PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 5

You are the project manager for your organization. You are managing a project to create new software for your clients. During the project execution, there have been some unforeseen delays that will require your attention. You will need four inputs to the control schedule process. Which of the following documents would not be an input for the control schedule process?


Options are :

  • Project schedule
  • Work performance information
  • Project management plan
  • Earned value management results (Correct)

Answer : Earned value management results

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 :

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

Answer : -$270,000

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 :

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

Answer : $1,055,543

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Communications Management Plan

Wendy is the project manager for the NHQ project. She is working with her project to begin creating the project duration estimate. Her organization is in weak matrix and several of the project team members are scheduled to complete work on other projects. What input will most likely be of the biggest assistance as Wendy and the project team begin creating the duration estimate for this project?


Options are :

  • Project scope statement
  • Resource calendar (Correct)
  • Project charter
  • Project communications management plan

Answer : Resource calendar

Mary is the project manager for her organization. She is working with the project team to define the project activities. She is concerned about some of the dependencies of the project work, which may affect the project schedule. Which one of the following is the best example of a project constraint that will likely affect the project's ability to finish by a given deadline?


Options are :

  • The project must use internal team members to complete the project work.
  • The project must adhere to several regulations.
  • The project must use the BGH company to deliver the software portion of the project. (Correct)
  • The project must not exceed $1,250,000.

Answer : The project must use the BGH company to deliver the software portion of the project.

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 :

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

Answer : Risk owner

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

Answer : 0.75

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

Answer : Project management team

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 Schedule Management Plan
  • Project charter
  • Scope baseline

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 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.
  • The project meets or exceeds the expectations of the stakeholders. (Correct)

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

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 :

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

Answer : Milestone list

You work as the project manager for BlueWell Inc. You are reviewing and regulating the progress to meet the performance objectives defined in the project management plan. Mark, a trainee, has a doubt related to the inputs of monitor and control project work. Which of the following is the input to monitor and control project work?


Options are :

  • Project management plan updates
  • Performance report (Correct)
  • Project document updates
  • Expert judgment

Answer : Performance report

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 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 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 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.

Anna is the project manager of the NHQ project. Her project has 1,500 stakeholders, some of which are external to her organization. In this project, Anna wants to create a method to classify the stakeholders based on their level of authority and their level of concern regarding the project outcomes. This model will help Anna determine the communication demands and when information should be distributed. What does Anna want to create in this instance?


Options are :

  • Power/interest grid (Correct)
  • Salience model
  • Communications matrix
  • Power/influence grid

Answer : Power/interest grid

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 variance for this project?


Options are :

  • $163,626
  • -$985,040 (Correct)
  • 0.16
  • $130,901

Answer : -$985,040

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 :

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

Answer : Records Management System

John is the project manager for his organization. Management has asked John to fast track his project in order to reach a particular date for the project completion. When John fast tracks the project what project management component must be updated to reflect this decision? Choose the best answer.


Options are :

  • Resource calendars
  • Organizational process assets
  • Risk register (Correct)
  • Cost management plan

Answer : Risk register

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. According to you, which of the following is an output of the Sequence Activities process?


Options are :

  • Activity list
  • Project schedule network diagram (Correct)
  • Project scope statement
  • Organizational process assets

Answer : Project schedule network diagram

You are the project manager for your organization. You and the project team are developing the project schedule for your current project. This project management process will create four outputs. Which of the following is an output of the Develop Schedule process?


Options are :

  • Resource calendars
  • Activity duration estimates
  • Schedule baseline (Correct)
  • Work performance information

Answer : Schedule baseline

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 Human Resources Management Plan
  • Project Schedule Management Plan
  • Project Communications Management Plan

Answer : Project Staffing Management Plan

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. You would like to crash your project to help the project schedule to get back on track. What is the primary danger of crashing?


Options are :

  • Crashing always increases project risks.
  • Crashing is a top-down approach to project completion.
  • Crashing restricts resource utilization.
  • Crashing increases project costs. (Correct)

Answer : Crashing increases project costs.

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. You are calculating the performance indexes of your project. The cost variance (CV) of your project is 30. What does this figure depict?


Options are :

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

Answer : Costs are lower than planned.

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 :

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

Answer : Organizational process asset

Billy is the project manager of the PQW Project and she has an assigned project budget of $655,000. Currently she is 80 percent complete with the project though she was scheduled to be 90 percent done by this date. She has spent $490,000 to date. What should Billy report as her cost performance index (CPI)for this project?


Options are :

  • 0.07
  • 0.89
  • 1.07 (Correct)
  • $34,000

Answer : 1.07

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 :

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

Answer : Scope baseline

You are working with your project team to identify the project activities within your project. Which of the following is NOT a tool and technique that will be useful in defining the project activities?


Options are :

  • Templates
  • Decomposition
  • Rolling wave plan
  • Precedence diagramming method (Correct)

Answer : Precedence diagramming method

You are the project manager for your organization. Management has offered you a bonus if you can complete the project work two months earlier than what your schedule predicts. You can use a schedule compression technique, but management does not want to increase costs in the project. What approach would you recommend to condense the project duration?


Options are :

  • Fast tracking (Correct)
  • Effort-driven activity analysis
  • Crashing
  • Rewards and recognition for the project team

Answer : Fast tracking

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 :

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

Answer : Weighting system

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Stakeholder register

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