CAPM Exam Information• Entirely based on PMBOK• Random pretest questions• Using formal terminologies
Exam Preparation• Primary book: PMBOK• Secondary book: – PMP in Depth by Dr. Paul Sanghera, PMP – Head First PMP – Joseph Phillips PMP/CAPM Exam Guide – PMP/CAPM Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy, PMP – etc
Study Plan• 2 Hours per day; 4 Hours weekend• Assign mnemonic to formal terminologies• Study PMP, Exam for CAPM…• 1 Online Test as Mid Term with Passing Grade 75%• 2 Online Test as Final Term with Passing Grade 85%
General Concepts• 5 Process Groups• 9 Knowledge Areas• Projects vs Operations• Projects vs Programs vs Portfolio• Project documents vs Project management plan
General Concepts• Enterprise Environment Factors – Culture and structure (environment and management way of doing things) – Processes and standards (quality standard, legal requirement, or other industry standard) – Infrastructures (facility, communication channel, estimation tools, work authorization system) – Internal and external conditions (risk tolerance, market condition, political climate)
General Concepts• Organizational Process Assets – Standardized processes and procedures • HSE policy • Project management / ethics policy • Quality checklist – Standard guidelines • Closure guidelines • Evaluation criteria • Acceptance criteria
General Concepts• Organizational Process Assets – Templates • Project documents template • Project management plan template – Knowledge base • Project files (issues log, change request document, etc) • Historical information / lessons learned • Financial database • Configuration management
Sample QuestionsWhich of the following are the essentialcharacteristics that make a group of activitiesa project?A. It takes multiple individuals to perform these activities and it creates a new product.B. The work is managed by a project manager.C. The group has a plan and a budget.D. The group has a start date and a finish date, and its outcome will be a new product.
Sample QuestionsWhich of the following is a project?A. Running a donut shopB. Building another library in your areaC. Keeping a network up and running in a university departmentD. Running a warehouse
Sample QuestionsWhich of the following are the processgroups?A. Starting, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closingB. Initiating, organizing and preparing, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closingC. Initiating, planning, implementing, monitoring and controlling, and closingD. Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing
Sample QuestionsWhich of the following is not a projectmanagement knowledge area?A. Project procurement managementB. Project risk managementC. Project quality managementD. Project team management
Sample QuestionsWhich of the following is the best definition ofprogressive elaboration?A. Taking the project from concept to project management planB. Taking the project to its completionC. Continuous effort to improve a plan by working out more details as the project progressesD. Decomposing the project objectives into smaller, more manageable work pieces
Sample QuestionsIn which of the following organizationalstructures does the project manager have thegreatest authority?A. FunctionalB. ProjectizedC. MatrixD. Leveled
Sample QuestionsIn which of the following organizationalstructures does the project manager have theleast authority?A. FunctionalB. ProjectizedC. MatrixD. Leveled
Sample QuestionsYour project depends on two business partners: On The Fly,Inc. (OTF) and The Sure Thing, Inc. (ST) delivering theirproducts to you on time. The chances are three out of fourthat OTF will make the delivery on time and two out of threethat ST will not make the delivery on time. The probabilitythat OTF and ST will both deliver on time is equal to:A. 0.25B. 0.5C. 5/7D. 4/7
Sample QuestionsAll of the following are true about a project except:A. Cost is low and stakeholder influence is highest in the beginning.B. Staffing levels and the ability to influence the product characteristics are both low at the end of the project.C. When the project is executing, both cost and stakeholders’ influence are at their highest.D. Uncertainty is at its highest in the beginning of the project.
Sample QuestionsBoth projects and operations share all the followingcharacteristics except:A. Performed by individualsB. Planned, executed, monitored and controlled, and closedC. Limited by constraintsD. Performed to achieve the strategic objectives of the organization
Sample QuestionsYou are being interviewed by a functional manager who says,“We have this huge undertaking of launching an onlineeducation website that contains different components, suchas designing the website; developing the content; developingthe administrative system, including registration andpayment; marketing the courses on the website; integratingdifferent components of the website; and finally going live.Each component is functionally complex and large enoughthat it will be better served under a different management.”The manager is most likely describing a: A. Project B. Program C. Operation D. Portfolio
Sample QuestionsEffective project management requires that a project managermust have the following characteristics:A. Project management knowledge, ability to apply the knowledge effectively to the project at hand, and computer expertiseB. Project management knowledge, leadership skills, and expertise in the application area of the projectC. Project management knowledge; ability to apply the knowledge to the project at hand; and personal style and behavior, including personal effectiveness and leadershipD. Project management knowledge, ability to apply the knowledge effectively to the project at hand, and project management experience
Sample QuestionsThe role of a project manager is more of a coordinator or anexpediter in organizations with the following structures:A. Strong matrix and weak matrixB. ProjectizedC. Functional and weak matrixD. Hierarchical
Sample QuestionsThe project manager is responsible for achieving projectobjectives in an organization with the following structure:A. Projectized onlyB. Strong matrix and projectized onlyC. Matrix and projectized onlyD. All structures
Sample QuestionsYou have just joined an organization as a project manager andare studying the enterprise environmental factors of theorganization to find out how you can leverage them for thesuccess of your upcoming projects. Enterprise environmentalfactors may have what kind of influence on the projects? A. Positive only B. Negative only C. Positive or negative D. None
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