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Project Management Test

About the 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.

Covered skills:

  • Cost and budget estimation
  • Understanding of key project roles and stages
  • Situational judgement
  • Designing a project plan
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Project Management Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Project Managers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

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)
Reason #2

No trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

Why we started Adaface ->
Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

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

Medium

Aggregate Deviation
Solve
                        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

Medium

Burndown Chart 1
metrics
Solve
                        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

Medium

Stakeholders and Estimates
Stakeholders
Timelines
Solve
                        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

Medium

Story Velocity 2
Velocity
Metrics
Solve
                        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
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Aggregate Deviation
2 mins
Project Management
Solve

Medium

Burndown Chart 1
metrics
2 mins
Agile/Scrum
Solve

Medium

Stakeholders and Estimates
Stakeholders
Timelines
2 mins
Agile/Scrum
Solve

Medium

Story Velocity 2
Velocity
Metrics
2 mins
Agile/Scrum
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Aggregate Deviation
Project Management
Medium2 minsSolve
Burndown Chart 1
metrics
Agile/Scrum
Medium2 minsSolve
Stakeholders and Estimates
Stakeholders
Timelines
Agile/Scrum
Medium2 minsSolve
Story Velocity 2
Velocity
Metrics
Agile/Scrum
Medium2 minsSolve
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

Brandon

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!


Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Project Management Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

Reason #6

Detailed scorecards & comparative results

Reason #7

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Project Management Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


What roles can I use the Project Management Test for?

  • Project Manager
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Technical Project Manager

What topics are covered in the Project Management Test?

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
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.


85%
reduction in screening time

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.

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.

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

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • 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?

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Can I get a free trial?

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

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