PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 4

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
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday (Correct)
  • Monday

Answer : Wednesday

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 :

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

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

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 :

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

Answer : Rough order of magnitude

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 :

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

Answer : -$75,000

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

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 :

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

Answer : Project communication management

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.
  • Discipline the project team
  • Corrective actions. (Correct)

Answer : Corrective actions.

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

Answer : Constraint Resource leveling heuristic

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


Options are :

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

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

Jack 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. Management would like to create a report telling them how much more the project will need to complete. What value should Jack tell the management?


Options are :

  • $755,000.56
  • $790,988.76
  • $1,112,978.45
  • $1,087,497.74 (Correct)

Answer : $1,087,497.74

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 :

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

Answer : External dependencies

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 :

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

Answer : 25

In the project time management knowledge area, there are six processes. According to the PMBOK, which project time knowledge area will have the majority of the effort?


Options are :

  • Develop schedule
  • Control schedule (Correct)
  • Estimate activity resources
  • .Define activities

Answer : Control schedule

You are the project manager of the NDF project. You need to determine how often a complete project report can be made, including forecasted project completion information for your project. How often should the report be created?


Options are :

  • Exception-by-exception basis
  • One per status milestone reached
  • Weekly
  • Regularly or on an exception basis (Correct)

Answer : Regularly or on an exception basis

Terri is the project manager for her organization and she is working with her project team to develop the project schedule. She has identified the float in her project although some of the activities where float exists may be susceptible to risk in the project execution. She is also concerned that the critical path may change during the project if the risk events come into execution. What scheduling method is Terri using in this example?


Options are :

  • Activity on the arrow method
  • Risk analysis method
  • Critical chain method
  • Critical path method (Correct)

Answer : Critical path method

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 :

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

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

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 :

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

Answer : Resource requirement

You are the project manager of a research project. Because much of the project work will be based on what is discovered in each stage of the project work, you are directing the project time to focus on creating time estimates for the most imminent research work and broad estimates for the project work that is coming later in the project. What type of planning are you using in this project?


Options are :

  • Decomposition
  • Rolling wave planning (Correct)
  • Milestone planning
  • Phase gates

Answer : Rolling wave planning

You are the project manager for your company. You are currently working with your project team to begin sequencing the activity list. You will need organizational process assets and four other documents as inputs to this process. Which of the following is NOT one of the four documents you will need for activity sequencing?


Options are :

  • Milestone list
  • Project schedule network diagrams (Correct)
  • Activity list
  • Project scope statement

Answer : Project schedule network diagrams

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 :

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

Answer : $1,979,952

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 :

  • -$54,044
  • $503, 382
  • $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)
  • Expert judgment
  • Rolling wave planning
  • Creating a project template

Answer : Decomposition

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 :

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

Answer : Performance report

Kelly is the project manager of her organization. She is reviewing the project network diagram to confirm that the resource she has identified is available to complete the project assignments without conflicting with other activities in the project node. The availability of resources will help Kelly determine the final finish date for the project. What scheduling technique is Kelly using?


Options are :

  • Resource utilization
  • Resource leveling heuristics
  • Critical Chain method (Correct)
  • Critical Path method

Answer : Critical Chain method

Nancy is the project manager of a project with 78 stakeholders. This is a high-profile project and she needs to express to her project team and to the management the importance of communication in this project. She 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 :

  • 78
  • 3003 (Correct)
  • 156
  • 6084

Answer : 3003

You are the project manager of the NAA Project for your organization. You are exploring the possibility of fast tracking in your project. Which of the following statements is most accurate about fast tracking the project?


Options are :

  • Fast tracking only works if the activities are resource-driven.
  • Fast tracking only works if the activities are effort-driven.
  • Fast tracking only works if activities can have start-to-start relationships.
  • Fast tracking only works if activities can be overlapped to shorten duration. (Correct)

Answer : Fast tracking only works if activities can be overlapped to shorten duration.

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
  • Stakeholder classification
  • Project management team's classification (Correct)

Answer : Project management team's classification

You are working with your project team to control the project schedule. You will need five inputs to this process throughout your project. Which one of the following is an output of the project schedule control, and NOT an input?


Options are :

  • Project management plan
  • Project schedule
  • Work performance information
  • Work performance measurements (Correct)

Answer : Work performance measurements

Bonnie is the project manager for her organization. She is developing a strategy to manage the project stakeholders. She wants to identify the key stakeholders, their influence over the project, their interest in project, and an assessment of methods. What can Bonnie create to gain support from the stakeholders in her project?


Options are :

  • Stakeholder identification tools
  • Communications management plan
  • Stakeholder Analysis Matrix (Correct)
  • Expert judgment

Answer : Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

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. Based on the budget at completion, what is this project's to-complete performance index?


Options are :

  • -$108,120
  • 1.02 (Correct)
  • 0.98
  • $2,500.00

Answer : 1.02

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