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31. A WBS dictionary is a document which:
A. Describes technical terms used for scope management.
B. Describes the details for each component in the WBS.
C. Translates essential WBS terms for global project teams.
D. Helps translate functional into technical requirements.
The WBS Dictionary describes the details for each component in the WBS. Option B is the correct answer. All other options are not correct descriptions of the WBS dictionary.
32. When checking the calendar of a team member to schedule a meeting , you see she has scheduled a meeting with a key stakeholder that you were not informed about. The best approach would be to:
A. Avoid mentioning it to the team member but continue to watch her activities.
B. Notify your boss about the problem.
C. Address the concern with the team member’s boss.
D. Address the concern with the team member.
The first course of action in this situation is to address the concern with the team member directly and request to be informed in future cases and kept up-to-date on project related activities. Option D is the correct answer. Avoiding the situation is never a good idea (Option A), and it is too early or not enough information to warrant taking it to the next level (Options B and C).
33. A facilitator should:
A. Be in full control of the discussion and its outcomes.
B. Always take notes by herself.
C. Avoid a flip chart parking lot.
D. Give guidance as required without interfering.
A project facilitator does not have much control over the project; they give guidance as needed without interfering with the project. Option D is the correct answer.
34. What is not a reason for companies to organize lessons learned?
A. Lessons learned databases are an essential element of the organizational process assets.
B. Lessons learned should focus on identifying those accountable for errors and failures.
C. Lessons learned sessions should bring about recommendations to improve future performance on projects.
D. Phase-end lessons learned sessions provide a good team building exercise for project staff members.
Lessons Learned focus should not be about identifying and shaming any individuals or groups that are accountable for failures of errors. Option B is the correct answer. All other options are accurate statements about lessons learned.
35. The act of doing anything that will help to bring future project performance into line with the project plan is called:
A. Budget update
B. Revised cost estimate
C. Corrective action
D. Contingency planning
The need to bring the future project performance inline with the project plan is a corrective action taken based on the current parameters. This is not limited to budget or cost (option A and B) and it is not the correct definition for contingency planning. Option C is the correct answer.
36. Which of the following is true about project closure:
A. Contract closure is for each contract.
B. Contract closure includes product verification and administrative closure.
C. Administrative closure happens to close the project or each phase.
D. All of the above.
The correct answer is D. All options are correct descriptions of activities that can take place with project closure.
37. The project life cycle can be broken into five phases that tend to overlap with each other from one phase to another; however, the control phase does not overlap with a specific phase. Why?
A. Change control management is separate from the other phases.
B. Change control management has a plan that can be used throughout the initiation, planning, execution, and closeout of the project.
C. Because the project sponsor is responsible for change control management, the project manager is not involved with that phase of the project.
D. Change control extends throughout the entire project from initiation to closeout.
Project changes can happen anytime during the course of the project, as such, change control extends throughout the entire project from initiation to closeout. Option D is the correct answer.
38. A company wants to hire a PMP, and you are applying for the position in the company. You are scheduled to take the PMP exam in a few days. At your interview, a comment is made implying that you are PMP certified. What do you do?
A. Clarify that you are scheduled to take your PMP certification exam soon, but are not yet PMP certified.
B. Confirm that you are a PMP certified and you will be certified soon if you pass the exam.
C. Both of the above are true.
D. None of the above.
Until a candidate passes the PMP certification exam, they can not claim that they are PMP certified. The correct action in this scenario is to clarify that you have the PMP exam scheduled but not currently PMP-certified. Option A is the correct answer.
39. When does Scope Verification Occur?
A. At the end of the project.
B. At the beginning of the project.
C. At the end of each phase of the project.
D. During Quality Control.
Scope verification occurs at the end of the each phase of the project (which includes end of the project). Option C is the correct answer. It is never done at the start of the project and not part of Quality Control.
40. Choose all that are true regarding Management Reserves and Contingency Reserves
A. Management reserves are part of Cost Baseline but Contingency reserves are not.
B. Contingency Reserves are for unknown unknowns.
C. Management Reserves are for known unknowns.
D. None of the above.
Contingency reserves are for dealing with Known Unknowns and are part of the Cost Baseline. Management reserves are for working with the Unknown Unknowns and are not part of the Cost Baseline. Option D is the correct answer.
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