Quick Quiz: Fundamentals

Quick Quizzes are a great way to assess how much you learned during the PMP Boot Camp. They aren't called "Quick" because they are short or take a small amount of time, but rather because you should be able to answer each question quickly. You probably won't see many questions like this on the PMP exam, but it is a good way to solidify the base knowledge upon which you must draw to answer PMP situational, behavioral questions. This Quick Quiz will help you obtain the 1st of the 3 keys to passing the PMP Exam: An in-depth understanding of the PMBOK. 

Quick Quizzes are timed based on an average of 72 seconds per question.

If you cannot answer all of these questions correctly, go back and study the student guides, read the PMBOK, and prepare questions to ask your instructor during the next class session.

To obtain an in-depth understanding of the PMBOK

Put the 5 Process Groups in order:

Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, Closing

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
    Monitoring & Controlling
  • 5

How many Knowledge Areas are there?


  • 10
  • 47
  • 5
  • 9

How many Processes are there?


  • 10
  • 47
  • 5
  • 9

What is the weakest type of PM?


  • Expediter
  • Coordinator
  • Functional
  • Manager

In what organizational type is the PM the strongest?


  • Functional
  • Projectized
  • Strong Matrix
  • Balanced Matrix

In what organizational type are the PM and FM equal?

Balanced Matrix

  • Balanced Matrix
  • Functional
  • Matrix
  • Projectized

What is the Triple Constraint?

All of the above

  • The 3 baselines that must be managed
  • Scope, Time, Cost
  • What the PM uses to measure project performance against
  • All of the above

What is the term for how the project plan is updated and refined incrementally in more detail as more information becomes available.

Progressive Elaboration

  • Integration
  • Progressive Elaboration
  • Monitoring & Controlling
  • Iterative Planning Loop

Which of the following is not an Enterprise Environmental Factor?


  • Weather
  • Political climate
  • Regulations
  • Procedures

Which of the following is not an Organizational Process Asset?

PMIS -  Project Management Information System

  • Policies
  • PMIS
  • Templates
  • Knowledge Base

The series of phases that a project passes through from its initiation to its closure is called:

Project Life Cycle

  • Project Lifecycle
  • Process Groups
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act
  • Project Sequencing

In what type of project can scope, time and cost be determined early in the project?


  • Sequential
  • Predictive
  • Agile
  • Iterative

Project life cycles can have many product life cycles.


  • True
  • False

Which of the following is not a project?

A project is any temporary endeavor to achieve a unique outcome.

  • Developing a new product
  • Constructing an office building
  • Writing a book
  • Gathering customer requirements

Which of the following does not help identify a stakeholder?

Although the sponsor might have input on who the stakeholders are, this is not one of the 3 tests to determine stakeholders.

  • Anyone who perceives themselves to be affected by the project
  • Anyone affected by the project
  • Anyone who can impact the project
  • Anyone whom the sponsor deems a stakeholder

A unique output of a project required to complete a process, phase or project:

A deliverable is any unique and verifiable outcome required to complete a process, phase or project.

  • Product
  • Work Package
  • Deliverable
  • Activity

A group of projects managed together to obtain certain efficiencies:

A program is a group of related projects, subprograms, and activities managed in a coordinated way to obtain efficiencies.

  • Program
  • Portfolio
  • Process Group
  • PMO

Which type of PMO provides all the Project Managers in an organization?

A directive PMO supplies all the Project Managers and all projects are managed from that office.

  • Supportive
  • Collaborative
  • Directive
  • Controlling

A Project Manager should satisfy what 3 needs?

A PM should satisfy 3 needs: Task, Team, Individual

  • Project, Task, and Personal
  • Task, Individual, Team
  • Personal, Knowledge, Performance
  • Communication, Staff, Leadership

What type of PM makes some decisions, but must get senior management approval for complicated issues?

A Project Coordinator makes some project decisions, but must seek approval for some decisions.

  • Project Coodinator
  • Project Expeditor
  • Project Deliverer
  • Project Reporter

Which type of organization provides clear employee career paths, but in which projects are low priority?

A functional type organization provides clear career paths for team members, but project are low priority.

  • Projectized
  • Matrix
  • Functional
  • Organizational