PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practice Test Set 3

You are the project manager for your organization. You are working on creating the activity list so that you can create the project schedule. This current project is similar to a project you have completed for your company. You and the project team decide to use the previous project as a template for your current project. A template can help you and the project team do all of the following except for which one?


Options are :

  • Create parametric estimates for repetitive activities. (Correct)
  • Identify typical schedule milestones.
  • Save time creating activity duration estimates.
  • Import activity attributes.

Answer : Create parametric estimates for repetitive activities.

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

Answer : The schedule performance is better than expected.

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 :

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

Answer : Configuration Management System

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 :

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

Answer : Risk owner

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 :

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

Answer : Constraint .Resource leveling heuristic

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

Answer : Project calendar

Tom is the project manager of the HQQ Project. His project has a schedule variance of - $34,500 due to some errors early in the project. Management would like to know how Tom will respond to these variances. What action can help Tom to manage the errors in the project and to ensure that the errors would not occur again?


Options are :

  • Preventive action
  • Lesson learned documentation
  • Risk analysis
  • Corrective action (Correct)

Answer : Corrective action

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

Answer : Archive the project records.

Which organizational theory explains the factors that promote performance of people in any organization?


Options are :

  • Herzberg's theory (Correct)
  • McGregor's theory
  • Expectancy theory
  • Maslow's Hierarchy theory

Answer : Herzberg's theory

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 :

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

Answer : -$75,000

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 :

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

Answer : -$75,000

You are working as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Which of the following tools and techniques of the Define Activity process will help you in identifying the typical schedule milestones?


Options are :

  • Decomposition
  • Expert Judgment
  • Templates (Correct)
  • Rolling Wave Planning

Answer : Templates

Harry works as the project manager for his organization. He is creating the activity list and would like to tag those activities that are comprised of apportioned effort. Which of the following is the best example of apportioned effort?


Options are :

  • Completing project activities as start-to-start events.
  • Managing the day-to-day events of a project. (Correct)
  • Creating software as defined in the project scope.
  • Adding features to the project's product that is not included in the project scope.

Answer : Managing the day-to-day events of a project.

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 schedule variance for this project that Fred needs to report to the management?


Options are :

  • -$85,000
  • -$51,000
  • $122,845 (Correct)
  • $176,675

Answer : $122,845

Mary is the project manager for her company. She's working with the project team to compress the project schedule as the project must be completed by December 30. For some of the project activities, she and the project team have agreed to crash the project work. What must be true of these project activities for crashing to be acceptable?


Options are :

  • The activities must not be susceptible to the Law of Diminishing Returns.
  • The activities must be risk-free.
  • The activities must be of fixed duration.
  • The activities must be effort-drive. (Correct)

Answer : The activities must be effort-drive.

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

Answer : Project Staffing Management Plan

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

Answer : Nominal group technique

You are the project manager for your company. You are working with the management regarding the exact end date of your project. Management needs to know what day of the week your project will complete. Assuming that your project will not require any work to be completed over the upcoming weekends and that the remaining project work will commence on a Tuesday, what day of the week will the project end if there are 67 days of project work left to complete?


Options are :

  • Thursday
  • Wednesday (Correct)
  • Monday
  • Tuesday

Answer : Wednesday

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.

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 :

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

Answer : 0.81

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

Answer : Rough order of magnitude

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 :

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

Answer : Expert judgment

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 :

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

Answer : EV/PV

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
  • $787,504
  • $1,312,504

Answer : $1,812,498

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 :

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

Answer : 81

Thomas works as a contract-based project manager for BlueWell Inc. Management has hired Thomas to manage a high-risk project because Thomas has years of experience with this technology and similar project. Thomas would like to use his own templates for the project schedule, quality, and risk management approach. Management is fine with this, except after reviewing the template they had preferred Thomas to use 24-hour time periods for his project calendar rather than the 8-hour time periods as indicated. Thomas agrees, but now he has to update what document in his project management plan?


Options are :

  • Project calendar (Correct)
  • Activity attributes
  • Schedule management plan
  • Resource calendar

Answer : Project calendar

You have been assigned to a project that centers on a discipline you are only topically aware of. While you do have years of experience as a project manager, but you have never worked with the technology, as is in this project. During the define activities process, you rely on your project team and two consultants to coach you and identify the type of activities the project will include. Which tool and technique are you using in the define activities process in this scenario?


Options are :

  • Templates
  • Rolling wave planning
  • Expert judgment (Correct)
  • Decomposition

Answer : Expert judgment

Tom works as the project manager for BlueWell Inc. He is working with his project to ensure timely and appropriate generation, retrieval, distribution, collection, storage, and ultimate disposition of project information. What is the process in which Tom is working?


Options are :

  • Stakeholder expectation management
  • Work performance measurement
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Project communication management (Correct)

Answer : Project communication management

Gary is the project manager of the NHF project, which is a part of a program in his organization. According to the PMBOK, how will Gary provide feedback to programs and portfolios?


Options are :

  • Status meetings
  • Regular communications
  • Push communications
  • Status reports and change requests (Correct)

Answer : Status reports and change requests

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)
  • The average price of general labor in the area (Correct)
  • Quality inspections and compliance

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

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