PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 1

You are the project manager of the NHQ Project. Management has set a conformance to the project schedule for your project at 0.95. What does this term mean?


Options are :

  • It is the expectation of management to be 95 on schedule at 95 percent of the project.
  • It is the earned value divided by the planned value for your project.
  • It means the largest schedule variance you can have is five percent. (Correct)
  • It means you will need to earn at least 95 cents per dollar invested in the project.

Answer : It means the largest schedule variance you can have is five percent.

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Sam is the project manager of the NQQ project. He and the project team have completed the stakeholder identification process for his project. What is the main output of the identify stakeholders process?


Options are :

  • Requirements
  • Communications management plan
  • Stakeholder management strategy
  • Stakeholder register (Correct)

Answer : Stakeholder register

You work as a project manager for ABC Inc. You are currently overseeing a project on a high-rise building site. Your prime concern is to ensure that cranes are used effectively for moving materials. You also have to ensure that delivery trucks do not have to wait in a queue and that workers on the upper floors are able to get their deliveries on time. Which type of scheduling would be required in such a scenario?


Options are :

  • Network scheduling
  • Resource-oriented scheduling (Correct)
  • Critical path scheduling
  • Time-oriented scheduling

Answer : Resource-oriented scheduling

You are the project manager of the AHQ project. This project is scheduled to last for six months and will require $345,000 to complete. If the project completes earlier than scheduled, your organization will receive a bonus of $5,000 per day of early completion. Management has asked you to develop an aggressive schedule to realize as much of the bonus as possible, but management does not want you to increase the costs of the project beyond $1,000 per day of the bonus realization. Which of the following approaches will likely add costs to the project?


Options are :

  • Crashing (Correct)
  • Adding leads to the project work
  • Fast tracking
  • Using the critical chain method

Answer : Crashing

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 8

John works as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. He is working on a high-profile project with 80 stakeholders and he needs to express to his project team and to the management the importance of communication in the project. He 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 :

  • 3160 (Correct)
  • 79
  • 3000
  • 80

Answer : 3160

Winnie is the project manager for her company. She has been recording the actual durations of the project work to determine the actual progress of her project. Winnie needs to generate an updated project schedule based on project performance. She is using the supporting schedule data, manual scheduling methods, and her project management software to perform schedule network analysis. What other tool Winnie can use to help and generate an updated project schedule?


Options are :

  • Scheduling tool (Correct)
  • Schedule management plan
  • Critical chain method
  • Critical path method

Answer : Scheduling tool

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Management has asked you not to communicate performance unless the CPI is less than 0.96 or the SPI dips below 0.98. What type of report would you create for management, if these instances develop in your project?


Options are :

  • Cost variance report
  • Exceptions report (Correct)
  • Performance management report
  • Schedule variance report

Answer : Exceptions report

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 1

You are the project manager for your organization. You need the oak cabinets for your project delivered by December 1 in order to install the floors around the oak cabinets by December 15. Your company's procurement office generally takes 45 days to complete procurement orders. Based on this information, how should you schedule the lead time for the cabinet delivery?


Options are :

  • Cabinet procurement December 1, minus 45 days lead time (Correct)
  • Cabinet procurement December 1, plus 45 days lead time
  • Cabinet procurement December 15 minus 45 days lead time
  • Cabinet procurement November 15

Answer : Cabinet procurement December 1, minus 45 days lead time

Your project has a BAC of $750,000 and is 75 percent complete. According to your plan, however, your project should actually be 80 percent complete. You have spent $575,000 of your project budget to reach this point and you are worried about the project not being able to complete based on your current project budget. What is the to-complete performance index for this project?


Options are :

  • -$16,677
  • 0.98
  • 1.07 (Correct)
  • 0.94

Answer : 1.07

You are the project manager of the GHT Project. Ben, one of your project team members, does not understand the idea of a milestone. Which of the following best describes what a milestone is?


Options are :

  • An imposed date for the project to reach a given point
  • The completion of a project activity that is crucial to project completion
  • A significant point in the project (Correct)
  • A goal of reaching a significant delivery of project benefits by an identified date

Answer : A significant point in the project

PMI-RMP PMI Risk Management Professional Practice Test Set 9

You have created the project network diagram for the ABC project. You are exploring total float and free float for that project. Martin, a project team member, wants to know the difference between total float and free float. What is the difference between total float and free float?


Options are :

  • Total float is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the project completion date, whereas free float is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying any project predecessors.
  • Total float is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying any project successors, whereas free float is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the project completion date.
  • Total float is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the project completion date, whereas free float is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying any project successors. (Correct)
  • Total float is the amount of time a non-critical activity can be delayed without delaying any project successors, whereas free float is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the project completion date.

Answer : Total float is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the project completion date, whereas free float is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying any project successors.

John is the project manager for his organization. He has created a status dashboard for his stakeholders. What is a status dashboard?


Options are :

  • It is a software application that allows stakeholders to view the project manager's performance.
  • It is a report that reflects the overall performance of scope, schedule, quality, cost, or other project performance metrics. (Correct)
  • It is a report that details the current status of risks and issues.
  • It is a web-based tool to inspect the project deliverables for performance.

Answer : It is a report that reflects the overall performance of scope, schedule, quality, cost, or other project performance metrics.

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. Management is concerned that this project will be over budget upon completion. What is the estimate at completion for this project that you will need to report to management?


Options are :

  • -$62,922.80
  • $787,504
  • $1,525,000
  • $1,312,504 (Correct)

Answer : $1,312,504

PMI Risk Management Professional Certification Practice Exam Set 4

Beth is the project manager for the NHQ project. This project deals with fiber optic cabling in her organizational campus. Tim is the electrical engineer for her company and is the only internal resource that can complete several of the project activities that deal with the fiber optic cables. Because Tim is a highly-skilled resource, he is already scheduled on several projects within the organization and is not available when Beth needs him to complete some of the project activities. This is an example of which term?


Options are :

  • Matrix network
  • Activity resource requirements (Correct)
  • Resource calendar conflict
  • Organizational process assets

Answer : Activity resource requirements

Andy works as the project manager for Bluewell Inc. He is developing the schedule for the project. There are eight tools and techniques that a project manager can use to develop the project schedule. Which of the following is a tool and technique for the Schedule Development process?


Options are :

  • Schedule compression (Correct)
  • Variance analysis
  • Expert judgment
  • Reserve analysis

Answer : Schedule compression

Fred is the project manager of the NHA project. This project has a BAC of $2,456,900 and is sixty percent complete. Fred has crashed the project, which has driven the project costs to date to $1,525,140, but his project is five percent more complete than what was planned. What is the cost variance for this project that Fred needs to report to management?


Options are :

  • Zero
  • -$51,000 (Correct)
  • $122,845
  • -$85,000

Answer : -$51,000

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 3

Which of the following scheduling techniques identifies the successor activities and the predecessor activities to assist the project manager in sequencing the project work?


Options are :

  • Precedence Diagramming Method (Correct)
  • Dependency determination
  • Schedule network template
  • Activity on the Node

Answer : Precedence Diagramming Method

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. There have been changes to the project scope in your project. These changes will cause the project schedule to change as well, so you will need to update the schedule and the schedule baseline. The schedule baseline is a component of what?


Options are :

  • Project constraints
  • Project calendar
  • Project objectives
  • Project management plan (Correct)

Answer : Project management plan

Which one of the following estimate types is a form of expert judgment?


Options are :

  • Bottom-up estimate
  • Analogous estimate (Correct)
  • Parametric estimate
  • Definitive estimate

Answer : Analogous estimate

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Mark is the project manager of the GHQ Project. He is happily reporting that his project has a schedule performance index of 2.12. Management, however, does not think this is good news. What is the most likely reason why management does not like an SPI of 2.12?


Options are :

  • It is not good news, as the number should be closer to 100 than 0.
  • They likely do not understand the SPI formula.
  • It is good news, but Mark may have large cost variances to achieve this value.
  • It is not good news because a larger number means the schedule duration estimates were likely to be wrong to begin with. (Correct)

Answer : It is not good news because a larger number means the schedule duration estimates were likely to be wrong to begin with.

Holly is the project manager of her project. She has chosen to crash the project due to time constraints that have been imposed on her project. When Holly crashes the project what project document must be updated to reflect this change to the approach?


Options are :

  • Project risk management plan
  • Develop schedule process
  • Activity attributes (Correct)
  • Risk register

Answer : Activity attributes

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. What is this project's schedule variance?


Options are :

  • -$48,654
  • 13 percent
  • 0.98
  • -$225,000 (Correct)

Answer : -$225,000

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Beth is the project manager for her organization. Her current project has many deliverables that have been defined at a high level, but the details of the deliverables are still unknown. In her project, Beth is planning in detail only the activities that are most imminent in the project work. This approach to project management planning is known as what?


Options are :

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

Answer : Rolling wave planning

A construction company is about to start a new project. It requires hiring a project manager for this project. Which of the following are the most important skills that a person must have to be selected as a project manager?


Options are :

  • Communication (Correct)
  • Leading
  • Problem solving
  • Negotiation and influential
  • Team building and human resources

Answer : Communication

Ben is the project manager for his organization. His project has 26 stakeholders this week and will have five additional stakeholders next week. How many more communication channels will Ben's project have next week?


Options are :

  • 140 (Correct)
  • 5
  • 325
  • 10

Answer : 140

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 6

The Define Activities process is the first process in the project time management knowledge area. The Define Activities process creates just three outputs as a result of decomposition, rolling wave planning, templates, and expert judgment. Which one of the following is not an output of the Define Activities process?


Options are :

  • Activity attributes
  • Activity list
  • .Project document updates (Correct)
  • Milestone list

Answer : .Project document updates

Which of the following documents captures and defines the work activities, deliverables, and a timeline that a vendor will execute against in performance of work for a customer?


Options are :

  • WBS
  • cope of statement
  • Project charter
  • SOW (Correct)

Answer : SOW

Which of the following documents is a narrative description of products or services to be supplied by the project and has detailed requirements and pricing specified on it?


Options are :

  • WBS
  • Project charter
  • Statement of work (SOW) (Correct)
  • Scope of statement

Answer : Statement of work (SOW)

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 6

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're likely only 60 percent complete. Your project has a BAC of $745,000 and you've spent $440,000 of the budget-to-date. What is your schedule performance index for this project?


Options are :

  • 1.02
  • 80
  • 102
  • 0.8 (Correct)

Answer : 0.8

Once the project's WBS has been created what process may happen next?


Options are :

  • Define activities (Correct)
  • Estimate activity durations
  • Sequence activities
  • Estimate activity resources

Answer : Define activities

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