PMP Exam- 7 Tricks To Solve the Problem

Updated On October 3, 2023 | by Alex Smith

7 Tricks To Solve the Problem

Solve the problem has a way, small editor to share, today to share with you 7 tricks in the PMP exam about the exam questions to solve the necessary skills! 

01. The law of the process

As you work on the question, you will find that the description and answer in the question are sequencing, that is, the process we are talking about in class, such as you have identified the deliverables of the project, what should you do next? (WBS should be selected). 

Such a topic requires you to be very clear about the sequencing of 42 processes (system integration is 44 processes), especially the following processes, (1) scope processes; (2) progress process; (3) change process; (4) Risk process. 

Example: You have been informed that one of the major pieces of equipment purchased by the project will be backordered, what should you do most? A. Ignore it, it will solve B, inform your boss C, let the customer know about the situation, and discuss with them the selected option D, with the project team members to find an alternative The answer is D

Answer Analysis: Examine the risk process, understand the status quo, followed by the response to the situation

02. the principle of relevance

First look at the topic is to talk about the nine major areas of knowledge of which knowledge area, and then look at the topic of choice is about which field of knowledge, first exclude and dry knowledge areas can be excluded first. 

If you have multiple alternative answers, you should also consider the content in the options and the “question-eye” consistency principle for the stem. 

“There are several functions that contribute to the final product of the project, and during the implementation of the project, the project manager finds that different departments have compromised on deliverables, at which point should the project manager first?” A, strengthen communication system B, strengthen quality test C, clear role responsibilities D, the detailed scope of the description sent to each department the answer is D

Answer Analysis: The stem of this topic is about scope management this knowledge field, this topic option A is about communication management knowledge field, option B is about quality management knowledge field, option C is about human resources management knowledge field, option D is about scope management is only the field, so the most likely correct answer is D. 

03. Investigate first, then make decisions

Before you do a project, you have to conduct an investigation and analysis before you make a decision. 

Example: In the new company, you find that some of the company’s property reports do not comply with accounting standards, so it is not accurate, in this case, the first thing you have to do? 

A. Notify Government B of the company’s inaccurate bookkeeping operations, communicate with your property manager, tell him why you think they have violated Accounting StandardSC, since you are a new employee of the company, you assume that the company’s financial standards are different, so do not take any action D, communicate with your former financial manager, the new company’s accounting standards to obtain expert views

The answer is B

Answer Analysis: As a project manager, you first need to investigate and communicate with the person concerned, understand his ideas and actual situation, and then make a decision. 

04. The principle of hierarchical relations

We know that corporate governance is generally at least three levels, senior management, middle management, and ordinary employees. The focus of attention is different at different levels. 

For example, senior management is concerned about the company’s overall strategy, middle management is concerned about the local needs of the enterprise, ordinary employees are concerned about the specific implementation of the task technology. When you do the question, determine what you’re focusing on and whether it’s appropriate for people at that level to pay attention. 

Example: Your company is implementing a new five-year strategic plan, and you receive a product demand from your customer that meets the goals of the previous five-year strategic plan but is not appropriate for the new five-year plan, and the product description appears to be effectively business-driven and beneficial to the company’s development. What is the best course of action as a project manager? 

A. Conduct a project cost/benefit analysis and submit management approval B, submit management review and approval of the product C before taking action, notify the customer of the change in the direction of the company, and ask him to reconsider D for the project, request a project charter from management, and start developing a WBS

The correct answer is B

Answer Analysis: This question is concerned with whether the product is in line with the company’s strategy, this decision should be made by senior management, so C, D options are obviously not appropriate, as middle managers can not make decisions, but should be submitted to senior management decisions. According to the “comprehensive rule” below, option B contains option A, so you should select option B. 

05. Comprehensive rules

If a topic has the content of one option containing the content of another selection, in other words, the content of one option is more comprehensive than the content of another option, and in general, the comprehensive option of the option is generally the correct answer. 

For example, in example 4, the content of option B is obviously more comprehensive than the content of option A. 

06. PMI thinking principles

From the perspective of PMI, according to the way of thinking of PMI, what decisions should the project manager make; This type of question applies only to the MP exam. 

Example: At the end of the project, the project manager found that the project had added four additional features and that the customer had been satisfied with the results. What does this mean in terms of project success? 

A, the project is absolutely successful B, because it is gilded, the project is not successful C, customer satisfaction means that customers should have paid more money for the project, so the project is not successful D, because the project team has the opportunity to learn the knowledge of new additional features, and customer satisfaction, so the project is successful

The answer is B

07. Answer Analysis

If you don’t understand the way PMI thinks, you’ll choose A, D, or even C, rather than B, which should be the right answer. 

According to the requirements of project scope management, the project must do and can only do within the scope of things, neither do more, can not do less. The purpose of the project is to provide customers with what they are asking for, and if additional is provided beyond the requirements, it is gold plating and a waste of resources. 

That’s where today’s sharing comes in, have you learned? In this advance I wish you all a successful pass of the PMP exam!