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PRINCE2 Prince2-Foundation PRINCE2 Foundation Exam Exam Practice Test

PRINCE2 Foundation Exam Questions and Answers

Question 1

During the ‘initiating a project’ process, who specifies the required level of management control?

Options:

A.

Corporate, programme management or customer

B.

Project board

C.

Project manager

D.

Project assurance

Question 2

To meet the minimum requirements for applying the progress theme, what must be considered?

Options:

A.

How lessons will be learned

B.

How time-driven reports will be produced

C.

Which management products will be baselined

D.

Who is responsible for reporting on progress

Question 3

What should the 'managing product delivery' process ensure?

1. That the planned products meet their quality criteria

2. That the stage plan is kept up to date

3. That the project board is provided with progress information

4. That the planned products are delivered within tolerance

Options:

A.

1 and 2

B.

2 and 3

C.

3 and 4

D.

1 and 4

Question 4

Which statement defines a risk?

Options:

A.

A certain event occurring in the future that will have a negative impact on the project's objectives

B.

An event that has already occurred that the Project Manager must deal with immediately

C.

An uncertain event, or set of events that, should it or they occur, will have an effect on the achievement of objectives

D.

An uncertain event, or set of events that, should it or they occur, will be automatically escalated to the Project Board for a response

Question 5

Identify the missing word(s) in the following sentence. During a quality review meeting [ ? ] any identified defects.

Options:

A.

a solution should be designed for

B.

an issue should be created for

C.

the agreed actions should be recorded for

D.

the chair will approve the solution to

Question 6

Which is a minimum requirement for applying the risk theme?

Options:

A.

Threats must be assessed for their impact on the viability of the project

B.

A single role that is responsible for all risks must be defined

C.

The PRINCE2 risk management procedure must be followed

D.

Team managers must maintain their own risk registers

Question 7

How does PRINCE2 ensure that the specific management needs of an organization are met?

Options:

A.

By incorporating tailoring

B.

By mandating training

C.

By focusing on viability

D.

By representing best practice

Question 8

Which process provides information for the project board to review an updated project plan?

Options:

A.

Initiating a project

B.

Controlling a stage

C.

Directing a project

D.

Managing a stage boundary

Question 9

Identify the missing words in the following sentence. A Project Manager agrees the [ ? ] with a Team Manager.

Options:

A.

project cost tolerance

B.

stage cost tolerance

C.

Work Package cost tolerance

D.

product cost tolerance

Question 10

How does the project plan help to support the 'manage by stages' principle?

Options:

A.

By identifying the customer's quality expectations

B.

By defining products to ensure they are fit for purpose

C.

By identifying the major control points and milestones

D.

By estimating the timescales and costs of the project

Question 11

How should the "managing a stage boundary' process be used towards the end of a project's final delivery stage?

Options:

A.

To plan the activities of the closing a project' process

B.

To implement any exception plan requests from the project board

C.

To create a benefits management approach for corporate, programme management or the customer

D.

To review an issue received from a team manager

Question 12

Why is a project brief produced?

Options:

A.

To act as a trigger for the 'starting up a project' process

B.

To record the how the project will communicate with its stakeholders

C.

To provide a full and firm foundation for the initiation of a project

D.

To be used by the project board as a basis for reviewing the progress of a project

Question 13

What should the benefits management approach define?

Options:

A.

What actions will be taken to ensure the project's outcomes are achieved

B.

What will be used to record the effectiveness of the project's approaches

C.

How the project has progressed against its plans

D.

The suitability of the project management team structure

Question 14

Identify the missing words in the following sentence.

The 'starting up a project" process is triggered when a [ ? J is available.

Options:

A.

project business case

B.

project mandate

C.

stage plan

D.

work package

Question 15

Which is one of the six aspects of project performance to be managed?

Options:

A.

Efficiency

B.

Timescales

C.

Estimate

D.

Work

Question 16

Why is the 'learn from experience' principle applied to a project?

Options:

A.

To enable the project team to repeat successes from previous projects

B.

To enable the project team to develop a business case for the project

C.

To allow the project to be divided into management stages

D.

To enable the project team to use tolerances to delegate authority

Question 17

Why is it necessary to apply the 'defined roles and responsibilities' principle?

Options:

A.

Because the people involved in a project should know what is expected of them

B.

Because the project management team should be cross-functional

C.

Because the user and supplier interests should be involved on a need-to-know basis

D.

Because the project manager should represent all the stakeholders of the project

Question 18

Which is a benefit of applying the ‘tailor to suit the project’ principle?

Options:

A.

Project management becomes less bureaucratic

B.

The capability of leadership is strengthened

C.

The project environment complexity is reduced

D.

The number of outputs is reduced

Question 19

Which report must be used to inform the project board of a predicted deviation from agreed stage limits?

Options:

A.

End stage report

B.

Checkpoint report

C.

Highlight report

D.

Exception report

Question 20

Which is a true statement about time-driven controls?

Options:

A.

Time-driven controls are used for monitoring the progress of Work Packages and management stages

B.

Time-driven controls take place when specific events happen

C.

Time-driven controls are produced at the end of a stage

D.

An Exception Report is a time-driven control

Question 21

Which is a minimum requirement when applying the 'risk' theme?

Options:

A.

To identity and ring-fence an explicit risk budget within the project's budget

B.

To describe the probability impact grid in the risk management approach

C.

To appoint project assurance to maintain the risk register during initiation

D.

To assess if risks might have a material impact on business justification

Question 22

Which PRINCE2 principle is supported by the setting of tolerances for the three levels of plan?

Options:

A.

Manage by stages

B.

Manage by exception

C.

Continued business justification

D.

Learn from experience

Question 23

Which is a minimum requirement for applying the quality theme?

Options:

A.

To define the project's approach to quality control

B.

To undertake independent audits of the project throughout the project

C.

To apply the recommended quality review technique

D.

To define the project's approach to quality assurance

Question 24

Which of the following statements about customer's quality expectations and acceptance criteria are true?

1. Customer's quality expectations form a specific and precise list of measurable criteria that a project product should meet in order to be acceptable to key stakeholders.

2. Acceptance criteria are often expressed in broad terms as a means to gain common understanding of general quality requirements.

Options:

A.

Only 1 is true

B.

Only 2 is true

C.

Both 1 and 2 are true

D.

Neither 1 or 2 are true

Question 25

What must be done for a project to be a PRINCE2 project?

Options:

A.

The project must form part of a programme or portfolio

B.

The project must meet the minimum requirements for applying the themes

C.

The project must use the recommended approach to planning

D.

The project roles must be combined wherever possible

Question 26

Which process has the objective of confirming that acceptance criteria have been met?

Options:

A.

Controlling a stage

B.

Directing a project

C.

Managing product delivery

D.

Closing a project

Question 27

Which is an objective of the Directing a Project process?

Options:

A.

Create and authorize the project mandate

B.

Provide management control and direction

C.

Control the day-to-day running of the project

D.

Provide accurate progress information to the Project Manager

Question 28

Which is a benefit of using PRINCE2?

Options:

A.

Enables the management of projects as well as of 'business as usual' activities

B.

Can be tailored by leaving out elements of the method for some projects

C.

Can be applied to any type of project

D.

Avoids the need to involve corporate or programme management

Question 29

Which is a purpose of the Initiating a Project process?

Options:

A.

Decide if it is worthwhile to initiate a project

B.

Decide on the project approach

C.

Establish solid foundations for a project

D.

Identify the number of Work Packages required

Question 30

From whom does a Team Manager obtain approval for a completed product?

Options:

A.

Project Manager

B.

Project Support

C.

The authority defined in the Product Description

D.

Senior Supplier

Question 31

Which is a purpose of the Controlling a Stage process?

Options:

A.

Assign work to be done and take corrective action to ensure that the stage remains within tolerance

B.

Provide a fixed reference point at which acceptance for the project product is confirmed

C.

Enable the Project Board to be provided with sufficient information to authorize the next stage

D.

Enable the organization to understand the work that needs to be done to deliver the project's products

Question 32

Which is a purpose of the Directing a Project process?

Options:

A.

Create and authorize the project mandate

B.

Ensure that work on products allocated to the team is authorized and agreed

C.

Control the day-to-day running of the project

D.

Delegate day-to-day management of the project to the Project Manager

Question 33

Which of the following statements about the Closing a Project process are true?

1. The Closing a Project process provides a fixed point for the receipt of completed Work Packages for the work performed in the final stage.

2. The Closing a Project process provides a fixed point to review if the objectives set out in the original Project Initiation Documentation have been achieved.

Options:

A.

Only 1 is true

B.

Only 2 is true

C.

Both 1 and 2 are true

D.

Neither 1 or 2 are true

Question 34

Which project management team member represents the interest of those who will operate the project's products to realize the benefits after the project is complete?

Options:

A.

Executive

B.

Senior User

C.

Senior Supplier

D.

Project Manager

Question 35

When should the Project Board refer to corporate or programme management for a decision?

Options:

A.

The stage requires resources

B.

It is forecast that project level tolerance will be exceeded

C.

The Senior Supplier or Senior User needs to be changed

D.

Any request for change needs to be approved

Question 36

Identify the missing words in the following sentence. A project is [ ? ] organization that is created for the purpose of delivering business products.

Options:

A.

a corporate

B.

a temporary

C.

an external

D.

a technical

Question 37

What needs to be in place to ensure effective issue and change control?

Options:

A.

Configuration management system

B.

Manage by exception

C.

Quality planning

D.

Information needs for stakeholders

Question 38

Which is NOT included in the PRINCE2 definition of a project?

Options:

A.

A project is a temporary organization

B.

A project's purpose is to deliver one or more business products

C.

A project is part of 'business as usual'

D.

A project is based on an agreed Business Case

Question 39

Which of the following statements about the Project Initiation Documentation are true?

1. The Project Initiation Documentation is used to ensure that a sound basis exists before the Project Board authorizes a project.

2. The Project Initiation Documentation should be updated at the end of each stage to reflect the current status of a project.

Options:

A.

Only 1 is true

B.

Only 2 is true

C.

Both 1 and 2 are true

D.

Neither 1 or 2 are true

Question 40

Which is an objective of the Initiating a Project process?

Options:

A.

Develop the corporate quality management system as part of the Project Initiation Documentation

B.

Prepare the plans for the subsequent stages

C.

Summarize how the organization's project management method will be tailored for the project

D.

Request authority from corporate management to deliver the project

Question 41

Which characteristic of a project reflects that there are different perspectives and motivations for customers and suppliers?

Options:

A.

Change

B.

Cross-functional

C.

Unique

D.

Risk

Question 42

Which is NOT one of the PRINCE2 integrated elements?

Options:

A.

Tailoring PRINCE2 to the project environment

B.

The processes

C.

The products

D.

The themes

Question 43

Which is an objective of the Closing a Project process?

Options:

A.

Prepare the plan for the next stage

B.

Assess any benefits that have already been realized

C.

Produce a Benefits Review Plan to identify what benefits are expected

D.

Check that all benefits are realized before closing a project

Question 44

Which is a purpose of the Directing a Project process?

Options:

A.

Provide the information required to confirm if it is worthwhile to initiate a project

B.

Enable overall control of a project to be exercised by the Project Board

C.

Establish the level of control required by the Project Board after initiation.

D.

Provide sufficient information so that the current stage can be reviewed and the next Stage Plan approved

Question 45

Identify the missing word in the following sentence. The guiding obligations and good practices which determine whether the project is genuinely being managed using PRINCE2 form the [ ? ] of the method.

Options:

A.

Principles

B.

Themes

C.

Processes

D.

Techniques

Question 46

Which process is triggered towards the end of the final stage when all the assigned work has been completed?

Options:

A.

Managing a Stage Boundary

B.

Managing Product Delivery

C.

Closing a Project

D.

Controlling a Stage

Question 47

What is an off-specification?

Options:

A.

A new requirement

B.

A quality tolerance

C.

A type of issue

D.

A major risk

Question 48

Which step in the issue and change control procedure considers alternative options for responding to an issue that is being managed formally?

Options:

A.

Capture

B.

Examine

C.

Propose

D.

Decide

Question 49

Which does NOT reflect the PRINCE2 principle of continued business justification?

Options:

A.

There must be a justifiable reason for starting a project

B.

The business justification drives decision making

C.

If a project is no longer forecast to deliver a financial benefit, it should be stopped.

D.

If a project can no longer be justified, it should be stopped

Question 50

Which is NOT a purpose of a Benefits Review Plan?

Options:

A.

Define the period over which the cost-benefit analysis will be based

B.

Describe how to measure the performance of the project's products in operational use

C.

Define the scope, timing and ownership of the benefit reviews required

D.

Describe how to measure and confirm any benefits that are to be realised after the project is closed

Question 51

Which is the purpose of the Change theme?

Options:

A.

Prevent change to baselined products

B.

Identify, assess and control any potential and approved changes to baselined products

C.

Establish mechanisms to monitor and compare actual achievements against those planned

D.

Assess and control uncertainty