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PROJECT MANAGEMENT NYSC EXAMINATION

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

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

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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  Contract closure is different from administrative closure in that contract closure:

 

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

 

 

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CIPM. You manage a project whose team members have diverse skills and expertise. You want to encourage your staff to pool its knowledge on project issues to make the best decisions possible. The most appropriate management style to use is:

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

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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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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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CIPM.   .In CIPM Study material, project, program and operations are the same project success

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CIPM   During the full life cycle of the project, a plot of the project.s expected expenditures will usually follow a characteristic ..S.. shape. This indicates that:

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

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CFM12. Which factor influences location strategy for facility location?

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Question - 12 You are managing a project that has teams located in different parts of the world. While the advantage of colocation is beneficial - the team structure or locations cannot be changed. Being an experienced manager that you are - you realize that without a proper communication channel can quickly lead to chaos. What would your choice of communication be?

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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.

All of the following are communication tools EXCEPT:

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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 - 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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CFM5. The second most valuable resources is the ________________________

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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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CFM 34 - The facility should be laid out in a way that is conducive to helping the business meet its production needs is known as

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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  Configuration management 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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CFM 43 - ___________ is not a type of leases

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

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CFM3. The following are roles of a facility manager except

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CIPM   The equivalent of cost reimbursable contracts is frequently termed:

 

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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   Which of the following situations describes a violation of the PMP. Professional Code of Conduct?

 

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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. Which of the following is NOT among the processes of project stakeholders management?

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

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CIPM. In which of the following project management process groups are the most time and money typically spent?

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CIPM    Which is not correct about Communications Management Plan document:

 

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CIPM   Qualitative Risk Analysis will be performed under :

 

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CFM 30 - Waste can be grouped into any of the following except

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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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CFM11. What is an important aspect of service layout?

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CIPM. Gantt charts are great for:

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

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

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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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CIPM. The process of identifying and documenting relationships among the project activities is known as

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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 - 4 You have replaced an earlier project manager in a project .The earlier project manager has left the organization and you are now responsible for the project. On reviewing the project management plan you are disturbed because a number of procurement contracts have been signed and they all turn out to be Time and Material types of contracts - why are you worried?

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CFM3. The following are roles of a facility manager except

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CFM 39 - __________ are not compulsory and can be added or removed as necessary.

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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. Which of the following methods is least likely to be used for explaining project planning guidelines to the team?

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CIPM. The acronym WBS stand for what?

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

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CIPM. The process of documenting the actions necessary to define, prepare, integrate and coordinate all subsidiary plans is known as  

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CIPM.     CPIF stand for

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Question - 43 You are in the process of executing a project that deals with laying out electrical cables connecting two cities. You have been reporting progress on a monthly basis. In this month due to unplanned vacations many of the staff have not turned up at work. This has caused a delay in the schedule. You decide to check if the schedule variance is within the allowable threshold - what specific document should you refer to ?

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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 - 45 Of the following types of contracts - which has the HIGHEST risk for the buyer ?

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

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Question - 43 You are in the process of executing a project that deals with laying out electrical cables connecting two cities. You have been reporting progress on a monthly basis. In this month due to unplanned vacations many of the staff have not turned up at work. This has caused a delay in the schedule. You decide to check if the schedule variance is within the allowable threshold - what specific document should you refer to ?

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CIPM. Network planning methods(PERT/CPM/PDM):

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

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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 - 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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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. ------------------------Comprises of the top management of a project

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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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CFM10.

Space management benefits are except

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Question - 17 You have replaced an earlier project manager. The project is already in its third month of execution. You need to determine if the project is ahead or behind schedule. What would be the BEST source of this information?

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CIPM. Two Point Delphi Estimate, The Best and Worst Case effort calculation:

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

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

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CFM 21 - In order to best serve user needs, facility standard must be ______________

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CIPM   What is critical path?

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CIPM   Which of the following is a tool used in Activity Duration Estimating:

 

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CIPM. Firm fixed price contracts stand for

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

 

 

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

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CIPM   The five types of conflict resolution are listed below and represent, in general order of importance, the methods a project manager should use to manage conflict. The one used most often by project managers to resolve conflict is:

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

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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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CIPM.

Projects are initiated in response of:

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Question 13
You are working on a project. To estimate the cost of the project activities, you decided to use a technique with the following: Pessimistic estimate is $1,650, Most likely estimate is $1,177 while the Optimistic estimate is $730. What is the 3 point average?

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

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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    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  A project manager is faced with making a decision about a risk that the team has identified. The risk involves the design of a bicycle. It has been found that the neck of the bicycle, where the steering bearing is located and the two supporting bars of the frame come together, will corrode in a high salt environment. If this takes place the neck may fail and injure the rider. The project team decides that the design of the bicycle should be modified by using corrosion resistant materials in the design of the neck. This will eliminate the risk from consideration. This technique is called:

 

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CIPM   Which of the following is not an output of Activity Resource Estimating:

 

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CIPM -Earned value can be described as:

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