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#1. A typical title for a Project Manager in a weak matrix structure is:

In a weak matrix organization, a Project Manager typically performs the coordination role.

#2. Which of the following statements is NOT true about a product lifecycle?

A product can spawn a single project in its life. Product lifecycle management (PLM) is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from its conception, through design and manufacture, to service and disposal. PLM integrates people, data, processes, and business systems to provide a product information backbone for companies. The five stages of each product lifecycle are product development, introduction, growth, maturity, and decline. A product can spawn or require many projects over its life.

#3. A Project Sponsor appointed a Project Manager to a new project and asked him to get started immediately, even before the charter got approved. What should the Project Manager do?

The charter is important because it formally authorizes a project. The Project Manager must do whatever possible to get the charter issued.

#4. Which of the following is the MOST appropriate statement to describe a Project Management Office?

A PMO is supposed to be the center of excellence for project management in an organization.

#5. A manager who manages a collection of projects grouped together to facilitate effective management to meet strategic business objectives is called a:

Portfolio refers to a collection of projects or programs grouped together to facilitate effective management to meet strategic business objectives, and the person managing it is called a Portfolio Manager. Portfolio management describes methods for analyzing and collectively managing a group of current or proposed projects based on numerous key characteristics like business objectives, technical strategy, goals, etc.

#6. A project sponsor is studying the project contract and going through the narrative description of products and services to be supplied under contract. The project sponsor is also meeting key stakeholders and subject matter experts to evaluate whether the project is worth the required investment. Which of the following documents would be created as an output in the process?

The Project sponsor is in the develop project charter process in the project integration management and is using the statement of work to understand the product requirements and descriptions. The output of this process is a project charter, which initiates the project once approved formally. A project charter documents high-level project descriptions and business needs of the project, along with a current understanding of the customer’s needs, risks, name of the sponsor, and so on.

#7. As a Project Manager for a pharmaceutical project, you are in the process of stakeholder analysis. You have identified both internal and external stakeholders. Which of the following will be least useful for determining how to engage them?

Giving extra incentives to stakeholders to win them over amounts to gold plating or (even worse) unethical practices, so it is not recommended.

#8. Which of the following is NOT true about the initiating process group?

The entire project team is usually not available during initiation.

#9. A project team is working on initiating a project. Which of the following options is NOT true about this situation?

As per the new examination content outline, the Project Manager will not develop the project charter and will only participate in developing the project charter.

#10. Harry has been assigned the flyover construction project, and he is in the process of initiating the project. In order to meet the customer's project expectations based on the business and compliance requirements, which of the following should Harry define FIRST?

According to PMI’s classification, the Project Manager should define the key deliverables of the project based on the business and compliance requirements to meet the customer’s project expectations.

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