PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 1

Which of the following scheduling techniques identifies the successor activities and the predecessor activities to assist the project manager in sequencing the project work?


Options are :

  • Schedule network template
  • Activity on the Node
  • Dependency determination
  • Precedence Diagramming Method (Correct)

Answer : Precedence Diagramming Method

Your project team is executing the project plan and things are going well. Your team has reached its first milestone and is now in the second phase of the project. The project stakeholders have requested that you find a method to reduce the duration of the project. They will reward you and your project team with a 25 percent bonus of the project costs if you can finish the project thirty days earlier than what was already planned. The stakeholders, however, will not approve any additional labor costs as part of the agreement. Which approach could you use to shorten the duration of the project?


Options are :

  • Perform resource leveling for the project.
  • Remove things from the project scope.
  • Fast track the project. (Correct)
  • Crash the project schedule.

Answer : Fast track the project.

Nancy is the project manager of the JJJ Project. This project has recently been approved by the project customer as complete so Nancy must now finalize the administrative closure. Nancy needs to create the final project report to report the successes and failures in the project. Who should Nancy deliver this final project report to if she is participating in a projectized structure?


Options are :

  • Project sponsor
  • homever the communications management plan directs her to (Correct)
  • Project customer
  • Functional Management

Answer : homever the communications management plan directs her to

Harry works as a project manager for the NHQ project. His project has a budget of $2,208,456 and is scheduled to last for three years. His project is currently forty percent complete though it should be forty-five percent complete. In order to reach this point of the project, he has spent $725,000. Management needs a performance report regarding the NHQ project. Management is concerned that this project will be over budget upon completion. What is the estimate at completion for this project that Harry will need to report to management?


Options are :

  • $1,812,498 (Correct)
  • $725,000
  • $1,312,504
  • $787,504

Answer : $1,812,498

You are the project manager of the NHQ project. Your project has a budget of $1,258,456 and is scheduled to last for three years. Your project is currently forty percent complete though it should be forty-five percent complete. In order to reach this point of the project, you have spent $525,000. Management needs a performance report regarding the NHQ project. Management is concerned that this project will be over budget upon completion. What is the estimate at completion for this project that you will need to report to management?


Options are :

  • ($62,922.80)
  • $787,504
  • $1,525,000
  • $1,312,504 (Correct)

Answer : $1,312,504

You work as a Project Manager for Dreams Unlimited Inc. You are looking for performance efficiencies of a project. The related key values are provided in the table below: MeasurementsValues BCWP (or EV)325 BCWS (or PV)300 ACWP (or AC)410 What will be the cost performance index (CPI) of the project at the current point of time?


Options are :

  • 1.083
  • 1.261
  • 0.923
  • 0.792 (Correct)

Answer : 0.792

Winnie is the project manager for her company. She has been recording the actual durations of the project work to determine the actual progress of her project. Winnie needs to generate an updated project schedule based on project performance. She is using the supporting schedule data, manual scheduling methods, and her project management software to perform schedule network analysis. What other tool Winnie can use to help and generate an updated project schedule?


Options are :

  • Scheduling tool (Correct)
  • Schedule management plan
  • Critical chain method
  • Critical path method

Answer : Scheduling tool

You are the project manager of the HQQ Project. Your project is running late by ten percent of where you should be at this time. Management is concerned. Considering that the project has a BAC of $567,899, you are thirty percent complete, and you have spent $179,450. What is this project's to-complete performance index based on the current BAC?


Options are :

  • 1.02 (Correct)
  • 0.01
  • 0.95
  • 0.75

Answer : 1.02

John works as the project manager for Honeywell Inc. He is involved in the periodic collection and analysis of baseline versus actual data to understand and communicate the project progress. Which of the following techniques is used in generating performance reports?


Options are :

  • Forecasting method (Correct)
  • Change requests
  • Work performance information
  • Work performance measurements

Answer : Forecasting method

Fred is the project manager of the NHA project. This project has a BAC of $2,456,900 and is sixty percent complete. Fred has crashed the project, which has driven the project costs to date to $1,525,140, but his project is five percent more complete than what was planned. What is the cost variance for this project that Fred needs to report to management?


Options are :

  • ($51,000) (Correct)
  • $122,845
  • ($85,000)
  • Zero

Answer : ($51,000)

John works as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. He is working on a high-profile project with 80 stakeholders and he needs to express to his project team and to the management the importance of communication in the project. He would like to show the number of stakeholder communication channels in the project. Based on this information how many communication channels exist within this project?


Options are :

  • 80
  • 79
  • 3160 (Correct)
  • 3000

Answer : 3160

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Management has asked you not to communicate performance unless the CPI is less than 0.96 or the SPI dips below 0.98. What type of report would you create for management, if these instances develop in your project?


Options are :

  • Performance management report
  • Exceptions report (Correct)
  • Cost variance report
  • Schedule variance report

Answer : Exceptions report

You work as a project manager for ABC Inc. You are currently overseeing a project on a high-rise building site. Your prime concern is to ensure that cranes are used effectively for moving materials. You also have to ensure that delivery trucks do not have to wait in a queue and that workers on the upper floors are able to get their deliveries on time. Which type of scheduling would be required in such a scenario?


Options are :

  • Network scheduling
  • Time-oriented scheduling
  • Resource-oriented scheduling (Correct)
  • Critical path scheduling

Answer : Resource-oriented scheduling

Laura is the project manager for her organization and management has requested her to create a report on her project's performance. Laura needs to analyze her current project performance and then compare it against what, in order to create a performance report?


Options are :

  • Schedule variances, planned value, and the Schedule Performance Index
  • Performance measurement baseline (Correct)
  • Scope baseline
  • Cost variances and Cost Performance Index

Answer : Performance measurement baseline

You are the project manager of the NHA Project. This project is expected to last one year with quarterly milestones throughout the year. Your project is supposed to be at the third milestone today but you're likely only 60 percent complete. Your project has a BAC of $745,000 and you've spent $440,000 of the budget-to-date. What is your schedule performance index for this project?


Options are :

  • 80
  • 0.8 (Correct)
  • 1.02
  • 102

Answer : 0.8

You have been hired as a project manager for Tech Perfect Inc. You are studying the documentation of planning of a project. The documentation states that there are twentyfive stakeholders with the project. What will be the number of communication channels for the project?


Options are :

  • 300 (Correct)
  • 25
  • 50
  • 600

Answer : 300

You are the project manager of the GHY Project. This project is scheduled to last for one year and has a BAC of $4,500,000. You are currently 45 percent complete with this project, though you are supposed to be at your second milestone which accounts for half of the project completion. There have been some errors in the project, which has caused you to spend $2,073,654. What is this project's schedule variance?


Options are :

  • 0.98
  • ($225,000) (Correct)
  • ($48,654)
  • 13 percent

Answer : ($225,000)

Gina is the project manager for her organization and she is working with her project team to define the project activities. In this project, the stakeholders are sensitive to the project completion date, so Gina is stressing to her project team members that while they need to provide and account for all of the project activities, they should focus on one work package in the WBS at a time. In order to start the decomposition of the project work packages into activities, Gina will need all of the following except for which one?


Options are :

  • Scope baseline
  • WBS (Correct)
  • Organizational process assets
  • Enterprise environmental factors

Answer : WBS

Beth is the project manager for the NHQ project. This project deals with fiber optic cabling in her organizational campus. Tim is the electrical engineer for her company and is the only internal resource that can complete several of the project activities that deal with the fiber optic cables. Because Tim is a highly-skilled resource, he is already scheduled on several projects within the organization and is not available when Beth needs him to complete some of the project activities. This is an example of which term?


Options are :

  • Resource calendar conflict
  • Activity resource requirements (Correct)
  • Organizational process assets
  • Matrix network

Answer : Activity resource requirements

Which of the following are the inputs to the Develop Project Charter process? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply


Options are :

  • Business case (Correct)
  • Project statement of work (Correct)
  • Procurement document
  • Contract (Correct)

Answer : Business case Project statement of work Contract

Holly is the project manager for her organization. She is creating the activity list and would like to tag those activities that are comprised of discrete effort. What is discrete effort?


Options are :

  • It is a term used to describe activities that are core project management processes, but not core project activities.
  • It is a term used to describe activities whose effort can be directly measured and linked to the project objectives. (Correct)
  • It is a term used to describe activities that are supportive of the project work, but not linked to the project deliverables.
  • It is a term used to describe activities whose effort cannot be directly measured to the project objectives.

Answer : It is a term used to describe activities whose effort can be directly measured and linked to the project objectives.

You are the project manager for your organization. You have recorded the following duration estimates for an activity in your project: optimistic 20, most likely 45, pessimistic 90. What time will you record for this activity?


Options are :

  • 45
  • 48 (Correct)
  • 90
  • 20o, 45m, 90p

Answer : 48

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. There have been changes to the project scope in your project. These changes will cause the project schedule to change as well, so you will need to update the schedule and the schedule baseline. The schedule baseline is a component of what?


Options are :

  • Project constraints
  • Project objectives
  • Project calendar
  • Project management plan (Correct)

Answer : Project management plan

You are the project manager for your organization. You need the oak cabinets for your project delivered by December 1 in order to install the floors around the oak cabinets by December 15. Your company's procurement office generally takes 45 days to complete procurement orders. Based on this information, how should you schedule the lead time for the cabinet delivery?


Options are :

  • Cabinet procurement December 15 minus 45 days lead time
  • Cabinet procurement December 1, plus 45 days lead time
  • Cabinet procurement December 1, minus 45 days lead time (Correct)
  • Cabinet procurement November 15

Answer : Cabinet procurement December 1, minus 45 days lead time

Which of the following individuals has a management role in a core business area, such as research and development, design, manufacturing, provisioning, testing, or maintenance?


Options are :

  • Seller
  • Operations manager (Correct)
  • Project manager
  • Functional manager

Answer : Operations manager

Mark is the project manager of the GHQ Project. He is happily reporting that his project has a schedule performance index of 2.12. Management, however, does not think this is good news. What is the most likely reason why management does not like an SPI of 2.12?


Options are :

  • It is not good news, as the number should be closer to 100 than 0.
  • It is not good news because a larger number means the schedule duration estimates were likely to be wrong to begin with. (Correct)
  • They likely do not understand the SPI formula.
  • It is good news, but Mark may have large cost variances to achieve this value.

Answer : It is not good news because a larger number means the schedule duration estimates were likely to be wrong to begin with.

Andy works as the project manager for Bluewell Inc. He is developing the schedule for the project. There are eight tools and techniques that a project manager can use to develop the project schedule. Which of the following is a tool and technique for the Schedule Development process?


Options are :

  • Variance analysis
  • Expert judgment
  • Schedule compression (Correct)
  • Reserve analysis

Answer : Schedule compression

You are the project manager of the NHQ Project. Management has set a conformance to the project schedule for your project at 0.95. What does this term mean?


Options are :

  • It is the expectation of management to be 95 on schedule at 95 percent of the project.
  • It means the largest schedule variance you can have is five percent. (Correct)
  • It means you will need to earn at least 95 cents per dollar invested in the project.
  • It is the earned value divided by the planned value for your project.

Answer : It means the largest schedule variance you can have is five percent.

Lily works as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. She has recorded the following duration estimates for an activity in her project: optimistic 35, most likely 50, and pessimistic 95. What time will she record for this activity?


Options are :

  • 54
  • 48
  • 55 (Correct)
  • 40

Answer : 55

You are the project manager of the OOI Project and you're forty percent complete with this project. The project has a BAC of $2,345,650 and you have spent $950,000 to date. Based on your aggressive scheduling you should at the 45 percent milestone today, but due to some early delays you're running late. What is the schedule variance of your project?


Options are :

  • ($938,260)
  • ($117,282) (Correct)
  • ($11,740)
  • ($29,350)

Answer : ($117,282)

Comment / Suggestion Section
Point our Mistakes and Post Your Suggestions