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PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXAMINATION

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CIPM.

Maslow ranked Human needs from the highest to lowest:

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Question - 38 A friend of yours approaches you seeking advice. She indicates she has offers from two organizations. Her role in one of the organization is that of a project Co-ordinator while in the other organization her role is that of a Project expediter. She is not quite clear of the difference between the two roles and seeks your advice. Which of the following statement is true

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CIPM. Pareto Analysis, cause and effect diagrams and flow charts are used in quality.

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CFM10.

Space management benefits are except

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CFM 19 - First step in managing ergonomic stressors in the workplace is to analyze _____________

 

 

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CIPM. The sending or conveying of information from one place to another is the process of:

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CIPM   Which contract type should be used by the owner on a high risk project?

 

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CIPM  Contract closure is different from administrative closure in that contract closure:

 

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CIPM.  Includes the processes required to ensure that the project include all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the work successfully

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CIPM. A project manager has been working on a project for six months with the same team yet the team still shows a lack of support for the project. The best thing for the project manager to do would be to?

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Question - 33 You have been assigned to manage a project that deals with setting up a railway line connecting two cities. The project is complex with a lot of contracting involved. You and experts in your organization are evaluating if the rail line alignment machinery should be purchased outright or if it would be better to lease. The cost of leasing the equipment is 1200 $ per day while the cost of an outright purchase is 96000 $ and a daily cost of 200 $.The duration of laying out the railway lines is scheduled to be an activity duration of 150 days. Should you purchase the machinery or be leased - which option would be more economical?

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Question - 36 As a manager on a project you have identified and created the WBS and WBS Dictionary. You now plan to ensure that each deliverable gets the blessings of your stakeholders and sponsors. Which process are you planning to perform?

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CIPM. Which of the following statements concerning contract type is correct?

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Question - 26 You are in charge of a software project and you are almost 40% complete. The project stakeholders want a [performance report to date. You had planned to use Earned Value Management methodology. You come up with the following numbers: EV = 100 AC = 300 PV = 150 BAC = 600. You and your team have faced numerous issues till now. However, you choose to ignore the current work performance and decide to go with what was originally planned. Based on this information what would be the EAC for the project?

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CIPM. The acronym SOW stands for what?

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CFM4. The following factors are to be considered when designing a parking lot except

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CIPM. Which of the fixed-price contracts gives the buyer and seller some flexibility and that it allows for deviation from performance, with financial  incentives tied to achieving metrics

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Question - 34 Earned Value Analysis is used to measure performance based on following parameters:

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Question - 22 You are the project manager and have decided to outsource a part of the project to a vendor. You have offered a bonus to the vendor if the work is completed in two months. This is an example of _____________.

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CIPM. Your new product development project has resulted in a highly successful new product. The property, equipment, materials, and personnel of your project are now being integrated into the functional organization. Your project is being terminated by:

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Question – 16 As a project manager you understand the importance of identifying all relevant stakeholders , their interest and influence and their needs and expectations. You have been assigned to handle a large construction project. You decide to do a thorough stakeholder analysis and you identify Laura and Sean. Based on your interactions and analysis - you know that both Sean and Laura are low in the pecking order so they do not wield any significant authority or power. However where it differs is in their interest in the project. Laura has a lot of interest while Sean is disinterested. You decide to plot them in a Power / Interest grid to help determine how you would manage these stakeholders. Which of the following is the best approach to handle these two stakeholders?

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Question - 21 You are a project manager of a company and your project is currently in execution phase. The customer has requested you for additional work. This work will affect the budget, but not the schedule of the project. What should you do next?

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CIPM.   All the following are project process groups except

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CIPM.What technique have broad application within project management processes and guide the development of the project charter

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CFM5. The second most valuable resources is the ________________________

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CIPM.     PM illustrate project quality through the concept of------------------------

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Question - 46 You are in charge of building a shopping portal. You are fairly confident as you have a team experienced in doing such work. As per the agreement at the end of the first month you organize a demonstration of the software. You invite the sponsor and key stakeholders. Later the sponsor informs you that she is not very happy with the progress indicating that one of the clients who would be using this software is not satisfied as her needs are not being met. To satisfy this client's needs would mean some radical changes with an impact to both cost and schedule. What could be the root cause of this issue?

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Question - 20
Your company policy allows accepting gifts from customers within certain limit. Your customer is giving you a gift which is beyond the limit of your company policy. You have given a gift to the customer's representative already which has similar in value. What should you do?

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CFM8. Which of these is correct with respect to a product developed or a service performed.

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. Which of the following models of conflict resolution allows a cooling off period, but seldom resolves the issue in the long term?

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CIPM   A rough order of magnitude estimate is made during which project management process group?

 

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CFM 19 - First step in managing ergonomic stressors in the workplace is to analyze _____________

 

 

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CIPM   Which of the following is a tool used in Activity Duration Estimating:

 

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Question - 50 Project Team has created sub plans for each knowledge areas in project plan. These plans are called:

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CFM1. People negotiate daily, often without considering it a negotiation

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CFM 17 -The HVAC systems designed with a capacity is based on ________________

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CFM15.

What is the advantage of good layout design in the case of service organizations?

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Question - 22 You are the project manager and have decided to outsource a part of the project to a vendor. You have offered a bonus to the vendor if the work is completed in two months. This is an example of _____________.

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Question - 24 Of the following types of contracts - which has the HIGHEST risk for the seller?

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CFM13.

Which factor influence location for a service organization?

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CIPM. Three Point Statistical Estimating Formula Group. Expected Value =

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CIPM.   Cost plus fixed fee contract stand for?

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Question - 47 Using historical information to perform estimating is also called _______ estimating.

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CIPM. The following set of people comprises project stakeholdership except

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Question - 21 You are a project manager of a company and your project is currently in execution phase. The customer has requested you for additional work. This work will affect the budget, but not the schedule of the project. What should you do next?

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CIPM   Which phase of the project is likely to have the greatest amount of its funding spent?

 

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Question - 43 You are in the process of executing a project that deals with laying out electrical cables connecting two cities. You have been reporting progress on a monthly basis. In this month due to unplanned vacations many of the staff have not turned up at work. This has caused a delay in the schedule. You decide to check if the schedule variance is within the allowable threshold - what specific document should you refer to ?

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CFM 21 - In order to best serve user needs, facility standard must be ______________

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Question - 46 You are in charge of building a shopping portal. You are fairly confident as you have a team experienced in doing such work. As per the agreement at the end of the first month you organize a demonstration of the software. You invite the sponsor and key stakeholders. Later the sponsor informs you that she is not very happy with the progress indicating that one of the clients who would be using this software is not satisfied as her needs are not being met. To satisfy this client's needs would mean some radical changes with an impact to both cost and schedule. What could be the root cause of this issue?

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CFM5. The second most valuable resources is the ________________________

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CFM7. Most common cause of conflicts in a project is

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CFM 24 - Which of the following explain the need for facility location selection?

 

 

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CIPM. The types of power that have substantial influence on both subordinates and upper management are:

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Question - 45 Of the following types of contracts - which has the HIGHEST risk for the buyer ?

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CIPM.

Projects are initiated in response of:

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CFM 16 - What does a good maintenance ensure?

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CIPM  Which of the following is an advantage of centralized contracting?

 

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CIPM   The WBS and WBS dictionary are completed. The project team has begun working on identifying risks. The sponsor contacts the project manager, requesting that the responsibility assignment matrix be issued. The project has a budget of U.S. $loo,ooo and is taking place in three countries using 14 human resources. There is little risk expected for the project and the project manager has managed many projects similar to this one. What is the next thing to do?

 

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CIPM. Financial controls that need to be considered for project plan development do not include:

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Question - 31 You are in charge of building a bridge across a river. All the initial groundwork and structural designs have been completed and work is in progress. You know that the next two months will be particularly critical involving some critical activities such as Arc welding of stiffener plates. You know your company employs welders who specialize in this kind of work. However you are apprehensive regarding their availability for the next two months. What should you refer to first to find if these welders are available for the next two months?

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CFM13.

Which factor influence location for a service organization?

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CIPM. Some organizations are now using 6 Sigma for quality control compared to the usual:

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Question - 34 Earned Value Analysis is used to measure performance based on following parameters:

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Question - 49 Your company has won a large project for one of the fund houses to administer their funds. The project work has been going on smoothly and the customer has been singing praises about the work done so far. The client has planned a visit the next month to go over the plans for the next phase of the project as well as to meet with the project team. Your senior management realizes that this client could potentially need additional capabilities in the derivatives segment. Your company happens to have a strong exposure to this segment having executed numerous such projects. Your senior manager also invites key managers from the derivatives segment to showcase the organizations abilities in the derivates vertical - this is an example of ?

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CIPM. One of the following is NOT an input used for control communication

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CIPM. Constructive Team Role includes :

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Question - 36 As a manager on a project you have identified and created the WBS and WBS Dictionary. You now plan to ensure that each deliverable gets the blessings of your stakeholders and sponsors. Which process are you planning to perform?

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CIPM   The project manager is making sure that the product of the project has been completed according to the project management plan. What part of the project management process is he in?

 

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Question - 25 What is the BEST use of a Work Authorization System?

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Question - 30 You have received a number of seller responses for contracting work related to setting up office cubicles. One of the bids received happens to be from a very good friend of yours. You know she has done good work in the past. What should be the BEST course of action?

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CIPM. The plan procurements process also includes consideration of , particularly if the buyer wishes to exercise some degree of influence or  control over acquisition decisions.

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CFM 15 - What is the advantage of good layout design in the case of service organizations?

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Question - 17 You have replaced an earlier project manager. The project is already in its third month of execution. You need to determine if the project is ahead or behind schedule. What would be the BEST source of this information?

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CIPM. Gantt charts are great for:

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CFM12. Which factor influences location strategy for facility location?

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CIPM. The major purpose of project status reports is to:

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CFM4. The following factors are to be considered when designing a parking lot except

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CIPM. ------------------------Comprises of the top management of a project

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CIPM. One  of  the following is NOT among tools & techniques used to conduct procurements

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CFM3. The following are roles of a facility manager except

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CFM 20 - Which of the following federal agencies is responsible for implementing and enforcing workplace health and safety standard?

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CFM 20 - Which of the following federal agencies is responsible for implementing and enforcing workplace health and safety standard?

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Question - 18 You have just completed developing the Schedule Network Diagram for a project that deals with building supersonic state of the art Jet planes. You have identified your critical path which includes building a wind tunnel. You see that in addition there is another path which deals with building the tail of the plane - whose duration is close to the critical path. You also notice considerable floats on the other paths. You now need to assign resources to the tasks - you have a few team members who are highly skilled and a team of resources who are relatively inexperienced. What would be the best course of action while assigning resources

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Question - 37 Which of the following best describes Expectancy theory?

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CFM12. Which factor influences location strategy for facility location?

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CIPM. Which of the following is not an external-unpredictable risk?

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Question - 32 You and a group of managers who conduct a weekly meeting for sharing information and project management best practices. Joe who is a colleague of yours explains the need of correctly identifying all the project stakeholders. He explains that in his current project he has made use of Stakeholders Engagement Assessment Matrix. Many of the other colleagues are not quite aware of the need and usage of this matrix - which of the following is the BEST choice?

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CIPM   A team is using a fishbone diagram to help determine what quality standards will be used on the project. What part of the quality management process are they in?

 

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CIPM. The work that needs to be accomplished to deliver a product, service, or result with the specified features and functions is referred to

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CIPM. When you are closing out a project, what must you do?

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Question - 28 Over lunch you meet a colleague who is managing a large turnover project for setting up a chemical plant. Your colleague is worried because the client is being unreasonable and asking for changes that will have a severe impact to the scope schedule and also cost. The client is also not ready to absorb the additional impact to schedule and cost. She seeks your advice - what should she do?

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Question – 16 As a project manager you understand the importance of identifying all relevant stakeholders , their interest and influence and their needs and expectations. You have been assigned to handle a large construction project. You decide to do a thorough stakeholder analysis and you identify Laura and Sean. Based on your interactions and analysis - you know that both Sean and Laura are low in the pecking order so they do not wield any significant authority or power. However where it differs is in their interest in the project. Laura has a lot of interest while Sean is disinterested. You decide to plot them in a Power / Interest grid to help determine how you would manage these stakeholders. Which of the following is the best approach to handle these two stakeholders?

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CIPM.  One of the following is NOT a role played by the project manager

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Question - 15 You head the engineering department in your company. Lately you have observed that certain deliveries are missing the schedule. On closer scrutiny you observe this to be occurring with a specific team member. You decide to discuss it out with the team member. Initially the team member is reluctant to discuss but finally opens up and indicates that the cause of the delays is often different instructions coming in from you as well as the project manager. She indicates that at such times she is confused related to whose instructions to follow - thereby causing delays - what kind of an Organizational structure is this most likely to be ?

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CIPM. One of the following is NOT a process of project time management.

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CFM 22 - Which of the following is the most important function for a project management success?

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CIPM   What is critical path?

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Question - 36 As a manager on a project you have identified and created the WBS and WBS Dictionary. You now plan to ensure that each deliverable gets the blessings of your stakeholders and sponsors. Which process are you planning to perform?

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Question - 14 You are developing strategies to effectively engage stakeholders throughout the project life cycle. What is process you are working on ?

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