Section 2: Integration Management
Which of the following are ALL outputs of the Perform Integrated Change Control process?
A. Approved corrective actions, validated defect repair, forecasts, deliverables
B. Deliverables, implemented corrective actions, rejected change requests, validated defect repair
C. Approved defect repair, validated defect repair, rejected change requests, approved corrective actions
D. Recommended corrective actions, validated defect repair, approved defect repair, rejected change requests
The inclusion of forecasts makes choice A incorrect, as forecasts are an output of Monitor and Control Project Work. Implemented corrective actions are an output of Direct and Manage Project Execution, making choice B incorrect. Choice D includes recommended corrective actions that are an output of many processes, but not Perform Integrated Change Control.
Source: PMBOK® Guide Page: 95
Which of the following is part of the integration management process?
A. Monitor and Control Project Work
B. Develop Human Resource Plan
C. Perform Quality Assurance
D. Report Performance
Monitor and Control Project Work (choice A) occurs during integration management. Develop Human Resource Plan (choice B) is part of human resource management, Perform Quality Assurance (choice C) is part of quality management, and Report Performance (choice D) is part of communications management.
Source: PMP® Exam Prep Page: 121
In addition to a project management plan, the project team must create plans for each component of the project. These plans are called:
B. Process plans.
C. Component plans.
D. Management plans.
Management plans document how the team will manage on a more detailed level. Examples of management plans include scope, schedule, cost, quality, and risk management plans.
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Which of the following would be the MOST appropriate thing to do during the executing process group?
A. Forecast when the next milestone will be completed.
B. Recommend updates to the project management plan.
C. Recalculate how long the project will take.
D. Determine if project controls need to be updated.
Only choice B occurs during the executing process group. Choices A, C, and D occur in monitoring and controlling.
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You are part of a team that has been told by your management that they require you to take and pass the PMP exam by the end of the year. After studying, you are the first of the group to take the actual exam. When you return to work to tell everyone you passed, you are bombarded with questions. Management tells you that since everyone else is so worried about the exam, they want you to write out all the questions you can remember from the exam and provide copies to the rest of the team. In this situation, you could do all of the following EXCEPT:
A. Do your best to provide only what you remember exactly.
B. Offer to assist the others by motivating them.
C. Explain that providing questions from the actual exam is specifically prohibited.
D. Explain that you may have passed the exam, but you are not an expert. The team should follow the expert advice that they were given on how to study and pass the exam.
Did you see the word EXCEPT in the question? The one thing that you cannot do is to provide the questions.
Therefore, the correct answer to this question is A. All the other choices are things that you can do, and ethically you should do them.
Source: PMP® Exam Prep Page: 484
Who should be responsible for defining project objectives?
A. Project manager
C. Project management team
It is the sponsor’s role to determine objectives. These objectives are described in the project charter.
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What is the difference between expected monetary value and net present value?
A. Expected value is the estimated value of the work actually accomplished and net present value is the value of the work to be done.
B. Expected value is the value it takes to recover your investment and net present value is the value of money.
C. Expected value is the probability times impact of an opportunity and net present value is the benefits less costs over many time periods.
D. Expected value is the estimated value of risk response plans and net present value helps determine the value of investments.
This is one of those questions where you either know it or you get lost in the question. If you picked choice D, you were tricked by the choice of words used. Expected value is used in risk management, but it is not the estimated value of risk response plans. The only correct choice is C, the rest are just made to look like possibilities.
Source: PMP® Exam Prep Page: 107, 387
Which list includes a process where recommended corrective action is NOT an output?
A. Perform Quality Control, Control Costs, Report Performance
B. Control Costs, Perform Quality Assurance, Direct and Manage Project Execution
C. Control Scope, Distribute Information, Monitor and Control Risks
D. Monitor and Control Project Work, Manage Stakeholder Expectations, Perform Quality Assurance
Distribute Information is the only process that does not have recommended corrective actions as an output.
Source: PMP® Exam Prep Page: 124