PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 5

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 :

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

Answer : Crash the project.

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A project team installs 2,500 light fixtures in a new office building, and each light fixture takes one hour to install. The project manager can predict that it will take 2,500 hours to complete the work. However, which of the following statements most accurately describes this parametric estimate assumption?


Options are :

  • As workers complete the installation, effort will diminish and efficiency will decrease.
  • As workers complete the installation, labor will diminish so duration will increase.
  • As workers complete the installation, efficiency will increase and durations will decrease. (Correct)
  • As workers complete the installation, errors and risks will increase the actual completion.

Answer : As workers complete the installation, efficiency will increase and durations will decrease.

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

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

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 :

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

Answer : Weighting system

PMI-RMP PMI Risk Management Professional Practice Test Set 3

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 :

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

Answer : ($54,044)

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 :

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

Answer : ($985,040)

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

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

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

Answer : Scope baseline

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 :

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

Answer : Make-or-Buy Analysis

You're a project manager and you've completed your project schedule. The schedule will take 18 months to complete the project work. Throughout the schedule there are instances that the project work will require the project team members to work more than fifty hours per week. If you must adhere to a maximum of 45 hours of project work per team member, per week, what will likely happen to your project schedule as it stands right now?


Options are :

  • The project will take less time to complete.
  • The project will take longer to complete. (Correct)
  • The project will require more resources.
  • Nothing, the 45 hours limit is a guideline.

Answer : The project will take longer to complete.

PMI-RMP PMI Risk Management Professional Practice Test Set 2

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 :

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

Answer : Time series methods

Frank is the project manager of a construction project. In this project, Frank has elected to allow the interior design phase of the project to overlap with the pool construction phase of the project. Normally, Frank would not allow these two phases to overlap, but for this project, he has elected to do so in order to compress the project schedule. What is this schedule compression technique called?


Options are :

  • Crashing
  • Resource leveling heuristic
  • Fast tracking (Correct)
  • Lead time

Answer : Fast tracking

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 :

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

Answer : Work Breakdown Structure

PMI Certification Practice Questions

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 :

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

Answer : Performance reporting

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
  • Lessons learned documentation
  • Predecessor project

Answer : Organizational process asset

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 :

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

Answer : $1,055,543

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 7

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 :

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

Answer : Schedule Development process

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 :

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

Answer : Solution action planning

Donna's project has a budget at completion of $1,987,560 and she is currently 40 percent complete. Her project schedule called for her to be 45 percent complete but there have been some complications in the project. These complications have caused Donna to spend $125,000 more than what the work she has completed is worth. Based on this information what is the cost performance index (CPI) for Donna's project?


Options are :

  • 0.9
  • 86
  • $920,024
  • 0.86 (Correct)

Answer : 0.86

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 3

Tom works as the project manager for BlueWell Inc. He spends the majority of his time communicating with team members and the project stakeholders. Various communication skills are involved in the communication processes. Which communication skills are involved in this process? Each correct answer represents a part of the solution. Choose all that apply.


Options are :

  • Vertical and Horizontal (Correct)
  • Internal and External (Correct)
  • Confronting and problem solving
  • Formal and Informal (Correct)

Answer : Vertical and Horizontal Internal and External Formal and Informal

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 :

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

Answer : Control schedule

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
  • Idea/mind mapping
  • Affinity diagram (Correct)

Answer : Affinity diagram

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 8

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

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

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

Answer : Regularly or on an exception basis

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 :

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

Answer : Decomposition

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 2

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 :

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

Answer : Stakeholder management strategy

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 cost performance is better than expected.
  • The schedule performance is better than expected.
  • The schedule performance is right on target.

Answer : The schedule performance is below expectation.

You are the project manager of the NHA Project. This project is expected to last one year with quarterly milestones throughout the year. Your project is supposed to be at the third milestone today, but you are likely to be only 60 percent complete. Your project has a BAC of $745,000 and you have spent $440,000 of the budget-to-date. What is your cost variance for this project?


Options are :

  • 11,667
  • ($111,750)
  • $7,000 (Correct)
  • There is no variance.

Answer : $7,000

PMI Risk Management Professional Certification Practice Exam Set 5

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 :

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

Answer : Schedule baseline

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 :

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

Answer : 1.02

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