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PROJECT MANAGEMENT NYSC EXAMINATION

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Question - 22 You are the project manager and have decided to outsource a part of the project to a vendor. You have offered a bonus to the vendor if the work is completed in two months. This is an example of _____________.

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CIPM.

During the schedule development process the Project Manager may have to go through several iterations of the schedule before establishing the schedule baseline. All of the following are tools and techniques that may be used during this process:

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Question - 25 What is the BEST use of a Work Authorization System?

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CIPM    Which of the following is not an input to Activity Definition process:

 

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CIPM   Qualitative Risk Analysis will be performed under :

 

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Question - 37 Which of the following best describes Expectancy theory?

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Question - 10 Your Company has bagged a number of government contracts dealing with setting up infrastructure. This includes setting up roads and bridges. This is a very big and prestigious project so your company would like to ensure everything is planned well in advance. You are the project manager of this project. Considering its importance - you and your team come up with a list of risks. One of the subject matter experts indicates that during the months of July and August the construction work of the bridge across the river would need to stop on account of past history of flooding of the river. You agree with the expert and plan the schedule accordingly. What strategy did you just apply?

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CFM 23 - Who are the facility manager’s customers?

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Question - 20
Your company policy allows accepting gifts from customers within certain limit. Your customer is giving you a gift which is beyond the limit of your company policy. You have given a gift to the customer's representative already which has similar in value. What should you do?

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CIPM. The major purpose of project status reports is to:

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CIPM. All the followings are CIPM communication processes except

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CFM 25 - ______________ can be defined as an interdisciplinary business function has the objective to coordinate demand and supply of facilities and services within public and private organizations

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CFM 28 - The following are negotiation styles except

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Question - 29 You are managing a project to set up a brand new play area for the community. You and your team have been working as per plan and things are moving smoothly. Suddenly one of the stakeholders indicates that the play area must also include a sand pit. This was not originally planned for so you analyze the impact to the cost, schedule and scope. You then submit the change request to the Change control board for their approval. You have immediately received an approval - what should your next step be?

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CFM4. The following factors are to be considered when designing a parking lot except

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Question - 38 A friend of yours approaches you seeking advice. She indicates she has offers from two organizations. Her role in one of the organization is that of a project Co-ordinator while in the other organization her role is that of a Project expediter. She is not quite clear of the difference between the two roles and seeks your advice. Which of the following statement is true

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CIPM. One  of  the following is NOT among tools & techniques used to conduct procurements

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CIPM. -------------------------- Is a schedule network analysis technique that modifies the project schedule to account for limited resources

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CIPM. Which of the fixed-price contracts gives the buyer and seller some flexibility and that it allows for deviation from performance, with financial  incentives tied to achieving metrics

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CIPM    A project manager has assembled the project team, identified 56 risks on the project, determined what would trigger the risks, rated them on a risk rating matrix, tested their assumptions and assessed the quality of the data used. The team is continuing to move through the risk management process. What has the project manager forgotten to do?

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CIPM. Financial controls that need to be considered for project plan development do not include:

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CFM 15 - What is the advantage of good layout design in the case of service organizations?

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CFM 42 - The second most valuable resource after staff is

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CFM 20 - Which of the following federal agencies is responsible for implementing and enforcing workplace health and safety standard?

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CIPM. The process of creating, collecting, distributing, storing, retrieving and ultimately disposition of project information in accordance with the communications management plan is called

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CIPM. Using the PMBOK definition of contingency reserve, which of the following statements about contingency reserves is false?

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CFM7. Most common cause of conflicts in a project is

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CIPM.  The process of obtaining seller responses, selecting a seller and awarding a contract is refered to as ?

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CIPM. The acronym SOW stands for what?

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CFM5. The second most valuable resources is the ________________________

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CIPM.

The delphi Method is best suited for:

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CIPM.What technique have broad application within project management processes and guide the development of the project charter

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CIPM. Your new product development project has resulted in a highly successful new product. The property, equipment, materials, and personnel of your project are now being integrated into the functional organization. Your project is being terminated by:

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CFM 32 - European countries agreed to define FM as the integration of processes within an organization to maintain and develop the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities in

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CFM7. Most common cause of conflicts in a project is

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Question - 25 What is the BEST use of a Work Authorization System?

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. CIPM.--------------------------- is defined as the processes required for managing the timely completion of the project

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Question - 38 A friend of yours approaches you seeking advice. She indicates she has offers from two organizations. Her role in one of the organization is that of a project Co-ordinator while in the other organization her role is that of a Project expediter. She is not quite clear of the difference between the two roles and seeks your advice. Which of the following statement is true

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CIPM.  The process of developing a document that formally authorizesa project or a phase and documenting initial requirements that satisfy the stakeholders needs and expectations is

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Question - 39 You are managing a project which involves building software for the aeronautical domain. The nature of the work is complex and needs a lot of research. During Quality assurance both the development team and testing team suggest that the quality assurance process be changed to also include White Box testing and not only rely on Black box testing. The team wants to make this shift in approach as they believe this would lead to better quality of deliverables - what is the best course of action ?

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CIPM  Manage Stakeholders is a part which of the following process group:

 

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CFM8. Which of these is correct with respect to a product developed or a service performed.

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Question - 30 You have received a number of seller responses for contracting work related to setting up office cubicles. One of the bids received happens to be from a very good friend of yours. You know she has done good work in the past. What should be the BEST course of action?

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Rather than use Triangular Distribution while doing Three Point Estimation you choose to use Beta Distribution. Based on your analysis and understanding you are confident that the project would be completed with a total cost of 108,000 $. You also estimate that a best case estimate would be 90000 $ while a worst case scenario would result in the costs incurred to shoot up to 138000 USD. What would the Three point Cost estimate be using Beta Distribution?

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CIPM. A project manager has been working on a project for six months with the same team yet the team still shows a lack of support for the project. The best thing for the project manager to do would be to?

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Question - 50 Project Team has created sub plans for each knowledge areas in project plan. These plans are called:

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Question - 31 You are in charge of building a bridge across a river. All the initial groundwork and structural designs have been completed and work is in progress. You know that the next two months will be particularly critical involving some critical activities such as Arc welding of stiffener plates. You know your company employs welders who specialize in this kind of work. However you are apprehensive regarding their availability for the next two months. What should you refer to first to find if these welders are available for the next two months?

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CIPM. One of the following is NOT an input used for control communication

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CFM 20 - Which of the following federal agencies is responsible for implementing and enforcing workplace health and safety standard?

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CIPM   A project manager works in a company favoring the weakest authority for the project manager. The type of organization that holds the project manager to be the weakest is:

 

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Question - 41 You are the project manager and decided to outsource a part of the project to a vendor. The vendor discovered some issues that impact the cost and schedule of its work. How does the vendor update the

Question - 41 You are the project manager and decided to outsource a part of the project to a vendor. The vendor discovered some issues that impact the cost and schedule of its work. How does the vendor update the agreement?

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CIPM. The acronym WBS stand for what?

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Question - 47 Using historical information to perform estimating is also called _______ estimating.

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Question - 40 The Scope Baseline consists of the following:

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Question - 26 You are in charge of a software project and you are almost 40% complete. The project stakeholders want a [performance report to date. You had planned to use Earned Value Management methodology. You come up with the following numbers: EV = 100 AC = 300 PV = 150 BAC = 600. You and your team have faced numerous issues till now. However, you choose to ignore the current work performance and decide to go with what was originally planned. Based on this information what would be the EAC for the project?

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CFM 40 - A pedestrian ____________ on the road

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CIPM. Examples of Projects include:

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CIPM.  ------------------------Are divisions within a project where extra control is needed to effectively manage the completion of a major deliverable

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Question - 33 You have been assigned to manage a project that deals with setting up a railway line connecting two cities. The project is complex with a lot of contracting involved. You and experts in your organization are evaluating if the rail line alignment machinery should be purchased outright or if it would be better to lease. The cost of leasing the equipment is 1200 $ per day while the cost of an outright purchase is 96000 $ and a daily cost of 200 $.The duration of laying out the railway lines is scheduled to be an activity duration of 150 days. Should you purchase the machinery or be leased - which option would be more economical?

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Question - 35 Which of the following statements are not true regarding Validate Scope ?

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CIPM. The "rule of seven" as applied to process control charts means that :

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CIPM. Who is responsible for risk identification, risk quantification, risk response development, risk Monitor and Control?

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CFM 33 - Companies that hire ____________ prefer to focus on other goals such as producing a product or providing a service

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CFM 17 -The HVAC systems designed with a capacity is based on ________________

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CFM4. The following factors are to be considered when designing a parking lot except

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CFM 19 - First step in managing ergonomic stressors in the workplace is to analyze _____________

 

 

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Question - 44 Which of the following activities is not performed as a part of Project Closure?A. Ensure all the deliverables as per contract are met

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CIPM. In which of the following organizations is the project manager role likely to be part-time?

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CIPM  You just found out that a major subcontractor for your project consistently provides deliverables late. The subcontractor approaches you and asks you to continue accepting late deliverables in exchange for a decrease in project costs. This offer is an example of:

 

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CIPM  Which is not another term for contract?

 

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CIPM. The review of key deliverables and project performance at the conclusion of a project phase is called

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Question - 19 The following are the processes in Project Risk Management?
1. Plan Risk Management 2. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis 3. Identify Risks 4. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis 5. Plan Risk Responses 6. Control Risk.
Which of these is the correct sequence?

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CIPM. Some organizations are now using 6 Sigma for quality control compared to the usual:

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Question - 41 You are the project manager and decided to outsource a part of the project to a vendor. The vendor discovered some issues that impact the cost and schedule of its work. How does the vendor update the

Question - 41 You are the project manager and decided to outsource a part of the project to a vendor. The vendor discovered some issues that impact the cost and schedule of its work. How does the vendor update the agreement?

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Question - 49 Your company has won a large project for one of the fund houses to administer their funds. The project work has been going on smoothly and the customer has been singing praises about the work done so far. The client has planned a visit the next month to go over the plans for the next phase of the project as well as to meet with the project team. Your senior management realizes that this client could potentially need additional capabilities in the derivatives segment. Your company happens to have a strong exposure to this segment having executed numerous such projects. Your senior manager also invites key managers from the derivatives segment to showcase the organizations abilities in the derivates vertical - this is an example of ?

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CIPM.---------------------------- Is the delivery of the required product, service or result on time and with in budget

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CIPM. The initiation of the success or activity depens upon the initiation of the predecessor activity

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CIPM. Constructive Team Role includes :

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Question - 18 You have just completed developing the Schedule Network Diagram for a project that deals with building supersonic state of the art Jet planes. You have identified your critical path which includes building a wind tunnel. You see that in addition there is another path which deals with building the tail of the plane - whose duration is close to the critical path. You also notice considerable floats on the other paths. You now need to assign resources to the tasks - you have a few team members who are highly skilled and a team of resources who are relatively inexperienced. What would be the best course of action while assigning resources

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CFM9. _____________ is the management of persons and their needs and deficiencies in a particular environment.

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CIPM. The most important criteria in selecting project selection method is:

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CIPM . One of the following is a technique used in project close procurement process

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CIPM   What is critical path?

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Question - 44 Which of the following activities is not performed as a part of Project Closure?A. Ensure all the deliverables as per contract are met

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CIPM.   All the following are project process groups except

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CFM12. Which factor influences location strategy for facility location?

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CIPM. What technique allows large numbers of ideas to be sorted into groups for review and analysis

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Question - 15 You head the engineering department in your company. Lately you have observed that certain deliveries are missing the schedule. On closer scrutiny you observe this to be occurring with a specific team member. You decide to discuss it out with the team member. Initially the team member is reluctant to discuss but finally opens up and indicates that the cause of the delays is often different instructions coming in from you as well as the project manager. She indicates that at such times she is confused related to whose instructions to follow - thereby causing delays - what kind of an Organizational structure is this most likely to be ?

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Question - 5 Your team is in its second month of development. You are managing a software development project for a banking product. In one of the team meetings a debate arises if defects found during Quality control need to undergo change control. Some team members are convinced that all defects should undergo change control while the other half is convinced that defects do not need to undergo change control. Which of the following statements are untrue?

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CIPM. Reducing the impact of a risk event by reducing the possibility of its occurrence is:

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CIPM. The work that needs to be accomplished to deliver a product, service, or result with the specified features and functions is referred to

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CFM15.

What is the advantage of good layout design in the case of service organizations?

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CIPM.

Projects are initiated in response of:

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CIPM. Reducing the impact of a risk event by reducing the possibility of its occurrence is:

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Question - 18 You have just completed developing the Schedule Network Diagram for a project that deals with building supersonic state of the art Jet planes. You have identified your critical path which includes building a wind tunnel. You see that in addition there is another path which deals with building the tail of the plane - whose duration is close to the critical path. You also notice considerable floats on the other paths. You now need to assign resources to the tasks - you have a few team members who are highly skilled and a team of resources who are relatively inexperienced. What would be the best course of action while assigning resources

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Question - 34 Earned Value Analysis is used to measure performance based on following parameters:

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Question - 40 The Scope Baseline consists of the following:

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Question – 16 As a project manager you understand the importance of identifying all relevant stakeholders , their interest and influence and their needs and expectations. You have been assigned to handle a large construction project. You decide to do a thorough stakeholder analysis and you identify Laura and Sean. Based on your interactions and analysis - you know that both Sean and Laura are low in the pecking order so they do not wield any significant authority or power. However where it differs is in their interest in the project. Laura has a lot of interest while Sean is disinterested. You decide to plot them in a Power / Interest grid to help determine how you would manage these stakeholders. Which of the following is the best approach to handle these two stakeholders?

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Question - 34 Earned Value Analysis is used to measure performance based on following parameters:

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