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This practice quiz contains 10 questions, provided by by Joseph Phillips, PMP and Project+ certified, creator of the PMP Prep Kit at Instructing.com, instructor, and and author of numerous books on project management, among other impressive credentials.

Question 1:

You’re the project manager of the HQD Project and you’re project is starting to slide off schedule. You convince management that you can get the project back on schedule by crashing the project. What is crashing?

A. Crashing means that you allow phases to crash into one another by overlapping their start and completion times.
B. Crashing means that you add additional resources to the project so that you’ve added more labor, but also more costs.
C. Crashing means that change all of the relevant tasks from finish-to-start to start-to-start and finish-to-finish as needed.
D. Crashing means that you add resource leveling heuristics to all activities except for activities on the critical path.

 

Question 2:

What type of estimating is used when a project manager considers that there are 1,200 units to install and each unit will cost $45, so the predicted cost is $54,000?

A. Analogous
B. Top down
C. Parametric
D. Scope defined

 

Question 3:

What term is assigned to cash infusion given to a project at each milestone to allow the project to have enough funds to reach the next milestone?

A. Step funding
B. Phase gate estimating
C. Cost baseline funding
D. Intermittent funding

 

Question 4:

Which one of the following is an example of the cost of nonconformance to quality?

A. Prevention costs
B. Destructive testing loss
C. Appraisal costs
D. Liabilities

 

Question 5:

Which quality planning tool would you use if you wanted to measure the stakeholders that are in favor of a certain aspect of the project deliverable in relation to the stakeholders that are opposed to the same aspect of the project deliverable?

A. Affinity diagram
B. Force field analysis
C. Nominal group technique
D. Process flowchart

 

Question 6:

Management has asked you to create a RACI chart to help with staff assignments. What does RACI mean?

A. Responsible, Accountable, Communicate, Initiate
B. Risk, Action, Check, Inform
C. Responsible, Accountable, Consult, Inform
D. Risk, Accountable, Control, Initiate

 

Question 7:

As a PMP candidate you need to be familiar with several organizational theories that may affect how you manage your project team. Which organization theory is best described as containing having hygiene agents and motivating agents?

A. Herzberg’s Theory of Motivation
B. McClelland’s Theory of Needs
C. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
D. Parkinson’s Law

 

Question 8:

Andrea is managing a project with 29 stakeholders. How many communication channels exist within Andrea’s project?

A. 29
B. 841
C. 406
D. 30

 

Question 9:

Gary is managing a construction project for his organization. In the project his team has identified some dangerous activities that they should not do. Gary agrees and hires a vendor to complete these tasks in the project. What type of risk response has Gary used?

A. Mitigation
B. Transference
C. Avoidance
D. Exploit

 

Question 10:

Who should attend a bidder conference?

A. All prospective sellers and buyers
B. The selected seller and the buyer
C. The selected seller and the project manager
D. All buyers

 

Congratulations, you have completed this practice quiz and are one step closer to getting certified!

Thanks again to Joseph Phillips, PMP and Project+ certified, creator of the PMP Prep Kit at Instructing.com for providing these practice questions.

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