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Questions 4

An integrated project involves the interaction of both hardware and software and the sponsor has approved the schedule management plan The project team evaluated the product's feasibility of functionality and accelerated testing What should the project manager do as a servant leader?

Options:

A.

Support the team as necessary to find the minimum viable product (MVP).

B.

Amend the project budget to include MVP testing

C.

Submit a change request to the project sponsor for accelerated testing.

D.

Develop the product as per the schedule to perform integration and testing

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Questions 5

The CEO has authorized the development of a complex financial product for a company to provide greater future benefits. The budget has been acquired through financing with global investors who expect all risks to be identified as soon as possible

What should the project manager use to identify the risks?

Options:

A.

An analysis of shared risks between parties

B.

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis

C.

Expert judgment

D.

A risk value assessment

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Questions 6

A project manager is assigned to a project in a company that is transitioning to agile Not all stakeholders believe in the project, and some stakeholders would like the entire project defined and planned out early in the project However the project sponsor needs a quick win to ensure the continuation of the project.

What approach should the project manager use?

Options:

A.

An agile approach as this would provide working functionality earlier

B.

A predictive approach as this would please the senior stakeholders

C.

A hybrid project as this will mitigate stakeholders' concerns.

D.

A predictive approach as this will show benefits for all stakeholders

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Questions 7

While reviewing prototypes, the quality team found some deviations that do not affect the mam functionality but have the potential to be an issue in the future To avoid major problems in the future, the team recommends corrective actions that will require additional funds The project is already struggling to stay on budget and has even used some of the contingency reserves

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Ask the product designer why the deviation was not considered in the design phase

B.

Report to the project sponsor that the product is working and the project is struggling with the budget.

C.

Evaluate and initiate the change request process with the stakeholders

D.

Ask the quality team to discard the sample and test again with a new sample

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Questions 8

A project manager is leading an in-house company project in its very early stages This current project is similar to another project that ended a year ago

What should the project manager do to analyze the involved stakeholders?

Options:

A.

Lower the priority of stakeholder engagement as the stakeholders already have knowledge of this kind of project

B.

Use lessons learned from the previous project as a guide for the current project's stakeholder register

C.

Refer to the stakeholder register from the previous project as it was similar to the current project

D.

Document in the risk register that the current project may have different

stakeholders than the previous project

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Questions 9

A senior business stakeholder with many years of experience is pressuring an agile team to deliver most of the promised functionality to the customer 18 months in the future as opposed to multiple, incremental deliveries over the course of the 18 months What should the project lead do next?

Options:

A.

Schedule meetings with the customer to determine their ability to support multiple incremental deliveries

B.

Work with the agile team to schedule the incremental deliveries to enable delivery

of business value sooner to the customer.

C.

Work with the stakeholder to understand what the concerns are while at the same time conveying the benefits of incremental deliveries

D.

Provide details of the concern to the agile team and adjust their goals and release plans to conform to the stakeholder's request.

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Questions 10

A project manager has been selected to deliver one of an organization's key flagship solutions Critical success factors include agility, market adaptation, and a quick response to market offerings

What is one of the key activities that the project manager should undertake to ensure company success?

Options:

A.

Review the project objectives with the project sponsor to agree on more realistic and achievable project plans and deliverables

B.

Request more funding from the project sponsor to hire additional skilled resources

and to incorporate additional quality in the project delivery approach and outcome

C.

Conduct periodical reviews of the project plans, objectives, and deliverables to ensure all relevant data are captured to continue making informed project decisions

D.

Create a business case after performing a market review, and then submit it to the sponsor to modify the project deliverable to meet the newly defined objectives

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Questions 11

After a meeting with the customer, the project manager receives special recognition because the project is always on schedule Later that day, the project manager attends a regular project team meeting to follow up on the status of the deliverables.

What should the project manager do in the project team meeting?

Options:

A.

Share the customer feedback with the project team

B.

Follow the meeting agenda and make a list of the next deliverables

C.

Document this feedback in the meeting minutes.

D.

Start planning how to improve the dates of next deliverables

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Questions 12

During the development of a product, the project manager observes conflicts between project stakeholders, resulting in deliverable and output approval delays On which area should the project manager focus?

Options:

A.

Revisiting the project management plan to ensure deliverables are on time

B.

Increasing the frequency of project update meetings to keep stakeholders informed

C.

Revisiting the stakeholder engagement plan, focusing on specific overlooked stakeholders

D.

Reviewing the business case and identifying gaps within scope

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Questions 13

A project manager is leading a large-scale project that involves 70 stakeholders The project manager has heard various comments and expectations from the customers, some of which are contradictory Consequently, some requirements are not clear.

What should the project manager do to build consensus regarding the requirements?

Options:

A.

Escalate the issue to the management team for their review and guidance

B.

Create a survey template to collect feedback from stakeholders to reach an agreement

C.

Organize a face-to-face meeting with all stakeholders to understand their interests and concerns.

D.

Leverage expert judgment to determine the requirements that should be considered

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Questions 14

A project manager is leading a project with several stakeholders in other functional areas of the company One of these stakeholders has just been promoted to lead another functional area, and remains a stakeholder for this project

What should the project manager have the project team update to ensure proper communications to stakeholders?

Options:

A.

Project management plan

B.

Stakeholder engagement plan

C.

Stakeholder register

D.

Communications management plan

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Questions 15

During project execution, a conflict occurs between the project manager and one of the team members at every project team meeting The ongoing conflict is preventing tasks and deliverables from being completed The project manager contemplates changing their leadership style

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Review the set of responsibilities with the team member

B.

Avoid the team member to prevent further conflicts

C.

Escalate the situation to the project sponsor

D.

Review the personnel skill documents

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Questions 16

A project is being executed The project's life cycle is defined as predictive however, a major deliverable will be handed over incrementally to the customer The assigned resources are experienced and reliable and are willing to make decisions that the project manager used to make after each incremental delivery on other projects

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Schedule a steering committee meeting and obtain their approval on the request

B.

Support the decisions of the team and transfer the decision making responsibility to them.

C.

Inform the team that although this is a hybrid environment, the project manager

must still be responsible for making decisions

D.

Consult the product owner about letting the resources make decisions

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Questions 17

During the course of a project, the project manager wants to ensure that the work carried out and the product being created do not deviate from the prescribed business value.

What should the project manager pay special attention to in order to achieve this goal?

Options:

A.

Reviewing and updating the requirements management plan

B.

Carrying out quality audits and failure analyses

C.

Monitoring the work breakdown structure (WBS)

D.

Monitoring and updating the benefits realization plan

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Questions 18

A company wants to increase the commercial value of one of its products in a highly competitive market In order to do this, the company commissions a project to create a prototype The team constructs the prototype incrementally Which action should the project manager take as a priority?

Options:

A.

Emphasize the use of Kanban methodology.

B.

Ensure the project sponsor is aware of the go-to market date

C.

Deliver business value as soon as possible

D.

Implement a plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle

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Questions 19

After the second iteration of a component development project, the project team conducts a retrospective It shows that in the initial phase the project has failed to comply with a product functionality. The planning for this product has a predominantly predictive approach.

Which technique will help the project manager to accelerate the deliverable?

Options:

A.

Impact mapping

B.

Rolling wave planning

C.

Collective code ownership

D.

Scrum of Scrums

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Questions 20

A marketing team is planning for a multiyear initiative that will include a lot of cross-functional stakeholders The project manager has been assigned and is now in the project planning phase

What item(s) should the project manager develop first?

Options:

A.

A product backlog and identification of the features to be delivered

B.

A business case and scope document

C.

A communications management plan that addresses the team's needs

D.

A risk management plan to incorporate known risks

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Questions 21

During daily calls team members share task progress One team member does not usually communicate many details and has critical tasks to be completed All team members are located in different countries and critical work is about to start Which two options will help the project manager in this situation? (Choose two)

Options:

A.

Encourage all team members to use a virtual workspace

B.

Ask the team to send emails with detailed task progress

C.

Talk to the team member about their engagement and take appropriate action.

D.

Reassign the work to a resource who participates in the daily calls

E.

Report the team member’s poor performance to the functional manager

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Questions 22

A project has a very tight delivery schedule. The project is approaching the delivery date, and the project sponsor often sends the project manager alerts to avoid any schedule slippage . The project team has performed at an acceptable level until new, but the project manager wants to ensure that team’s performance level is performance is maintained until the end.

What action should the project manager take to motivate the project team's performance?

Options:

A.

Award certificates of appreciation to encourage the team

B.

Inform the team about the delivery pressure from the project sponsor

C.

Send a formal notice to team members instructing them to maintain performance

D.

Hire a few temporary team members to help with the additional work.

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Questions 23

The project is delayed due to the high amount of major changes requested by different stakeholders at different stages of the project If the project continues on the same path, it will consume twice the time and budget planned.

What two actions can the project manager take to be more cost effective? (Choose two)

Options:

A.

Conduct a stakeholder analysis.

B.

Reinforce team communication.

C.

Update the project management plan with the new timeline

D.

Adopt an incremental approach

E.

Leverage work between team members

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Questions 24

A project manager is assigned to a project within a program. The high-level requirements of the project are known, but the priorities of some of the requirements are uncertain as they are interdependent on some other pipeline projects within the program.

How should the project manager prepare for the next steps of the project?

Options:

A.

Escalate to the management team to increase the timeline based on the complexity of the project

B.

Wait for the other project estimates before planning the schedule

C.

Prioritize and estimate the milestones for the high-level requirements based on historical data

D.

Ask the project management office (PMO) to estimate the tasks for all the projects and share the project management plan

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Questions 25

A project manager has decided to stop activities that do not add value to a project that has a risk of running over budget. A functional manager disagrees with this decision, especially when the team is performing product testing for highly sensitive end users. The functional manager escalated the issue to the project sponsor so that the team can resume activities.

How should the project manager have handled the situation?

Options:

A.

Collaborated with the functional manager to determine which critical activities could be accommodated by the budget

B.

Engaged with the project sponsor to ensure support for the project manager's decision

C.

Conducted a meeting with the functional manager to explain why the activities needed to be stopped

D.

Convinced the functional manager to stop the activities that will run beyond the budget

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Questions 26

A team is having a hard time completing work due to unclear requirements. They have not been able to complete an iteration successfully in several months.

In order to help the team, what should the project leader do?

Options:

A.

Recommend that the product owner reviews the backlog refinement processes.

B.

Recommend that the team reviews the length of the iteration with the stakeholders.

C.

Recommend limiting the work in progress to improve the team’s focus.

D.

Recommend a review of the team members’ individual performances.

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Questions 27

A project is nearing completion. The sponsor is already asking the project management office (PMO) when the project manager will be assigned to host a planning session for a new initiative.

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Review organizational process assets (OPAs) for clarity.

B.

Document lessons learned before closing.

C.

Consult the project charter for next steps.

D.

Confirm the definition of done (DoD) has been met.

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Questions 28

A supplier, who was tasked with providing an important component for a project, is unable to deliver the materials due to a large-scale labor problem. What document should the project manager use to update the details and communicate to relevant stakeholders?

Options:

A.

Risk register

B.

Project schedule

C.

Change request

D.

Issue log

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Questions 29

In the middle of an iteration, the product owner tells the agile team that the

government has updated legal requirements. This will result in some changes in the product

definition.

How should the project manager handle this situation?

Options:

A.

Review the iteration backlog because the product definition has changed and needs to

be reassessed before continuing the project.

B.

Continue work and ask the product owner to assess the changes and add/remove the

stories as needed in the backlog.

C.

Ask a business analyst to assess the changes and then add/remove the stories in the

backlog and prioritize them by business value.

D.

Ask the product owner to add new changes to the bottom of the backlog in order to

handle the modifications as a change request.

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Questions 30

A project manager works in a startup company and is in charge of a key project that has critical and time-sensitive delivery objectives. One of the project team members missed completing an assigned deliverable on time, despite repeated assurances from the team member that it would be completed on time

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Record the issue then refocus the team's efforts on delivering the next set of deliverables

B.

Give the team member a formal warning for the negative impact due to failure to delrver and not meet deadlines

C.

Hold a team meeting to discuss team member commitments and communications

D.

Meet with the team member and work on a development plan for them to avoid missed deliverables in the future

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Questions 31

A project manager is leading a project to modemize the information technology of a bank. The project manager needs to determine how the project stakeholders should communicate, and has discussed the various options with the project team.

What should the project manager do to communicate with the stakeholders?

Options:

A.

Provide updates to the project sponsor to review and distribute to each stakeholder.

B.

Use a single communication medium such as video teleconferencing to limit confusion.

C.

Use a variety of communication methods that respect cultural, practical, and personal preferences.

D.

Send frequent updates via email to each stakeholder because this is an information technology project.

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Questions 32

A new solution is being deployed in countries A B and C. This solution will allow the countries to propose new services to their customers Country A has asked for a change in the solution m order to comply with its own customer market

What should the project manager in charge of the deployment in country A do?

Options:

A.

Accept the change request from country A and reschedule the deployment project for country A.

B.

Take the request into account and ask the sponsor to inform countries B and C about the change

C.

Ask country A to submit a change request that will be analyzed along with countries B and C

D.

Refuse country As request as there is no time for the change as deployment has already begun

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Questions 33

A company's CEO complains about the frequency of project communications. The CEO receives five project reports each week by email but does not have enough time to review them. In addition, the information that the CEO receives is not relevant in that it does not explain the project status,

What should the project manager do first?

Options:

A.

Review the stakeholder engagement plan.

B.

Review the communications management plan.

C.

Send the CEO one executive summary per week instead of five reports per week.

D.

Meet with the team and decide the type and frequency of the reports to send to the CEO.

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Questions 34

A project is scheduled to end in 2 weeks. The team is expected to continue working long hours and is showing signs of weariness and fatigue What should the project manager do to encourage the team?

Options:

A.

Schedule training courses to enhance team performance

B.

Add new team members to help the project finalization

C.

Initiate rewards and incentives according to assessment results

D.

Schedule working lunch meetings until the project is complete

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Questions 35

An agile team has completed 9 out of 10 stones tor the sprint. During the retrospective a few team members pointed out that they finished a of their stories However one team member tailed to finish a story

What should the agile leader do1?

Options:

A.

Emphasize to the team that each member is responsible for their story but the team is collectively responsible for finishing the sprint

B.

Ask the team to address this at the next sprint planning instead of at the retrospective

C.

Suggest that the team assign stones at the beginning of the sprint based on each person's strengths to maximize performance

D.

Work with the product owner to remove the story from the sprint because the points cannot be splits

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Questions 36

A company is transitioning its projects from a predictive to an iterative approach. The protect team is complaining because they are unsure of what needs to be done due to all of the changes requested by the product owner for features already developed since the beginning of the project.

How should the project manager handle this situation?

Options:

A.

Ask the product owner to create a new entry in the risk management plan regarding likelihood and imped

B.

Review the backlogs from similar projects and understand how change requests were implemented

C.

Ask the product owner to follow the change request process to formalize new requirements

D.

Make sure that the product and sprint backlogs have the required level of documentation and both are visible to the team

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Questions 37

Due to a statewide emergency, a project team for a global insurance company is being forced to complete a project virtually, The project manager is tasked with conducting meetings where confidential patient information will be presented.

What tool should the project manager use to conduct meetings with the project team and clients?

Options:

A.

Use a third-party instant messaging tool.

B.

Use a password-enabled audio/video product,

C.

Use a popular social media platform.

D.

Use a collaborative electronic whiteboard,

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Questions 38

A protect is going through its iterative design stage One of the team members has been performing poorly. This is a critical project for the company and execution is about to start What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Request action from the functional manager regarding the team members poor performance

B.

Avoid selecting the team member to the next project that has an iterative design stage

C.

Provide feedback and coach the team member during the iterative design stage

D.

Escalate the issue to the human resources manager and request that the team member be replaced

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Questions 39

A project learn member is having difficulty delivering assigned tasks for a project that is at risk of being delayed. The main issue is that the team member does not understand a new system that was recently implemented.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Assign an experienced resource to support the team member

B.

Escalate the team member's performance to the project sponsor

C.

Ask the team member to learn the new system as on-the-job training

D.

Issue a change request to extend the project schedule

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Questions 40

During the execution phase of a large project there is an extremely high number of change requests Because of this the project manager realizes that there is a greater risk for rejection of the deliverables

How should the project manager mitigate this risk without compromising the completion date?

Options:

A.

Review the integrated change control process to restrict the number of changes

B.

Focus on delivering incremental value through multiple smaller deliveries

C.

Request sponsor support to get buy-in from the users and stakeholders

D.

Restart the stakeholder engagement process by collecting user requirements again

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Questions 41

An agile team completes a deliverable that is to be certified by another expert team The second team does not take the deliverable for many months What should the servant leader do?

Options:

A.

Review the process and remove the impediment

B.

Escalate this to the project director for a resolution

C.

Remove the certification need from the project scope

D.

Escalate this to the agile lead of the second team

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Questions 42

An agile project is in its early iterations, but the project manager already realizes that

more resources will be needed to achieve the expected time lines. There are no internal

resources. available.

What vendor strategy should the project manager use to maximize project delivery?

Options:

A.

Use compression techniques to break down the scope and assign the scope pieces to

different vendors with a fixed-price contract.

B.

Use the contingency budget for hiring additional vendor resources to mitigate any project

risk.

C.

Engage in a time and materials (T&M) contract and hire a local vendor to support

development.

D.

Establish a solid view of the scope and requirements and engage a vendor with a fixed price contract.

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Questions 43

A sales learn working on an IT deployment project approached the project manager on several occasions and complained about nonpayment of their overtime pay The project manager realized that other team members are receiving their overtime pay

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Have a discussion with the sales team to find a solution to the issue

B.

Validate the reason and add it as an issue in the issue log

C.

Direct the sales team to speak with accounting to resolve the issue

D.

Escalate the issue to the functional manager

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Questions 44

A CEO has requested that the project manager provide a budget estimate for a long-term project that will be executed over the span of 4 years What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Include enterprise environmental factors (EEFs)

B.

Conduct a bottom-up estimate

C.

Include projected inflation rates

D.

Conduct an analogous estimate

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Questions 45

A project is assigned to two different project teams to develop product features. One team uses a predictive approach and the other team uses an agile approach to complete the work. Senior management is concerned about the success of the project.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Advise the teams to follow the company’s existing project management approach.

B.

Allow the teams to continue using their approaches and gradually adapt to a hybrid model.

C.

Let a senior team member select the approach that is appropriate.

D.

Insist the teams both follow either a predictive or agile approach.

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Questions 46

A project manager is consolidating information tor all the workstreams within a data center and IT service transition project To ensure the project delivers value quickly the project manager will assess a large number of consolidated project schedules

Which two actions should the project manager take with regard to schedule analysis? (Choose two)

Options:

A.

Review with subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure they have contributed to the schedule development

B.

Evaluate the master schedule and perform fast tracking and task crashing

C.

Look (or gaps in the different schedules to determine which major risks might evolve over time

D.

Review the project schedules to ensure that all tasks end with milestones

E.

Evaluate the schedules for interdependencies to establish the critical path

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Questions 47

A protect manager is working with the team lo deliver a project in a company that uses different delivery methods. The project manager is concerned about the communication channels currently suggested by the project management office (PMO) because some information is taking too much time to reach the team members causing negative consequences for delivery

How should the project manager avoid this situation in the future?

Options:

A.

Use the same methods until the end of the current delivery and suggest new ones during the retrospective.

B.

Refer to the policies and frameworks used at the company enterprise level and inform the project team members.

C.

Tell the sponsor that the project manager will use their own communication model to ensure on-time delivery.

D.

Agree with the project team on a suitable collaboration and make sure information is shared at all times

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Questions 48

A project manager works for a large global company. The project manager is leading a project where the expected business value is to improve the company's image and reputation. During the project's closing phase, the project manager realizes that there is still a negative perception about the company's brand.

What should the project manager have done to prevent this?

Options:

A.

Monitored progress in achieving the business value throughout the project

B.

Asked for additional time to achieve the project goals and increase business value

C.

Increased the number of project resources to ensure attainment of the business value

D.

Reviewed previous projects’ lessons learned and applied them to this project

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Questions 49

A key challenge that a project manager is facing is the lack of discipline by various team members and their inability to harness energy to achieve the project objectives. What should the project manager do to overcome this challenge?

Options:

A.

Meet with each team member separately and apply an appropriate approach with each one.

B.

Approach the project sponsor and request help in discussing the project deliverables with team members.

C.

Explain to the team that the project manager is ultimately responsible for the delivery.

D.

Assign multiple managers to the various teams and delegate all of the tasks to them.

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Questions 50

A project team has missed the delivery date for the West milestone of a large software development project protect governance dictates that formal communication be sent to project stakeholders including the project manager's supervisor when a milestone is missed. The project manager is concerned that this wilt reflect poorly on the team

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Send a formal communication regarding the missed milestone

B.

Delay sending a formal communication until the project team catches up

C.

Ask for a meeting with the sponsor to decide whether to send the formal communication

D.

Forego the formal communication and have a conversation with the supervisor

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Questions 51

A major national company known for quality products has just selected a small subcontracting firm to assist with a project. The project manager from the subcontracting firm is meeting with the project team to ensure that the project is delivered according to the customer's standards

in order to ensure this, what should the project manager define and document?

Options:

A.

Quality

B.

Estimates

C.

Objectives

D.

Requirements

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Questions 52

A global program is being kicked off, and various distributed teams are Involved in delivering the initiative. Besides planning and executing the scope for the initiative, team interactions must be considered.

How should the project teams interact in their meetings?

Options:

A.

Phone conversations

B.

Encrypted emails

C.

Videoconterencing

D.

Chat conversations

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Questions 53

Due to a tight schedule, a project team member suggests skipping the quality check of a minor deliverable. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Evaluate the impact of skipping the quality check for the deliverable.

B.

Seek approval from the sponsor on an extension of the project schedule,

C.

Seek approval from the quality board to skip the quality check.

D.

Ask the team member to work overtime to complete the quality check.

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Questions 54

During project execution for an innovative product, a project team has been working hard to meet the deadlines. However, one of the team members will be leaving in 3 weeks and will be replaced with a new team member.

How should the team share tacit knowledge?

Options:

A.

Provide the new member with access to the knowledge database so all of the project documentation Is available.

B.

Have the team meet on a regular basis and share their experiences, challenges, and lessons learned.

C.

Ask the new member to document all of the requirements so a better understanding of the project objective is acquired,

D.

Provide the new member with the project documentation repository to allow the new member to review previous lessons learned, Owner

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Questions 55

During the development of a product, multiple identified risks have now become issues, which is hindering the team's velocity. What should the project manager do in this situation?

Options:

A.

Document the issues and extend the project delivery timeline.

B.

Convene the steering committee and inform them of the impact to the project.

C.

Prioritize the user stories with issues and have the team resolve them

D.

Update the project management plan and risk management plan.

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Questions 56

A company is launching a new product and decides to transition from a predictive to an agile approach. During the third sprint the project manager notices that the team is not working as a cohesive unit

Which two rules are appropriate tor the project manager to instill in the team? (Choose two)

Options:

A.

Strive toward continuous improvement

B.

Work together daily as a team

C.

Only share suggestions at the end of the sprint

D.

Follow the sprint planning

E.

Send communications to the entire team

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Questions 57

A company has a transformation project in progress. During a planning session, several stakeholders are in constant disagreement and often use personal arguments to support their position. Team members are getting frustrated with the situation.

What should the project manager have done to avoid this situation?

Options:

A.

Established ground rules before the discussion had started.

B.

Asked stakeholders not to voice their opinions during the meeting.

C.

Invited a high-level sponsor to the meeting to reduce the level of disagreement.

D.

Reinforced that higher-level management has the decision power.

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Questions 58

An agile team recently started working on a project for a financial institution. The

project sponsor is concerned that an agile approach will not provide enough support for the

organization's compliance standards.

In order to mitigate this risk and avoid problems, what should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Propose using a compliance review board that will be responsible for approving all

product features prior to their release to the public.

B.

Liaison with the compliance group, making them responsible for understanding the

requirements and keeping them prioritized in the backlog.

C.

Meet with the compliance team and make sure that their requirements are covered in the

definition of done (DoD) for each story.

D.

Ensure that the peer review process also covers compliance requirements, creating a

second layer of security for the project.

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Questions 59

A project manager needs the team to define the steps and identify the risks of migrating data to a new system.

What type of leadership should the project manager use to accomplish this?

Options:

A.

Laissez-faire

B.

Transformational

C.

Dynamic

D.

Servant

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Questions 60

A project is being delayed due to a large amount of rework caused by a quality problem that is impacting the critical path. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Rebaseline the project schedule to absorb the delay.

B.

Report the delay with rectifying actions to the project management office (PMO).

C.

Notify the project steering committee about the cause of the delay.

D.

Report the delay with rectifying actions to the change control board (CCB) for review,

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Questions 61

A final iteration is underway and a project team is about to complete development Planning tot the product release is about to start. One stakeholder raised a concern about the product not being compatible with a new technology that has been adopted in the market

How should the project manager address this issue?

Options:

A.

Assess the business value impact and review the product roadmap to include any changes

B.

Schedule a retrospective to understand why the new requirement was not included in product backlog previously

C.

Stop the product release and start adding new user stones to the product backlog for any new requirements

D.

Proceed with product delivery as planned and start a new requirement analysis for the next iteration

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Questions 62

A software development provider reports an issue that is blocking the other remaining deliverables What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Ask the provider to seek options to solve the issue

B.

Add the issue to the issue log and report it at the next review meeting

C.

Review the current plan and consolidate if necessary

D.

Schedule a meeting with the provider to collaborate on the options

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Questions 63

A project manager is implementing an enterprise-wide software project The project has a great business impact and is fully supported by senior management However, the project manager is facing difficulties gelling the support of several key departments.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Ask senior management to communicate with these departments.

B.

Hire a project management consultant to help resolve the issue

C.

Convince senior management to introduce rewards to resisting departments.

D.

Understand the user concerns and revisit the stakeholder engagement plan

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Questions 64

A construction services company has influence within the local community with the potential to derail a project site establishment. Their build was unsuccessful but they continue to communicate with the hope that their influence will persuade the project manager to reconsider their offer.

What is the appropriate course of action for the project manager to pursue?

Options:

A.

Do not communicate with the unsuccessful bidder as they do not have any further influence on the project

B.

Meet with the unsuccessful bidder to review their submission and the areas that led to the bid being unsuccessful

C.

Reassess the bid to establish areas for improvement with the intention to assign work to this contractor

D.

Report the unsuccessful bidder to the local community leadership who have been supportive of the project

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Questions 65

A project manager has been asked for performance feedback regarding one of the team members The project manager would like to gather additional input from the project team because there are no metrics in place for evaluating employee performance.

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Evaluate demonstrated task accountability

B.

Determine the appropriate approach

C.

Analyze team member influence

D.

Identify levels of decision-making authority

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Questions 66

In a software project using an agile approach, there have recently been work

overruns. After assessing the situation, the project manager concluded that the overruns are

occurring because of insufficiently refined product backlog items.

What should the project manager do to correct this issue?

Options:

A.

Work with the sponsor to revise the product vision.

B.

Create a definition of ready (DoR) for the backlog items.

C.

Discuss the issue with the service request manager.

D.

Refine the product backlog items with the stakeholders.

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Questions 67

A company's board of directors announced that a major layoff will occur at the end of the month. When evaluating the impact the protect manager found that 25°© of the project team members are part of the layoff

What should the project manager do first?

Options:

A.

Request a meeting with the project sponsor to discuss the viability of the project and determine the next actions

B.

Request a meeting with the customer and discuss trade-offs to reduce the scope and product quality as a result of the lack of personnel

C.

Request a meeting with the finance department to increase the budget of the project to hire temporary personnel to perform the affected activities

D.

Request a meeting with the human resources (HR) department and demand they find a solution to retain the project team members

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Questions 68

A company initiated a departmental transformation project improving the processes for the organization using a predictive approach, This is a critical project for the organization and, in the middle of the project, the project manager noticed that one of the deliverables cannot be produced

due to a missing technical skill.

What should the project manager have done to avoid this?

Options:

A.

Planned all required training for the team during the onboarding process

B.

Identified all required skills after the kick-off of the project

C.

Identified all required skills during the planning of the project

D.

Asked the sponsor to identify all required skills during the planning of the project

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Questions 69

A regulatory branch of an environmental government agency has recently placed a ban on the manufacturing of a specified thickness of plastic packaging products. This ban will take effect in 12 months. The project manager for a startup firm working in alternative packaging has been monitoring the progress of this law for a while and. as part of the risk management, has identified new products that can support a growing customer base.

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Continue production processes and plan to discuss changes at the next annual target review meeting.

B.

Begin a marketing campaign to sell alternative packaging after the 12-month period ends.

C.

Inform management of the new law as an opportunity to expand market share and share the proposed products

D.

Organize a meeting with all stakeholders and review the stakeholder engagement plan

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Questions 70

While working on a poorly defined internal project, a project manager receives

multiple change requests from senior management. What should the project manager do first?

Options:

A.

Identify how the proposed changes will benefit the project in relation to the business

case.

B.

Ask for a temporary budget increase to avoid cost overruns.

C.

Keep the team motivated and incentivized to avoid exhaustion from working on a

lengthy project.

D.

Assess the schedule delay and begin implementation to avoid additional lags

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Questions 71

During the setup of an agile project, the product owner expressed clear interest in

having features released during product development over having the product completed in

one year. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Promote a productive environment where everybody can work without interruptions

from the rest of the team members.

B.

Create a reward system recognizing group contributions to get people motivated and

improve performance.

C.

Facilitate sprint planning sessions with a focus on defining the minimum viable product

(MVP).

D.

Design a set of metrics including velocity, which is a good measure of value delivered.

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Questions 72

A project manager is leading a software development project. Recently, team members have complained that during the last few dally standup meetings, a key stakeholder frequently interrupts, requests explanations, and proposes unplanned changes. This issue is frustrating the project team and slowing down me work.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Instruct the team to work as planned and Ignore the stakeholder's requests.

B.

Escalate the situation to upper management.

C.

Add more team members to make up for any project delays.

D.

Address the issue with the stakeholder and explain the situation.

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Questions 73

A company is moving to a hybrid approach and conducted capacity activities for all of the project managers. During these capacity-building activities, the focus was on agile approaches and team facilitation skills. When starting the implementation phase, the project managers faced issues motivating the newly hired agile staff.

Why are the project managers having issues motivating the agile staff?

Options:

A.

The capacity building activities missed the servant leadership concept transfer.

B.

Transitional periods normally cause this type of problem.

C.

The agile staff is not used to being led by a project manager.

D.

Project managers are expected to become coaches in agile teams.

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Questions 74

A project manager has been assigned lo an important agile project During protect execution, a vendor was approved to produce the project deliverables. What should the project manager do to ensure project continuity between the vendor and the team?

Options:

A.

Request that the vendor provides a manual with all required knowledge

B.

Implement retrospectives with the vendor to gather the required knowledge

C.

Submit a change request to extend the vendor's contract to provide formal training for the team

D.

Conduct daily knowledge transfer standups to ensure that the team is properly trained

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Questions 75

A project manager is assigned to develop a wire bending machine midway through the design phase. The project manager discovered that the team did not have any test cases or acceptance criteria tor the equipment. The project manager started communication with the team to move the project forward

What should the project manager do first at this pomp

Options:

A.

Meet with the quality planning manager to identify the reason why the quality plan was not created yet

B.

Meet with the hardware design engineers to identify the minimum performance required to establish a market for the machine

C.

Meet with the sales and marketing teams to identify the requirements that were collected during the interview sessions with potential customers

D.

Meet with the key stakeholders to identify the proper product concept for the development team

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Questions 76

A project manager working on a large-scale network implementation is frustrated

with the hardware supplier. Their deliveries have been consistently late and frequently do not have vital components. The project manager's company has decided to cancel the contract and move to a new supplier, but the only other option is an overseas company.

What should the project manager do first to proceed with this change?

Options:

A.

Engage the services of an interpreter who understands the project domain.

B.

Check social media to determine if there are any common connections that use the new supplier.

C.

Request assistance from the procurement department on the next steps.

D.

Become aware of any cultural characteristics of the new supplier that could impact

negotiation.

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Questions 77

A large company is transitioning its projects to an agile approach After the transition executive management requests the information that was previously available in old reports and dashboards Many of the old reports and dashboards are no longer relevant after the shift to agile practices.

What should the project manager do in this situation?

Options:

A.

Explain to the management team that reporting and management dashboards are not effective agile practices

B.

Ask the management team to review the endorsed agile concepts to prove that the old information s not relevant

C.

Help the management team understand how the change to an agile approach impacts the relevance of certain reports and key performance indicators (KPls)

D.

Remind the management team that an agile approach empowers teams to be self-directed and therefore there is no need for reporting

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Questions 78

The Scrum team working with the quality department has been shifting away from the Business unit due to unclear product requirements. It is now the third sprint and both teams have been at a standstill for a few days.

What should the project leader do to solve this situation?

Options:

A.

Analyze the problem with both teams to figure out If pan of the work must be redone.

B.

Select new team members in an effort to obtain fresh ideas to solve the impasse.

C.

Demand that the business team stop wasting time and define final requirements for the product.

D.

Tell the business team and Scrum team to continue following the initial plan.

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Questions 79

A project is on its sixth iteration out of seven. Select the two points where the team is

performing better than expected. (Choose two.)

Options:

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Questions 80

A project manager is using a hybrid approach to comply with a regulatory requirement. The planning and closing phases will use a predictive approach, and the execution phase will use an iterative approach. During the second sprint review, the project sponsor requested a change in priority tor some of the product backlog items

What should the project manager do as a servant leader?

Options:

A.

Ask the sponsor to submit a change request to the change control board (CCB)

B.

Support the product owners decision to change the priority of the product backlog items

C.

Accept the request and include the product backlog items in the next sprint

D.

Review the impact of the change on the schedule management plan baseline

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Questions 81

A project manager is asked to implement a hybrid approach that will replace a predictive approach on an upcoming project How should the project manager adjust their responsibilities accordingly?

Options:

A.

Become a servant leader by supporting team collaboration and removing impediments

B.

Delegate coordination activities to the product owner so the project manager can locus on managing collaboration

C.

Request a scrum master to focus on the collaboration while the project manager focuses on the coordination

D.

introduce new communication tools to the project team members

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Questions 82

A project manager has been hired to help coordinate an ongoing project Historically the biggest problem as reported by the company's CEO is that the change request process has been handled by managers who did not have dear information on the project schedule and budget. This information has been inconsistent and handled by finance, risk. and functional subject matter experts (SMEs)

What should the project manager do to control this situation?

Options:

A.

Redefine the communications management plan

B.

Develop an integrated change management plan

C.

Document the risk in the project risk register

D.

Review the scope defined in the project charter

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Questions 83

A project manager is assigned to an important company project. While reviewing the lessons learned from a similar, previous project, the project manager finds that the biggest challenges were related to learn motivation.

What should the project manager do to avoid these challenges?

Options:

A.

Increase the project budget by 10% for team-related activities and awards.

B.

Plan to implement team-building strategies throughout the project.

C.

Ask the functional manager to motivate the team outside of the project.

D.

Colocate the team to encourage more motivational team activities.

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Questions 84

A member of the board of directors has asked the project manager for the estimated cost of the minimum viable product (MVP). The estimated cost is needed in order to get formal approval for this project

How should the project manager report this cost?

Options:

A.

Estimate user story points and forecast a budget for that deliverable

B.

Determine the control accounts and use a top bottom estimate

C.

Consider the cost performance index (CPl) based on earned value (EV) divided by costs

D.

Calculate the budget at completion (BAC) based on the completed and planned features

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Questions 85

A project team is executing a project to replace an existing system with a new one.

A new project manager has been hired and observes that the team consist of professionals

who have worked with the older system, and others who have little previous experience.

What should the project manager do to ensure project success?

Options:

A.

Request a performance assessment for the team from the functional manager.

B.

Evaluate the current effectiveness of the team and define development needs.

C.

Allow each team member to use their individual strengths for project success.

D.

Assign team member roles and responsibilities based on past experience.

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Questions 86

A product owner Goes not regularly attend demonstration ceremonies. As a result, the demonstration ceremonies are constantly rescheduled and the work is impacted in multiple ways. The project manager believes the product owner Is not committed to the project.

What should the project manager have done to avoid this situation?

Options:

A.

Defined a set of external audits that can expose this situation to the project sponsor

B.

Agreed with the product owner on appropriate project governance levels

C.

Set a definition of done (DoD) that considers the work as done if not otherwise specified

D.

Asked another product owner to attend the demonstrations on behalf of the product owner

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Questions 87

A project manager notices that a project participant seems frustrated and expresses themselves loudly at status meetings and later discovers that the participant is hearing impaired. Which process should the project manager have used at the start of the protect that would have identified this situation?

Options:

A.

Stakeholder analysis

B.

Resource needs analysis

C.

Accommodations assessment

D.

Team member assessment

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Questions 88

A project stakeholder has expressed concern that the established success criteria for

the project are not being met. What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Review the established project benefits tracking metrics.

B.

Update the project business case document.

C.

Document the agreed-upon ownership of benefits realization.

D.

Create a project benefits management plan.

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Questions 89

A project manager is leading an automation project. The project team is colocated

and includes people from both the technical and business units. The project manager

discovers that personal differences and work styles are affecting the project negatively.

How should the project manager address this?

Options:

A.

Develop a schedule that ensures people with personal differences work separately.

B.

Use an approach to the project that does not involve colocation.

C.

Meet with the team and agree on expectations from team members.

D.

Invite the functional managers of the different units to address their personal

differences.

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Questions 90

A project manager is managing the development of a dental wire bending machine. The machine is compatible with the three most popular dental wires in the market which covers 90°.© of the market The prototype is now under testing for certification. The manufacturer of one of the three wires announced they will be producing a different wire mat will be incompatible with the machine. This will result in a 25% loss of market coverage from the initially predicted 90% coverage

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Investigate the impact of this issue with the team and survey the market for alternative wires with similar characteristics

B.

Stop the project and kick off another project to apply alternative wires for the machine

C.

Meet with the sales and marketing representatives and ask them to convince the manufacturer to reconsider

D.

Meet with the wire manufacturer to secure enough of the existing stock for the machine

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Questions 91

On a project with multiple international locations, a trend for delays has been

flagged. When looking into the issue, the project manager realized that some of the key

activities were scheduled over the holiday periods in the overseas offices.

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Update the schedule to reflect the holidays and share the workload among offices to

mitigate schedule slippage.

B.

Hire additional personnel on a temporary basis to cover the extra workload during the

holiday seasons.

C.

Request that the offices in overseas locations work overtime to mitigate schedule

slippages.

D.

Update the schedule to reflect the holidays and notify the project sponsor of the

delayed completion.

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Questions 92

During a meeting with a customer, it was determined that participants of the meeting

had different draft versions of an important design document. What should the project

manager do first to ensure that this does not happen again?

Options:

A.

Revisit the communication process control.

B.

Ensure only the approved version is shared.

C.

Investigate how draft versions were shared.

D.

Ensure only the latest version is shared.

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Questions 93

A financial company is developing a new application for mobile banking using a hybrid approach The project is delayed as the product concept has not yet been developed to the key stakeholder s satisfaction despite multiple design iterations. The key stakeholder has now started participating in all daily standups. The project manager has observed that the key stakeholder's presence has had a negative impact on the team's morale, while also impacting productivity

How should the project manager ensure that the stakeholder s issues are addressed effectively without impacting the team?

Options:

A.

Set up a meeting with the stakeholder to address their concerns directly

B.

Move to a predictive design-and-requirements gathering approach

C.

Talk to the team separately to address the stakeholder's concerns

D.

Schedule a team retrospective and invite the stakeholder

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Questions 94

A project manager primarily works on implementation projects Depending on the deliverable, the project manager is able to estimate the time line based on previous projects. The project manager now receives a project that is different from the previous implementation projects.

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Refer to the previous protect they worked on and base the estimate on that

B.

Use expert judgment to estimate the schedule and then adjust the schedule as the project progresses

C.

Ask the project management office (PMO) by when the project can be completed and use that date as the project time line

D.

Break down the project into smaller tasks and estimate the durations of the activities

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Questions 95

The marketing team is moving from predictive to hybrid approaches for their projects. The marketing director is not familiar with hybrid approaches and does not support the new direction. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Advise the marketing director to receive formal training.

B.

Ask the marketing team members to coach their director.

C.

Train the marketing team and keep their director informed.

D.

Mentor the marketing director on the approaches.

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Questions 96

During project completion, a project manager receives a request from the customer for a reduced cost of goods. The customer's request will affect the sales department's budget and forecast.

In order to reach a consensus and have a successful project completion, what should the

project manager do first?

Options:

A.

Analyze the bounds of the negotiation for agreement with both parties.

B.

Identify and satisfy both parties' underlying wants.

C.

Comply with the customer's request to achieve the project mandate.

D.

Initiate a change request to accommodate the revised cost of goods

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Questions 97

A project manager must manage a virtual application control software team that is culturally and geographically diverse. The project manager wants to promote open collaboration in a Realtime manner.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Provide a software for instant messaging.

B.

Document all information on the team wiki.

C.

Promote the use of remote site syndication.

D.

Facilitate regular conference calls.

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Questions 98

During the executing phase, a project manager is reviewing the issue log and finds

there are outstanding high-priority issues that are still open. Most of the open issues require

effort from external domain experts who are not on the project team.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Ask the issue reporter to close the issues, because there are no project team members

who have the required domain knowledge.

B.

Review the open issues with the issue reporter and issue a change request to hire an

external domain expert.

C.

Request that the project team members learn the required domain knowledge and

resolve the open issues in a short time.

D.

Reduce the project scope to ensure that the project team has the knowledge to deliver

the system on schedule.

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Questions 99

During a network upgrade for a company, the client informs the project manager that a government representative notified the client about a separate project that will affect the network upgrade. Any change in the upgrade will impact the project's cost and schedule.

What should the project manager do first?

Options:

A.

Perform an impact analysis with subject matter experts (SMEs).

B.

Inform the government representative about the impact of the separate project.

C.

Implement a change request to increase the budget and schedule.

D.

Consult and update the risk register with the project stakeholders.

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Questions 100

us graph describes the current performance of a protect in relation to cost and schedule. What should the project manager do to bring the project back on track?

Options:

A.

Review project cost because the project is over budget and ahead of schedule

B.

Review project schedule and cost because the project is over budget and behind schedule

C.

Review project schedule because the project is under budget and behind schedule

D.

Review project scope because the project is under budget and ahead of schedule

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Questions 101

An international client contacted a software development company to build out a

software product, and an agile project manager was assigned. At one of the review meetings,

the client complains that a feature mentioned at the initial debriefing was not implemented.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Include the mentioned feature in the prioritized requirements list.

B.

Assign a team member to immediately start working on that feature.

C.

Review the original project documentation to confirm.

D.

Treat it as a change request and assess the effect on the project's goals.

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Questions 102

A project to implement a new process is still in development. When implemented,

the company will benefit by a reduction in utility costs. The project financial evaluation

indicates a payback of 3 years.

What should the project manager do to expedite the project delivery?

Options:

A.

Increase resources on the technical design to enable a decision to proceed as this is a

quick return project.

B.

Increase the time spent on project development to improve the level of confidence to

validate the financial evaluation.

C.

Conduct a stakeholder survey with the plant operators to establish the probability of

this project reducing the cost of utilities.

D.

Stop any further project development and commence with the implementation as there

is no need to seek further approval.

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Questions 103

During a project kick-off meeting the project manager tells team members that they can attend a weekly progress meeting either from home or the office. Which intangible stakeholder engagement quality is the project manager embracing to manage relationships?

Options:

A.

Asking and listening

B.

Being collaborative

C.

Managing expectations

D.

Building trust

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Questions 104

A project manager has been working with the same group of stakeholders for 3 years using a predictive approach. The stakeholders have invested in many projects and are familiar with the approach Recently the organization has strongly encouraged all project managers to adopt an agile approach. This was announced 2 weeks before the project manager planned to kick off a large complex project with the same group of stakeholders.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Use the agile approach in the new project and schedule agile training for those stakeholders who are new to this approach

B.

Continue to use the predictive approach m the new project since it is the approach the stakeholders are familiar with using

C.

Share the pros and cons of adopting an agile approach for the new project only with the team and ask them to decide which approach to use

D.

Share and discuss the pros and cons of adopting agile with the stakeholders and choose the approach they prefer for the new project

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Questions 105

A project manager receives a serious complaint from a functional manager about a

team member. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Replace the team member immediately to maintain a good relationship with the

functional manager.

B.

Discuss the issue with the functional manager to understand the reason for the

complaint.

C.

Support the team member and provide documentation to the functional manager

proving their performance.

D.

Protect the team member and ask the project sponsor to minimize any external

interruptions.

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Questions 106

A high-performing team member’s performance has been consistently increasing over the past year, leaving other peers behind The project manager has been reluctant to publicly recognize the team member’s contributions for fear of discouraging others The project manager is also concerned that the team member may leave if not rewarded for the contributions made.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Promote the higher performing team member to a higher position

B.

Request the high-performing team member to mentor the other team members

C.

Remind the high-performing team member to focus on shared rewards rather than individual rewards

D.

Reward the high-performing team member privately to avoid team disruption

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Questions 107

The change control board (CCB) has approved a change request to add a new

component within a product. The operations manager discovers the change after its approval

and complains that the implementation of the change will cause significant disruption to the

production line.

What should the project manager do first?

Options:

A.

Escalate the issue to the project sponsor, as the decision to add the component brings

many benefits even though it will be disruptive to the production line.

B.

Lead a root cause analysis workshop with the design team to identify the failures that

led to the decision to add a component that was not compatible with the production

line.

C.

Meet with the operations manager to explain the background for the change and

understand the operation manager's concerns about the change.

D.

Formally acknowledge the operation manager's concerns and raise a new risk that the

project may deliver late and over budget due to manufacturing difficulties.

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Questions 108

A project manager submits a version of the software that the project team created. During the review meeting, a team member informs the project manager of a recent regulation that requires a dual verification process in the software. However, the product sponsor strongly insists there should be no updates to the software.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Include the new requirement in the next iteration of the software without informing the sponsor.

B.

Inform the team that the sponsor decided to reject any changes and release the software as is.

C.

Release the software as is and start a new project to deliver the new requirements.

D.

Collect the requirements of the regulation and follow the change control process.

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Questions 109

A project manager noticed that the functional manager is not cooperating with staff assignment schedules and is always finding excuses not fo release the requested staff.

What should the project manager do first?

Options:

A.

Ask the leadership team for help obtaining the needed staff.

B.

Check with human resources (HR) regarding the availability of staff.

C.

Have a direct talk with the functional manager to understand the reasons behind their attitude.

D.

Evaluate the impact caused by the delay of forming the team and confront the functional manager.

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Questions 110

One of the team members is always late to the daily standup meeting. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Schedule the meeting at the end of the day to accommodate everyone.

B.

Ignore the situation since the team member is accomplishing their deliverables.

C.

Reinforce the ground rules for standup meetings with the entire team.

D.

Speak with the team member directly to reinforce the ground rules.

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Questions 111

A newly commissioned project has had trouble recruiting team members because the turnover rate is high. The human resource (HR) manager

has conducted several exit interviews. Many team members have expressed that the project manager has inadequate relationship management

competencies. The project manager explains that the exiting team members were lazy.

What should the project manager do to prevent this high turnover rate from continuing?

Options:

A.

Be more involved in the team member recruitment process to ensure qualified team members are chosen.

B.

Develop relationship skills as a leader and also develop the teams’ emotional intelligence skills.

C.

Avoid micromanaging the team, enforce stricter rules, and monitor employees.

D.

Explain to the recruiting manager that a project is temporary in nature, making it different than an operational environment.

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Questions 112

A project manager is assigned to a project to develop a mobile app. The sponsor explains that the application should do better than their closest competitor's app. The sponsor's expectation is that the team can be put together and start work immediately.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Start working on the resource management plan in order to identify the best team for the project.

B.

Utilize expert judgment and organizational process assets (OPAs) to estimate the effort and budget.

C.

Review the competitor's app to understand the functionalities that the project scope should consider.

D.

Define the project scope with the stakeholders and determine how formal acceptance will be obtained.

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Questions 113

A project manager is assigned to an organizational transformation project. The company typically defines individual performance plans at the beginning of the year, and functional managers conduct feedback reviews at the end of the year. The transformation project team members are concerned that the work they are doing for this project is not aligned with the work included in their individual performance plan for the year.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Meet with the functional managers to align the expected frequency and results reporting for the team members.

B.

Provide performance feedback to the learn members' functional managers at the end of the year.

C.

Assure team members that this project is a high priority for the company and they will be evaluated accordingly.

D.

Request to be made responsible for the performance plans of those on this project team

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Questions 114

A project team member was unhappy with a new change in project governance and complained to one of the project sponsors. The project sponsor challenged the project manager.

How should the project manager resolve this conflict?

Options:

A.

Arrange a meeting with the project team member and project sponsor to discuss the change and obtain consensus.

B.

Discuss how to manage this conflict with the project management office (PMO) and let them decide how to resolve the issue.

C.

Explain to the sponsor why the change is required and get their support in forcing the project team member to accept the new change.

D.

Schedule a meeting with the project team member's functional manager and request the functional manager's support.

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Questions 115

A multimillion-dollar project has started and is in the execution phase. A local regulatory authority has just announced changes to the requirements that will need to be implemented in 6 months, prior to completing the project execution phase.

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Add the new requirements to the project scope immediately since they are mandatory changes.

B.

Review the new requirements with the compliance department to determine if a change request is needed.

C.

Ignore the new requirements as the current budget and schedule do not allow for any changes.

D.

Proceed with the defined project requirements and delay implementing the new requirements.

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Questions 116

A project manager is assigned to a new project team that has several stakeholders who can have significant influence over the project outcomes.

The project manager categorized the stakeholders into four different groups and wants to define the communication strategy.

How should the project manager handle communication?

Options:

A.

Utilize a uniform communication structure across all groups.

B.

Define and direct communication to influential stakeholders.

C.

Describe the four groups in the project stakeholder matrix.

D.

Develop and define a communication strategy for stakeholders.

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Questions 117

A project is in the execution phase. The client was actively involved in the early stages but has been less engaged lately. A number of changes to the requirements have

recently been requested.

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Reject the changes and stay the original course as initially agreed with the client.

B.

Review the changes and make the decision based on the project team's recommendations.

C.

Discuss the changes with the client and jointly make the decision on how to proceed.

D.

Review the risk register to see if mitigations have already been outlined for this scenario.

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Questions 118

A project manager is managing a few innovation projects with a high level of uncertainty. The project manager is experiencing challenges with the large number of change

requests issued due to the nature of the project.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Add a fixed number of change requests allowed by the client on the project baseline.

B.

Request sponsor approval for all change requests to reduce the number of changes.

C.

Initiate the number of iterations to reduce the number of change requests.

D.

Reduce the number of approvers required to implement a change request.

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Questions 119

A project team has expressed concern that certain remote team members are not able to collaborate with the larger project team due to their work schedule. The project

manager is confused since the entire team is located in the same time zone and believes there are other factors at play.

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Rectify ground rule violations.

B.

Review performance formally.

C.

Examine the team's virtual needs.

D.

Implement new options.

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Questions 120

In a project steering committee meeting, a few stakeholders raise concerns that the project manager's report shows that the outcome of the project is already in the market

while the project is still in development. The project manager explains that the project is being delivered in sprints and involves different releases.

What should the project manager do to avoid a reoccurrence of this scenario?

Options:

A.

Ensure the content of the project report is clearly understood and request any necessary feedback.

B.

Invite critical stakeholders to the daily project review meetings to ensure their full engagement and involvement.

C.

Send a detailed report to each steering committee member ahead of the meeting.

D.

Ensure that all product features are completed as per the communicated specifications before releasing to market.

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Questions 121

In an organization with good work-life balance, one team was continuously overloaded, thereby delivering the product ft quality. What should the project

manager do?

Options:

A.

Request the team to work more for on-time delivery.

B.

Request the team to focus on doing better planning.

C.

Request the replacement of certain team members.

D.

Request management for a high-performing team.

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Questions 122

A project manager is assigned to a project with a long timeline and complex scope. The client requires a high-level, long-term plan as well as

something that will work immediately, adding features to the product as the project progresses.

How should the project manager plan and deliver this project?

Options:

A.

Plan the project with a predictive approach with a work breakdown structure (WBS) and then execute it using an agile approach to deliver

value incrementally.

B.

Plan the project with a predictive approach and a work breakdown structure (WBS) following the plan and deliver value at the end of the

project.

C.

Agree on a minimum viable product (MVP) first to be delivered immediately with the client and then release the rest of the scope at the end

of the project.

D.

Select an agile approach and manage the project according to best practices to ensure value is delivered to the client.

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Questions 123

A project manager in one country is reporting to a lead project manager for a new software development project in another country. The lead project manager constantly

requests updates from the project manager, often demanding information via multiple communication channels if the project manager does not respond within a few minutes

of a request. Both of them are equal in seniority and both report to the same functional manager.

How should the project manager proceed?

Options:

A.

Update the communications management plan and the stakeholder engagement plan.

B.

Escalate the issue to the functional manager and explain the situation to them.

C.

Negotiate a mutually agreeable feedback cycle with acceptable timelines.

D.

Refer the lead project manager to the communications management plan.

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Questions 124

A project manager is working on a software development project. The project manager and the project team identified the project risks. As the

project progressed, one of the risks materialized, and the project manager referred to the risk management plan to determine how to manage the risk. Once the risk management strategy was chosen and implemented, the risk was closed.

At what point did the project manager move the risk from the risk register to the issue log?

Options:

A.

Risk monitored

B.

Risk occurred

C.

Risk managed

D.

Risk identified

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Questions 125

A project manager is working with several junior engineers on a project. The project manager noticed that when the junior engineers are asked questions, they defer te more senior team members on the team for answers. Having worked with the junior engineers on another project, the project manager knows they are capable of making these minor decisions correctly.

This uncertainty from the junior engineers is now slowing progress.

‘What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Update the risk register to reflect the possible impact of the projects slower progress,

B.

Ensure the junior engineers make decisions within a certain responsibility level and commit to it,

C.

Remove the junior engineers from any decision-making activity until further trained.

D.

Pair senior engineers to shadow the junior engineers and correct them throughout.

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Questions 126

During the execution of a hybrid project, one developer had to be replaced. The new resource is extremely competent in quality assurance tasks, but does not have much

experience in development.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Allow the team to reevaluate the tasks and determine how they should be allocated.

B.

Maintain the same task allocation structure to avoid any disruption in the project team.

C.

Move the developer to another team and look for a replacement developer.

D.

Request that all quality assurance tasks be allocated to the new resource.

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Questions 127

A project stakeholder has left the company. The new stakeholder is a family member of one of the team members. This stakeholder does not attend meetings. The project manager finds out that the stakeholder has been asking the family member for project updates.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Design an updated status report.

B.

Request a meeting with the stakeholder.

C.

Escalate this to the project sponsor.

D.

Forward the project status reports.

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Questions 128

A project's customer is furious. When the customer arrived at the project site, they discovered that one of their requirements was not met.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Refer to the requirements traceability matrix and analyze the requirement.

B.

Analyze the benefits management plan and implement the needed change.

C.

Consult the scope management plan with the customer to understand the gap.

D.

Discuss and agree with the customer to implement the missing requirement.

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Questions 129

During the development of a project in a dynamic market environment, new unforeseen legal requirements have come into effect. The project

manager is not sure if some of the project deliverables will be fully compliant with the new requirements.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Stop the project until someone in the organization can identify all the new requirements and how they impact the project.

B.

Request the project management office (PMO) to assign a dedicated resource to monitor the external environment to enable more reaction

time.

C.

Agree with the project team that the new requirements will be applied to the next project, not the one already under development.

D.

Evaluate the consequences of noncompliance with relevant stakeholders and update the risk register with agreed actions.

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Questions 130

A project manager is assigned to a dental equipment development project that is in the middle of its design phase. After reviewing the project prototype, it is identified that a couple of requirements specifications are missing.

Which action should the project manager take next?

Options:

A.

Discuss with the team and build a workaround plan to immediately deliver the pending requirements specifications.

B.

Ask the team to wait until they are able to update the requirements specifications.

C.

Prepare a change request for the change control board (CCB) to remove the missing requirements specifications.

D.

Meet with the development team to review and assess the requirements specifications.

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Questions 131

During execution of an agile project, a project manager realizes the budget is almost completely used, but the project is not close to being completed. What should the project manager do to address this concern?

Options:

A.

Review the project time line and find opportunities to reduce the project schedule.

B.

Review the budget with the project sponsor and ask for an increase to the budget

C.

Review the backlog and find opportunities to reprioritize the work and reduce the project scope

D.

Review the resource management plan and find opportunities to reduce project costs.

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Questions 132

Within a project, senior management is requesting project information so they can analyze the data to make project decisions. What information

should the project manager provide so that senior management can get a broader view of the project?

Options:

A.

Risk register information

B.

Higher-level activities completed

C.

Milestones status report

D.

Resource breakdown structure (RBS)

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Questions 133

During a retrospective, one of the team members reports that a functional manager wants to be involved in task allocation. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Inform the functional manager that self-organization includes task allocation.

B.

Confirm with the team members that the functional manager is responsible for the delivery.

C.

Ask the product owner to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the project team.

D.

Inform the functional manager that task allocation is the responsibility of the product owner.

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Questions 134

A large construction project is progressing well as per the project objectives. The project manager would like to report the project's value to the project sponsor and seek the

next phase of funding closure.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Ensure a measurement system is in place like earned value analysis (EVA) to track project value for the project sponsor.

B.

Submit a detailed report on the cost budget vs. the cost actuals as the project sponsor will want to know more about finances.

C.

Create a detailed project report on successes and challenges for the project sponsor.

D.

Arrange a site visit to show the project sponsor the construction progress in person.

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Questions 135

A team member who is working on a critical project deliverable reported that their computer is not working. The IT department says that due to a high workload, they will not

be able to provide assistance for 1 week.

How should the project manager address this situation?

Options:

A.

Ask the team member to find an innovative solution or workaround to overcome the issue and avoid project delays.

B.

Schedule a meeting with the project sponsor to request a budget to buy or rent a new computer.

C.

Explore options with the IT department to expedite the necessary repairs based on criticality of the project.

D.

Use project reserves to buy new equipment to avoid an impact to the critical path of the project.

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Questions 136

A project manager identifies a risk that has a high probability of occurring. How should the project manager manage this risk?

Options:

A.

Submit a change request to transfer the risk to a third party in case it becomes an issue.

B.

Remove the user stories associated to that risk and avoid the impact to the project deliverables.

C.

Assign a qualified team member to be the risk manager for the project.

D.

Ask the team to monitor the risk and provide an alert if it becomes an issue.

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Questions 137

A project manager is managing a technical project that requires intensive documentation as part of the key deliverables. Ina project review meeting, a key stakeholder reports that the latest documentation provided by the project manager includes a reference to unrelated products.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Ask the project management office (PMO) to support and review all deliverables.

B.

Log the issue in the risk register and the issue log.

C.

Assign a technical writer to the project.

D.

Develop a standard for document quality control.

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Questions 138

A project manager is managing a project that has a new sponsor who is cutting the budget As a servant leader how should the project manager handle the budget cuts with the team?

Options:

A.

Notify the project sponsor that the budget reduction will require a schedule slip and scope reduction.

B.

Inform each team member that they must release a portion of their budget but must remain on schedule with no change to the scope

C.

Meet with the schedule coordinator and financial analyst to tell them which budget lines to reduce and where to release slack

D.

Collaborate with the team to assess the impact of the change on the project and recommend an updated project plan

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Questions 139

A team member in an agile project informs the project manager they might not be able to finish an assigned task on time, which could generate an obstacle for the rest of

the team. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Move the task to the next sprint.

B.

Ask the team member to bring up the concern in the next daily meeting.

C.

Send an email explaining the issue to all team members.

D.

Reassign the task to another team member.

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Questions 140

A project manager is leading a hybrid project. The only available resources that have experience with agile are not at the project manager's location. The project has a strict

schedule and budget, and the project manager is concerned about their ability to deliver it.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Request a budget extension to get local resources experienced in agile.

B.

Plan to have the agile resources temporarily relocate to the project manager's location.

C.

Engage the agile resources through video conferencing on a daily basis.

D.

Advise the sponsor that the project will be delayed as agile training will be required.

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Questions 141

A project manager has begun a complex oil refinery project. Although the project is in the initiation phase, the sponsor keeps asking for concrete dates for the most

important project milestones.

When will the project manager be able to provide the requested information?

Options:

A.

During the planning phase, when processes for scope definition and activity duration and sequencing will be performed

B.

As soon as possible, as project delays can be significantly avoided when a schedule is developed early

C.

Close to the end of the project, as the forecasts will be more accurate and most risks will already be mitigated

D.

In the initiation process, as it happens concurrently with the project contract and project charter creation

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Questions 142

A major issue about conflicting priorities has been highlighted by the project team with regard to a few stakeholder requirements. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Prioritize other items for the team and deal with the conflicting requirements later.

B.

Allow the project team to decide what is the most appropriate requirement to follow.

C.

Escalate to the project management office (PMO) and request a solution for the requirements.

D.

Negotiate a common agreement with the involved stakeholders regarding the requirements.

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Questions 143

A project manager has been assigned to manage multiple agile project teams. The project manager wants to empower the teams and make them self-organizing.

What should the project manager do to create a positive environment?

Options:

A.

Establish the team ground rules and share them with the team for strict adherence.

B.

Copy the ground rules established by another project and provide them to the teams.

C.

Extract the organization's policies and processes, customize them, and give them to the teams to adhere to.

D.

Help the teams in establishing and adhering to their ground rules and revisit after regular intervals.

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Questions 144

A project manager is assigned to work on a large global project. The resources for the project are dispersed among different organizations and countries. After the project kick-off meeting, the project manager learns that many virtual team members are unable to join the regular project update meetings. Their absence will impact the overall project schedule.

What immediate corrective action should the project manager take?

Options:

A.

Discuss the issue with the virtual team members and revise the communications management plan.

B.

Escalate this issue to the virtual team members' supervisors.

C.

Add this issue to the risk management plan and take action if it persists.

D.

Discuss the issue with the project sponsors and add this as an issue in the issue log.

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Questions 145

A project manager in an automotive company is scheduling activities for a complex project Some of the project requirements are fixed and some are flexible Match the items on the left with the methodology on the right that the project manager is using.

Options:

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Questions 146

A project manager is assigned to a multiyear enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution project. During planning, the business sponsor emphasizes the importance of demonstrating value along the way, while maintaining the integrity of the final product.

How should the project manager establish the delivery model for this project?

Options:

A.

Organize the project into multiple subsets based on business functions and deliver each subset as a component of the final product.

B.

Reestablish the project as a program with multiple small projects, as each project will be delivered as a product of its own.

C.

Communicate the latest status to the steering committee and provide a demo of the features completed.

D.

Schedule routine demos on features completed and deliver a single product once all features are completed.

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Questions 147

A newly formed project team includes team members who have been working in the company for a long time as well as team members who are new to the company. The

project team members discovered that there is a gap in communication between these two groups, and they are finding it hard to collaborate with one another.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Ask the experienced members to lead the junior members to facilitate skill transfer.

B.

Encourage team members to focus on delivering results with their specialized skills.

C.

Organize networking sessions to allow the team members to get to know one another.

D.

Ask the team to self-organize and escalate any issues to the project manager.

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Questions 148

A new team member is assigned to a team that consistently delivers each iteration. The new team member is does not understand many of the processes followed and begins to negatively impact the schedule.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Place the new team member on a performance improvement program.

B.

Ask another team member to take some of the new team member's work.

C.

Assign easier activities to the new team member.

D.

Allocate time within the iterations to mentor the new team member.

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Questions 149

An agile team wants to maximize the work delivered for the upcoming project that involves considerable product complexity. What should the

project manager do to help improve the team's collaboration approach?

Options:

A.

Meet with the human resources (HR) department to ask for team support.

B.

Follow the process of the most successful team in the organization.

C.

Compare the team's velocity with other teams in the organization.

D.

Focus on the team's engagement during the next retrospective meeting.

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Questions 150

A project team is executing a large regulatory project comprised of a multitude of internal and external stakeholders. An initial impact analysis revealed several systems, including an enhancement to existing modules as well as new builds. After completion of the initial design workshop, the team conducted a brainstorming session to better understand the types of likely users.

Which technique will best serve this purpose?

Options:

A.

Personas

B.

Power influence grid

C.

Power user grid

D.

Salience model

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Questions 151

When reviewing the project team's performance the project manager realizes that the team velocity is not fast enough to meet the next review gate goal What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Increase the sprint duration to allow the team more time

B.

Prioritize the contents of the backlog and remove some stories

C.

Create a change request to modify the gate review goals

D.

Use the standup meeting to assess impediments and problems

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Questions 152

An operations manager continuously raises concerns about a project's benefits to the company While some concerns are valid most of the time these concerns have caused delays in project meetings

How should the project manager handle this'?

Options:

A.

Discuss the meeting delays with the director of operations and ask for support with the concerns.

B.

Review the operations manager's concerns and ensure these concerns are addressed

C.

Escalate the concerns to the project sponsor and discuss options to address them

D.

Include the operations manager's concerns in the risk register and assign actions to mitigate the risks.

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Questions 153

A project manager is assigned to an automotive product development project in me middle of the pilot phase. According to the test lab. a durability test was completed with good results 6 weeks ago but there were no reports left behind by the test engineer who left the organization the previous month.

What should the previous project manager have done to prevent this issue?

Options:

A.

Built a pair-engineering environment so that experienced engineers always work with junior engineers to assist in knowledge transfer

B.

Contracted with a third-party test lab to outsource all testing processes and required that they produce all test reports

C.

Led a technical benchmark workshop every month to share state-of-the-art technology trends and ask all team members to attend the workshop

D.

Built a shared repository for the project in the internal server and asked the team to create record and save all project deliverables to the server

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Questions 154

An agile project team is building a new product. The stakeholders require ongoing

illustration of project business value.

How should the project manager proceed?

Options:

A.

Prepare performance value reports for the business on an ongoing basis.

B.

Include demonstrations of the built portion of the product at the end of every sprint.

C.

Prepare a project report for the stakeholders and distribute it weekly.

D.

Confirm the minimum viable product (MVP) and demonstrate it to the business when it is ready.

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Questions 155

A labor union contract negotiation is delaying the completion of a project to build

a new manufacturing plant. Because the labor contract was due for renewal this year, the

project manager documented the negotiation process as a risk to the project. The project

was about to start the first phase of equipment installation at the plant when the negotiation began.

How should the project manager address the situation?

Options:

A.

Meet with the project team to determine options for risk mitigation.

B.

Log the issue and follow the planned actions in the risk response plan.

C.

Acquire contract resources and submit a change request for the cost impact.

D.

Escalate the issue to the steering committee to ask for mitigation support.

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Questions 156

A contractor delivering construction services to a company is using agile principles

to manage the project tasks. Engineers are producing frequent design changes due to new legislation. There is a risk the contractor may lose money due to resources waiting on design

changes or performing rework.

What should the project manager do to minimize the cost?

Options:

A.

Put the project on hold until all definitions are ready in order to avoid rework.

B.

Review the backlog with the product owner and prioritize the tasks that are least likely to be affected by a change in legislation.

C.

Capture the engineers' feedback at the daily meeting and communicate it to the product owner.

D.

Cancel the project release resources, then start again when all the definitions are ready.

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Questions 157

A company has made multiple staff and operational changes over the last several years, significantly improving the company culture. A project manager was recently assigned to report to a new project supervisor. The project manager notices the supervisor's style of leadership is about getting the job done in the shortest possible time regardless of operational and worker impacts. This is causing some complaints from workers.

How should the project manager handle this situation?

Options:

A.

Discuss the company culture with the supervisor to clarify expectations.

B.

Review the overall organizational culture of the company again.

C.

Request that the new supervisor be assigned to another project.

D.

Explain to the workers that they need to listen to the supervisor.

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Questions 158

A project manager has noticed that the performance of a new team member has increased dramatically over the past few months The project manager has been measuring this team member's performance through the cost performance index (CPl) and schedule performance index (SPl) of work packages. The project manager has also assigned new. unrelated work packages to this team member The project manager wants to formally record the team member's success in the project documentation

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Attach a note to the project management plan about the team member

B.

Hold a project team meeting about the team member's contribution and take minutes

C.

Record the team member's contribution in the responsibility assignment matrix (RAM)

D.

Send a communication to management recognizing the team member's contributions

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Questions 159

A project scope was developed with numerous assumptions. During the execution phase, the assumptions changed, which has jeopardized the planned business value of the project.

% What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Update the assumptions log and change log, and implement the change control process.

B.

Report on the changed assumptions to the project sponsor and seek support to prioritize the change requests.

C.

Inform the client that the project cannot meet the project timeline and additional costs will be incurred.

D.

Deliver what was planned in the project management document according to the specifications.

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Questions 160

A contractor has been making small changes to the engineering specifications without submitting change requests. The contractor and the technical team did not discuss the changes with the project manager, and the modifications do not affect the budget and quality of the deliverable.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Report the violation to the change control board (CCB) and seek comprehensive

approval for these modifications.

B.

Update the change management plan to define the level of control required for

these types of modifications.

C.

Ask the quality control team to evaluate the modifications, but take no action

because the associated quality risks are insignificant.

D.

Request the engineering team to update the specifications to reflect the modifications made by the contractor.

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Questions 161

A product owner has an idea for a new product but is struggling to define the

features because they are not certain of the perceived business value for each feature. What should the project manager have the delivery team do to address this issue?

Options:

A.

Assess the product roadmap to see if there is another product that is more suitable for the build.

B.

Develop a minimum viable product (MVP) for assessment from a select customer group.

C.

Commission a business analyst to research similar competitor products.

D.

Complete a work breakdown structure (WBS) to assess the cost of each feature

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Questions 162

A project manager is leading a council's project that aims to ensure full compliance with health, ecological, and environmental standards.

At the same time, the project's goal is to remain fully adherent to the council's values, policies, and procedures.

How should the project manager ensure project success?

Options:

A.

Enforce the project manager's authority over the contracting partner delivering to the council. by

B.

Engage a third-party consulting firm to oversee the project's implementation.

C.

Develop the necessary implementation plan and ask the partners to adjust their plans to meet the project manager's objectives.

D.

Meet with the stakeholders regularly to share project objectives and mutually agree on common goals and plans.

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Questions 163

A major project is unable to access the US$12 million funding allocated for the project. This prevents the start of the procurement process and is already leading to costly delays.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Escalate to the project steering committee.

B.

Invite the finance department to the next project demo.

C.

Review the project requirements.

D.

Use the currently available resources.

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Questions 164

At the end of a project, the project manager is asked to submit project documentation for an internal audit in response to regulatory requirements. What should the project manager have done at the beginning of the project to ensure that project documentation would

fulfill these requirements?

Options:

A.

Conducted a document review

B.

Confirmed documentation requirements with stakeholders

C.

Updated the project templates

D.

Implemented a new change control policy

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Questions 165

A project manager is managing a hybrid project A stakeholder has directly contacted a team member and has requested a change Due to the request, the team member was distracted from their work, which caused a loss in productivity.

What should the team member do?

Options:

A.

Inform the stakeholder that the correct procedure for new requirements is to provide it directly to the project manager.

B.

Inform the scrum master regarding the stakeholder's request for a change and the impact this has had on productivity.

C.

Inform the stakeholder that the correct procedure for new requirements is to provide it directly to the change control board (CCB).

D.

Inform the scrum master so that the change can be discussed directly with the stakeholder.

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Questions 166

A project manager is managing the scope of the project and creating a work breakdown structure (WBS) with the team members. How should the project manager organize the WBS?

Options:

A.

Cost oriented

B.

Deliverable oriented

C.

Customer oriented

D.

Team oriented

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Questions 167

At the end of planning a new project, the project manager needs to schedule the

kick-off meeting but is having difficulty finding a common time slot when all necessary

stakeholders can be available onsite. How should the project manager proceed to

schedule the kick-off meeting?

Options:

A.

Email all stakeholders with the objectives of the project and ask for feedback.

B.

Wait for a date when all required attendees can be available onsite.

C.

Run separate meetings to accommodate everyone's schedule.

D.

Schedule a virtual meeting so onsite and remote stakeholders can attend at the same time.

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Questions 168

A project learn member identified a defect in the initial solution design for a project The stakeholders are not sure whether to deploy the system or not. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Propose a solution redesign for the project

B.

Perform risk analysis against the issue.

C.

Revise the project's quality control measurements

D.

Develop a mitigation based on the solution design

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Questions 169

A key agile project team member takes a leave of absence in the middle of an iteration and will not return to work for a while What should the project manager do next regarding the feature on which the team member was working?

Options:

A.

Assign the feature to another team member, and have them try to complete the feature by the end of this iteration

B.

Review team capacity and reassign the functionality to additional iterations as required

C.

Determine if the team member can work from home to complete the functionality.

D.

Review the work in progress with the product owner to determine the next step

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Questions 170

A project is delayed due to multiple problems discovered during the quality review. Every time the team addresses one problem, additional problems are encountered. This is

frustrating for both the project team and the project sponsor, who are driven to meet the dates and results expected by the organization.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Request that the team identifies, documents, and registers the issues to locate the source of the problems.

B.

Evaluate the cost and schedule variance in order to determine how much the project is off track.

C.

Ask the team to commit to a new date to fix all the problems and proceed with a change request to adjust the baseline.

D.

Request that a senior subject matter expert (SME) be hired to analyze and solve the problems.

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Questions 171

A project manager is leading an agile project in an organization that has not executed this type of project before. In order to ensure the project is following the compliance requirements, what should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Follow the organization's process and deliverables for predictive projects, even if

they compromise the agility and performance of the project.

B.

Use the risk register to document all of the compliance vulnerabilities generated by

the project so that all decisions are well documented and approved by stakeholders.

C.

Meet with the project management office (PMO)/compliance entity to work on

process tailoring to ensure that the agile deliverables support the compliance requirements of the organization.

D.

Coach upper management on agile practices, explaining that an agile project is concerned with value delivery, and negotiate a way out of the compliance requirements.

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Questions 172

An organization uses a predictive approach but is open to using some agile practices. The project manager was asked to recommend an agile practice to provide business value throughout the project.

What should the project manager recommend?

Options:

A.

Time-boxed iterations to allow the testing team to thoroughly test the product increments

B.

Incremental delivery and frequent backlog refinement based on user feedback

C.

Iterative development and collection of frequent feedback from project team members

D.

Frequent retrospectives to ensure that lessons learned and improvement actions are implemented

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Questions 173

A newly hired team member just joined the project team and reports directly to the

project manager. In the first week, this new member tells the project manager that there is a

task priority conflict with hard, dependent tasks on the critical path.

What should the project manager do to handle the conflict?

Options:

A.

Guide the team member on how to resolve the conflict.

B.

Analyze the project schedule and look for alternatives.

C.

Perform crashing and/or fast tracking of the schedule.

D.

Meet the team member and try to plan a course of action together.

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Questions 174

An agile project has just started, and the backlog is being prioritized. The

customer wants to prioritize business value over identified risks.

How should the customer’s request be managed?

Options:

A.

Accept risks as they decrease over a period of time.

B.

Create a risk value profile to track the relative importance of risks.

C.

Log and track risks separately as only business value is important.

D.

Assess risks together with business value during prioritization.

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Questions 175

A new facility project is being developed using a hybrid approach. After the third iteration, the project manager sees a decline in the team's productivity.

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Review the iteration duration with the team.

B.

Discuss the issue in the next retrospective.

C.

Encourage the team to improve their performance.

D.

Reduce the iteration backlog.

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Questions 176

A project sponsor receives project information and updates in a timely manner, but

the sponsor is concerned because key information is missing in the reports. What should the

project manager do?

Options:

A.

Review the communication needs of key stakeholders.

B.

Confirm that the project information is understood and feedback is received.

C.

Determine communication methods, frequency, and level of detail.

D.

Provide all project information to the stakeholder.

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Questions 177

An organization is transitioning to an agile environment. The project manager finds that most of the team members are not familiar with an agile environment.

What should the project manager do to address this concern?

Options:

A.

Change the approach with the team.

B.

Meet with an agile coach to handle this issue.

C.

Analyze the level of the team's agile maturity.

D.

Support the team members' growth and development.

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Questions 178

The portfolio management office wants to cut costs by suspending some ongoing

projects that do not directly support the organizational strategy. The project manager has invested too many resources into one of the projects to be suspended, but the portfolio

management office has not backed down on their plan.

What should the project manager do to continue the project?

Options:

A.

Meet with the project team and revise the project goals.

B.

Update the project charter to make it align with organizational strategy.

C.

Demonstrate the project alignment to the organizational strategy.

D.

Escalate the issue with the project sponsor to request support.

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Questions 179

The project manager has finished all the tasks of the project and immediately starts on a new project. A few months after beginning the new project, the accounting manager asks for confirmation of previous projects because the budget is still open with no further cash flows.

What should the project manager have done?

Options:

A.

Conveyed task completion information to accounting

B.

Closed the procurement process properly

C.

Completed the transition process

D.

Performed administrative closure of the project

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Questions 180

A project manager is managing a project which is approaching the end of the execution phase. A high-level stakeholder informs the project manager that a very important requirement was not included in the scope of the project, and that without that requirement the project will deliver no value.

What is the first thing the project manager should do"?

Options:

A.

Include the requirement into the project and schedule it as soon as possible

B.

Inform the project sponsor about the situation and request assistance

C.

Evaluate the impact that the inclusion of this new requirement will have on project performance

D.

Inform the stakeholder that it is impossible to add new requirements to an approved project scope

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Questions 181

One of the service providers on a complex project has been facing resource

availability problems over the last six months. However, the service provider has assured the

project manager that the deliverables will be on time.

How should the project manager address this situation?

Options:

A.

Update the issue log.

B.

Perform a qualitative risk analysis.

C.

Perform a root cause analysis.

D.

Implement a risk response plan.

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Questions 182

At the closing phase of the project the project manager sends the completion reports to the client as a formal written document, indicating that the contract has been completed The client refuses to approve the document since the defect rate is 0.1%. The project manager insists that it is an acceptable rate as the standard defect rate of the industry is 0.15%.

What should have been done to avoid this situation?

Options:

A.

The acceptance criteria should have been properly defined in the contract

B.

The client requirements should have been clearly defined in the contract

C.

The Manage Quality process should have been appropriately conducted

D.

The project manager should have reviewed the standard industry defect rate

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Questions 183

Two team members were recently released from a project because the customer reduced the budget. However, the agile team is still receiving the same, if not more, work requirements as before.

How should the agile project leader resolve this situation?

Options:

A.

Update the restriction log with the new team capacity.

B.

Explain the new project requirements to the team.

C.

Update the project budget with the released team members.

D.

Explain the new team velocity to the customer.

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Questions 184

At the end of the last iteration, the customer rejects the deliverables since they did

not meet the customer's expectations. What should the project manager have been done

to prevent this situation?

Options:

A.

Involved the customer more in the planning process for the project, and ensured

agreement on the proceedings.

B.

Included all relevant criteria in the agreed upon definition of done (DoD), and crafted a shared product vision.

C.

Provided the customer with the backlog and the specified user stories at the beginning of the iteration.

D.

Developed the DoD in close cooperation with all stakeholders to ensure their expectations were included.

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Questions 185

A project manager has recently been assigned to an agile project and discovers that a contractor for the project does not have any experience with agile. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Ask the project sponsor to replace the contractor since they do not have agile experience

B.

Issue a formal notice to the contractor to obtain an agile certification

C.

Consult the project team to understand the extent of the training needs for the contractor

D.

Instruct the contractor to receive agile training since the project has already started

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Questions 186

A team is assembled for a new project that will be using a predictive approach through requirements gathering and an agile approach for development and testing Not everyone on the team has experience working in agile. The schedule has started slipping due to the unclear structure of the agile development approach.

What should the project manager have done to avoid this situation?

Options:

A.

Established daily standup meetings to track and report on team progress and escalated delays to stakeholders as they occurred

B.

Set up weekly status meetings to review team progress, prepared weekly status reports to track progress and regularly escalated delays

C.

Met with the team, allowed team members to make decisions about what to do and established performance goals

D.

Conducted routine meetings and identified team members who are under performing

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Questions 187

A project manager has just taken over a project that is halfway through its schedule. In a brief meeting with the client’s key project team, the project manager receives several requests from a specific client team member who was not at the project team meeting. The requests for information seem to be for trivial information that was previously submitted in project documents.

What should the project manager do first?

Options:

A.

Send an email to the client team member explaining that they have the information already.

B.

Review the stakeholder register to gain insight into the expectations of that team member.

C.

Inform the client project manager that they are sending too many trivial requests.

D.

Update the project risk register to include potential delays in answering these requests.

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Questions 188

A project manager is in the middle of an agile project comprised of 100 user stories broken down into five iterations Each user story is worth USS50 The actual expenditure is US$2,000 and 50 user stories have been delivered.

Which statement is true''

Options:

A.

The project is on budget and on schedule.

B.

The project is over budget and behind schedule

C.

The project is under budget and behind schedule.

D.

The project is under budget and on schedule.

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Questions 189

A team member has indicated their user story will not be finished until the end of the iteration as their functional manager has requested they assist in resolving a high-priority production issue. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Discuss with the product owner that the user story will not be completed this iteration.

B.

Meet with the team member's functional manager to try to remove the impediment.

C.

Tell the project team member not to work on the production issue and to inform their manager.

D.

Escalate the issue to the project sponsor to resolve and adjust the project burndown chart.

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Questions 190

A project manager is leading a new agile project. The requirements for the first sprint have been defined and the work is about to start.

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Assign the tasks to the resources based on their expertise.

B.

Ensure that the priority of each task is clear to the team.

C.

Ask the team to self-organize and manage the work assigned.

D.

Tell the team which task to focus on at the next daily standup.

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Questions 191

A project manager receives feedback from the customer's leadership team regarding their annoyance about the frequency of email updates. What should the project manager have done first to prevent this?

Options:

A.

Understood the customer's company culture

B.

Updated the communications management plan

C.

Analyzed customer interest and engagement

D.

Scheduled weekly update meetings

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Questions 192

A project manager decided to incorporate the latest technological advancement with the client's devices at no additional cost to the project.

Upon completion and submission of the project deliverables, the client rejected the devices, despite having the latest features.

What should the project manager have done?

Options:

A.

Incorporated the change within the scope of the project

B.

Reviewed the quality inspections

C.

Complied with the customer specifications

D.

Documented the technical reviews with the new change

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Questions 193

In a construction project for a new building, the project manager decides to apply agile principles for the building foundation phase While evaluating the project schedule with the team, the project manager believes that the estimates are inaccurate. How should the project manager address this issue?

Options:

A.

Create a product backlog

B.

Perform sprint reviews with the team

C.

Assess the previous project velocity

D.

Reduce the story size by splitting stories

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Questions 194

During the review of a project's list of deliverables, one of the stakeholders expressed concern that one of the requirements will not be addressed. What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Check the approved list of requirements to see if there are any missing items.

B.

Work with the stakeholder to improve the requirements' acceptance criteria

C.

Review the requirements traceability matrix with the concerned stakeholder

D.

Discuss with the stakeholder which additional requirements should be added

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Questions 195

During the implementation stage of a project. a newly appointed team leader approaches the project manager to verify the team's tasks and schedule. The work did not go as planned due to the team leader's lack of management experience. This could cause delays for the project.

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Ask the human resources director to appoint a senior team leader

B.

Inform the project sponsor about the possible delay

C.

Directly manage the project team to avoid project delays

D.

Provide mentoring to the newly appointed team leader

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Questions 196

A junior staff member was recently assigned to the team. The new team member tells the project manager that they are confused because they are not familiar with what is expected of them on the project

What should the project manager do to assist the new team member?

Options:

A.

Advise the new team member to enroll in project management training.

B.

Instruct the new team member to review the responsible, accountable consult, and inform (RACI) matrix before asking for help

C.

Advise the new team member to review the project charter and stakeholder engagement plan.

D.

Review the resource management plan and provide mentoring to the new team member if necessary

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Questions 197

A project manager is in a learn meeting and the project team requires a decision to be made about a new suggested timeline due to an impact from a potential scope change What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Make the decision on behalf of the organization

B.

Review the stakeholder map along with the organizational chart and delegate the most senior person to make the decision

C.

Schedule a project decision meeting with all stakeholders to discuss the decision.

D.

Follow the stakeholder engagement plan

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Questions 198

In a hybrid project, the customer has issued a contract that specifies the deliverables for each quarter The customer wants to show their stakeholders a tangible outcome in the first quarter and wants to move the second milestone to the first quarter The project manager explains to the customer that it is not feasible unless the requirements for the second milestone are changed

Which two actions should the project manager take? (Choose two)

Options:

A.

Convince the customer to leave the second milestone in place and not change it.

B.

Escalate the issue to upper management to resolve the problem and suggest a plan.

C.

Go back to the development team and discuss which second milestone requirements can be performed in the first quarter.

D.

Ask the customer for their priorities regarding the requirements for the second milestone

E.

Tell the customer that moving the milestone has a very high impact on the cost of the project

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Questions 199

A project manager led the implementation of an electronic invoicing project that has just been completed. The financial manager communicated that the team discovered three invoices with errors.

Which two documents should the project manager update as soon as possible? (Choose two)

Options:

A.

Issue log

B.

Risk register

C.

Stakeholder register

D.

Change log

E.

Backlog register

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Questions 200

A vendor informed the project manager that a critical resource will be on a long leave of absence The project team reviewed the pending vendor deliverables and identified an alternative solution, but the solution will incur an additional cost The project is currently on schedule and slightly under budget

What should the project manager do next?

Options:

A.

Request a replacement resource

B.

Perform a cost-benefit analysis

C.

Implement risk responses

D.

Perform Integrated Change Control

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Questions 201

After gathering all the requirements for a project with dependencies on external stakeholders, the project team is finishing the second iteration At this point, the project manager learns about a possible change in regulations that would prevent the product launch

What should the project manager do to realize benefits?

Options:

A.

Add an entry in the risk log

B.

Implement the changes

C.

Review target benefits.

D.

Improve the team's velocity

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Questions 202

A project manager receives an update that the development flow is not going well. Some team members cannot start their work because the delivery is late. Looking at the Kanban board and the work in progress (WIP) lines, the project manager observes a bottleneck.

Click the title of the queue in the Kanban board below that requires additional resources to relieve the bottleneck

Options:

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Questions 203

A project for a new product launch is in a very initial stage and the requirements are evolving Due to stiff competition in the market, the customer would like to launch the product keeping the scope flexible. The project team intends to start the work based on the forecast of a similar project delivered last year

Which project approach suits the scenario?

Options:

A.

Execute it as a Scrum project

B.

Execute it as a predictive project

C.

Execute it using the same approach as the reference project

D.

Execute it as a project with stage gates

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Questions 204

To estimate the costs of a new project that is similar to a project that was implemented last year, the project manager meets with a group of experts from the previous project The group uses a three-point estimating technique The project manager submits the estimated budget to the project sponsor for approval The project sponsor, who is new to the company, is concerned because the budget exceeded their expectations

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Review the organizational process assessment to determine if a contingency reserve was considered in the budget estimate

B.

Review the historical information and lessons learned from last year’s project to justify the new budget estimate

C.

Change the budgeting technique to a more accurate, bottom-up cost estimation.

D.

Use soft skills to convince the project sponsor to approve the new budget estimate

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Questions 205

A key project stakeholder who was a big supporter and motivator for the project team is leaving the organization The project team is experiencing low morale and poor teamwork

What should the project manager do to improve morale?

Options:

A.

Identify the wants and aspirations of the team

B.

Build team connections and emotional bonds

C.

Forge consensus through team participation.

D.

Set goals and push the team to achieve the goals

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Questions 206

A project manager is working on a software development project. A team member complains that since the project tasks are very simple, there is no reason to perform quality control The project manager understands that removing the quality management plan from the project will also help to save money, which is important to the customer

What should the project manager do?

Options:

A.

Register starting the project without a quality management plan as a risk, and allocate the budget savings to the management reserve

B.

Develop the quality management plan, as quality is as equally important as cost and schedule management.

C.

Get confirmation from management that the team member has enough experience

to build software without quality control

D.

Ask the customer to order an external quality audit after accepting the project deliverable, and decrease the budget of the project

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Exam Code: PMP
Exam Name: Project Management Professional (2022 Version)
Last Update: Sep 30, 2022
Questions: 1376
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