PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 3

You are the project manager of a project that has a budget of $675,000 and you have completed 40 percent of the project work. Your project is supposed to be 60 percent complete but you are actually only 40 percent complete. Due to some errors, however, you have actually spent $335,000 of the budget. Management wants to know what the project's cost performance index (CPI) is. What value do you report?


Options are :

  • 0.81 (Correct)
  • 0.67
  • ($65,000)
  • ($135,000)

Answer : 0.81

You are the project manager of the NHQ project. This project deals with a new technology that your company has never used before. You have petitioned the management to hire a consultant to help you and the project team to create the WBS, the activity list, and complete the duration estimates. The management is concerned about the costs of the consultant, but agrees to your request because of the nature of this new work. The consultant can best be described as what type of resource for this project?


Options are :

  • Direct expense
  • Temporary resource
  • Expert judgment (Correct)
  • External requirement

Answer : Expert judgment

You are the project manager of a project that has a budget of $675,000 and you have completed 40 percent of the project work. Your project is supposed to be 60 percent complete but you are actually only 40 percent complete. Due to some errors, however, you have actually spent $335,000 of the budget.Management wants to know what the project's cost performance index (CPI) is. What value do you report?


Options are :

  • 67
  • ($65,000)
  • ($135,000)
  • 81 (Correct)

Answer : 81

Amy is working on a project which is forty percent complete though it was scheduled to be fifty percent complete as of today. Management has asked Amy to report on the schedule variance for her project. If Amy's project has a BAC of $750,000 and she has spent $485,000 to date, what is the schedule variance value?


Options are :

  • ($45,000)
  • ($42,000)
  • $65,000
  • ($75,000) (Correct)

Answer : ($75,000)

You are a project manager in a matrix environment and management is concerned about the utilization of the resources on your project team and when you'll release them. What project management plan will guide how and when project resources will be released from the project team?


Options are :

  • Project Schedule Management Plan
  • Project Communications Management Plan
  • Project Human Resources Management Plan
  • Project Staffing Management Plan (Correct)

Answer : Project Staffing Management Plan

Amy is working on a project which is forty percent complete though it was scheduled to be fifty percent complete as of today. Management has asked Amy to report on the schedule variance for her project. If Amy's project has a BAC of $750,000 and she has spent $485,000 to date, what is the schedule variance value?


Options are :

  • ($45,000)
  • ($42,000)
  • ($75,000) (Correct)
  • ($65,000)

Answer : ($75,000)

You are the project manager of the SWC project. You have created the stakeholder register. In the stakeholder register of your project, you will have all of the following information except for which one?


Options are :

  • Identification information
  • Assessment information
  • Project management team's classification (Correct)
  • Stakeholder classification

Answer : Project management team's classification

You are the project manager for your organization. You are meeting with your customers to discuss the project performance. In this meeting, you will have eight project customers, the project sponsor, and ten members of your project team. What type of communication method are you using in this instance?


Options are :

  • Pull technique
  • Active communication
  • Interactive communication (Correct)
  • Push technique

Answer : Interactive communication

Management is concerned about your project. They want to know how the project is performing specifically the schedule performance index. What formula do you use to find the schedule performance index?


Options are :

  • EV-PV
  • EV-AC
  • PV/EV
  • EV/PV (Correct)

Answer : EV/PV

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. You are in the process of identifying all the people and organization impacted by the project. Mark, a project team member, has some doubts about the inputs of the Identify Stakeholder process. What is referred to as an input to the identify stakeholder process in project communication management?


Options are :

  • Stakeholder register
  • Project charter (Correct)
  • Expert judgment
  • Stakeholder analysis

Answer : Project charter

Samuel works as a project manager in Bluewell Inc. He is performing constructability analysis in one of the initial planning phases. Which of these does constructability take into account during analysis? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose three.


Options are :

  • Labor productivity studies from previous similar projects in the area (Correct)
  • Location, logistics, and resource availability analysis (Correct)
  • Quality inspections and compliance
  • The average price of general labor in the area (Correct)

Answer : Labor productivity studies from previous similar projects in the area Location, logistics, and resource availability analysis The average price of general labor in the area

Marty is the project manager of the recently completed NHK Project. The project was deemed successful by the project customer and they have signed the formal acceptance documentation. Marty has written the final project report, released the project team, and completed the lessons learned documentation. What else should Marty do in the closure of the NHK Project?


Options are :

  • Summarize the project variance.
  • Archive the project records. (Correct)
  • Summarize the project risks costs.
  • Close the project office.

Answer : Archive the project records.

Holly is the project manager for her organization. In her project, she has worked with the project team to define when the project team will be utilized in the project, the duration of the project activities, and the sequence in which the project work must be completed. During several phases of her project, the project team will need to work more than fifty hours per week. The project team members have agreed this is necessary and they're willing to do the work to complete the project. Management, however, has not approved Holly's schedule based on the overtime the scheduling will require. They have set a limit on the project schedule of 45 hours per week. What is this limit technically called? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.


Options are :

  • Execution variance analysis
  • Constraint (Correct)
  • Assumption
  • .Resource leveling heuristic (Correct)

Answer : Constraint .Resource leveling heuristic

Holly is a new project manager in your organization. She is working with you on the JHG project and she is confused as to why the project needs a schedule management plan and a schedule baseline. What is the difference between the schedule management plan and the schedule baseline?


Options are :

  • The schedule baseline describes how the schedule will be managed and controlled. The schedule management plan is used to compare with actual results to determine if a change, corrective action, or preventive action is needed.
  • The schedule management plan describes how the schedule will be managed and controlled. The schedule baseline is used to determine how accurate the schedule management plan has been throughout the project execution.
  • The schedule management plan describes how the schedule will be created. The schedule baseline is used to compare with actual results with what the project manager intended.
  • The schedule management plan describes how the schedule will be managed and controlled. The schedule baseline is used to compare with actual results to determine if a change, corrective action, or preventive action is needed. (Correct)

Answer : The schedule management plan describes how the schedule will be managed and controlled. The schedule baseline is used to compare with actual results to determine if a change, corrective action, or preventive action is needed.

You are the project manager for the NHQ Project. Management has asked you to create a time estimate for this project although you have only just received the project charter. They would like some idea of how long the project will take based on the information in the project charter. While you are uncomfortable giving any type of estimate at this point, you work with your assigned project to create a quick time estimate. What type of estimate have you created for management?


Options are :

  • Broad estimate
  • Expert judgment
  • Analogous estimate
  • Rough order of magnitude (Correct)

Answer : Rough order of magnitude

You are the project manager for your organization. You and the project team are developing the project schedule for your current project. In addition to the enterprise environment factors and the organizational process assets, you will need seven other inputs to this process. Which one of the following is NOT an input to the Develop Schedule process?


Options are :

  • Schedule data (Correct)
  • Resource calendars
  • Project scope statement
  • Activity list

Answer : Schedule data

You are the project manager for your organization. Management has asked you to document the holidays, weekends, and other corporate working hours, which will supersede the project timings for your schedule. Which calendar will communicate to the project stakeholders, when the project work will take place within the organization?


Options are :

  • Organizational calendar
  • Company calendar
  • Project calendar (Correct)
  • Resource calendar

Answer : Project calendar

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Which of the following plans will you use to define how resources are brought onto the project team, how they are managed while on the project team, and how they may be released from the project team?


Options are :

  • Project Staffing Management Plan (Correct)
  • Project Communications Management Plan
  • Project Human Resources Management Plan
  • Project Schedule Management Plan

Answer : Project Staffing Management Plan

Samuel works as a project manager in Bluewell Inc. He is performing constructability analysis in one of the initial planning phases. Which of these does constructability take into account during analysis? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose three.


Options are :

  • Location, logistics, and resource availability analysis (Correct)
  • The average price of general labor in the area (Correct)
  • Quality inspections and compliance
  • Labor productivity studies from previous similar projects in the area (Correct)

Answer : Location, logistics, and resource availability analysis The average price of general labor in the area Labor productivity studies from previous similar projects in the area

Which of the following is an output of the Identify Stakeholders process?


Options are :

  • Project scope statement
  • Scope baseline
  • Project charter
  • Stakeholder register (Correct)

Answer : Stakeholder register

Which of the following components of the change control system includes the documentation, tracking systems, and defined approval levels necessary for authorizing and controlling changes?


Options are :

  • Configuration Management System (Correct)
  • Scope Verification
  • Project Management Information System
  • Integrated Change Control

Answer : Configuration Management System

Holly is the project manager for her organization. In her project, she has worked with the project team to define when the project team will be utilized in the project, the duration of the project activities, and the sequence in which the project work must be completed. During several phases of her project, the project team will need to work more than fifty hours per week. The project team members have agreed this is necessary and they're willing to do the work to complete the project. Management, however, has not approved Holly's schedule based on the overtime the scheduling will require. They have set a limit on the project schedule of 45 hours per week. What is this limit technically called? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.


Options are :

  • Execution variance analysis
  • Assumption
  • Constraint (Correct)
  • Resource leveling heuristic (Correct)

Answer : Constraint Resource leveling heuristic

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Your project is falling behind though the project team reports that the actual durations of their work is what they estimated. You investigate the cause and determine that the project team is not starting their assignments early enough to finish their work on time. While the duration of the assignments may be in synchronization with the duration estimates, the completion time is causing the project schedule to slip from the baseline. What can you do to rectify this problem?


Options are :

  • Add management reserve.
  • Increase the duration estimates for each activity.
  • Corrective actions. (Correct)
  • Discipline the project team

Answer : Corrective actions.

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Management has asked you to communicate with them whenever your project is about to reach a milestone so that they can review your project performance to date. Where can you find a list of the project milestones to anticipate management's request?


Options are :

  • Project Schedule Management Plan
  • Project charter
  • Scope baseline
  • Milestone list (Correct)

Answer : Milestone list

Lara has been assigned to a construction project. The project includes constructing a residential building with fifty flats. On which of the following events will the project be considered successful?


Options are :

  • The project meets or exceeds the expectations of the stakeholders. (Correct)
  • The keys of the first flat are handed over to the owner of the flat.
  • Successful possession of all flats is made.
  • The building is complete and handed over to the authority concerned.

Answer : The project meets or exceeds the expectations of the stakeholders.

Fredrick works as a Project Manager for BlueWell Inc. A number of projects are running under his guidance. You, a team leader of a project, inform Fredrick about the performance indexes of your project. The schedule performance index (SPI) of your project is 1.325. What does this figure indicate?


Options are :

  • The schedule performance is right on target.
  • The schedule performance is below expectation.
  • The cost performance is better than expected.
  • The schedule performance is better than expected. (Correct)

Answer : The schedule performance is better than expected.

Which of the group creativity techniques enhances brainstorming with a voting process used to rank the most useful ideas for further brainstorming or prioritization?


Options are :

  • Affinity diagram
  • Nominal group technique (Correct)
  • Idea/mind mapping
  • Delphi technique

Answer : Nominal group technique

Beth works as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Which of the following tools and techniques of Administer Procurements process will Beth use to manage contracts, and procurement documentation and records?


Options are :

  • ayment System
  • Inspection and Audit
  • Performance reporting
  • Records Management System (Correct)

Answer : Records Management System

Which of the following statements best describes an activity in a project?


Options are :

  • It is a defined set of functions a resource must complete for the project scope to be considered complete.
  • It is the effort needed to complete a work package. (Correct)
  • It is the unit of resource utilization needed to complete a project deliverable.
  • It is a listing of all project work that must be accomplished for the project scope to be considered complete.

Answer : It is the effort needed to complete a work package.

Diane is the project manager of the HGF Project. A risk that has been identified and analyzed in the project planning processes is now coming into fruition. What individual should respond to the risk with the preplanned risk response?


Options are :

  • Project sponsor
  • Risk owner (Correct)
  • Diane
  • Subject matter expert

Answer : Risk owner

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