract negotiation, and Responding to change over following a plan.

Knowledge Area: Agile Practices

PMP Exam Questions #22

In the context of a desirable model of communication between a sender and a receiver, all the following statements are correct EXCEPT:

A-) Noise should be at a minimum level.

B-) Receiver must reply to the message after decoding the message.

C-) Receiver should acknowledge first and then agree with the message sent by the sender.

D-) Receiver should send a feedback message to the sender.

The answer is C. As part of the communications process, the sender is responsible for the transmission of the message, ensuring the information being communicated is clear and complete and confirming the communication is correctly understood. The receiver is responsible for ensuring that the information is received in its entirety, understood correctly, and acknowledged or responded to appropriately. However, the receiver may not agree with the received message.

Knowledge Area: Communications Management

PMP Exam Questions #23

John is a project manager of a complicated project. When he started creating a work breakdown structure for his project, he realized that it is too complex to complete a work breakdown structure on a single sheet. You, as a colleague of John, recommend using a work breakdown structure numbering system for John to:

A-) Determine the complexity of the project

B-) Help in automating the WBS using appropriate software

C-) Provide a hierarchical structure for each WBS element

D-) Present risks of the project

The answer is C. The WBS is finalized by assigning each work package to a control account and establishing a unique identifier for that work package from a code of accounts. These identifiers provide a structure for hierarchical summation of costs, schedule, and resource information.

Knowledge Area: Scope Management

PMP Exam Questions #24

You are trying to establish a cost performance baseline for your project in Determine Budget Process. You can use the following tool and techniques EXCEPT:

A-) Cost aggregation

B-) Bottom-up estimating

C-) Expert judgment

D-) Historical relationships

The answer is B. Tools and techniques used in Determine Budget Process are:

  • Cost aggregation
  • Reserve analysis
  • Expert judgment
  • Historical relationships
  • Funding limit reconciliation

Bottom-up estimating is used in Estimate Costs Process.

Knowledge Area: Cost Management

PMP Exam Questions #25

Which of the following techniques includes measuring, examining, and validating whether work and deliverables meet requirements and product acceptance criteria?

A-)Workshops

B-)Surveys

C-)Expert Judgment

D-)Inspection

The answer is D. Inspection includes activities such as measuring, examining, and validating to determine whether work and deliverables meet requirements and product acceptance criteria.

Knowledge Area: Scope Management


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PMP Exam Questions #26

You are a project manager in a bicycle manufacturing company. Rubber is used for the brake mechanism of the bicycles and is supplied by RuBrake Inc. A new shipment of rubber from RuBrake could not reach your facility due to flood-affected transportation routes. This was a risk you thought could happen since it happens each year in the same season. So, as per your risk response plan, you started to use rubbers delivered one year ago. However, this response brought another risk –old rubbers have a higher breaking risk during the implementation of the brake system. This new risk can also be called:

A-)Secondary risk

B-)Residual risk

C-)Contingency plan

D-)Unmanageable risks

The answer is A. Secondary risks are risks that arise as a direct result of implementing a risk response

Knowledge Area: Risk Management

PMP Exam Questions #27

Tom is working as a Project Manager at StateEx which is a nationwide logistics company. Tom is managing a project which will optimize company vehicle delivery routes to reduce fuel costs. Victoria, one of the project team members emails you that she did not understand her tasks clearly. What should you do next?

A-) Respond via email that she should read the project scope document again.

B-) Call Victoria’s functional manager and confirm again if she is qualified to work on the project.

C-) Arrange a one-on-one meeting with Victoria and try to understand what is not clear to her.

D-) Raise this issue in the next team meeting and ask the team to clarify the tasks for Victoria.

Answer C. Listening, empathy, and stewardship are characteristics of servant leadership. Before taking further actions, first, you need to understand what is not clear or why the team member did not understand the task.

Knowledge Area: Business Environment

PMP Exam Questions #28

You are expected to manage stakeholders’ expectations as a project manager. All of the following are interpersonal skills that you should apply EXCEPT:

A-)Building trust

B-)Resolving conflict

C-)Risk-taking

D-)Active listening

The answer is C. The project manager applies interpersonal skills to manage stakeholders’ expectations. For example:

  • Building trust
  • Resolving conflict
  • Active listening
  • Overcoming resistance to change

Knowledge Area: Stakeholder Management

PMP Exam Questions #29

There have been several changes in your project and this affected your cost and schedule estimates. This has invalidated the original estimating assumptions. What is the estimate at completion (EAC) for your project based on the following parameters?

  • BAC = $ 360,000
  • AC = $ 120,000
  • EV = $ 180,000
  • CPI = 1.2
  • ETC = $ 145,000

A-)$ 300.000

B-)$ 265.000

C-)$ 325.000

D-)$ 360.000

Answer is B. EAC = AC + ETC = $ 120.000 + $ 145.000 = $ 265.000

Knowledge Area: Cost Management

PMP Exam Questions #30

Scott is working in a manufacturing company which is producing parts for automobiles. The company has adopted Lean methodology as a project management methodology. While Scott and his team are progressing through the project, a new requirement is requested. David, another team member of Scott’s team, states that it is too late to accept new requirements. David’s behaviour is against _______ .

A-) Agile Values

B-) Lean Manifesto

C-) Agile Manifesto

D-) Requirement-Driven Development

Answer: C. “Agile Manifesto.” Lean methodology requires welcoming changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage is one of the twelve principles in the Agile Manifesto.

Knowledge Area: Agile Practices

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PMP Exam Questions #31

Your Company has entered into a joint venture with a Service Company to develop a software program. Which of the following should be cooperatively prepared by both the buyer and the seller during teaming agreement process?

A-)Contract

B-)Contract, Procurement statement of work

C-)Request for proposal

D-)Human Resource Plan

The answer is B. In some cases, the seller may already be working under a contract funded by the buyer or jointly by both parties. The effort of the buyer and seller in this process is to collectively prepare a procurement statement of work that will satisfy the requirements of the project. The parties will then negotiate a final contract for the award.

Knowledge Area: Procurement Management

PMP Exam Questions #32

There are three projects that are possible to be executed in your company:

  • Project A: Payback period= 6 years & NPV =$ 3,000,000
  • Project B: Payback period=4 years & NPV =$ 2,000,000
  • Project C: Payback period=2 years &NPV =$ 1,000,000

Based on Net Present Value (NPV) criterion, which project should be selected?

A-)Project A

B-)Project B

C-)Project C

D-)None of them, they all have an equal value

The answer is A. Project A has the highest NPV of $ 300,000. The time value of money is already taken into account when calculating the NPV of a project. Since Project A has the highest NPV, it should be selected.

Knowledge Area: N/A

PMP Exam Questions #33

You are trying to gather ideas related to project and product requirements. Which technique is appropriate for this?

A-)Brainstorming

B-)Nominal Group Technique

C-)Affinity Diagram

D-)Multi-criteria Decision Analysis

The answer is A. A technique used to generate and collect multiple ideas related to project and product requirements.

Knowledge Area: Scope Management

PMP Exam Questions #34

Your colleague Wayne, a project manager, completed an mp3 player development project. While he was discussing his experiences from his project, he mentioned that they delivered an “adjustable screen timeout duration” feature, without a deviation from the plan, although the customer did not require it and was not in the scope of the project. He added that customer was very surprised and happy when they saw this additional feature at the end of the project. Which of the following is correct about this story?

A-)Gold plating was done in the project

B-)Customer satisfaction increased with an additional feature that they did not expect

C-)Change request has been delivered successfully

D-)Unnecessary risk has been taken by adding a new feature to the product.

The answer is A. Gold plating refers to continuing to work on a project or task well past the point where the extra effort is worth the value it adds (if any). After having met the requirements, the assignee works on further enhancing the product, thinking the customer would be delighted to see additional or more polished features, rather than what was asked for or expected.

Knowledge Area: N/A

PMP Exam Questions #35

You have documented all possible risks that can affect your project with appropriate risk responses when they occur in your risk management plan. All other remaining risks are called as:

A-)Risk Triggers

B-)Unmanageable Risks

C-)Residual Risks

D-)Accepted Risks

The answer is C. Residual risks that are expected to remain after planned responses have been taken, as well as those that have been deliberately accepted.

Knowledge Area: Risk Management

PMP Exam Questions #36

You are working as a project manager in a company. You have the highest degree of authority, you are working full-time on your project and you manage the budget of the project. What is the organizational structure in your company?

A-)Strong Matrix

B-)Projectized

C-)Functional

D-)Balanced Matrix

The answer is B. In a projectized organization structure, the project manager has the highest level of authority, works full-time, and manages the project budget.

Knowledge Area: Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle

PMP Exam Questions #37

You are the project manager of a software project team consisting of 2 analysts, 4 software developers and 3 test engineers. One new test engineer will join the team in two weeks. What will be the number of communication channels after a new test engineer joins the team?

A-)55

B-)50

C-)45

D-)36

The answer is A. The total number of potential communication channels is n(n-1)/2, where n represents the number of stakeholders.

Your team has 10 team members already (2 analysts, 4 software developers, 3 test engineers, and you as a project manager). After a new test engineer joins, there will be 11 team members.

Number of communication channels = 11*(11-1)/2=11*10/2 = 55

Knowledge Area: Communications Management

PMP Exam Questions #38

Jason is working at Meat King, a fast-food company. After several complaints about the drive-thru process, Meat King initiated a project for process improvement. Jason completed the project and the following are the tracked benefits after project completion. Which of the following is an intangible benefit? 

A-) Drive-Thru customers increased by 7% after the project completion.

B-) Complaints about the Drive-Thru service decreased by 88%.

C-) Based on a survey, brand perception of the company increased by 9% related to Drive-Thru

D-) The average service cost per Drive-Thru customer has decreased by 17% after project completion.

Answer C. Tangible benefits are monetary or financial benefits that a project can bring to an organization. Intangible benefits are non-monetary benefits that a project can bring to an organization (e.g. brand image, customer satisfaction, etc.). An increase in brand perception is an intangible benefit.

Knowledge Area: Business Environment

PMP Practice Questions #39

The seller`s project is placed under contract and you are an employee of the seller. Since you earlier worked with XYZ Factory, the buyer, you happen to be aware of the evaluation criteria used in XYZ Factory to select sellers. You understand that this could be a potential conflict of interest situation. How do you propose to proceed?

A-)Do nothing and continue to work as before

B-)Take the appropriate person at XYZ Factory into confidence and discuss this issue with her

C-)Disclose the evaluation criteria to your (seller) organization and help their business growth

D-)Remove yourself from the project

The answer is B. Since the evaluation criteria are the proprietary information of XYZ Factory, it is important for you to discuss the matter directly with the appropriate person in XYZ Factory.

Knowledge Area: N/A

Free PMP Practice Exam Questions #40

During the project planning phase, which of the following steps comes latest compared to others?

A-)Hold a kick-off meeting

B-)Gain formal approval of the plan

C-)Develop Budget

D-)Develop Schedule

The answer is A. The following is the order of steps in the planning phase:

  • Develop schedule
  • Develop budget
  • Gain formal approval of the plan
  • Hold kick-off meeting
  • The kick-off meeting is the last step of the planning process.

Knowledge Area: N/A

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