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PMP® Tricky Questions

PMP® Tricky Questions

These Questions were compiled from the 'I want to be a PMP®' Linkedin group. The answers are not given purposely. Click on the question to see it bigger. 
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Ans D. VAC=12500, BAC=75000,ETC=15750. VAC=BAC-EAC, 
So EAC = BAC-VAC=75000-12500=62500.
 EAC=AC+ETC. AC=EAC-ETC=62500-15750=46750

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Ans C. ETC=1000,000,AC=1200,000.
EAC=AC+ETC=1200,000+1000,000 =2,200,000
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Ans C. Crashing compressed the schedule but increased the cost

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Ans D. Depreciation is a non cash expense

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Ans D. Underestimation will influence the future EAC= BAC/CPI  

 PV= $1,200,000, EV= $1,000,000, AC= $1,200,000
 BAC - EV = $1,000,000

BAC - EV = 1,000,000 ,BAC = EV + 1,000,000 = 2,000,000.

CPI=EV/AC= 1,000,000/1,200,000 = 1/1.2
EAC= BAC/CPI = 2,000,000x1.2 = 2,400,000
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Ans A. Remaining work is BAC-EV
ETC = AC + (BAC-EV)=BAC - (EV-AC)=BAC - CV

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Ans C. Variance is atypical. So EAC=AC+(BAC-EV). ETC=BAC-EV=40000-8000=32000 

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Ans B. cost baseline = estimate + contingency reserve 

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Ans A. Budgetery estimate range is -10% to +25%. So it should not cross 125000

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Ans C. Since Question mentions external stakeholder and agreement answer is Conduct procurements

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Ans A.  Scope validation is not only performed while the project is executing - it is also performed when a project is terminated. It is used to determine the level of completion.

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Ans D. Any change should always be 
analyzed for its impact scope, cost, and schedule and change request to be raised. 

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Ans C. This is about the Collect requirements process

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Ans D. Rolling Wave planning is a form of Progressive elaboration planning. In this technique project team plans for the near future as detailed as possible, while the work far in the future remains planned on a high level.

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Ans B. In Strong matrix the PM keeps the Functional Manager in loop 

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136. 10 communication channels means 5 members in Bengaluru. Total no. of members = 5+7+5. n is 17. no. of channels = (17*16)/2

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Ans C. This will help in knowing about each others culture

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Ans A. Infrastructure is part of EEF. Communication technology tools are part of infrastructure

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Ans B. Personally you can talk with 4 people i.e. 4 channels

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Ans B. You would have already done this in Validate scope

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Ans D. Project management doesn't have other options. It has the subsididary plans and the 3 baselines(Cost,Schedule,Scope)

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Ans C. If a dispute is not resolved between the parties, it need to be settled by ADR(Alternate Dispute Resolution i.e. dispute resolution by neutral third party)

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Ans B. Lessons learnt help in all other options

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Ans D. A contract should be legally binding. Violating law of land is not legally binding

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Ans C. Time and material is a hybrid contract, generally used in IT environment and where scope is changing and not fixed. It carries less cost risks than Cost plus contracts.

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Ans D. Repeated measurements are close to one another but not close to the actual value. Hence precise but not accurate

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Ans A. We normally don't do any response planning for this risk

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Ans B. EMV is based on risk neutral assumption. Others are false.EMV is a quantitative technique not qualitative

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Ans D. changes related to the current project need to be done on the risk checklist

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Ans C. option C is procurement related others are risk related

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Ans B. providing cross training will help a backup person take care if one person resigns

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Ans B. subcontracting is transferring the risk to a third party

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Ans D. Only the lowest level are work packages not all levels

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Ans A. Collect requirements from stakeholders will improve their active participation, which will lead to least changes later on, leading to timely closure n success of project

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Ans B

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Ans 11 days

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Ans C. add the durations, for SD average, sqrt ( sum of square of the SDs)

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Answer is 21.ABEG is the critical path

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Answer is B. 15+(15*(10/100)) gives 17 after rounding. (10+4*17+30)/6=18

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Answer is B. 15+(15*(10/100)) gives 17 after rounding. (10+4*17+30)/6=18


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