More Sample Questions (PMBOK 4th Edition)

More sample questions. Answers and more links at the end of the post.

Q1 - Project manager acts as a coordinator or expediter in -

A. Weak matrix organization
B. Strong matrix organization
C. Projectized organization
D. Functional organization

Q2 - Due to change in the objectives of an organization the decision was taken to terminate a project. Which of the following project should be terminated -

A. Project where deliverables have been rejected by the client
B. Project where client is satisfied but it does not have a project charter
C. Project where two of the critical resources have left the organization
D. Project which has failed quality control checks

Q3 - You have joined the project mid-way as a project manager as the earlier project manager left the organization. To understand the project success criteria and the sign-off authority, you will look at -

A. Project Statement of Work
B. Project Scope Statement
C. Project Charter
D. Project Management Plan

Q4 - A new technology to develop a software has arrived in the market. As a project manager, you have a visibility into the client's roadmap and are aware that this technology will be used in your project. As a proactive measure, you have trained your resources in that technology. You have implemented -

A. Corrective Action
B. Defect Repair
C. Preventive Action
D. Organization training policy

Q5 - Your team is just about to implement the design when one of your team member approaches you with a new design for software development. This design will reduce the development time by half What is the FIRST thing you will do -

A. Implement the new design
B. Assess the impact of the new design on scope, cost & quality
C. Prepare a change request and take it to change control board
D. Refuse to make any change in the design now

Q6 - Requirements traceability matrix is an output of -

A. Collect Requirements
B. Define Scope
C. Create WBS
D. Control Scope

Q7 - Project scope statement, WBS & WBS disctionary constitute -

A. Schedule Baseline
B. Cost Baseline
C. Risk Baseline
D. Scope Baseline

Q8 - Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of Project Charter -

A. It identifies the stakeholders and their role on the project
B. It provides detailed scope of work
C. It authorizes the project manager to work on the project and apply resources
D. It lists all the risks associated with the project

Q9 - You are working in a construction company and are developing project scope statement for a new project. Which of the following is NOT part of Define Scope -

A. Project Charter
B. Product Analysis
C. Scope Verification
D. Alternatives Identification

Q10 - Which of the following is NOT an output of Close Project Phase -

A. Project Files
B. Final product
C. Project Closure documents
D. Project Statement of Work

Q1 - A - PMBOK Guide 4th edition P29, Sec 2.4.2

Q2 - B - A project does not have any existence without project charter, hence this should be closed

Q3 - C - PMBOK Guide 4th edition P78, Sec

Q4 - C - PMBOK Guide 4th edition P92, Sec

Q5 - B - Before taking any change request to Change control board, always assess the impact of the change on scope, cost, schedule and quality.

Q6 - A - PMBOK Guide 4th edition P111, Sec

Q7 - D - PMBOK Guide 4th edition P122, Sec

Q8 - C - PMBOK Guide 4th edition P73, Sec 4.1

Q9 - C - PMBOK Guide 4th edition P112, Sec 5.2

Q10 - D - PMBOK Guide 4th edition P101, Sec 4.6.3

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  1. Good set of questions

  2. 1600+ PMP Questions check

  3. Which of the following is a tool used to secure expert judgment?

    A. Peer review
    B. Delphi technique
    C. Expected value technique
    D. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

    Question 2

    Question Statement:
    Based on the information provided below, which project would you recommend pursuing?

    Project I, with BCR (Benefit Cost ratio) of 1:1.6;
    Project II, with NPV of US $ 500,000;
    Project III, with IRR (Internal rate of return) of 15%
    Project IV, with opportunity cost of US $ 500,000.

    A. Project I
    B. Project III
    C. Either project II or IV
    D. Can not say from the data provided

    Question 3

    Question Statement:
    What should be done by the project manager to ensure that all work in the project is included?

    A. Create a contingency plan
    B. Create a risk management plan
    C. Create a WBS
    D. Create a scope statement

    Question 4

    Question Statement:
    What kind of a relationship is implied when completion of a successor is dependent on initiation of its predecessor?

    A. FS
    B. FF
    C. SS
    D. SF

    Question 5

    Question Statement:
    What should a project manager do or follow to ensure clear boundaries for project completion?

    A. Scope verification
    B. Complete a scope statement
    C. Scope definition
    D. Risk management plan

    Question Statement:
    An organization is certified to a stringent environmental standard and uses that as the key differentiator with its competitors. Alternative identification during scope planning for a particular project has thrown up an expeditious approach to achieve a project need, but this involves a risk of environmental contamination. The team evaluates that the likelihood of the risk is very low. What should the project team do?

    A. Drop the alternative approach
    B. Work out a mitigation plan
    C. Procure an insurance against the risk
    D. Plan all precautions to avoid the risk

    Question 7

    Question Statement:
    The following three tasks form the entire critical path of the project network. The three estimates of each of these tasks are tabulated below. How long would the project take to complete expressed with an accuracy of one standard deviation?

    Task Optimistic Most likely Pessimistic
    A 15 25 47
    B 12 22 35
    C 16 27 32

    A. 75.5
    B. 75.5 +/- 7.09
    C. 75.5 +/- 8.5
    D. 75.5 +/- 2.83

    Question 8

    Question Statement:
    After a study of the work processes on a project, a quality audit team reports to the project manager that irrelevant quality standards were being used by the project, which might lead to rework. What was the objective of the project manager in initiating this study?

    A. Quality control
    B. Quality planning
    C. Checking adherence to processes
    D. Quality assurance

    Question 9

    Question Statement:
    Which of the following provides the foundation for team development?

    A. Motivation
    B. Organizational development
    C. Conflict Management
    D. Individual Development

    Question 10

    Question Statement:
    Which of the following is NOT an input to project plan execution?

    A. Work authorization system
    B. Project plan
    C. Corrective action
    D. Preventive action

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  4. for question 2 it is ambiguous. if the executive management & sponsor have already determined that a project is to be closed. I don't see why we should then determine under which condition to close that project.

    on the other hand if you had asked when does it make sense to close a project without "saying anything that decision has already been made by upper echelon" , then your question makes sense

  5. for the comment from "pmp certifications requirement" entry, your question 5 is ambiguous too? when you say do and follow ? you can do "define scope" if you are in planning phase but you can follow "a scope statement" once you have gone past "define scope' process.
    so what is your question exactly ?

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