Interactive: PM Framework

This interactive eLearning module will quiz you on the knowledge contained in the PMP Exam Content Outline, the Project Management Process Framework, and help identify your weak areas.

You should know and understand the Fundamental concepts of Project Management as presented in the PMBOK and the PMP Exam Content Outline available from www.pmi.org

Place the Knowledge Areas in the correct order as they are listed on the Project Management Process Framework.

Integration

Scope

Time

Cost

Quality

Human Resource

Communications

Risk

Procurement

Stakeholder

  • Integration
  • Scope
  • Time
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Human Resource
  • Communications
  • Risk
  • Procurement
  • Stakeholder

Which of the following tasks would a PM perform during the Initiating Process Group

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  • Identify key deliverables based on the business requirements in order to manage customer expectations and direct the achievement of project goals.
  • Develop the stakeholder management plan by analyzing needs, interests, and potential impact in order to effectively manage stakeholders' expectations and engage them in project decisions.
  • Identify high level risks, assumptions, and constraints based on the current environment, organizational factors, historical data, and expert judgment, in order to propose an implementation strategy.
  • Conduct benefit analysis with relevant stakeholders to validate project alignment with organizational strategy and expected business value.
  • Manage the flow of information by following the communications plan in order to keep stakeholders engaged and informed.

Which of the following tasks would a PM perform during the Planning Process Group?

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  • Manage changes to the project by following the change management plan in order to ensure that project goals remain aligned with business needs.
  • Review and assess detailed project requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders based on the project charter, lessons learned, and by using requirement gathering techniques in order to establish detailed project deliverables.
  • Acquire and manage project resources by following the human resource and procurement management plans in order to meet project requirements
  • Develop the project schedule based on the approved project deliverables and milestones, scope, and resource management plans in order to manage timely completion of the project.
  • Conduct kick-off meeting, communicating the start of the project, key milestones, and other relevant information in order to inform and engage stakeholders and gain commitment.

Which of the following tasks would a PM perform during the Executing Process Group?

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  • Implement approved changes and corrective actions by following the change management plan in order to meet project requirements.
  • Conduct kick-off meeting, communicating the start of the project, key milestones, and other relevant information in order to inform and engage stakeholders and gain commitment.
  • Implement approved actions by following the risk management plan in order to minimize the impact of the risks and take advantage of opportunities on the project.
  • Review the issue log, update if necessary, and determine corrective actions by using appropriate tools and techniques in order to minimize the impact on the project.
  • Manage the flow of information by following the communications plan in order to keep stakeholders engaged and informed.

Which of the following tasks would a PM perform during the Monitoring & Controlling Process Group?

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  • Maintain stakeholder relationships by following the stakeholder management plan in order to receive continued support and manage expectations.
  • Review the issue log, update if necessary, and determine corrective actions by using appropriate tools and techniques in order to minimize the impact on the project.
  • Manage changes to the project by following the change management plan in order to ensure that project goals remain aligned with business needs.
  • Plan for risk management by developing a risk management plan; identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing project risk; creating the risk register; and defining risk response strategies in order to manage uncertainty and opportunity throughout the project life cycle
  • Capture, analyze, and manage lessons learned, using lessons learned management techniques in order to enable continuous improvement.

Which of the following tasks would a PM perform during the Closing Process Group?

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  • Obtain financial, legal, and administrative closure using generally accepted practices and policies in order to communicate formal project closure and ensure transfer of liability.
  • Transfer the ownership of deliverables to the assigned stakeholders in accordance with the project plan in order to facilitate project closure.
  • Archive project documents and materials using generally accepted practices in order to comply with statutory requirements and for potential use in future projects and audits.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to identify and quantify any variances and corrective actions.
  • Conduct benefit analysis with relevant stakeholders to validate project alignment with organizational strategy and expected business value.

Which of the following tasks do not belong in the Initiating Process Group?

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Which of the following tasks do not belong in the Planning Process Group?

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Which of the following tasks do not belong in the Executing Process Group?

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Which of the following tasks do not belong in the Monitoring & Controlling Process Group?

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Which of the following tasks do not belong in the Closing Process Group?

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Match the Process Group with the correct task.

  • Initiating
    Participate in the development of the project charter by compiling and analyzing gathered information in order to ensure project stakeholders are in agreement on its elements.
  • Planning
    Review and assess detailed project requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders based on the project charter, lessons learned, and by using requirement gathering techniques in order to establish detailed project deliverables.
  • Executing
    Implement the quality management plan using the appropriate tools and techniques in order to ensure that work is performed in accordance with required quality standards.
  • Monitoring & Controlling
    Monitor procurement activities according to the procurement plan in order to verify compliance with project objectives.
  • Closing
    Transfer the ownership of deliverables to the assigned stakeholders in accordance with the project plan in order to facilitate project closure.

Match the Process Group with the correct task.

  • Initiating
    Identify key deliverables based on the business requirements in order to manage customer expectations and direct the achievement of project goals.
  • Planning
    Develop the cost management plan based on the project scope, schedule, resources, approved project charter and other information, using estimating techniques, in order to manage project costs.
  • Executing
    Maintain stakeholder relationships by following the stakeholder management plan in order to receive continued support and manage expectations.
  • Monitoring & Controlling
    Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to identify and quantify any variances and corrective actions.
  • Closing
    Obtain financial, legal, and administrative closure using generally accepted practices and policies in order to communicate formal project closure and ensure transfer of liability.

Place the project tasks in the correct order from 1st to last of when they would be performed on a project.

  1. Initiating - Identify key deliverables based on the business requirements in order to manage customer expectations and direct the achievement of project goals.
  2. Planning - Review and assess detailed project requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders based on the project charter, lessons learned, and by using requirement gathering techniques in order to establish detailed project deliverables.
  3. Executing - Manage task execution based on the project management plan by leading and developing the project team in order to achieve project deliverables.
  4. Monitoring & Controlling - Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to identify and quantify any variances and corrective actions.
  5. Closing - Obtain final acceptance of the project deliverables from relevant stakeholders in order to confirm that project scope and deliverables were achieved.

  • Identify key deliverables based on the business requirements in order to manage customer expectations and direct the achievement of project goals.
  • Review and assess detailed project requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders based on the project charter, lessons learned, and by using requirement gathering techniques in order to establish detailed project deliverables.
  • Manage task execution based on the project management plan by leading and developing the project team in order to achieve project deliverables.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to identify and quantify any variances and corrective actions.
  • Obtain final acceptance of the project deliverables from relevant stakeholders in order to confirm that project scope and deliverables were achieved.

Place the project tasks in the correct order from 1st to last of when they would be performed on a project.

  1. Initiating - Perform stakeholder analysis using appropriate tools and techniques in order to align expectations and gain support for the project.
  2. Planning - Develop the stakeholder management plan by analyzing needs, interests, and potential impact in order to effectively manage stakeholders' expectations and engage them in project decisions.
  3. Executing - Maintain stakeholder relationships by following the stakeholder management plan in order to receive continued support and manage expectations.
  4. Monitoring & Controlling - Review the issue log, update if necessary, and determine corrective actions by using appropriate tools and techniques in order to minimize the impact on the project.
  5. Closing - Obtain feedback from relevant stakeholders using appropriate tools and techniques and based on the stakeholder management plan in order to evaluate their satisfaction. 

  • Perform stakeholder analysis using appropriate tools and techniques in order to align expectations and gain support for the project.
  • Develop the stakeholder management plan by analyzing needs, interests, and potential impact in order to effectively manage stakeholders' expectations and engage them in project decisions.
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships by following the stakeholder management plan in order to receive continued support and manage expectations.
  • Review the issue log, update if necessary, and determine corrective actions by using appropriate tools and techniques in order to minimize the impact on the project.
  • Obtain feedback from relevant stakeholders using appropriate tools and techniques and based on the stakeholder management plan in order to evaluate their satisfaction.

Place the project tasks in the correct order from 1st to last of when they would be performed on a project.

  1. Initiating - Identify high level risks, assumptions, and constraints based on the current environment, organizational factors, historical data, and expert judgment, in order to propose an implementation strategy.
  2. Planning - Plan for risk management by developing a risk management plan; identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing project risk; creating the risk register; and defining risk response strategies in order to manage uncertainty and opportunity throughout the project life cycle.
  3. Executing - Implement approved actions by following the risk management plan in order to minimize the impact of the risks and take advantage of opportunities on the project.
  4. Monitoring & Controlling - Monitor and assess risk by determining whether exposure has changed and evaluating the effectiveness of response strategies in order to manage the impact of risks and opportunities on the project.
  5. Closing - Collate lessons learned that were documented throughout the project and conduct a comprehensive project review in order to update the organization's knowledge base.

  • Identify high level risks, assumptions, and constraints based on the current environment, organizational factors, historical data, and expert judgment, in order to propose an implementation strategy.
  • Plan for risk management by developing a risk management plan; identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing project risk; creating the risk register; and defining risk response strategies in order to manage uncertainty and opportunity throughout the project life cycle.
  • Implement approved actions by following the risk management plan in order to minimize the impact of the risks and take advantage of opportunities on the project.
  • Monitor and assess risk by determining whether exposure has changed and evaluating the effectiveness of response strategies in order to manage the impact of risks and opportunities on the project.
  • Collate lessons learned that were documented throughout the project and conduct a comprehensive project review in order to update the organization's knowledge base.

Place the project tasks in the correct order from 1st to last of when they would be performed on a project.

  1. Initiating - Conduct benefit analysis with relevant stakeholders to validate project alignment with organizational strategy and expected business value.
  2. Planning - Present the project management plan to the relevant stakeholders according to applicable policies and procedures in order to obtain approval to proceed with project execution.
  3. Executing - Implement the quality management plan using the appropriate tools and techniques in order to ensure that work is performed in accordance with required quality standards.
  4. Monitoring & Controlling - Verify that project deliverables conform to the quality standards established in the quality management plan by using appropriate tools and techniques to meet project requirements and business needs.
  5. Closing - Obtain financial, legal, and administrative closure using generally accepted practices and policies in order to communicate formal project closure and ensure transfer of liability.

  • Conduct benefit analysis with relevant stakeholders to validate project alignment with organizational strategy and expected business value.
  • Present the project management plan to the relevant stakeholders according to applicable policies and procedures in order to obtain approval to proceed with project execution.
  • Implement the quality management plan using the appropriate tools and techniques in order to ensure that work is performed in accordance with required quality standards.
  • Verify that project deliverables conform to the quality standards established in the quality management plan by using appropriate tools and techniques to meet project requirements and business needs.
  • Obtain financial, legal, and administrative closure using generally accepted practices and policies in order to communicate formal project closure and ensure transfer of liability.

Identify the Process Group Interaction by placing the label in the correct location on the picture

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Monitoring & Controlling
  • Closing

Match the Process Group to the correct definition

Answers:

Initiating - Performed to define a new project or a new phase of an existing project by obtaining authorization to start the project or phase.

Planning - Required to establish the scope of the project, refine the objectives, and define the course of action required to attain the objectives that the project was undertaken to achieve.

Executing - Performed to complete the work defined in the project management plan to satisfy the project specifications.

Monitoring & Controlling - Required to track, review, and regulate the progress and performance of the project; identify areas in which changes to the plan are required; and initiate the corresponding changes.

Closing - Performed to finalize all activities across all process groups to formally close the project or phase.

  • Initiating
    Performed to define a new project or a new phase of an existing project by obtaining authorization to start the project or phase.
  • Planning
    Required to establish the scope of the project, refine the objectives, and define the course of action required to attain the objectives that the project was undertaken to achieve.
  • Executing
    Performed to complete the work defined in the project management plan to satisfy the project specifications.
  • Monitoring & Controlling
    Required to track, review, and regulate the progress and performance of the project; identify areas in which changes to the plan are required; and initiate the corresponding changes.
  • Closing
    Performed to finalize all activities across all process groups to formally close the project or phase.

Which of the following are true about Process Groups?

The Following are True:

All 5 Process Groups can occur in each phase of a project

The Planning Process Group has over 50% of all the processes

The Closing Process Group may be done more than once during a project

  • All 5 Process Groups can occur in each phase of a project
  • Project phases can occur in each of the Process Groups
  • There are 47 processes broken down into 5 Knowledge Areas and 10 Process Groups
  • The Planning Process Group has over 50% of all the processes
  • The Closing Process Group may be done more than once during a project

Match the term to its definition

Answers:

Process - A set of interrelated actions and activities performed to create a product, service, or result.

Input - Something needed to perform a process. You can think of it as the raw materials for the process.

Tool/Technique - What we use to perform the work of the process.

Output - What is created by the process.

  • Process
    A set of interrelated actions and activities performed to create a product, service, or result.
  • Input
    Something needed to perform a process. You can think of it as the raw materials for the process.
  • Tool/Technique
    What we use to perform the work of the process.
  • Output
    What is created by the process.