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This quiz contains eight questions. You should attempt these questions in 10 minutes by choosing the best option. The answer key is provided at the end of the quiz. The answer key also contains links to further reading material available at Bright Hub.
Your aim should be to get seven or eight questions correct. Good Luck!
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PMP Practice Questions
1) You’ve been put in-charge of a project that is in its first release. Which document should you read to identify the project constraints and the acceptance criteria?
a) Scope Statement
c) Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
2) You are in a workshop with the client. The objective of the workshop is to prioritize scope for the first release. Since this is a prestigious project, each client stakeholder wants his/her scope items to be included in the first release. What advise would you give the client stakeholders?
a) Prioritize based on business value
b) Prioritize based on business value and risk
c) Prioritize based on probability of completion
d) Prioritize based on risk and probability of completion
3) What is the correct order of the Scope Management processes?
a) Define Scope, Plan Scope, Verify Scope, Create WBS
b) Collect Requirements, Define Scope, Create WBS, Verify Scope
c) Plan Scope, Define Scope, Verify Scope, Create WBS
d) Scope Planning, Collect Requirements, Scope Definition, Create WBS
4) Your project has eight tracks. Each track has a Track Lead, who engages with a client stakeholder. The Track Leads have weekly checkpoints with their respective client stakeholders. Since the start of Release 2, you’ve noticed that the client stakeholders ask for scope changes. The Track Leads, consider the changes to be minor, and incorporate the requests. Though most of the time, the Track Leads are correct in assuming that the scope is minor, sometimes the change requires significant effort. You want to track the requests that are major. What will you do to achieve this?
a) Train the Track Leads to identify the requests that lead to significant effort.
b) Add an item in the daily team meeting agenda to include scope change requests.
c) Review the project charter.
d) Change the scope statement.
5) You’ve just delivered your second release. For both releases so far, the client stakeholders have applauded your efforts. However, the client stakeholders mention that the business needs are not being met as per their expectations. What can you do to ensure that expectations are understood in the same way by each stakeholder?
a) Create a Project Charter for each release.
b) Create a Scope Statement for each release.
c) Document SMART objectives for each release.
d) Train the client stakeholders on the methodology your project is following.
6) After delivering a release, the client is adamant that certain features of the software do not provide any business value. Which document can you share with the client to show how the features directly correspond to business needs and requirements stated at the being of the project?
a) Requirements Traceability Matrix
b) Project Charter
c) Scope Statement
d) Scope Baseline
7) You conducted several brainstorming sessions with client stakeholders and used the Delphi technique. You also intend to conduct focus groups. Which process are you most probably doing?
a) Plan Scope
c) Collect Requirements
d) Develop Project Charter
8) You’ve just completed the Collect Requirements process. Which Scope Management process would you implement next?
a) Plan Scope
b) Define Scope
c) Create WBS
d) Scope Planning
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1) A; The Scope Statement contains scope descriptions, deliverables, acceptance criteria, project exclusions, and project constraints. The Project Charter includes business needs, high-level risks, and a summary budget. The Work Break Down Structure is an outcome of the Create WBS process. It contains a detailed account of the work that needs to be performed. Stakeholder Analysis is a technique that has nothing to do with acceptance criteria. For more information, read: How to Write a Scope Statement.
2) B; Two factors dictate scope prioritization. These factors are risk and business value. Probability of completion is very rarely, if ever, used as a parameter for prioritizing scope. For more information, read Scope Prioritization for Risk and Value.
3) B; If you got this wrong then you should go back and make sure you read the Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs (ITTOs) in the PMBOK v4. For more information on the new ITTOs for Scope Management, read: PM Certification and Scope Management.
4) B; Ideally no change should be implemented without making it go through the Change Control Board. In this case, the question states that the PM wants to track the changes closely. Option B is the only tracking option. For more information, see How to Conduct a Daily SCRUM Meeting.
5) C; Documenting SMART objectives is the only way to ensure that the requirements are not vague. For more information, read Real-Life Project Management Strategies that Fail and How to Prevent Project Failure.
6) A; The Requirements Traceability Matrix is critical to ensure that the features that will be developed are directly linked to the requirements. It ensures that whatever is built is directly related to the requirements and business needs. The Traceability Matrix is commonly used in Six-Sigma processes. For more information, read The Traceability Matrix.
7) C; It is critical for you to know what sort of Tools and Techniques are used in each process. This is an example of a question that indirectly targets your knowledge of the ITTOs. For more information, see PM Certification and Scope Management.
8) B; Sequence of processes is another common area that is asked in the exam. Though you wont find too many questions like this, if you do get a few in the exam, they should be easy pickings. For more information, read How to Implement Scope & Change Control in Your Project.