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Project Management Test

The project management test assesses a candidate's ability to plan projects from conception to implementation, map timelines, assess risks, allocate budgets, execute the project life-cycle in a phase-wise manner, manage stakeholders, debug issues and deliver a product or service. The pre-employment test is used by recruiters to identify candidates who can take ownership of a project and work with a team to deliver it.

Customized Based On:

  • Experience/ difficulty level
  • Multiple skills in 1 assessment
  • Job description/ role requirements

Covered Topics:

Cost and budget estimation
Situational judgement
Understanding of key project roles and stages
Designing a project plan
Resolving issues and handling changes
Managing and controlling resources
Stakeholder management
Prioritizing tasks in real-time
Basics of agile project management and Scrum
Basics of traditional (waterfall) project management
Risk analysis
Creating and analyzing project reports
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Sample Project Management Test Questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Project Management Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Aggregate Deviation
Su is the project manager for a Bengaluru based video storage company. The allowable deviation for video compression time is ±150 milliseconds. They use a third party service which offers an API for video compression. The third party service delivers documentation with the latest version of the API which states that the requirements are being met as per specification. Su’s team conducts multiple quality tests on the API. The aggregate deviation found by her team is 155 milliseconds, but the team says this variation from the permissible deviation is negligible. What should Su do?
A: Allow the API since the third party vendor provided the product on time
B: Allow the API for now, but ask the third party vendor for an explanation
C: Document the low level of quality, allow the API to be used and work with the third party vendor to find a solution
D: Reject the API and ask the third party vendor to provide the product within the allowable deviation
E: Use the API for now, and start developing their own video compression API to use in the future
F: Halt the project and start developing their own video compression API

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
Project ManagementMedium2 min
Burndown Chart 1
Here’s a sprint burndown chart for team A at SpaceY Inc:
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Here’s a sprint burndown chart for team B at SpaceY Inc:
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We know the following about the graphs:

- Red line is the the ideal line: projected slope that depicts how the team progress would look like
- Black line is the actual effort line
- Story points are represented on Y-axis
- And time in weeks is represented on X-axis

Which of the following statements are true about SpaceY teams:
P: Team A started slowly and was moving behind schedule. Yet, they managed to finish the sprint in time
Q: Team A is working hard towards meeting the deadline but isn’t updating the burndown chart throughout the process, only at the end.
R: Team A’s next sprint’s capacity should be burned down or decreased so that the team can have to complete tasks/story points from the previous sprint
S: Team B started slowly but eventually caught up
T: Team B might have overestimated the project’s timeline

Options:

  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • P S
  • Q S
  • R S
  • P T
  • Q T
  • R T
metrics
Agile/ScrumMedium2 min
Stakeholders and Estimates
Emily is a product owner for a new application being built at Whalesforce Inc. To maintain visibility into project status, Emily has cut the project into chunks which different teams will be responsible for:
- DevOps team (DoT) will set up the servers. They have no dependencies and will take 4 weeks to set things up.
- Design team (DT) will design the screens for the application, have no dependencies and need 3 weeks to wrap up.
- Front-end team (FT) will need the designs to start the work, and will take 5 weeks to create the front-end components.
- Backend team (BT) will need input from DoT and DT to start designing the backend system, and will take 3 weeks to release the backend APIs.
- Security team (ST) will require server details from DoT, and will need 3 weeks to give a go-ahead.
- Integration team (IT) will require the front-end components and backend API to set up the integration. They will launch the application in 3 weeks.

The project is marked for internal release once IT and ST teams give a go-ahead.
Emily wants to communicate the best-case estimate for the internal release of the project to the major stakeholders. Can you help her with the estimate?

Options:

  • 13
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 14
  • 15
  • 17
  • 19
  • 21
Stakeholders Timelines
Agile/ScrumMedium2 min
Story Velocity 2
Seloitte hires PopTal for developing a new mobile application. PopTal team follows Agile methodology for development and estimates the whole project to take up to 1000 points. In the first sprint the team commits to work on the following stories:

Story 1 - 6 points
Story 2 - 10 points
Story 3 - 16 points
The team completes Story 1 and 3 but only completes eighty percent of Story 2. Pick the correct statements:

A: The average velocity of the first sprint is 22 points
B: The average velocity of the first sprint is 30 points
C: Based on the average velocity, the product owner can notify the stakeholders that the project will take roughly 45 sprints to finish (assuming team size and members remain the same)
D: Based on the average velocity, the product owner can notify the stakeholders that the project will take roughly 33 sprints to finish (assuming team size and members remain the same)

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • A C
  • A D
  • B C
  • B D
Velocity Metrics
Agile/ScrumMedium2 min

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About the Adaface Project Management Assessment Test

Evaluate Project Management skills with Adaface skills assessment platform powered by an intelligent chatbot.

Topics:

Cost and budget estimations
Resources allocation and management
Stakeholders communication
Situational judgement
Initiating and planning projects
Monitoring and controlling projects
Closing projects
Development approach and life cycle
Agile and Scrum techniques
Gantt and Kanban
Performance reports
Risk assessments

Recommended Roles:

Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
Technical Project Manager

Why You Should Use This Project Management Online Test

The Project Management Online test screens candidates for the typical skills hiring managers look for in Project Managers:

  • Traditional (waterfall, predictive) and agile project management skills- Situational judgement, Communication skills, Budget estimation, Track metrics, Design reports and Scrum framework fundamentals.
  • Project design and allocating resources
  • Monitoring execution, handling and resolving issues
  • Avoiding budget and schedule over-runs
  • Dealing effectively with supporters, critics and bystanders
  • Creating time scales for milestone planning
  • Ability to use Gantt charts and Kanban boards for project planning
  • Risk assessment and resolution
  • Designing project management reports for stakeholders
  • Agile and Scrum basics (roles, events, artefacts, user stories, daily stand-ups, retrospectives)

Distribution Of Test Scores

The actual score distribution will vary based on your candidate pipeline quality, but you should typically expect ~20% of the candidates to do well on Adaface assessments.

The score distribution for our assessments follow the normal curve. This is a good sign- standardized tests like SAT and GRE follow the normal distribution (bell curve).

Status quo assessments typically have the exact opposite of the bell curve (too many candidates getting close to 0, too many candidates getting close to 100 and too few candidates in the middle). This is typically because they focus on theoretical questions or trick questions, which are very binary in nature- either you know the trick/ theory or you don’t.

How Adaface Is Different

Adaface conversational assessments are reflective of on-the-job skills and see an 86% completion rate as compared to ~50% for traditional assessment platforms.

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FAQs

Can I evaluate Project Management and Product Management skills in the same test?

Yes. We support assessing multiple skills in the same test. You can review the standard Product Management test to understand what kind of questions we use to evaluate Product Management skills.

Can I include Psychometry evaluation in the test?

Yes. We provide the ability to conduct psychometry assessment and project management skills evaluation in a single customized assessment. You can review our Big-5 Psychometry assessments for more details on how we conduct personality tests.

What is a custom assessment?

Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

Here's what's different with Adaface:

  • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
  • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
  • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagairism detection
  • Non-googleable questions
  • Secure browser

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

  • You can sign up for free to get a feel for how it works.
  • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
  • To review the quality of questions, you can also review our public questions for 50+ skills here.
  • Once you're convinced that you want to try it out with real assessments and candidates, you can pick a plan according to your requirements.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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