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PROJECT MANAGEMENT NYSC EXAMINATION

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Question - 50 Project Team has created sub plans for each knowledge areas in project plan. These plans are called:

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CIPM. The contract change control system  is integrated with  _____

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CIPM  You just found out that a major subcontractor for your project consistently provides deliverables late. The subcontractor approaches you and asks you to continue accepting late deliverables in exchange for a decrease in project costs. This offer is an example of:

 

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CFM 45 - Site layout planning involves ______ basic processes

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Question - 8 You are in charge of a project and to ensure things go well - you have had monthly meetings with the stakeholders. The project is running on schedule and budget. You are in your fourth month of execution - but the stakeholder indicates dissatisfaction with the deliverables. To make changes in the deliverables would mean a delay in the schedule. What would have been the most important process that could have prevented this situation?

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Question - 3 You are in charge of managing a software development project which is related to simulations for driving racing cars. In one of your team meetings - it has been reported that a lot of issues have been reported in the air tunnel modelling module. On deeper analysis - it is found that many of the issues could have been prevented had a simple code review checklist been used. You prepare a code review checklist and ensure the code is reviewed as per the checklist. This is a good example of:

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Rather than use Triangular Distribution while doing Three Point Estimation you choose to use Beta Distribution. Based on your analysis and understanding you are confident that the project would be completed with a total cost of 108,000 $. You also estimate that a best case estimate would be 90000 $ while a worst case scenario would result in the costs incurred to shoot up to 138000 USD. What would the Three point Cost estimate be using Beta Distribution?

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CIPM. Which of the following are examples of indirect costs?

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CIPM. The acronym WBS stand for what?

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CFM9. _____________ is the management of persons and their needs and deficiencies in a particular environment.

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CIPM. The acronym SOW stands for what?

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Question ‚Äď 16 As a project manager you understand the importance of identifying all relevant stakeholders , their interest and influence and their needs and expectations. You have been assigned to handle a large construction project. You decide to do a thorough stakeholder analysis and you identify Laura and Sean. Based on your interactions and analysis - you know that both Sean and Laura are low in the pecking order so they do not wield any significant authority or power. However where it differs is in their interest in the project. Laura has a lot of interest while Sean is disinterested. You decide to plot them in a Power / Interest grid to help determine how you would manage these stakeholders. Which of the following is the best approach to handle these two stakeholders?

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Question - 25 What is the BEST use of a Work Authorization System?

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Question 2
Ram is managing a project. The project is about three fourth done when the site engineer reports that due to inherent complexities in a certain task the deliverables would get delayed. This would involve additional analysis and then implementation. He requests that this new work that was not envisioned earlier be added to the scope and also the time required be added to the schedule. You and the site engineer have analysed the impact of this change to cost, and have written up a change request and requested approval from change control board. Just today you have received approval from the change control board - what should be the immediate course of action?

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Question 1

Rather than use Triangular Distribution while doing Three Point Estimation you choose to use Beta Distribution. Based on your analysis and understanding you are confident that the project would be completed with a total cost of 108,000 $. You also estimate that a best case estimate would be 90000 $ while a worst case scenario would result in the costs incurred to shoot up to 138000 USD. What would the Three point Cost estimate be using Beta Distribution

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CIPM. The three major types of communication are:

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CFM 17 -The HVAC systems designed with a capacity is based on ________________

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CFM 22 - Which of the following is the most important function for a project management success?

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Question - 45 Of the following types of contracts - which has the HIGHEST risk for the buyer ?

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CIPM. What is Team Development?

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CIPM   Which of the following situations describes a violation of the PMP. Professional Code of Conduct?

 

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CIPM. Which of the following is a method for quantifying qualitative data in order to minimize the effect of personal prejudice on source selection?

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Question - 49 Your company has won a large project for one of the fund houses to administer their funds. The project work has been going on smoothly and the customer has been singing praises about the work done so far. The client has planned a visit the next month to go over the plans for the next phase of the project as well as to meet with the project team. Your senior management realizes that this client could potentially need additional capabilities in the derivatives segment. Your company happens to have a strong exposure to this segment having executed numerous such projects. Your senior manager also invites key managers from the derivatives segment to showcase the organizations abilities in the derivates vertical - this is an example of ?

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Question - 33 You have been assigned to manage a project that deals with setting up a railway line connecting two cities. The project is complex with a lot of contracting involved. You and experts in your organization are evaluating if the rail line alignment machinery should be purchased outright or if it would be better to lease. The cost of leasing the equipment is 1200 $ per day while the cost of an outright purchase is 96000 $ and a daily cost of 200 $.The duration of laying out the railway lines is scheduled to be an activity duration of 150 days. Should you purchase the machinery or be leased - which option would be more economical?

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Question - 19 The following are the processes in Project Risk Management?
1. Plan Risk Management 2. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis 3. Identify Risks 4. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis 5. Plan Risk Responses 6. Control Risk.
Which of these is the correct sequence?

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Question - 28 Over lunch you meet a colleague who is managing a large turnover project for setting up a chemical plant. Your colleague is worried because the client is being unreasonable and asking for changes that will have a severe impact to the scope schedule and also cost. The client is also not ready to absorb the additional impact to schedule and cost. She seeks your advice - what should she do?

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CIPM. Which among the following is NOT a method of reaching a group  decision?

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CIPM  You are a project manager leading a cross-functional project team in a weak matrix environment. None of your project team members report to you functionally and you do not have the ability to directly reward their performance. The project is difficult, involving tight date constraints and challenging quality standards. Which of the following types of project management power will likely be the most effective in this circumstance?

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Rather than use Triangular Distribution while doing Three Point Estimation you choose to use Beta Distribution. Based on your analysis and understanding you are confident that the project would be completed with a total cost of 108,000 $. You also estimate that a best case estimate would be 90000 $ while a worst case scenario would result in the costs incurred to shoot up to 138000 USD. What would the Three point Cost estimate be using Beta Distribution?

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CIPM. As stated in page 9 of the CIPM study manual, PMP stands for what?            

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Question - 23 You and your team have just created a schedule network diagram. You have come up with the estimates and have defined the durations and subsequently have identified the Critical Path. You now decide to do a 'Backward Pass' through the Schedule Network Diagram - what would you be calculating?

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Question - 38 A friend of yours approaches you seeking advice. She indicates she has offers from two organizations. Her role in one of the organization is that of a project Co-ordinator while in the other organization her role is that of a Project expediter. She is not quite clear of the difference between the two roles and seeks your advice. Which of the following statement is true

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CIPM. In which stage of the negotiation meeting are points of concession identified?

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CIPM. Which of the following acronyms stand for fixed price with economic price adjustment contracts

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CIPM   What is critical path?

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CFM 39 - __________ are not compulsory and can be added or removed as necessary.

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Question - 32 You and a group of managers who conduct a weekly meeting for sharing information and project management best practices. Joe who is a colleague of yours explains the need of correctly identifying all the project stakeholders. He explains that in his current project he has made use of Stakeholders Engagement Assessment Matrix. Many of the other colleagues are not quite aware of the need and usage of this matrix - which of the following is the BEST choice?

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Question - 40 The Scope Baseline consists of the following:

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CFM 15 - What is the advantage of good layout design in the case of service organizations?

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CFM 49 -WHO is the acronym for

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CFM9. _____________ is the management of persons and their needs and deficiencies in a particular environment.

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CIPM. -------------------------Is an enterprise environment factor which can affect the availability of resources and influence how projects are conducted

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Question - 36 As a manager on a project you have identified and created the WBS and WBS Dictionary. You now plan to ensure that each deliverable gets the blessings of your stakeholders and sponsors. Which process are you planning to perform?

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CFM5. The second most valuable resources is the ________________________

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CIPM    Which of the following is not an input to Activity Definition process:

 

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CFM 21 - In order to best serve user needs, facility standard must be ______________

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Question ‚Äď 16 As a project manager you understand the importance of identifying all relevant stakeholders , their interest and influence and their needs and expectations. You have been assigned to handle a large construction project. You decide to do a thorough stakeholder analysis and you identify Laura and Sean. Based on your interactions and analysis - you know that both Sean and Laura are low in the pecking order so they do not wield any significant authority or power. However where it differs is in their interest in the project. Laura has a lot of interest while Sean is disinterested. You decide to plot them in a Power / Interest grid to help determine how you would manage these stakeholders. Which of the following is the best approach to handle these two stakeholders?

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CFM 16 - What does a good maintenance ensure?

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Question - 12 You are managing a project that has teams located in different parts of the world. While the advantage of colocation is beneficial - the team structure or locations cannot be changed. Being an experienced manager that you are - you realize that without a proper communication channel can quickly lead to chaos. What would your choice of communication be?

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CFM 23 - Who are the facility manager’s customers?

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Question - 21 You are a project manager of a company and your project is currently in execution phase. The customer has requested you for additional work. This work will affect the budget, but not the schedule of the project. What should you do next?

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Question - 31 You are in charge of building a bridge across a river. All the initial groundwork and structural designs have been completed and work is in progress. You know that the next two months will be particularly critical involving some critical activities such as Arc welding of stiffener plates. You know your company employs welders who specialize in this kind of work. However you are apprehensive regarding their availability for the next two months. What should you refer to first to find if these welders are available for the next two months?

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CFM 35 - CAA is the acronym for… according to Facility Management

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CIPM. Reducing the impact of a risk event by reducing the possibility of its occurrence is:

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CFM 25 - ______________ can be defined as an interdisciplinary business function has the objective to coordinate demand and supply of facilities and services within public and private organizations

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CIPM. The initiation of the success or activity depens upon the initiation of the predecessor activity

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Question - 42 As a manager on a project your key outlook is to ensure that the project delivers within the scheduled timelines with minimal rework and customer delight. For some time now the project work is proceeding smoothly with a CPI and SPI a perfect 1.One of your team members approaches you and indicates that she might possibly need a long vacation on personal grounds. She indicates this could possibly occur in two months from now. You look up the schedule and as luck would have it - this team member happens to be scheduled to execute activities which are on the critical path - and her absence in two months’ time would cause a delay in schedule. You decide to take some action and reschedule task allocation to ensure that this team member is not planned to work on any of the critical path activities. What did you just do?

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Question - 19 The following are the processes in Project Risk Management?
1. Plan Risk Management 2. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis 3. Identify Risks 4. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis 5. Plan Risk Responses 6. Control Risk.
Which of these is the correct sequence?

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CFM7. Most common cause of conflicts in a project is

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Question - 44 Which of the following activities is not performed as a part of Project Closure?A. Ensure all the deliverables as per contract are met

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Question 13
You are working on a project. To estimate the cost of the project activities, you decided to use a technique with the following: Pessimistic estimate is $1,650, Most likely estimate is $1,177 while the Optimistic estimate is $730. What is the 3 point average?

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CIPM.

Project Risk Management includes all of the following processes except:

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CIPM.  The process of obtaining seller responses, selecting a seller and awarding a contract is refered to as ?

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CIPM  Extensive use of ----- communication is most likely to aid in solving complex problems.

 

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CIPM  A project manager is faced with making a decision about a risk that the team has identified. The risk involves the design of a bicycle. It has been found that the neck of the bicycle, where the steering bearing is located and the two supporting bars of the frame come together, will corrode in a high salt environment. If this takes place the neck may fail and injure the rider. The project team decides that the design of the bicycle should be modified by using corrosion resistant materials in the design of the neck. This will eliminate the risk from consideration. This technique is called:

 

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CIPM  A role of the change control board is to:

 

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CIPM. Which of the following is the most efficient means of product quality inspection

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CIPM. Which of the following is not an external-unpredictable risk?

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CIPM. Financial controls that need to be considered for project plan development do not include:

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CIPM. Two Point Delphi Estimate, The Best and Worst Case effort calculation:

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CFM8. Which of these is correct with respect to a product developed or a service performed.

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CIPM  Which of the following is an advantage of centralized contracting?

 

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Question - 43 You are in the process of executing a project that deals with laying out electrical cables connecting two cities. You have been reporting progress on a monthly basis. In this month due to unplanned vacations many of the staff have not turned up at work. This has caused a delay in the schedule. You decide to check if the schedule variance is within the allowable threshold - what specific document should you refer to ?

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CIPM. Which of the fixed-price contracts gives the buyer and seller some flexibility and that it allows for deviation from performance, with financial  incentives tied to achieving metrics

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CIPM   A task was scheduled to use two persons, full time, and take two weeks to complete. Instead, the project manager was only able to assign one person to this task. At the end of two weeks, the person assigned to the task was 75% complete. What is the cost performance index?

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CFM 50 - IEA is the correct acronym for

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CFM14.

Which crucial factor affects the layout?

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CFM 15 - What is the advantage of good layout design in the case of service organizations?

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CIPM. Which of the following is NOT among the processes of project stakeholders management?

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CIPM.  Includes the processes required to ensure that the project include all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the work successfully

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CFM5. The second most valuable resources is the ________________________

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CIPM. Which of the following is the most efficient means of product quality inspection

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CFM9. _____________ is the management of persons and their needs and deficiencies in a particular environment.

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CFM 19 - First step in managing ergonomic stressors in the workplace is to analyze _____________

 

 

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CFM6. The process of developing an approximation of the monetary resources needed to complete project activities is __________

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CFM7. Most common cause of conflicts in a project is

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CIPM.------------------Is the process of implementing risk response plans, tracking, Identified risks, monitor residual risks, identifying new risks, and evaluating, Risk process effectiveness throughout the project.

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CIPM. In which of the following project management process groups are the most time and money typically spent?

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CIPM. What technique allows large numbers of ideas to be sorted into groups for review and analysis

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Question - 28 Over lunch you meet a colleague who is managing a large turnover project for setting up a chemical plant. Your colleague is worried because the client is being unreasonable and asking for changes that will have a severe impact to the scope schedule and also cost. The client is also not ready to absorb the additional impact to schedule and cost. She seeks your advice - what should she do?

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CIPM. The types of power that have substantial influence on both subordinates and upper management are:

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.All  the followings are the out puts of administer procurement except on

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Question - 24 Of the following types of contracts - which has the HIGHEST risk for the seller?

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Question - 15 You head the engineering department in your company. Lately you have observed that certain deliveries are missing the schedule. On closer scrutiny you observe this to be occurring with a specific team member. You decide to discuss it out with the team member. Initially the team member is reluctant to discuss but finally opens up and indicates that the cause of the delays is often different instructions coming in from you as well as the project manager. She indicates that at such times she is confused related to whose instructions to follow - thereby causing delays - what kind of an Organizational structure is this most likely to be ?

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CIPM.   Cost plus fixed fee contract stand for?

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Question - 27 As a project manager you understand the importance of identifying all relevant stakeholders, their interest and influence and their needs and expectations. You have been assigned to handle a large construction project. You decide to do a thorough stakeholder analysis and you identify Bob and Kelly. Based on your interactions and analysis - you know that Bob wields a lot of authority and also has a huge interest in the project. Kelly too wields a lot of power but is largely uninterested. You decide to plot them in a Power / Interest grid to help determine how you would manage these stakeholders. Which of the following is the best approach to handle these two stakeholders?

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CIPM   You are a project manager who was just assigned to take over a project from another project manager who is leaving the company. The previous project manager tells you that the project is on schedule, but only because he has constantly pushed the team to perform. What is the FIRST thing you should do as the new project manager?

 

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CIPM.   All the following are project process groups except

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Question - 26 You are in charge of a software project and you are almost 40% complete. The project stakeholders want a [performance report to date. You had planned to use Earned Value Management methodology. You come up with the following numbers: EV = 100 AC = 300 PV = 150 BAC = 600. You and your team have faced numerous issues till now. However, you choose to ignore the current work performance and decide to go with what was originally planned. Based on this information what would be the EAC for the project?

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CIPM. Projects are undertaken at all levels of the organization?

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