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PMP® | Tim Jerome | May 17,18,19,20,21,24,25,26,27,28,31 Jun 1,2,3,4,7,8,9

Schubert

Customer
Customer
Hi Tim, could you please help me with these two questions from the practice assessment?

(1) The questios and responses are VERY similar, however, the correct answer is different. Why?
(2) And what key words show me that we have an agile setup? There is no "Product owner, iteration, Scrum, Daily...." in the description of the situation.

Thanks in advance, Chris

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tim jerome

Well-Known Member
Trainer
Thanks Tim. Could you guide us with ECO domain mapping
There is a relationship between the Exam Content Outline and the training content. It is represented in the slides and the handbook. In order to connect the mapping, please review the domain and task references as you go through the material.

It's easy - when each section of the content is reviewed, there is an intial slide with the references. Just pull up and note the exam content outline - the slide reference will be "ECO a.b.c, where domain = 'a', task = 'b', and enabler will equal 'c'.
 

tim jerome

Well-Known Member
Trainer
Hi Tim, could you please help me with these two questions from the practice assessment?

(1) The questios and responses are VERY similar, however, the correct answer is different. Why?
(2) And what key words show me that we have an agile setup? There is no "Product owner, iteration, Scrum, Daily...." in the description of the situation.

Thanks in advance, Chris

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General advice - break each question into 3 sections:
Context - the extra information provided in the question
REAL question - what is this question really asking?
the options and their variances

1)
Context: aggressive schedule, technical resource issue in meeting new timeline.
Real question: What do you do next? (prioritization question)

a. do nothing (complacency)
b. communicate to executives / decision-makers
c. ask for more information (ANALYZE FIRST)
d. solve the problem

When faced with issues, it's always advisable to gather information and analyze before taking action.

2)
Context: schedule constraint (again), technical resource issue (again).
Real question: What's the *first* thing to do?

a. When project is at risk of failure, escalate to sponsor.
b. escalate to decision-maker - VERY minor difference from a.
c. analyze first?
d. solve the problem.

The difference between the two questions is the REAL questions - 'next' vs. 'first'. I would ask you why to go to the sponsor before analyzing? That will give you the answer.
 

tim jerome

Well-Known Member
Trainer
Context:
opinions, lack of respect.
counterproductive environment.
NOW working smoothly and productively without conflict

We have two scenarios in the current state. What is the real problem here?
Again - both are happening *now*. (root cause analysis)

Real question: In what phase of development *is* the team?

Is the question evaluating whether you can identify what is working,
or is the question evaluating whether you can identify the issue to be resolved?

This is one of those 'tricky' questions that is very behavioral.
 

tim jerome

Well-Known Member
Trainer
Context: heavy equipment needs to be in a remote environment.
PM owns delivery of equipment.

What Risk response is being demonstrated?

a. There is no transfer of this risk.
b. There is no mitigation. Evidence of mitigation is minimizing probability
or impact, and PM is taking ALL risk on themselves.
c. Accepting is to do nothing, and just carry the risk as it becomes an issue
d. There is no avoidance here.

Elimination of a, b, and d point to c, and since there is no other option, we will select.
However, this *is* acceptance as well.
 

Schubert

Customer
Customer
General advice - break each question into 3 sections:
Context - the extra information provided in the question
REAL question - what is this question really asking?
the options and their variances

1)
Context: aggressive schedule, technical resource issue in meeting new timeline.
Real question: What do you do next? (prioritization question)

a. do nothing (complacency)
b. communicate to executives / decision-makers
c. ask for more information (ANALYZE FIRST)
d. solve the problem

When faced with issues, it's always advisable to gather information and analyze before taking action.

2)
Context: schedule constraint (again), technical resource issue (again).
Real question: What's the *first* thing to do?

a. When project is at risk of failure, escalate to sponsor.
b. escalate to decision-maker - VERY minor difference from a.
c. analyze first?
d. solve the problem.

The difference between the two questions is the REAL questions - 'next' vs. 'first'. I would ask you why to go to the sponsor before analyzing? That will give you the answer.
Thank you Tim for answering my questions - much appreciated! BR, Chris
 
Hi Tim, could you please help me with these two questions from the practice assessment?

(1) The questios and responses are VERY similar, however, the correct answer is different. Why?
(2) And what key words show me that we have an agile setup? There is no "Product owner, iteration, Scrum, Daily...." in the description of the situation.

Thanks in advance, Chris

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Even I found these questions very similar. Please Tim if you can help. Thanks
 
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