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PROJECT MANAGEMENT NYSC EXAMINATION

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CFM 18 - __________ is a type or lease such that the lease pays all operating expenses.

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CFM 28 - The following are negotiation styles except

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CIPM. Which of the processes of procurement supports the close product or phase process?

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CFM10.

Space management benefits are except

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CFM13.

Which factor influence location for a service organization?

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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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CIPM. Which of the following Project Scope Management processes involves subdividing the major project deliverables into smaller, more manageable components?

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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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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   You are a project manager who was just assigned to take over a project from another project manager who is leaving the company. The previous project manager tells you that the project is on schedule, but only because he has constantly pushed the team to perform. What is the FIRST thing you should do as the new project manager?

 

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CIPM     The process of getting a group of diverse individuals to work effectively together as a team is the definition of

 

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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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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 - 28 Over lunch you meet a colleague who is managing a large turnover project for setting up a chemical plant. Your colleague is worried because the client is being unreasonable and asking for changes that will have a severe impact to the scope schedule and also cost. The client is also not ready to absorb the additional impact to schedule and cost. She seeks your advice - what should she do?

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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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CIPM. Is the process of determining the project stakeholder information needs and defining a communication approach

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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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Question - 24 Of the following types of contracts - which has the HIGHEST risk for the seller?

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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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CIPM  Which of the following is an advantage of centralized contracting?

 

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CIPM. Gives the project flexibility to redirect seller whenever the scope of work cannot be precisely defined at the start and needs to be altered or when high risks may exist in the effort

 

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CIPM. Which of the following is true about procurement documents?

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CIPM. Which of the following is the most efficient means of product quality inspection

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Question - 23 You and your team have just created a schedule network diagram. You have come up with the estimates and have defined the durations and subsequently have identified the Critical Path. You now decide to do a 'Backward Pass' through the Schedule Network Diagram - what would you be calculating?

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

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Question - 21 You are a project manager of a company and your project is currently in execution phase. The customer has requested you for additional work. This work will affect the budget, but not the schedule of the project. What should you do next?

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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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CIPM.------------------Is the process of implementing risk response plans, tracking, Identified risks, monitor residual risks, identifying new risks, and evaluating, Risk process effectiveness throughout the project.

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Question - 46 You are in charge of building a shopping portal. You are fairly confident as you have a team experienced in doing such work. As per the agreement at the end of the first month you organize a demonstration of the software. You invite the sponsor and key stakeholders. Later the sponsor informs you that she is not very happy with the progress indicating that one of the clients who would be using this software is not satisfied as her needs are not being met. To satisfy this client's needs would mean some radical changes with an impact to both cost and schedule. What could be the root cause of this issue?

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CIPM. As stated in page 9 of the CIPM study manual, PMP stands for what?            

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CIPM   Which phase of the project is likely to have the greatest amount of its funding spent?

 

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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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CIPM. Which of the following is not an input of conduct procurement

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Question - 32 You and a group of managers who conduct a weekly meeting for sharing information and project management best practices. Joe who is a colleague of yours explains the need of correctly identifying all the project stakeholders. He explains that in his current project he has made use of Stakeholders Engagement Assessment Matrix. Many of the other colleagues are not quite aware of the need and usage of this matrix - which of the following is the BEST choice?

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CIPM    An activity has an early start (ES) of day 3, a late start (LS) of day 13, an early finish (EF) of day g, and a late finish (LF) of day ig. The activity:

 

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CIPM. Which acronym stands for cost plus award fee contracts?

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CIPM   A task was scheduled to use two persons, full time, and take two weeks to complete. Instead, the project manager was only able to assign one person to this task. At the end of two weeks, the person assigned to the task was 75% complete. What is the cost performance index?

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

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CFM 46 - Why did the accident happen? What could have done differently? Are questions of …

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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   The project manager is making sure that the product of the project has been completed according to the project management plan. What part of the project management process is he in?

 

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

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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. 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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Question - 14 You are developing strategies to effectively engage stakeholders throughout the project life cycle. What is process you are working on ?

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CIPM.  A project consisting of a project manager, five members of staff, and three sponsors has  how many communication channels.

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CIPM    You are working in a country where it is customary to exchange gifts between contractor and customer. Your company code of conduct clearly states that you cannot accept gifts from any client. Failure to accept the gift from this client may result in termination of the contract. The action to take in this case would be:

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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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CIPM. Your preferred resource is not available at the time needed. What is the best thing to do?

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CFM11. What is an important aspect of service layout?

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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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CIPM. Gantt charts are great for:

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CFM 26 - Recycling is the reuse and reclamation/recovery of premises or environment

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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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CIPM. In which stage of the negotiation meeting are points of concession identified?

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Question - 27 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 Bob and Kelly. Based on your interactions and analysis - you know that Bob wields a lot of authority and also has a huge interest in the project. Kelly too wields a lot of power but is largely uninterested. 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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CIPM.  Project procurement management processes include all the following EXCEPT.

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CFM 47 - _____________ is located at the entry

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CIPM   Conflict resolution techniques that may be used on a project include confronting, smoothing, forcing and:

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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. Which of the following is one of organizational charts used to develop human resources plan

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CIPM   Which contract type should be used by the owner on a high risk project?

 

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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 - 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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CFM15.

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

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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.   ............................Is defined as the entire value of the business; the total sum of all tangible and intangible elements

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CFM 45 - Site layout planning involves ______ basic processes

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CIPM.     A fundamental tool used by the project manager to deliver the successfully is known as

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CIPM.

All of the following are communication tools EXCEPT:

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CFM 31 - Facility Management is concerned with operating and maintaining…

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CFM1. People negotiate daily, often without considering it a negotiation

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CFM 41 - Benefits of creating a space management system are except ___________

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CIPM In the communication process, "noise" is the word used to describe factors and forces inhibiting the exchange of information between two or more parties. Noise includes all of the following but __________

 

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CFM5. The second most valuable resources is the ________________________

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CFM14.

Which crucial factor affects the layout?

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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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CIPM   A functional manager needs to communicate the needs of his or her personnel requirements and the utilization of each person as well as the assignments that they have in the future. To best accomplish this, what type of document should be used?

 

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CIPM. Which of the following acronyms stand for fixed price with economic price adjustment contracts

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

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CIPM.   Is a temporary Eendeavour undertaken to create a unique deliverable

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CIPM. Which of the following are examples of indirect costs?

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

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CIPM. One of the following is NOT a process of project time management.

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CFM 16 - What does a good maintenance ensure?

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CIPM   A response to a negative risk event is known as a:

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

 

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Question - 28 Over lunch you meet a colleague who is managing a large turnover project for setting up a chemical plant. Your colleague is worried because the client is being unreasonable and asking for changes that will have a severe impact to the scope schedule and also cost. The client is also not ready to absorb the additional impact to schedule and cost. She seeks your advice - what should she do?

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CIPM   You are taking over a project during the planning process group and discover that six individuals have signed the project charter. Which of the following should most concern you?

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CFM 24 - Which of the following explain the need for facility location selection?

 

 

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CFM7. Most common cause of conflicts in a project is

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Question - 48 You are responsible for managing a project that deals with laying out a freeway connecting two major port cities. Progress in the past has been smooth but lately in the past few months you have observed a schedule and budget overrun. You decide to hold a meeting with your team members. On discussions you realize team members went ahead and made changes at the behest of the client requests on site. You are pretty sure the changes were not a part of the project scope statement – which of these project management concept did the team member refuse to follow?

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CFM 16 - What does a good maintenance ensure?

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Question - 36 As a manager on a project you have identified and created the WBS and WBS Dictionary. You now plan to ensure that each deliverable gets the blessings of your stakeholders and sponsors. Which process are you planning to perform?

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CIPM. Pareto Analysis, cause and effect diagrams and flow charts are used in quality.

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CIPM. Which of the following is the most efficient means of product quality inspection

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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 - 42 As a manager on a project your key outlook is to ensure that the project delivers within the scheduled timelines with minimal rework and customer delight. For some time now the project work is proceeding smoothly with a CPI and SPI a perfect 1.One of your team members approaches you and indicates that she might possibly need a long vacation on personal grounds. She indicates this could possibly occur in two months from now. You look up the schedule and as luck would have it - this team member happens to be scheduled to execute activities which are on the critical path - and her absence in two months’ time would cause a delay in schedule. You decide to take some action and reschedule task allocation to ensure that this team member is not planned to work on any of the critical path activities. What did you just do?

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CFM7. Most common cause of conflicts in a project is

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