1)A construction project has the following parameters during its second phase of execution. Actual cost (AC) = $15,000; BAC = $60,000; EAC = $75,000; Given this data, what percentage of work is completed at this stage of the project? Assume the work follows a linear distribution and percentage completion is used as EV Earning method.

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1.) Calculate CPI from BAC and EAC 2.) Calculate EV from CPI and AC 3.) EV/BAC will give the work % completed Process Group: Monitor and Control Knowledge Area: Cost Domain: Process Agile: Conventional

2)A project manager believes that a delay in developing a prototype was due to a lack of knowledge in a specific skill that was needed by the cross-functional team. How could the project manager prevent this situation on future projects?

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Develop the human resource management plan by defining the roles and responsibilities of the project team members in order to create a project organizational structure and provide guidance regarding how resources will be assigned and managed PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition (2018), 9. Project Resource Management, 309 | The Agile Practice Guide (2017), 4 Implementing Agile: Creating an Agile Environment / 4.3.3 Generalizing Specialists, p42 Process Group: Planning Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Agile

3)A project manager encounter significant delays in developing a prototype was due to wastage of time in redundant communications, meetings and conflict resolution within a cross-functional team setting. How could the project manager prevent this situation on future projects?

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Agile projects empower team members and keep team charter as a basis for the behavior and ground rules PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition (2018), 9. Project Resource Management, 319 | The Agile Practice Guide (2017), 4 Implementing Agile: Creating an Agile Environment / 4.3.3 Generalizing Specialists, p45 Process Group: Planning Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Agile

4)A project manager has multiple projects. One project has new team members and is in its early stages. Unfortunately, the project manager will be very busy executing other projects over the next few weeks. How can the project manager develop the new project team over the next few weeks?

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Yes - This will allow the team to normalize themselves and be self-servicing when you are unavailable. Process Group: Execution Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Conventional

5)A project manager tracks the work of team members using a schedule model. What effect will the presence of an actual finish date have on the calculation of float for finished activities?

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Process Group: Monitor and Control Knowledge Area: Time Domain: Process Agile: Conventional

6)A review of your project teams' most recent performance reports shows a major decline in the output. Which is the best approach to raise team productivity in a project?

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Process Group: Execution Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Both

7)A team decides that an agile approach fits the needs of the next phase in their project. Unfortunately, there are team members who have not had the appropriate agile training. How should the project manager respond to the lack of agile training?

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If project team members training results in added skills that could be useful for future phases or future projects, schedule training lessons and related costs could be evaluated to be included in resource management plan and cost management plan. PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition (2018) 9. Project resource Management / 9.4.2.6 Training, p342| The Agile Practice Guide (2017), 4. Implementing Agile: Creating An Agile Environment / 4.2.1 Servant Leader Responsibilities, 37 Process Group: Planning Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Agile

8)A team member expresses concern about another team members behavior during retrospective meeting. The member says that group morale is affected by his behavior. As a team facilitators what will you do?

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The success of project managers in managing their project teams depends on their ability to resolve conflict. Different project managers may use different conflict resolutions methods and techniques for resolving conflict PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition (2018), 9. Project Resource Management / 9.5.2.1 Interpersonal and Team Skills, pp348-349 Process Group: Execution Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Conventional

9)According to Tuckman Ladder, any team typically passes through the following stages of development - forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. What should the project manager do, as the team goes through these developments.

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Process Group: Execution Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Both

10)According to Tuckman Ladder, any team typically passes through the following stages of development - norming, performing, storming, forming, adjourning. Identify the right sequence of development

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Process Group: Execution Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Conventional

11)All the following are required for the high performance of a project team EXCEPT

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Process Group: Execution Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Both

12)All the following are ways by which PMs should motivate their teams EXCEPT

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Process Group: Execution Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Both

13)As a project manager you can assign any one of the two team members to a highly coveted task. Both are equally capable, but one of them is a member of your in-group. To the other one, you have far more distance. How should you behave?

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Lessons learned, should not point to individuals and groups. It is a learning experience for the team, hence it should be a project team centric activity. Process Group: Execution Knowledge Area: Integration Domain: People Agile: Conventional

14)Business case determines whether or not the project is worth the required investment. For one of the long term project, the portfolio manager wants to review the business case periodically throughout the project life cycle. Which of the following is an appropriate reason for this review?

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Business case should used as the basis to measure progress througout the lifecycle of the project 1.2.6.1 Process Group: Initiation Knowledge Area: Integration Domain: Process Agile: Conventional

15)Developing effective project teams is one of the primary responsibilities of the project manager. In this context, what is the critical factor he would emphasize for project success.

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Process Group: Execution Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Both

16)During execution of your project you observed that a team member is being isolated by other team members. Which of the following is not an appropriate approach for the project manager to take?

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Emotional Intelligence, Process Group: Execution Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Conventional

17)In Earned Value Analysis, the bottom-up estimation of the future costs builds upon the actual costs and experiences incurred for the work completed, and requires a new estimate to complete the remaining project work. In this method the Estimate at completion is calculated using the formula

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Process Group: Monitor and Control Knowledge Area: Cost Domain: Process Agile: Both

18)Many Projects today suffer from a phenomenon called scope creep; this causes a change not only in scope but adds to time and cost which are not acceptable to the customer. In Project management context what kind of changes are classified as Scope Creep?

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Project exclusions within Project Scope Statement is a section where the elements of scope that will not be delivered can be clarified 5.3.3.1 Process Group: Planning Knowledge Area: Scope Domain: Process Agile: Conventional

19)Money spent during the project to avoid failures may be classified as

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Process Group: Planning Knowledge Area: Quality Domain: Process Agile: Both

20)The Business Analyst of your project has submitted a detailed Requirements document for your review. Which of the following classification include milestone data, and contractual obligations?

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Process Group: Planning Knowledge Area: Integration Domain: Process Agile: Conventional

21)The key stakeholders of your project want to know what deliverables they should work on, and other responsibilities such as review and approval. Which of the following reporting format you would use to address this need effectively?

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Process Group: Planning Knowledge Area: Resources Domain: People Agile: Both

22)The Project Manager wants to examine and document the effectiveness of risk response strategies in dealing with identified and occurred risks. In order to accomplish this what should the project manager do?

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Any audit evaluates the effectiveness of the process being use and suggest best practices and / or imporvements 11.7.2.2 Process Group: Monitor and Control Knowledge Area: Risk Domain: Process Agile: Both

23)Which analysis technique is used in the image to determine the most cost effective choice of location?

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Process Group: Planning Knowledge Area: - Domain: Environment Agile: Conventional

24)Which of the following document provides the baseline for evaluating whether requests for changes or additional work are contained within or outside the project boundaries?

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Process Group: Planning Knowledge Area: Scope Domain: Process Agile: Conventional

25)Which of the following is a tool or technique often used to Validate Scope?

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Process Group: Monitor and Control Knowledge Area: Scope Domain: Process Agile: Conventional

26)Which of the following methods is used to calculate the average outcome?

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Process Group: Planning Knowledge Area: - Domain: Environment Agile: Conventional

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