This process group is about getting the project work done according to the project scope, schedule, and cost baselines.


Will the project manager encounter unanticipated roadblocks? Will some of the identified risks become a reality during project execution? Yes! If the project manager is unable to keep the schedule or costs at the current baselines, change requests will need to be written and approved, leading to changes in the baselines.


Usually, most of the allocated time and funds are utilized during this process group.

Questions for the Executing Process Group
Question 1
  • A seller is awarded a fixed price with award fee (FPAF) contract for $100,000 per month for 12 months. The award is for $25,000 for the month that the SLA expectations are met or exceeded, which actually happened for 4 out of 12 months. What is the amount paid to the service provider?

    1.  $1,200,000

    2.  $1,300,000

    3.  $1,000,000

    4.  $1,100,000


Question 2

  • You are explaining the difference between fitness for use and conformance to requirements. Which of the following would be true?

    1. Fitness for use is about making sure that the product or service satisfies real needs. Conformance is about meeting product requirements.

    2. Fitness for use is about making sure that the user experience is positive and ease-of-use is high.

    3. Fitness for use and conformance are about making sure the product meets the stated requirements.

    4. Fitness for use is about user-friendliness. Users will tend to avoid using a product if it is difficult or cumbersome to use.


Question 3

  • You are taking over a project from a project manager, who is being assigned to another project, but within the same program. You have been told by the program manager that you can later consult with the previous project manager, if he has time. He will continue to be around, and his new project will use the same engineering resources as the project you are taking over. The project manager has told you that the project team members are cooperative but need to be continuously reminded to complete their project deliverables. What is the first thing that you should do?

    1. Check the schedule performance index for the team members.

    2. Check schedule variance for the work completed so far.

    3. Explain project significance and objectives to the project team.

    4. Understand and discuss the risk status with the program manager.


Question 4

  • Which of the following cannot be done using a cause-and-effect diagram?

    1. Identify the root cause of problems.

    2. Identify the effect of certain errors or defects.

    3. Breakdown the cause of problems into discrete branches.

    4. Develop a timeline to resolve the root cause of a problem.

Question 5

  • When a risk becomes an issue, which document(s) should you refer for actionable tasks that must be done?

    1. Risk register and risk report

    2. Risk register

    3. Risk report

    4. Risk management plan

Question 6

  • Dave Dillon is a project manager for a global commodity shipping and trading firm. He has just completed a project with a team of 20 team members spread in 5 countries. Dave gets an assessment of individual performances from peers, managers and end-users. Performance assessments are part of which of the following processes?

    1. Develop Team

    2. Control Resources

    3. Plan Resource Management

    4. Manage Team


Question 7

  • Albert Gonzales is a project manager engaged in developing commercial complexes for clients. For which of the following situations should he use formal and written communications?

    1. Provide cost and schedule variance.

    2. Send a status report at the end of each week.

    3. Make a scope change to a signed contract.

    4. Provide details of construction material used for the roofs and walls.

Answers  for the Executing Process Group
Answer 1

The correct answer is 2.

The total price for the FPAF contract = fixed fee for 12 months + award for 4 months

= ($100,000/month * 12 months) + ($25,000/month * 4 months)

= $1,200,000 + $100,000

= $1,300,000.  

The answer is $1,300,000.

Answer 2 

The correct answer is 1.

Fitness for use is that the service or product meets real needs for the user. Conformance is about making sure that the product or service meets the objectives and requirements.

Answer 3

The correct answer is 4.

You need to assess why the team was in danger of missing schedule deadlines. The risk register may point to expected problems and team behavior which you first need to understand.

Answer 4 

The correct answer is 4.

A cause-and-effect diagram cannot develop a timeline for resolution of issues. It helps to identify the root cause of problems as well as effects, arising due to certain errors or defects.

Answer 5 

The correct answer is 1.

Risk register contains the responses for individual risks. Risk report contains the responses for overall project risk and high-priority risks. These two documents also contain the nominated owners to contact for implementation of the risk response plans.

Answer 6

The correct answer is 1.

Individual and team assessments are techniques used in the Develop Team process.

Answer 7

The correct answer is 3. 

A written formal communication is good for all the choices. The best answer is C because it deals with a change in the contract terms.