PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 6

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

Answer : Rolling wave planning

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 3

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 register
  • Risk management plan

Answer : Activity list and attributes

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 :

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

Answer : Management reserve

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 :

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

Answer : Costs are lower than planned.

PMI-RMP PMI Risk Management Professional Practice Test Set 8

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

Answer : 0.82

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

Answer : External dependencies

You are the project manager for your organization. You have been recording the actual results of activity duration for your project. Many of the results are late and this is causing your project to be late on reaching its milestones. What tool and technique can you use as a part of controlling the schedule to help you review various scenarios to bring the schedule into alignment with the plan?


Options are :

  • Schedule analysis
  • What-if scenario analysis (Correct)
  • Resource leveling
  • Root cause analysis

Answer : What-if scenario analysis

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 8

Mark is the project manager of the NHQ Project. Mark wants to create a salience model as part of his communications planning and scheduling. What does a salience model do for a project?


Options are :

  • Groups stakeholders based on their power and interest.
  • Describes classes of stakeholders based on their power, urgency, and legitimacy. (Correct)
  • Describes classes of stakeholders based on their power and influence.
  • Classifies stakeholders based on their influence and impact.

Answer : Describes classes of stakeholders based on their power, urgency, and legitimacy.

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

Answer : Performance report

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 100 percent done by this date. She has spent $490,000 to date and other than the project schedule, which was delayed because of a vendor, the project is going well. What should Billy report as her schedule performance index for this project?


Options are :

  • $524,000
  • 1.23
  • 100 percent because the vendor caused her lateness
  • 0.8 (Correct)

Answer : 0.8

PMP Certification Question and Answers

John is the project manager for the ABC project. He is finalizing the budget of the project. He is concerned about the direct costs involved in the project. Which of the following can be considered a direct cost in the project?


Options are :

  • Subcontract cost (Correct)
  • Accounting support cost
  • Cost of electrical utilities
  • Salaries of management directly involved in the project

Answer : Subcontract cost

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 :

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

Answer : $566,305

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

Answer : Power/interest grid

PMI Mock Questions

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 :

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

Answer : Level of effort

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 :

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

Answer : Performance report

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 :

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

Answer : $1,979,952

PMP Certification Practice

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 :

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

Answer : Risk register

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 :

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

Answer : Critical Chain method

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 :

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

Answer : Risk owner

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 3

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 :

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

Answer : Costs are higher than planned.

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 :

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

Answer : Project schedule network diagram

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 manager
  • Project management team (Correct)
  • Project sponsor

Answer : Project management team

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 6

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 :

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

Answer : Fast tracking

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 :

  • Push
  • Pull (Correct)
  • Asynchronous
  • Passive

Answer : Pull

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)
  • 6084
  • 156

Answer : 3003

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practice Test Set 2

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
  • Critical chain method
  • Risk analysis method
  • Critical path method (Correct)

Answer : Critical path method

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 :

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

Answer : Added risk

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Communications Management Plan

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practice Test Set 8

Which of the following processes fall under the Project Integration Management knowledge area? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.


Options are :

  • Project Plan Development (Correct)
  • Integrated Change Control (Correct)
  • Project Plan Execution (Correct)
  • Quality Assurance

Answer : Project Plan Development Integrated Change Control Project Plan Execution

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 :

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

Answer : Work performance measurements

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