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PMP® Challenge Question – 3/15

As some of you may have noted, I did not post again this week. Unfortunately a business trip got in the way. I’ll return to regular weekly posts next week and have a new PMP Challenge Question on 4/1, but wait …. WE HAVE A WINNER!

Congratulations to Jason A. Carter of San Diego who answered not two, but all three PMP Challenge Questions (2/1, 2/15, and 3/1) correctly! Here are the past questions and Jason’s correct answers:

2/1 Two Advantages and Disadvantages for Three Contract Types



2/15 Multiple Questions on Communications

What are the two roles in the Communications Model?
Sender and Receiver

What document describes the communications needs of the project?
Communications Management Plan
If the Project Manager has a seven-member team, how many communications paths or channels exist?
There are 21 communications paths
If two members depart the team, how many communications channels are there?
There will be 10 communication paths if two members depart the team.

What are the four main types of communications that can be used on a project (hint: one is informal verbal)?
Informal written, formal written, informal verbal, formal verbal

3/1 Multiple Questions on Human Resources

What are the four stages of team development?
Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing

What project planning document shows who is responsible for what?
Responsibility Assignment Matrix

What is the worst form of power to use?
Punishment power

What form of power can the Project Manager earn?
Expert power

What is the Halo Theory?
The Halo Theory is when a team member receives undue positive bias from a project leader or boss. The leader has an overly positive view of the person, leading to magnified achievements and rationalized failures.

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  1. Jason says:

    Hi Ray – thank you again for the PMP prep materials you offered for this PMP challenge giveaway. After receiving the book, I was inspired to get my hours approved by PMI and scheduled my test for June 28th. I’m happy to report that I passed the exam, thanks in large part to the study materials!

    Jason Carter

  2. It was my pleasure! Congratulations on passing the exam!

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