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Mock exam IPMA Level D

Open questions Answers

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Maximum score 2.
12 weeks

2 points

Maximum score 2.
A, B en C

2 points

If also D, E and F have been mentioned: 0 points


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10

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Maximum score 2.
In week 11

1 point

Maximum score 2.
In week 12

2 points

Maximum score 2.
Float = 5

2 points

Maximum score 2.
60%

2 points

Maximum score 2.
48,5% of 47,4%

2 points

Maximum score 2.
-10 (man hours)

2 points

Maximum score 2.
27,0 (man hours)

2 points

Maximum score 1.
Cheaper

1 point

Maximum score 4.

Canal: 10% on time, so 90% late


Height of the fine: 0.90 x 200,000 = 180,000
Transport cost: 50,000
Total: 230,000
Ocean: 70% on time, 30% late
Height of the fine: 0.30 x 200,000 = 60,000
Transport cost: 180,000.Total: 240,000
Conclusion: canal
Correct calculation: (Take into account work through errors.)
correct split ocean+canal+the right transport
correct split on time/not on time+the fine for each option
add probability+total costs per option

1 point
1 point
1 point

correct conclusion

1 point

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Maximum score 3.
Examples of correct answers (three of the following):
the inexperience of Mary
unfamiliar with the culture
result not described accurately
hidden agenda/dual agenda
probably can expect a lot of resistance because people will be fired
team members possibly belong to the expendable employees
no open communication
1 point for a correct factor (max.3)

3 points

Remark:
The answers must be based on this project (do not count general success and failure criteria
as being correct).
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Maximum score 2.
Examples of correct answers (two of the following):
Project manager is motivated
Project manager is professional (D certified)
Team members have a clearly defined task
Management is involved in inventory
1 point for a correct factor (max.2)

2 points

Remark:
The answers must be based on this project (do not count general success and failure criteria
as being correct).

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Maximum score 4.
1 point per correctly filled in row

4 points

Examples of correct differences:


Project-based work

Improvisation

Temporary resources

Resources often not clear

Goal is effectiveness

Flexibility is pursued

Temporary structure of organisation, tasks,


authorities and responsibilities

Along the way organisation, tasks, authorities and


responsibilities become clear

Clear project organisation


Step by step specification of the end result

Unclear project organisation


Providing specific results for the user as quickly as
possible
User sees results quickly but also loses overall
control quickly
Relationship not always clear
A maze of activities which makes control of the
used means often quite difficult
WBS not present
New, never done before, discover new ways of
working

User compares interim results with the


objective
Principal supplier relationship
Dividing activities into phases for which equal
input of means is often not possible
Working with WBS
New, never done before, create new ways of
working (in advance, in order to limit use of
resources)
Related to goals of the organisation which will
bring about a change
Risks assessed in advance; according to plan

Not necessarily related to improvements in the


existing situation
We will see how we deal with the risks as they
present themselves; ad hoc

Structured communication

Unstructured communication

Budgeted total amount and time-planned

Not budgeted or only an


overall budget
Informal

Formal

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Maximum score 3.
Measure taken
In consultation with the client, you decide to
drastically limit the number of artists.

Type of risk management


Reducing the possibility that a risk occurs.

You organise the evening as requested by the


client and inform the fashion designer about the
risks.

Accepting the risks.

You hire in a number of extra artists as backup in


the event that others are unable to make it.

Making arrangements in order to, should the risk


present itself, be able to apply them.

1 point for a correct type of risk management (max.3)

3 points

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Maximum score 1.
Examples of correct problems:
- Stagnating decision making
- Conflicting assignments
1 point for a correct problem. (max.1)

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1 point

Maximum score 2.
Deduct 1 point for every wrong, incomplete or unclear measure.
The measures must be able to counteract stagnation in the decision making and the execution
thereof.
For instance:

The monetary flows are combined and one of the principals becomes responsible for the
expenditure thereof that principal also becomes the fixed contact point. The project
manager reports to that principal, and that principal is responsible for the decision making.
It does not matter how the principal sets that up with his fellow managers prior decision
deadlines and decision making processes must be set up and fitted into the project.

The project manager can check whether the project can be split into four partial projects,
in which each partial project has its own unique principal with his own budget
responsibility.
NB: from a broader project management perspective this answer is not exactly elegant,
but is correct within the small framework of this question.
2 correct measures

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Maximum score 2.
A
Assets: The entries on the debit side of the assets and claims
B
For example: Buildings, Stock, Debtors, Cash

2 points

1 point
1 point

Remarks
If one example is given: 0 p
If only possessions or claims are mentioned: 0 p
If claims are given as an example: 0 p.
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Maximum score 2.
A
Businesses from which the company can obtain funds in the short term
(within 1 year):
B
Example: Stock, Debtors, Cash

1 point
1 point

Remark:
Assets = the left column of the balance sheet: 0 p
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Maximum score 2.
For example with a Letter of Intent, which states the contractor's intent to
provide an assignment of a certain size and content and that the costs that
will be made by the contractee for the period for which there is no contract
yet, will still be paid within reason.

2 points

Or:
Provisional contract about the points on which an agreement was reached
and (if possible)
start with these.
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Maximum score 2.
A representation of all divisions for which it is intended
and a representation of all functionaries for which it is intended

1 point
1 point

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Maximum score 4.
1 Norming
2 Storming
3 Performing
4 Forming
5 Norming

4 points

Deduct 1 point for each wrong, incomplete or unclear measure.


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Maximum score 2.
1p for every correct combination of conclusion and motivation
Multiple answers are considered correct, both answer and explanation must be right.

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Competing is not a good approach and will only escalate the conflict further, you have
already received a negative evaluation on this; your manager is upset about the fact that
you never accept what he says; this approach will not resolve the conflict.
Collaboration would mean that you and your manager discuss the subject. This would
allow your manager to get his point over and also allow you to state your opinion. The
emphasis should be laid on the points you both agree on, so that a mutual agreement can
be found. This approach is preferable.
Compromise, like the previous, only now both you and your manager give in.
To avoid in this case would mean that you let things go; this too is not a good approach
because your manager obviously considers it important enough to readdress the issue.
Accommodating would mean your manager is right. Depending on the nature of the
difference of opinion and/or whether the price you will pay for giving in is considered
acceptable, this is a good approach.

Maximum score 1.
Motivate/participate

1 point

Maximum score 1.
Delegate

1 point

Maximum score 3.
Motivate/participate
The employee is very suitable professionally
but wants (additional) support/participation

1 point
1 point
1 point

Maximum score 1.
No, (Joe is communicating at the level of procedure and interaction)

1 point

Maximum score 1.
Yes, he is communicating Not now.
Descriptions such as: this is not a convenient time to talk are also
correct..

1 point

Maximum score 1.
'You are checking me', 'You dont trust me', 'My work is more important'

1 point

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Maximum score 2.
One of the following types of reaction at the level of procedure and/or
interaction
- Expressing trust, offering help.
- Stating: If I can do something for you
- I wont disturb you any further
- From the tone of your reaction, I can hear that something is not right.
Correct reaction
In all other cases, do not award any points

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2 points

Maximum score 2.
Examples of good subjects with examples of the scope definitions:
Subject
Organisation/part/department
Geography
Building
Marketing Target Group

Example
Marketing included, but not production, or
logistics included, but not production
Europe included, but not Asia, or country
X included, but not country Y
the Rotterdam regional office included, but
not other regional offices
Age (50+ included) or Gender (men
included, but not women)

For each correct subject + example scope definition (max. 2)

1 point

Count as incorrect:
Form of transport, because this is already included in the presentation of the question.

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