PMI-001 Q&A – Section 1: Framework and PM Processes (151-156)

Section 1: Framework and PM Processes

A project may end for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
A. It is determined that the objectives cannot be met.
B. The project objectives have been met.
C. The need for the project no longer exists.
D. The project manager has left the company.

Answer: D
The project manager’s leaving or reassignment is not a valid reason for terminating a project.
Source: PMP® Exam Prep Page: 83

The ongoing definition of a project as more information becomes available to the team is called:
A. Scope verification.
B. Strategic planning.
C. Progressive elaboration.
D. Quantitative elaboration.
Answer: C
The Verify Scope process (choice A) involves customer acceptance of project deliverables. Strategic planning (choice B) addresses the overall mission and goals of the organization. Quantitative elaboration (choice D) is a made-up term.
Source: PMP® Exam Prep Page: 64

A project is:
A. Temporary and unique.
B. Repetitive work.
C. Work that can be accomplished in 40 hours or less.
D. Work required to sustain a business.
Answer: A
A project is temporary and unique. The project is complete when the defined project objectives have been met.
Source: PMP® Exam Prep Page: 21

Adminster Procurements is a part of which process group?
A. Monitoring and controlling
B. Closing
C. Initiating
D. Planning
Answer: A
Administer Procurements, which includes making sure both parties to the contract meet their contractual obligations, is a part of the monitoring and controlling process group.
Source: PMP® Exam Prep Page: 75

Which of the following is a term describing people who think their culture is the best?
A. Culture-centric
B. Egotistical
C. Ethnocentric
D. Enlightened self interest
Answer: C
Culture-centric (choice A) is not really a defined term. Choice B refers to being self-centered. Choice D refers to persons who act to further the interests of others (or the interests of the group or groups to which they belong), ultimately serving their own self-interest. Since neither B nor D relate to culture, neither can be the best choice. Choice C is the tendency to look at the world primarily from the perspective of one’s own culture and is therefore the best choice.
Source: PMP® Exam Prep Page: 489

You and your team are busy planning the project, trying to make it fit within the sponsor’s time constraint. You are happy with the team’s efforts in breaking the project deliverable down into smaller pieces. This project management process output is an input to all of the following EXCEPT:
A. Control Scope, Define Activities, and Estimate Cost.
B. Determine Budget, Estimate Cost, and Define Activities.
C. Verify Scope, Define Activities, and Collect Requirements.
D. Define Activities, Determine Budget, and Control Scope.
Answer: C
The process described is Create WBS with the WBS as the output. The Collect Requirements process occurs before the WBS is created. Therefore, choice C is the exception.
Source: PMP® Exam Prep Page: 43