PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 9

Jenny works as a Project Manager for Blue Well Inc. She is measuring the schedule efficiency of her project. The key values are provided in the table below: MeasurementsValues BCWP (or EV)425 BCWS (or PV)400 ACWP (or AC)510 What is the schedule performance index (SPI) of the project at the current point of time?


Options are :

  • 0.88
  • 0.96
  • 1.0625 (Correct)
  • 1.082

Answer : 1.0625

You are the project manager for the NHQ project. The management has reminded you that you must not allocate any project team member for more than 25 hours per work week on your project. This policy is because your organization is in a weak matrix and the project team members are on several projects at once within the organization. The 25-hour limit per resource is an example of which one of the following?


Options are :

  • Resource limitation
  • Organizational process asset
  • Enterprise environmental factor (Correct)
  • Expert judgment

Answer : Enterprise environmental factor

Mark works as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. He is making relevant information available to the project stakeholders as required. According to Mark, which of the following are NOT the tools and techniques of the Distribute Information process?


Options are :

  • Communication technology (Correct)
  • Communication method
  • Information distribution tool
  • Communication requirements analysis (Correct)

Answer : Communication technology Communication requirements analysis

Fred is the project manager of a hotel restoration project. The hotel has 456 rooms. All rooms need to be primed and painted. Before each room can be painted, the primer must cure for twenty-four hours. Fred has arranged these tasks with a finish to start relationship between the priming and the painting. What else should Fred do to account for the twentyfour hours of cure time?


Options are :

  • Fred should add twenty-four hours of lag time to each of the 456 rooms painting activity to account for the primer's curing time. (Correct)
  • Fred should schedule all 456 hotels rooms to be primed first and then schedule all 456 rooms to be painted to ensure time for the curing.
  • Fred should add twenty-four hours of lead time to each of the 456 rooms painting activity to account for the primer's curing time.
  • Fred should add an intermediary task with a duration of twenty-four hours.

Answer : Fred should add twenty-four hours of lag time to each of the 456 rooms painting activity to account for the primer's curing time.

You are the project manager for your organization. You are working with your project team to create the schedule baseline for your project. You will also be creating the schedule data for this project. The schedule data typically includes all of the following except for which one?


Options are :

  • Schedule activities
  • Activity attributes
  • Risk activities (Correct)
  • Schedule milestones

Answer : Risk activities

Which of the following characteristics of conflict and the conflict management process should be recognized by the project managers while handling conflict in a team environment? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.


Options are :

  • Conflict is natural and forces a search for alternatives. (Correct)
  • Conflict is an individual issue.
  • Conflict resolution should focus on issues, not personalities. (Correct)
  • Openness resolves conflict. (Correct)

Answer : Conflict is natural and forces a search for alternatives. Conflict resolution should focus on issues, not personalities. Openness resolves conflict.

A company hires a scheduler for one of its projects. What skills should he possess to efficiently work with the project team? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose three.


Options are :

  • Leadership
  • Execution scheduling (Correct)
  • Performance control (Correct)
  • Feasibility planning (Correct)

Answer : Execution scheduling Performance control Feasibility planning

Jenny is the project manager for her organization. Her project is not doing well on project schedule performance, and management wants her to predict how the project schedule and cost will end. Management has asked Jenny to report and forecast her project's performance based on the Judgmental methods. Which of the following judgmental methods will Jenny use to accomplish the task? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.


Options are :

  • Autoregressive moving average
  • Technology forecasting (Correct)
  • Forecast by analogy (Correct)
  • Scenario building (Correct)

Answer : Technology forecasting Forecast by analogy Scenario building

You are the project manager of the GHQ Project. You are working with your project team to create the project network diagram. You have created the PND and are identifying the critical path with your team using your project management information system. All of the activities on the critical path are showing in red in the software that you are using to evaluate the critical path. What are schedule activities on the critical path called?


Options are :

  • Action items
  • High alert activities
  • Critical activities (Correct)
  • Red rated activities

Answer : Critical activities

Which of the following are the outputs to the Determine Budget process? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.


Options are :

  • Scope baseline
  • Project funding requirements (Correct)
  • Project document updates (Correct)
  • Cost performance baseline (Correct)

Answer : Project funding requirements Project document updates Cost performance baseline

You are the project manager for your organization. You want to record some details about the work that the project team has to complete. You want to document the level of effort, where the work is to be performed, and the person who will be responsible for completing the work. Which of the following is the best place to document this information?


Options are :

  • Activity attributes (Correct)
  • Schedule Management Plan
  • Roles and Responsibilities Matrix
  • Project management plan

Answer : Activity attributes

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. You are creating the activity list for the project. The activity list is based on the work packages defined in the project's WBS. Activities provide a basis for all of the following information except for which one?


Options are :

  • Executing
  • Scope baseline (Correct)
  • Estimates
  • Scheduling

Answer : Scope baseline

You are the project manager of the GUH project. You are using the critical chain scheduling method as your approach to project scheduling. What two items can you compare in the critical chain method to determine if corrective action is appropriate?


Options are :

  • Amount of buffer remaining to the amount of buffer used
  • Amount of buffer needed to the amount of buffer remaining (Correct)
  • Availability of project resources and project buffer
  • Amount of buffer remaining to the amount of resources available

Answer : Amount of buffer needed to the amount of buffer remaining

You are creating a status report to show how your project is progressing. Management is interested in several key activities and their status. You need to report work performance information to management. All of the following are example of work performance information you should include in your report except for which one?


Options are :

  • Which activities have been started and which activities have been finished.
  • Performance of the selected project vendors (Correct)
  • Percent of completion for the in-progress activities
  • How the project is performing on its schedule.

Answer : Performance of the selected project vendors

You are the project manager for your organization. You have recently noted some risks associated with some of the activities in your project. These risks can have schedule and costs impacts on your project and you need to address the risks through qualitative and quantitative analysis to confirm the depth of possible impact. Where should you document the risk information concerning the activities in your project schedule?


Options are :

  • Risk management plan
  • Risk register (Correct)
  • Activity attributes
  • Schedule management plan

Answer : Risk register

Steve is the project manager for the POK Project. He is working with the project customers to determine how frequently they'd like to receive the project information. The customers would like weekly status reports on how the project is performing. Where should Steve document this information?


Options are :

  • Project schedule
  • Schedule management plan
  • Communications management plan (Correct)
  • .Issues log

Answer : Communications management plan

Maurice is the project manager of the NHQ Project and his project team has just finished the project activities. The quality control team reports that the project deliverables are perfect. The only thing left to in the project is to verify scope. This process will be performed by the project stakeholders. Maurice is required to submit a final project report and report on the project performance. Maurice's project had a budget of $234,000 but the project spent $245,000. In the final report management wants to know the project's cost performance index (CPI). What value should Maurice report?


Options are :

  • There is not enough information to know.
  • ($11,000)
  • 0.96 (Correct)
  • 1

Answer : 0.96

Which of the following is NOT an output of the control schedule process?


Options are :

  • Project termination request (Correct)
  • Organizational process assets
  • Change requests
  • Project document updates

Answer : Project termination request

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 planned value?


Options are :

  • $2,025,000
  • There is not enough information to know
  • $4,500,000
  • $2,250,000 (Correct)

Answer : $2,250,000

You work as a Project Manager for Media Perfect Inc. Several projects are running under your supervision. Rick, team leader of a project, provides you performance indexes of his project. The schedule variance (SV) of his project is 25. What does this figure depict?


Options are :

  • Project is behind the schedule.
  • Project is right on target.
  • Project is ahead of the schedule. (Correct)
  • Costs are higher than planned.

Answer : Project is ahead of the schedule.

You work as a project manager for Honeywell Inc. You have been distributing performance information, including status reports, progress measurement, and forecasts to various stakeholders. A trainee of this company wants to know what are the inputs for generating performance reports. Which of the following are the necessary inputs? Each correct answer represents a part of the solution. Choose two.


Options are :

  • Change request
  • Variance analysis
  • WPM (Correct)
  • WPI (Correct)

Answer : WPM WPI

What forecasting method would your project use if your project customer requires an autoregressive moving average for performance forecasting?


Options are :

  • Causal/econometric method (Correct)
  • Judgmental methods
  • Time series method
  • Ensemble forecasting

Answer : Causal/econometric method

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 and they'd like to know what your schedule variance is. Considering that the project has a BAC of $567,899, you are thirty percent complete, and you have spent $179,450. What is the schedule variance for this project?


Options are :

  • There is not enough information to know.
  • ($45,789)
  • ($56,790) (Correct)
  • ($30,268)

Answer : ($56,790)

Tom is the project manager of the GHQ Project for his organization and he is working on recovering the project schedule. As Tom examines his schedule, he is especially aware of project activities with hard logic. What is hard logic?


Options are :

  • Hard logic describes activities that must be completed in a particular order unless additional resources with comparable skill sets can be added to the project.
  • Hard logic describes activities that have external constraints, such as a vendor.
  • Hard logic describes activities that can be completed in any order but are positioned with finish-to-start relationships.
  • Hard logic describes activities that must be completed in a particular order. (Correct)

Answer : Hard logic describes activities that must be completed in a particular order.

You work as a stakeholder for ABC Inc. You are on an important feature of a project that appears too difficult to execute. Issues like acceptable type of bugs and number of bugs for user acceptance seem to have affected the project. What is the rate of risk factor in such a situation?


Options are :

  • Risk factors are rated low.
  • Risk factors are rated medium.
  • Risk factors are rated medium-high.
  • Risk factors are rated high. (Correct)

Answer : Risk factors are rated high.

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Some of the activities in your project are not being completed on time. You reviewed these activities with your project team and discovered that the time estimates for the project are much more aggressive than what they are actually experiencing in the completion of the activities. You elect to create a new schedule for the project. What project Management process are you working with when you create a new target schedule?


Options are :

  • Estimate activity resources
  • Control schedule (Correct)
  • Develop schedule
  • Estimate activity durations

Answer : Control schedule

You are the project manager of the HGH Project. Thomas, your project sponsor, asked you to submit status reports every week, but now he wants you to submit the status reports every other week. What project management plan would you need to update to reflect this change from Thomas?


Options are :

  • Project management plan (Correct)
  • Communications management plan
  • Scope management plan
  • Performance management plan

Answer : Project management plan

You are the project manager of the NHQ Project. Management has told you that resource leveling will be enforced on your project, but they still want you to complete the project by July 2. With the current resources you have and the resource leveling imposed, you would not be able to finish by the constraint. What document should you update to address this situation?


Options are :

  • Project schedule management plan
  • Project charter
  • Project scope
  • Project activity resource requirements (Correct)

Answer : Project activity resource requirements

Gary is the project manager of the NGH project for his organization. He and the project team have created the initial WBS. Before Gary and the project team begin creating the activity list, Gary wants the project team to help him create a unique numbering system for the deliverables identified in the WBS. What numbering system can Gary and the project team apply to the WBS to identify the components of the WBS?


Options are :

  • Component numbering
  • Code of accounts (Correct)
  • Chart of accounts
  • Activity linkage sequencing

Answer : Code of accounts

Cathy is the project manager of the NNQ Project. She currently has completed 45 percent of the project but was scheduled to have 65 percent of the project completed. This project has a budget of $344,000 and was scheduled to last four months. Cathy has spent $198,998 to date on the project. Based on this information, what is the estimate at completion for the NNQ Project?


Options are :

  • $243,219.78
  • $441,025.64 (Correct)
  • ($44,198)
  • ($98,217.78)

Answer : $441,025.64

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