PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 6

What component of the change management system is responsible for evaluating, testing, and documenting changes created to the project scope?


Options are :

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

Answer : Configuration Management System

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 upposed 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 estimate at completion, what is this project's to-complete performance index?


Options are :

  • 1.02
  • -$108,120
  • 0.98 (Correct)
  • $4,608,120

Answer : 0.98

Ned is the project manager for his organization. Ned is using a standard tool to capture, store, and distribute information to the stakeholders about the project costs, schedule, and performance. What term is assigned to this communication tool?


Options are :

  • Table reporting
  • Reporting system (Correct)
  • Project management information system
  • Communications management system

Answer : Reporting system

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. You and your project team is undergoing the decision making process for the project. You want to involve key participants to gain acceptance and commitment to make the solution work. Which of the following phases of the decision- making model defines this process of work?


Options are :

  • Problem solution generation
  • Problem definition
  • Ideas to action
  • Solution action planning (Correct)

Answer : Solution action planning

You are the project manager of the NHL Project for your organization. You are working with your project team to create the schedule baseline for this project. According to you, which of the following statements describes how the schedule baseline is created?


Options are :

  • It is assigned to the project by management.
  • It is developed from the schedule network analysis. (Correct)
  • It is created by the stakeholders.
  • It is derived from the constraints of the project.

Answer : It is developed from the schedule network analysis.

You are the project manager of a software development project. Your project team will be creating a web-based software application that will allow your company's customers to browse your website, search inventory, and place orders among other things. Your project team will, on a regular basis, need to update their computer virus prevention software, update their operating systems, and perform other maintenance on their computers in order to complete the project. This maintenance work is not directly tied to the project deliverables, but it is needed in order for the project to be completed. What term best describes this maintenance work?


Options are :

  • Discrete effort
  • Level of effort (Correct)
  • Cost of conformance to quality
  • Project management overhead

Answer : Level of effort

You are the project manager of a project that has a budget of $875,000 and you have completed 40 percent of the project work. Due to some errors, however, you have actually spent $425,000 of the budget. Management wants to know what the project's cost performance index is. What value do you report?


Options are :

  • -$75,000
  • 0.82 (Correct)
  • $350,000
  • -$187,500

Answer : 0.82

You work as a Project Manager for Tech Perfect Inc. Several projects are running under your supervision. Martha, the team leader of a project, provides you performance indexes of her project. The cost variance (CV) of her project is -20. What does this figure depict?


Options are :

  • The project is behind schedule.
  • Costs are lower than planned.
  • Spending is right on target.
  • Costs are higher than planned. (Correct)

Answer : Costs are higher than planned.

You are the project manager for your organization. Your project is doing fine on time and cost, but management wants to address the project performance for future accomplishment. Management has asked you to begin reporting and forecasting your project's health based on a moving average, extrapolation, trend estimation, and growth curve. What type of forecasting method is management asking you to use?


Options are :

  • Causal/econometric methods
  • Judgmental methods
  • Time series methods (Correct)
  • Estimate at completion method

Answer : Time series methods

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. You are going through a project with your project team. Some of your project team members are reporting that their activities are running late because there are lag times between activities that do not need to be there. You examine the schedule and see that the lag times have been incorporated into the project schedule for quality control reviews. You also learn that the quality control reviews are not being completed as planned. What is the best approach in this scenario?


Options are :

  • Take corrective action and determine when the quality control inspection has happened so far in the project, perform quality control on the deliverables where the inspection was skipped, and ensure that quality control will happen from this point forward. (Correct)
  • Since the quality control inspections are not being completed, take corrective action and ensure that the inspections continue from this point forward.
  • Since the quality control inspections are not being completed, remove the lag time from the project.
  • Discuss with the project team that the lag times should not affect the project schedule because they were built into the project schedule to begin with. Even if the quality control inspections were happening the time was allotted in the schedule for the inspections.

Answer : Take corrective action and determine when the quality control inspection has happened so far in the project, perform quality control on the deliverables where the inspection was skipped, and ensure that quality control will happen from this point forward.

Ned is the project manager of the HYQ Project. In Ned's project, the management has requested that he enforce resource leveling so that the maximum amount of hours in the project per worker will not exceed 25 hours per week. Ned's pay is based on how quickly he can complete the project work. What must Ned do to accommodate the change in the resource allotment if he has to finish the project on time?


Options are :

  • Add more risk mitigation.
  • Reduce the amount of labor.
  • Crash the project. (Correct)
  • Reduce the project scope.

Answer : Crash the project.

Don is the project manager of the NQP project for his organization. This project is scheduled to last for 18 months and will have several elements of the project that have government regulations. Management is concerned with the regulations and would like Don to report on the activities that will be affected by the regulations. Which of the following documents should Don refer to, for the information on the activities and the regulations?


Options are :

  • Activity list and attributes (Correct)
  • Activity list
  • Risk management plan
  • Risk register

Answer : Activity list and attributes

Gary is the project manager for his organization. The projects that Gary manages for project customers are often very similar in nature so Gary uses a schedule network template to help plan the project work. For Gary's current project, he has used a network template that includes just a portion of the project work adapted to the current project. When Gary uses a portion of a network template diagram this is called what term?


Options are :

  • Fragment network (Correct)
  • Analogous
  • Parametric
  • Hanger

Answer : Fragment network

You are the project manager for the GHY Project. This project has stakeholders, both internal and external, that need to receive performance reports from you on a regular basis. You have decided that in addition to emailing the weekly performance report, you will also keep the performance reports available on your secured project management Website. The Website is an example of what type of communication reporting?


Options are :

  • Pull (Correct)
  • Passive
  • Asynchronous
  • Push

Answer : Pull

Sam works as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Which of the following processes will he use for selecting a scheduling method, scheduling tool, incorporating project specific data within that scheduling tool to develop a project specific schedule model, and generating project schedule?


Options are :

  • Schedule Maintenance process
  • Schedule Development process (Correct)
  • Perform Integrated Change Control process
  • Constructability Analysis process

Answer : Schedule Development process

Which of the following processes involves the periodic collection and analysis of baseline versus actual data to understand and communicate the project progress and performance as well as to forecast the project results?


Options are :

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Performance reporting (Correct)
  • Plan communications
  • Identify stakeholders

Answer : Performance reporting

Joe is the project manager of the HJN Project. Joe's project is a renovation of an office building. There must be 30 hours between the painting activity and the carpet activity in the project schedule to eliminate the risk of wet paint getting on the carpet. What is the best approach Joe can do to alleviate this issue?


Options are :

  • Add lag time to the carpet activity. (Correct)
  • Add lead time to the painting activity.
  • Create a dummy activity between the painting activity and the carpet activity for the duration of the drying process.
  • Change the relationship of the carpet activity and the painting activity to finish-to-finish.

Answer : Add lag time to the carpet activity.

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. You have to identify the specific actions to be performed to produce the project deliverables. For this, you have to explain the three inputs for the define activities process to your project team. Which of the following is NOT a valid input?


Options are :

  • Organizational Process Assets
  • Scope baseline
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Work Breakdown Structure (Correct)

Answer : Work Breakdown Structure

You work as a Project Manager for Tech Perfect Inc. Several projects are running under your supervision. Martha, a team leader of a project, informs you about the performance indexes of her project. The schedule performance index (SPI) of her project is 0.835. What does this figure indicate?


Options are :

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

Answer : The schedule performance is below expectation.

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Which of the following techniques will you use to determine whether particular work can best be accomplished by the project team or must be purchased from the outside sources?


Options are :

  • Procurement Negotiations
  • Make-or-Buy Analysis (Correct)
  • Contract Types
  • Expert Judgment

Answer : Make-or-Buy Analysis

Which of the following techniques is used to perform progressive elaboration planning where the work to be accomplished in the near future is planned in detail at a low level of the work breakdown structure?


Options are :

  • Decomposition
  • Predecessor-only diagramming
  • Rolling wave planning (Correct)
  • Imminent activity management

Answer : Rolling wave planning

You are the project manager for your organization. You are working with your virtual team to create activity duration estimates for your current project. This virtual team is comprised of team members from around the world. Much of this process will be completed by geographical locations though some conferences will require all the team members to participate and to coordinate the activities that will interact between the different sites. The project manager must consider all of the following when creating the activity duration estimates except for which one?


Options are :

  • Time zone differences
  • Resource calendar
  • Critical path (Correct)
  • Project calendar

Answer : Critical path

You are the project manager of the NHQ project. Your project has a budget of $1,258456 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. Management is concerned that this project will be over budget upon completion. Based on the current performance value what should you report to management regarding the variance at completion?


Options are :

  • -$21,618
  • Zero - you would not know what this will cost until the project is complete.
  • -$62,922
  • -$54,044 (Correct)

Answer : -$54,044

Which of the following group activity techniques allows a large number of ideas to be sorted into groups for review and analysis?


Options are :

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

Answer : Affinity diagram

You are the project manager for the GHB Organization. Management has asked that you review your recent SPI to determine why there was a schedule variance. They'd also like you to explain what approach you'll do to counteract the SPI going forward in the project. You complete the variance analysis and report to management that you'll be fast tracking a portion of your project work. What will be the management's concern with, when it comes to fast tracking the project?


Options are :

  • Added costs for the additional project labor
  • Added risk (Correct)
  • Continued variances in the SPI
  • Slippage in the project quality

Answer : Added risk

Andy is the project manager for his project. Andy and his project team are identifying stakeholders who can significantly impact the project, what the level of participation for each identified stakeholder may be, and classifying the stakeholders by common characteristics, concerns, and their perception of the project. Andy and his project team want to define an approach as a result of this information to gain support from the stakeholders for their project. What should Andy and his project team create in this scenario?


Options are :

  • Stakeholder register
  • Stakeholder management strategy (Correct)
  • Stakeholder assessment information
  • Communications management plan

Answer : Stakeholder management strategy

You have created the project network diagram for your project. Management is reviewing the network diagram and they are curious as to why you have included levels of effort activities as start-to-start and finish-to-finish successor activities for work that uses particular manufacturing equipment. You explained that the levels of effort activities are maintained for the equipment. This relationship and scheduling scenario is also known as what term?


Options are :

  • Finish-to-Start
  • Hammock activity (Correct)
  • Project management overhead
  • Subproject

Answer : Hammock activity

Kenny is the project manager for the NHQ organization. She is creating the project duration estimates. She has stressed to her project team that they will need to create accurate and reliable project duration estimates without padding their estimates for errors or risks. Kenny is also relying on historical information to help her predict the duration of the project work. Jennifer, one of the project team members, wants to know how Kenny will account for the certain-to-happen errors and delays in the project schedule. What approach should Kenny use in the project?


Options are :

  • Rewards and recognition for completing the project work without delays
  • Three-point estimates
  • Analogous estimating
  • Management reserve (Correct)

Answer : Management reserve

Della works as a Project Manager for BlueWell Inc. A number of projects are running under her guidance. You, being a team leader of a project, provide Della the performance indexes of your project. The schedule variance (SV) of your project is zero. What does this figure depict?


Options are :

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

Answer : Project is right on target.

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Which of the following tools/techniques will you use to demonstrate how a process behaves over time, and when a process is subject to special cause variation, resulting in an out-of-control condition?


Options are :

  • Scatter Chart
  • Ishikawa Diagram
  • Control Chart (Correct)
  • Pareto Chart

Answer : Control Chart

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