PMP Practice Questions
1) During project execution, a work item has taken twice as long as the estimation. The estimates were provided for by the Project Architect and an external consultant. The client has asked if the deadline can be brought forward by a week. Which of the following actions can you take?
A. Use the Triangle of Constraints to understand and explain to the client that if the deadline is brought forward the scope and/or cost will increase.
B. Analyze the risk and add it to the Risk Breakdown Structure.
C. Use the Delphi Method to determine if this request can be accommodated.
D.Provide the client with the new schedule and communicate the risk of bringing forward the deadline.
2)Which of the following techniques can you use to estimate the duration of an activity?
A. Arrow Diagramming Method
B. Precedence Diagramming Method
C. Three-point Estimation
3) After you’ve baked a cake, you want to serve it cold. Therefore, before serving it to the guests you will need to put the cake into a fridge and wait for it to cool. The activity “Serve Guests Cake" will not start right after the “Bake Cake" activity. This is an example of _________.
4) Analyze the Precedence Diagram shown below. (Click image for a larger view.) Which of the following activities will delay the entire project, if the activity is completed late?
A. Purchase Wood
B. Purchase Paint
C. Hire Workers
D. None of the above
5) Which of the following is a risk associated both with crashing and compressing schedules?
A. Inaccuracies in Activity Duration estimates
B. Increase in scope
C. Increase in cost
D. Increase in communication challenges
6) To determine the estimates of your project, you have surveyed the Project Architect, an external Consultant and the project team members. What type of estimation technique does this closely resemble?
A. Delphi Method
D. Planning Poker
7) Analyze the following Precedence Diagram. By how many days can the “Purchase Paint" activity be delayed before the project is delayed?
8) Which of the following planning techniques or methodologies DOES NOT allow you to estimate and plan as the project unfolds?
C. Rolling Wave Planning