PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practice Test Set 4

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. You want to increase the overall duration of the project. If the management elects to use resource leveling, then what will happen to the project duration?


Options are :

  • Nothing, new resources will be incorporated into the project team.
  • The duration will increase, but the labor will stay the same (Correct)
  • The duration will decrease as new team members are brought onto the project.
  • The duration will increase, but the labor will decrease.

Answer : The duration will increase, but the labor will stay the same

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

Answer : Constraint Resource leveling heuristic

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

Holly is the project manager of the NDS project and she is 85 percent complete with her project though she should be 95 percent complete. Her project has a BAC of $9,850,400 and she has spent $8,011,221 to date. What is Holly's schedule performance index for this project?


Options are :

  • .0.89 (Correct)
  • Ten percent
  • 0.98
  • 1.07

Answer : .0.89

You are the project manager of the JKM Project for your organization. Your project is supposed to be 60 percent complete but you are only 45 percent complete. The project has an assigned budget of $765,000 but you have already spent $365,000 to reach this point in the project due to some errors and rework. Management is pressing you on when you'll complete the project and how much the project will likely cost based on the current performance. You need to tell management what the project's current cost performance index (CPI) is. What value should you report to management based on your project's performance?


Options are :

  • 0.94 (Correct)
  • $306,000
  • 0.75
  • $344,250

Answer : 0.94

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


Options are :

  • Soft logic describes activities that can be completed in any order. (Correct)
  • Soft logic describes activities that do not have particular resources assigned to them.
  • Soft logic describes activities that can be crashed because they are effort-driven.
  • Soft logic describes activities that can have lead time added to them.

Answer : Soft logic describes activities that can be completed in any order.

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Some of the activities in your project are not being completed on time. You review these activities with your project team 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 decide on 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 durations
  • Control schedule (Correct)
  • Estimate activity resources
  • Develop schedule

Answer : Control schedule

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 :

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

Answer : Schedule data

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

Answer : -$117,282

You have a project to install 45,900 emergency exit signs throughout a university campus. You have a crew of 45 project team members to install the signs and they are making good progress on the installation but it looks like they'll miss the promised end date. Your project requires all of the signs to be installed one week before classes are scheduled to begin. You elect to crash the project in an effort to shorten the installation duration activity. What does it mean to crash the project?


Options are :

  • Increase the working hours.
  • Add more workers. (Correct)
  • Level the project schedule.
  • Reduce the project scope.

Answer : Add more workers.

You are the project manager for your organization. You are working with your project team to define the project network diagram. Several of the activities in the project schedule appear to have external constraints. Who among the following determines which dependencies are external to the project?


Options are :

  • Project team
  • Project management team (Correct)
  • Project manager
  • Project sponsor

Answer : Project management team

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. What is the planned value for this project?


Options are :

  • $503, 382
  • -$54,044
  • $566,305 (Correct)
  • $1,258,456

Answer : $566,305

Frank is the project manager in BlueWell Inc. He is working with his project to subdivide the project work packages into smaller, more manageable components. He and the project team are planning in detail all of the things the team will need to create, purchase, or do in order to satisfy the project scope. Management is concerned with the activity which Frank is using in this scenario, as they believe that Frank is taking too long to complete this preexecution activity. Which of the following techniques of the activity process is Frank using in this example?


Options are :

  • Decomposition (Correct)
  • Creating a project template
  • Rolling wave planning
  • Expert judgment

Answer : Decomposition

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Stakeholder register

Gary is the project manager of the GHY project. He has elected to use a previous, but similar, project to guide him and the project team through the estimate activity duration process. The previous project schedule could best described as which one of the following?


Options are :

  • Predecessor project
  • Organizational process asset (Correct)
  • Lessons learned documentation
  • Process input

Answer : Organizational process asset

Vicky is the project sponsor of Robert's project. She has requested several changes for the project scope and these changes have, of course, been approved. Robert needs to incorporate the project scope changes into the activity list. Where else should Robert reflect these project changes?


Options are :

  • Cost baseline
  • Scope baseline (Correct)
  • Project final report
  • Quality control mechanism

Answer : Scope baseline

Allen works as a project manager of the NHY project. This project is scheduled to last for two years and has a BAC of $5,400,000. He is currently 45 percent complete with this project, though he is supposed to be at his second milestone, which accounts for half of the project completion. There have been some errors in the project, which have caused Allen to spend $2,093,754. What is this project's schedule variance?


Options are :

  • -$250,000
  • -$210,000
  • -$270,000 (Correct)
  • -$720,000

Answer : -$270,000

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 :

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

Answer : Milestone list

Harry works as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. A risk that has been identified and analyzed in the project planning processes is now coming into fruition. Who among the following is responsible for implementing the risk responses or contingency plan?


Options are :

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

Answer : Risk owner

You are the project manager for your organization. Your project will need four electrical engineers for the project though there are no electrical engineers within your department. This scenario is best described as which one of the following terms?


Options are :

  • Risk
  • Resource constraint
  • Resource requirement (Correct)
  • Assumption

Answer : Resource requirement

You are the project manager of the NHQ Project and are trying to determine which seller you should choose for the project. You have received proposals from six vendors and they are all very good proposal, qualified to complete the project work, and the prices are close to the same. You would like to create method of ranking each vendor based and assign a score value to several different categories. Because the project is a high-profile project, you have assigned 25 points to experience and 10 points for all of the other categories to judge the vendors. This is considered what type of source selection process?


Options are :

  • Weighting system (Correct)
  • Benefits-cost analysis
  • Preferred vendor list
  • Screening system

Answer : Weighting system

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 be at the 45 percent milestone today, but due to some early delays you're running late. What is the planned value of your project?


Options are :

  • $950,000
  • $938,260
  • $2,375,000
  • $1,055,543 (Correct)

Answer : $1,055,543

You are the project manager for the GRT Project in your organization. You have created your time duration estimates based on historical information, but the estimates are not holding true in your current project. Unfortunately, many activities are late. You have decided to create a PERT estimate with your project team for each of their activities. What is the formula used for PERT?


Options are :

  • (O+M+P)/3
  • O+M+P
  • Average of the estimates
  • (O+4M+P)/6 (Correct)

Answer : (O+4M+P)/6

You are the project manager of the NHQ project. You are working with your project team to create the project schedule and the project network diagram. In order to start the sequencing of the project activities, you will need a document to identify the result of project phases, key project deliverables, and significant, timeless events in the project. Which of the following documents will you need to help sequence the project work?


Options are :

  • Activity attributes
  • Activity list
  • Milestone list (Correct)
  • Project scope statement

Answer : Milestone list

You work as the project manager for BlueWell Inc. You are recording the activity status for your project team's performance in the project. Based on the current performance your project is likely to be three months late. What type of communication should be generated based on this performance issue?


Options are :

  • Variance analysis
  • Performance report (Correct)
  • Issue report
  • Exceptions report

Answer : Performance report

Tom is the project manager for the ABC Construction Company. As part of the project scheduling for the construction of a new office building, he has allotted time for the inspectors of the building structure, as well as electrical, plumbing, and safety into the project's schedule. These inspectors can be considered what type of dependency in the project?


Options are :

  • Required dependencies
  • External dependencies (Correct)
  • Mandatory dependencies
  • Discretionary dependencies

Answer : External dependencies

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 is your schedule performance index. Considering that the project has a BAC of $567,899, you are thirty percent complete, and you have spent $179,450, what is the SPI for this project?


Options are :

  • 0.95
  • -$56,789
  • $227,140
  • 0.75 (Correct)

Answer : 0.75

Amy works as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. She is working on the SDI project, which has a BAC of $2,816,000. She is currently 20 percent complete with this project, though she should be 25 percent complete with the project work. The project has consumed $495,000 of the project budget to date. Management has asked her the project's Estimate To Complete (ETC) based on the current project performance. What is the ETC for this project?


Options are :

  • $1,541,544
  • $1,979,952 (Correct)
  • $1,312,504
  • $2,474,952

Answer : $1,979,952

What project management plan will document the time frame and frequency for the distribution of required information?


Options are :

  • Schedule Management Plan
  • Communications Management Plan (Correct)
  • Stakeholder Management Plan
  • Scope Management Plan

Answer : Communications Management Plan

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 is the schedule variance (SV) of the project at the current point of time?


Options are :

  • -110
  • 110
  • 25 (Correct)
  • -25

Answer : 25

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