The Certified Project Manager Assessment Test

Question 1.

What are the key differences between projects and operations?

a. Projects are temporary, operations are ongoing.
b. Projects change existing procedures, operations follow existing procedures.
c. Projects introduce new results, operations produce repetitive results.
d. All of the above

Question 2.

From the following, what could be considered a project constraint?

a. Time
b. Cost
c. Scope
d. All of the above

Question 3.

What could a portfolio consist of?

a. Programs only
b. Projects only
c. Programs and operational work only
d. Programs, projects and operational work

Question 4.

Where does Portfolio Management focus on?

a. Doing the right programs and projects to achieve a strategic objective
b. Executing projects in the right way
c. Questioning the strategic objectives
d. A and B

Question 5.

What from the following are the three classified roles of a project manager?

a. Controlling, Monitoring and Directive
b. Controlling, Supporting and Directive
c. Supporting, Directive and Leading
d. Consultative, Monitoring and Leading

Question 6.

From the following, what is considered project governance?

a. The project manager name that will manage the project
b. Project organization chart that identifies project roles
c. The recommended project life cycle approach
d. B and C

Question 7.

What is the objective of organizational project management?

a. Aligning projects with strategy
b. To create the processes of project management
c. A and C
d. Deliver metrics to validate strategy

Question 8.

Does the project manager have full authority in a functional organizational structure?

a. Yes, always
b. Yes, in large organizations
c. Depends on the budget of the project
d. No

Question 9.

If a project is not aligned with the organizational strategy, should the organization work on the project or not?

a. Yes
b. Only if the project is short in duration
c. Only if the project requires a small budget
d. No

Question 10.

who has a higher level of decision-making on a project, the project manager or the project sponsor?

a. Project Sponsor
b. Project Manager
c. Both have the same level
d. Depends on the project scope

Question 11.

Who can be a project stakeholder?

a. Project team members
b. Project sponsor
c. Portfolio Manager
d. All of the above

Question 12.

What can be a project constraint?

a. Quality
b. Stakeholders
c. Scope
d. All of the above

Question 13.

When should the adaptive life cycle approach be used?

a. When the project requirements are not clear in the early phase
b. When project scope, time and cost can be easily determined in the early phase
c. When there is no need to adapt to changes
d. A and C

Question 14.

Conceptualization is done in which phase of the project life cycle?

a. Planning phase - Organizing and preparing
b. Execution - Carrying out the project
c. Termination phase - Closing the project
d. Starting the project

Question 15.

What is the objective of a project management approach?

a. To follow a commonly known process for managing the project constraints effectively
b. To follow the rule
c. To align with strategic objectives
d. All of the above

Question 16.

How many process group exists in ISO STANDARD 21500?

a. There are 3 process groups
b. There are 4 process groups
c. There are 5 process groups
d. There are 6 process groups

Question 17.

What is PMBOK considered to be?

a. A Guide
b. A Methodology
c. A Standard
d. A Best Practice

Question 18.

What is Agile considered?

a. An adaptive approach
b. A predictive approach
c. A sequential approach
d. A traditional approach

Question 19.

Is it recommended to use Waterfall methodology on a project with a high risk of changing?

a. Yes, because it’s sequential
b. Yes, because it’s a predictive approach
c. Yes, any predictive approach would work
d. No

Question 20.

What is the best project management methodology to use for construction industry?

a. Waterfall
b. Critical Path Method
c. Kanban
d. All of the above

Question 21.

Which of the following is an Agile Manifesto value?

a. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
b. Working software over comprehensive documentation
c. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
d. All of the above

Question 22.

From the following what is considered NOT Lean?

a. Empower the team
b. Build integrity
c. Decide as early as possible
d. All of the above

Question 23.

Which is better, Agile or Waterfall methodology?

a. It depends on the nature of the project
b. Agile methodology
c. Waterfall methodology
d. Generally, predictive approaches are better

Question 24.

At what frequency, does the scrum master checks the status of the project with the team?

a. Daily
b. Weekly
c. Every two weeks
d. Monthly

Question 25.

What is the advantage of Extreme Programming (XP)?

a. Reduce cost of the project
b. Reduce time required for the project
c. Improve software quality
d. All of the above

Question 26.

Can advanced technologies replace the role of the project manager completely?

a. No, absolutely not.
b. Yes, that is true on all levels.
c. Not now, but it will be possible in the future.
d. Yes, especially concerning communication between teams.

Question 27.

What is the objective of the daily meeting in kanban methodology?

a. Identify problems
b. Time management
c. Team Building
d. To produce documentation

Question 28.

Which methodology is best fit for a production environment?

a. Extreme Programing (XP)
b. Scrum
c. Kanban
d. All of the above

Question 29.

What is the objective of the Benefits Realization methodology?

a. To manage the quality of the project
b. To ensure the delivery of the desirable benefit to the client
c. To ensure the delivery of a product on time and within budget
d. All of the above

Question 30.

From the following, what could be a project management constraint?

a. Risk
b. Quality
c. Resources
d. All of the above