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by nazrulq
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Customers Validation
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Customers Validation

Question A customer has given you a contract statement of work for a complex, eight month project that has a few unknowns. The customer has asked you to just "get it done" & only wants to see you at the end of eight months when you deliver the final project. Which of the following is t...
by nazrulq
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Selection Method
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Project Selection Method

Which of the following project selection methods is not a comparative approach (or benefit measurement model)?


A Linear programming

Correct Answer

B Murder boards

Wrong Answer

My Answer

C Benefit-to-cost ratios

D Peer review
by nazrulq
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Pareto Chart
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Pareto Chart

Which corrective action will be most effective while using Pareto's rule in particular with respect to impact & cause of the problems?

A 75/25

B 80/20

(Wrong Answer)

My Answer

C90/10

Correct Answer


D 85/15

Can Somebody explain Why!
by nazrulq
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Ethics Question
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: Ethics Question

It is very difficult to determine what the question is asking for. If you think about PMI code of Ethics then option 3 is the best choice. To find a clue word is very difficult in that type of question. According to PMI Code of Ethics PM should be honest regarding his capabilities, he should inform ...
by nazrulq
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Contract Award
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Contract Award

When Contract is awarded by Procurement Department and Procurement Manager along with Contract Administrator is responsible awarding contract though Project Manager's participation is sometimes required. But who will finally sign off for the contract from buyer side.Project Sponsor's involvement as ...
by nazrulq
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Time Management Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 22

Re: Time Management Practice

Critical Path , Start-B-C-E-H-End ; Duration : 16 Days Start-A-D-G-End ; Duration : 14 Days Start-B-E-H-End ; Duration : 12 Days Start-C-F-I-End ; Duration : 9 Days If Crushing or Fast tracking is required then first shorten activity H by 2 days. 2nd iteration Activity G etc. First Activity H is the...
by nazrulq
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Expert Judgement
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Expert Judgement

Project Competitor can provide expert Judgement as per Christopher Scordo exam question yes but as per Izenbridge explanation no. My opinion honest expert judgement can even be helpful from the competitor unless their is some different motivation to earn business! :D Can Manish Clarify please! Thanks.
by nazrulq
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Range of Estimates
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Range of Estimates

Rough order of Estimate went down from -25 % - 75% to new Definitive estimate -10% - + 10%. Old Budgeted Range was $3M to $5M . What could be the new range while using definitive estimate. Answer : Calculate the Mean = (3+5) x .5 = $4M New Range = .9x4 = $3.6 M and 1.1 x 4 = $4.4 New Range $3.6M to ...
by nazrulq
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Ethics Question
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Ethics Question

Question: Project Manager has given high authority to take decisions but in project decision he has lack of experience. In this regards, what project manager has to do: 1. Take decision even though he has lack of experience. 2. Seek for Expert Judgement 3. Inform the higher management about his lack...
by nazrulq
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Time Estimation
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Time Estimation

There is no hard and fast rule what estimate strategy can be adopted but those are depending on the condition of project phases in which the project is running into. For the example at the beginning Analogous or Parametric Estimates are options when the scope is unknown. In initiating process Analog...
by nazrulq
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Exam Question
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Exam Question

Before lease will be less Economical than buy, Lease Cost =Buy Cost

Say total no of months when the costs are the same are M

1000+ 400M = 5000 + 300M
or, 400M-300M = 5000-1000
or, 100M = 4000

therefore, M = 40 months

Hopefully, that answers the requirement.
by nazrulq
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Closure
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Project Closure

Question Which of the following process group contains the processes performed to finalize all activities across all Process Groups to formally close a project or phase ? 1.Closing Process Group 2.Initiating Process Group 3.Executing Process Group 4.Monitoring and Controlling Process Group In Monito...
by nazrulq
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Procurement Management Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Procurement Management Plan

I think the question is not properly formed. Conduct Procurement is dealing with sellers proposal and awarding contract. Here is another question which is not clearly stated too Decisions made in developing the procurement management plan may have least influence on …….. 1.Project Schedule 2.Project...
by nazrulq
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Analogous Estimates
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Analogous Estimates

The main difference between analogous and parametric estimate is the similarity and Project Parameter . Those both type estimates depends on historical data. Please see the definition at Glossary PMBOK Page-528 and page 548 I think option 1 should be good as project parameter is absent in the Questi...
by nazrulq
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Conduct Procurement
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Conduct Procurement

More bidder this time usually 4 to 5 . That is could be the reason and two bidder have quoted very lesser price!

Can Manish explain please! :D
by nazrulq
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Analogous Estimates
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Analogous Estimates

Not really cleared!

Can Manish explain elaborately please!
by nazrulq
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Analogous Estimates
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Analogous Estimates

Question : You are working on cost estimates of a project and you are the project manager. You got to know that in past two similar projects has been done and successfully delivered. You approach the PMO department to get the cost performance baselines, lessons learned and other information that can...
by nazrulq
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Stakeholders Engagement
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Stakeholders Engagement

One stakeholder comes to you and asks why this project is delayed? You explain that we are proceeding as per schedule, but he shows you the project charter and dates given in project charter is already passed by, what is wrong here? 1.Project Manager is not taking care of commitments made in project...
by nazrulq
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Procurement Management Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Procurement Management Plan

Question: You are considering hiring service of some vendors regarding a utility development in your project. You have started with Plan procurement process, as a seasoned project manager in your opinion which of the following statements is true regarding the procurement management plan? 1.The procu...
by nazrulq
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Expected Monetary value
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Expected Monetary value

usually that type of question does n't come to the actual PMP exam . Decision build or buy type or calculate EVM etc.
by nazrulq
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Q - Change Request
Replies: 11
Views: 2165

Change Request

Project Manager or Project Sponsor is ultimately responsible for approving the changes. Once changes control board approves the request it has to be approved by sponsor. I do n't think Project Manager is equally responsible as Project sponsor (Rita or PMBOK )did n't clarify what happend in real proj...
by nazrulq
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Practiced Conflict Resolution System
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Practiced Conflict Resolution System

Thank You.
by nazrulq
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Conduct Procurement
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Conduct Procurement

Larry is the project manager and working with procurement department of his organization to do procurement for his project. Procurement department said these are usual commodities and same has been procured many time. Also as this has been procured multiple times, generally they receive response fro...
by nazrulq
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Stakeholder Engagement
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Stakeholder Engagement

Question Rob, is Project Manager for a Satellite development program which runs for 4 years and it has been decided to split it in logical phases to make it more manageable. There is a cost cutting initiative in his organization and Rob finally got his budget approved from Martin (his sponsor) after...
by nazrulq
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Forthcoming PMP exam
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Forthcoming PMP exam

PMBOK 6 will be released in the 4th Quarter of this year but Questions will be based on PMBOK 5 till the Ist quarter of 2018. So till the end of 2017 should be good as per PMI.
This information is based on my recent conversation to the Customer Care department of PMI.
by nazrulq
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PM Role in different phases of the project
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: PM Role in different phases of the project

Correct Answer: Coaching. But I am not agree with that justification. Coaching might require in the beginning but later on Directing and Monitoring.Supportive Can be in closing phase. Not Coaching! I think its a wrong answer!
Can Manish explain !

Thanks.
by nazrulq
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: PM Role in different phases of the project
Replies: 2
Views: 124

PM Role in different phases of the project

In the Executing phase of a project, a project manager should ideally be: 1 Coaching 2 Directing 3 Authoritarian 4 Supportive My Opinion : In initiating - Coaching Planning /Executing- Diercting & Coaching Monitoring -Directing Closing- Supportive Authritarian is not a valid option. If Manish ca...
by nazrulq
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Human Resource Management
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Human Resource Management

Q. All the project managers should be good at delegation because this helps them concentrate on leadership activities and delegate routine activities. In this context, which, out of the following, can a project manager delegate to her subordinates? 1 Long-range planning 2 Performance appraisals 3 Pr...
by nazrulq
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Close Project
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Close Project

What is the last step of Closing Project? Not Clearly difined in PMBOK or Rita or Andy Crowe! Is that OPA updates or Started Releasing the Team.I think some team members are needed to help PM at this stage too. So after finishing all the task PM can release the team for other projects if avaiable. A...
by nazrulq
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Practiced Conflict Resolution System
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Practiced Conflict Resolution System

The conflict resolution techniques that are mostly practiced in Project management practice are: 1 Withdraw, Force, Compromise 2 Withdraw, Authoritative, Force 3 Withdraw, Authoritative, Compromise 4 Withdraw, Collaborate, Accommodate Mostly recommended as best practice is Collaborating/Problem solv...
by nazrulq
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Schedule Management
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Schedule Management

I would go for option 4.

But the answer is remains same! Not Clear! If Manish Can explian illaborately! Much Appreciated.
by nazrulq
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Acceptance time
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Project Acceptance time

Thanks not clearly mentioned. Ofcourse when they are ready to deliver.But phase end review also done. Sometimes answers are not cearly defined.
by nazrulq
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: PMP® Mock Exams Open Questions
Topic: Question - Close Project / Phase?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Question - Close Project / Phase?

Option 1. Project Management Plan created early in planning process group but time to time updated while project continues. This is the basis when final product is accepted to compare!
by nazrulq
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Acceptance time
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Project Acceptance time

Project sponsor stresses the importance of obtaining stakeholders` formal acceptance of completed deliverables. This should be done: 1 At the end of the project 2 At the end of each project phase 3 After deliverables are completed and ready for review 4 After project milestones are defined Correct A...
by nazrulq
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Schedule Management
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Schedule Management

Question: You are a principal at an architecture firm which has made you the Project Manager in charge of building three new apartment and office towers on a larger waterfront construction. The project has a critical path of twenty-five weeks. What is the impact on the duration of the critical path ...
by nazrulq
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Ethical Question
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Ethical Question

This is debatable thing . Professional Engineers have their own code of Ethics. Same as other Professional organization they have their own. But the core point is that you should not take that responsibility which you are totally unware. Construction Management, IT Managagement , Production Manageme...
by nazrulq
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Scope
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Scope

In construction project, PM is creating documents that will define the product or report status on product completion. These can also be referred to as: 1 Project documents 2 Project management plan 3 Scope baseline 4 Scope management plan Correct Answer 1. My Answer is option 4. Can somebosdy Ellua...
by nazrulq
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Ethical Question
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Ethical Question

Correct Answer is C unfortunately. I can go for option 4. Following Question is much similiar one but with a different senario. That answer matches with your thinikng. Please see below what is about! You have received a lucrative offer to manage a Bridge constuction project . But you realize that th...
by nazrulq
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Control Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Control Schedule

The question is asking NOT true. The project manager takes the anticipated changes through the change control process. I think he is NOT influencing changes! He is just pursuing changes through change control board if they occur!

Please Clarify!
by nazrulq
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Ethical Question
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Ethical Question

The company you are working for has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to build a Gas plant. You have been assigned to manage this project, but your expertise as a project manager is in the field of information technology. In this context, what should you do? 1...
by nazrulq
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Control Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Control Schedule

Question: Control Schedule is the process of monitoring the status of the project to update project progress and managing changes to the schedule baseline. During this process, you undertake various activities that allow you to identify any changes or potential changes to the project schedule. In th...
by nazrulq
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Status updates
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Project Status updates

Question :Your project is in the execution stage. NPV of your project is -$150,000 and IRR is 4%. CPI is 1.3 and SPI is 0.7 What is the recommended action? 1 Cancel the project since NPV is negative 2 Cancel the project since IRR is very low 3 Crash your project 4 Try to improve the NPV Answer : Opt...
by nazrulq
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Similiarity IT/Construction Project Management
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Similiarity IT/Construction Project Management

You are a project manager in an IT company. You have recently received an offer as a project manager in a construction company offering a 20% salary increase. You have excellent technical knowledge in the IT field, but do not have much exposure to the construction industry. In this context, 1 You sh...
by nazrulq
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Quality
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Quality

A. Grade is a rank given to entities having the same functional use but different technical characteristics. - this is true as this is the definition of Grade B. Low quality product may be of high grade. - In the example given above, if the item was requested in 24 carat and you deliver in 24 carat ...
by nazrulq
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Probability( Standard Deviation)
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Probability( Standard Deviation)

Question: Project Manager Charted to deliver 5000 units that are 60 centimeters each. Upper Control Limit 63 cm
while lower control limit 57 cm. Approximately what percentage will be above 61cm?

Answer :

1. 68.3%
2.31.7%
3. 95.5%
4. 15.9%

Correct Answer : 4

Can somebody explain!
by nazrulq
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Quality
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Quality

Option 4 is not a correct Choice, I guess! Can you Clarify!
by nazrulq
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Similiarity IT/Construction Project Management
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Similiarity IT/Construction Project Management

You are a project manager in an IT company. You have recently received an offer as a project manager in a construction company offering a 20% salary increase. You have excellent technical knowledge in the IT field, but do not have much exposure to the construction industry. In this context, 1 You sh...
by nazrulq
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Closure
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Project Closure

Question : The scope of the project is very well defined and Project Manager has completed all the work described in the contract to his satisfaction, but he thinks, the buyer is not happy with the work. What should he do? 1 Go through arbitration proceedings to ensure that disputes are resolved 2 T...
by nazrulq
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Project Closure
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Project Closure

Question : The scope of the project is very well defined and Project Manager have completed all the work described in the contract to his satisfaction, but he thinks ,the buyer is not happy with the work. What should he do? 1 Go through arbitration proceedings to ensure that disputes are resolved 2 ...
by nazrulq
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Quality
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Quality

Question : Which of the following statements about "Quality" and "Grade" is correct? A. Grade is a rank given to entities having the same functional use but different technical characteristics. B. Low quality product may be of high grade. C. Low grade product may be of high quali...

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