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by amolfuke
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: CR vs T&M Contract ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: CR vs T&M Contract ?

This question is from scordo and answer is A (i.e. open ended)
by amolfuke
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: CR vs T&M Contract ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

CR vs T&M Contract ?

What similarity exists between a cost-reimbursable contract and a time-and-materials contract?

They are open ended
The closure date is part of the contract.
They have fixed bonus rates.
They can never grow in value.
by amolfuke
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Decompose the work packages ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: Decompose the work packages ?

Yes.Agreed.They physically belong to the project schedule.
by amolfuke
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Which EAC ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

Re: Which EAC ?

Ok.Thanks
by amolfuke
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Which EAC ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

Which EAC ?

How would you calculate your EAC if the ETC work will be performed at the budgeted rate? EAC = BAC/CPI EAC= BAC-EV EAC = AC + BAC - EV EAC=(BAC-EV)*CPI Correct answer is #3 but as per Rita page 268 ("BAC/CPI should be used if you will continue at the same rate of spending") then why the an...
by amolfuke
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Decompose the work packages ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: Decompose the work packages ?

Thanks.Does this mean that work packages are at lowest in the context of WBS but activities are at lowest level in the context of overall scope ?
by amolfuke
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Decompose the work packages ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Decompose the work packages ?

During a work breakdown structure meeting, you have decomposed the deliverable into work packages and created your WBS dictionary. However, you now want to decompose the work packages to assist you in estimating, executing, and controlling the project. These decomposed work packages are called: Work...
by amolfuke
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 72nd Question
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: Oliver 175 - 72nd Question

Thanks.I got it when I read it after keeping cool head. :)
by amolfuke
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 110th Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: Oliver 175 - 110th Question

ha..I did not pay attention to not in "What should you not do?" :o
by amolfuke
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Fixed price contract
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Fixed price contract

Agree but question does not say that the contract has EPA clause.However you can justify your answer on "three years back" phrase.
by amolfuke
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Fixed price contract
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Fixed price contract

Three years back, your organization awarded a fixed price contract to a reputable local contractor to construct a new airport terminal in the city. Few days back, you have received a change request from the contractor requesting to adjust the price of the contract. The contractor is claiming that as...
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Attribute & variables sampling
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: Attribute & variables sampling

Thanks for clarification
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 20th Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1815

Re: Oliver 175 - 20th Question

OK.Thanks for clarification
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Attribute & variables sampling
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: Attribute & variables sampling

Quite an old thread but wanted to post on the same instead of making new. So if I consider an example of a sample report on a website - 1. On clicking on the link , it report loads or gives error is attribute sampling. 2. If report loads but very slow OR some of the data missing etc. is variable sam...
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 122nd Question
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Oliver 175 - 122nd Question

What is the most important benefit of a 360 degree review? o The reviewed person will regard the assessment process as fair and developmental. o Assessments from different perspectives leave no weak spot of a person unaddressed. o Managers will be assessed by their subordinates, enforcing a more par...
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 110th Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Oliver 175 - 110th Question

You finished your project for a customer to implement a business software solution. All deliverables have been handed over and are already in use by the company. There is a minor last payment to be made by the customer on contract closure. You believe that it is now getting time to finally close the...
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 91st Question
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Oliver 175 - 91st Question

Which is generally not regarded as one of the three categories of culture that managers should master?

o National culture
o Organizational culture
o Project culture
o Functional culture

Correct answer is #3.Does PM need to master national cultural ?
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 72nd Question
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Oliver 175 - 72nd Question

Which of the following are not common barriers to project team building?

o Differing outlooks, priorities, and interests
o Role conflicts
o Excessive team member commitment
o Unclear project objectives/outcomes

Correct answer is #3.Can someone explain it ?
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 55th Question
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: Oliver 175 - 52th Question

Sorry for wrong title.Its 55th question
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 55th Question
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Oliver 175 - 55th Question

You are running a major project with four sub-projects. Each of the sub-project managers has developed a risk management plan, identified many risks, analyzed them and planned for risk response. It is now two months later. What should you not do? o Ensure that they handle all risks to save you from ...
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 52th Question
Replies: 1
Views: 606

Oliver 175 - 52th Question

What do you expect when you are submitting an invitation for bid to sellers? o Offers which will differ significantly in solution approach and price. o Offers which are similar enough to allow a selection based on price. o Offers which are not primarily written to win against competition. o General ...
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 38th Question
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Oliver 175 - 38th Question

During a meeting, a discussion came up: To which degree does your project have to be compliant to the processes enumerated in the PMBOK® Guide? What should be the guiding principle to answer this question? o The processes are meant as rough guidelines to which a team should only adhere if there is e...
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 35th Question
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Oliver 175 - 35th Question

During execution in a project to build a major road bridge, your team found a major flaw in the technical drawings. On an ad-hoc base, they had to find and implement a workaround to avoid delays and mitigate technical problems. What should you do next? o Meticulously document the problem and the wor...
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Oliver 175 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 - 20th Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1815

Oliver 175 - 20th Question

In most jurisdictions, a legally required order of formal statements establishing a contract is:

o Invitation to treat, offer, PO
o Inquiry, bid, order
o Offer, acceptance
o MoU, LoI, final agreement

Can someone explain me the question ?
by amolfuke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Motivation theory question
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Motivation theory question

Ok.Thanks
by amolfuke
Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Oliver 75 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 75 - 75th Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2887

Re: Oliver 75 - 75th Question

Can I know the explanation of this ? I don't have access to the above thread.
by amolfuke
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Oliver 75 PMP Questions
Topic: Oliver 75 - 23rd Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3124

Re: Oliver 75 - 23rd Question

IMO the option should be B because the contractor is hiring more staff that means more indirect costs may be due to additional equipment for them , their transportation cost , extra housekeeping cost ,electricity consumption cost (even though minor) by those extra staff. So the indirect cost for con...
by amolfuke
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: ROM estimate
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: ROM estimate

Thanks.
by amolfuke
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Preliminary scope statement
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Preliminary scope statement

OK.Thanks.Actually it is referred in Head first exam questions.
by amolfuke
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Team conflict
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Team conflict

Ok.Thanks
by amolfuke
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Risk Breakdown Structure
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Risk Breakdown Structure

Is RBS a project level or org level ? If it is org level then it should be a part of OPA and not Risk management plan.

As per Rita book , page 416 , its an organizational chart.Any thoughts ?
by amolfuke
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Motivation theory question
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Motivation theory question

In Herzberg's theory , under hygiene factors , there is a security and in Maslow's hierarchy of needs , there is a safety (security , stability , freedom from harm )

What is the differecnce between Herzberg's security and Maslow's safety (i.e. again security ) ?
by amolfuke
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Team conflict
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Team conflict

Two of your project team members approach you with a conflict that they are having with each other over the technical approach to their work. One of the two people is very aggressive, and tries to get you to make a decision quickly. The other team member is quiet, and seems less willing to talk abou...
by amolfuke
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Preliminary scope statement
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Preliminary scope statement

Is there anything called "preliminary scope statement" ? If yes , how what are the contents of it and how it is different from the initial scope in project charter ?

I tried to look into PMBOK but did not find anything.
by amolfuke
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: ROM estimate
Replies: 2
Views: 637

ROM estimate

You are managing a construction project that is currently being initiated. You met with the sponsors and several important stakeholders, and have started to work on the preliminary scope statement. You’ve documented several key assumptions that have been made, and identified project constraints and ...
by amolfuke
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Project Org type
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Project Org type

Actual answer is A.This question is from prepcast PDF(pmprepcasat.com).

The question is not clear if it is asking about the process or org type.
by amolfuke
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Project Org type
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Project Org type

You are attending a project meeting between the Operations Director and the CIO. During the meeting the CIO gives you instructions for your project. Later on you call a team meeting to implement these changes and you also assign work to the individual team members. What is this an example of? A.) Pr...
by amolfuke
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Coercive power
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Coercive power

A team member on the project is consistently delivering her work packages late and below the required quality standards. The issue has been discussed with her several times but no improvement was visible. As project manager you decide that it is time to employ coercive power. What measure will you i...
by amolfuke
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Passed PMP on 13th July
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Passed PMP on 13th July

Congratulations Ankur.Eventhough you pass , you should continue answering my questions on forum. :D

My exam is scheduled on 1st August.
by amolfuke
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Contract type..
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Contract type..

Yes.Thats correct answer.I think it is pretty clear that it should be FP contract as senior mgmt is price sensitive but within FP , which one ? so the key here I think is "multi-year" phrase. Let me know if my understanding is correct.
by amolfuke
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Ethics question
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: Ethics question

Yes.Thats correct.Thanks
by amolfuke
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Rita Book Chapter 14 Question No. 5
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Rita Book Chapter 14 Question No. 5

I also initially had doubt about this when I answered first time and I did choose option B. But then if you think from other angle , there are many family run businesses/companies in India and Japan where family members are involved in company affairs. So getting that info is first step and then sec...
by amolfuke
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Rita Book Chapter 14 Question No. 25
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: Rita Book Chapter 14 Question No. 25

I did too choose option B first time.
by amolfuke
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Ethics question
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Ethics question

You are seven months into a project that is expected to take two years. You just received all of the actual cost, work and schedule information from your team members in the status meeting. The project engineer, who is also your immediate boss, comes to you and advises you that based on quick calcul...
by amolfuke
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Contract type..
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Contract type..

You are the project manager for a multi-year, US Government-sponsored project involving the use and consumption of materials such as gold, silver & copper. You have assembled the best possible team to complete the planning and work on this project. Senior management is cost sensitive and would p...
by amolfuke
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: conflict management resolution methods
Replies: 2
Views: 517

conflict management resolution methods

As per PMBOK 5 , there are 5 methods - Withdraw/Avoid,Smooth/Accommodate,Compromise/Reconcile,Force/Direct,Collaborate/Problem Solve

But as per iZenBridge free question #89 , there are 6 - Forcing, Smoothing, Compromising, Confronting, Collaborating and Withdrawing

Which one is true ?
by amolfuke
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: ETC
Replies: 1
Views: 454

ETC

You are managing a project which is estimated to cost $ 300,000 with a timeline of 10 months. Due to some reasons schedule was slightly delayed and the net result was that there was some additional cost in the project. At the end of the third month, you review the project and find that the project i...
by amolfuke
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Project Selection Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1685

Re: Project Selection Question

Thanks Ankur
by amolfuke
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Oliver 175 questions link
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Oliver 175 questions link

Thanks chakrabortyanshu
by amolfuke
Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Project Selection Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1685

Re: Project Selection Question

Hi Manish ,

Is the above link only for premium members as when I tried to access it says - not authorized.

Let me know as I would like to know the answer.

Thanks,
Amol

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