PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 2

George is the project manager of the NHQ Project and has a budget of $778,000. The project is scheduled to last for one year with an equal amount of work completed each quarter. The second quarter of the project has ended and George has spent $325,000 but has only finished forty percent of the project. Management needs a variance report for the project schedule. What value should George report in this instance?


Options are :

  • -$34,500
  • -$13,800
  • -$77,800 (Correct)
  • 0.96

Answer : -$77,800

Your project is forty percent complete though it was scheduled to be fifty percent complete as of today. Management has asked that you report on the schedule variance for your project. If your project has a BAC of $650,000 and you've spent $385,000 to date, what is the schedule variance value?


Options are :

  • -$390,000
  • -$65,000 (Correct)
  • -$487,500
  • -$75,500

Answer : -$65,000

Ben is the project manager of the NHF Project for his organization. Some delays early in the project have caused the project schedule to slip by nearly 15 percent. Management would like Ben to find a method to recoup the schedule slippage and to get the project back on track. Management is risk-adverse with this project. Which of the following methods should Ben avoid to recoup the project time?


Options are :

  • Critical chain methodology
  • Crashing
  • Adding lead time
  • Fast tracking (Correct)

Answer : Fast tracking

John works as the project manager for Honeywell Inc. He is involved in the periodic collection and analysis of baseline versus actual data to understand and communicate the project progress. Which of the following techniques is used in generating performance reports?


Options are :

  • Change requests
  • Work performance measurements
  • Forecasting method (Correct)
  • Work performance information

Answer : Forecasting method

You are the project manager for your organization. You have recorded the following duration estimates for an activity in your project: optimistic 20, most likely 45, pessimistic 90. What time will you record for this activity?


Options are :

  • 45
  • 20o, 45m, 90p
  • 90
  • 48 (Correct)

Answer : 48

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 performance index?


Options are :

  • 0.98
  • 1.02
  • 0.9 (Correct)
  • -$108,120

Answer : 0.9

Jim is the project manager for his project. He and his project team are creating their duration estimates for the work packages in the WBS. For each activity, Jim is adding a few hours to the duration estimate in case something goes wrong during the completion of the work activity. Sarah, the project sponsor, does not approve of this and warns Jim of Parkinson's Law. What is Parkinson's Law?


Options are :

  • People will behave based on what their behavior brings them.
  • Work expands to fill the amount of time allotted to it. (Correct)
  • An exponential increase labor does not correlate to an exponential decrease in duration.
  • As employees do repetitive tasks, duration should decrease.

Answer : Work expands to fill the amount of time allotted to it.

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. Considering that the project has a BAC of $567,899, you are thirty percent complete, and you have spent $179,450. What is this project's to-complete performance index based on the current BAC?


Options are :

  • 0.75
  • 1.02 (Correct)
  • 0.95
  • 0.01

Answer : 1.02

You are the project manager of the NHGQ project for your company. You must create and distribute performance reports every week to your key project stakeholders. What communication technique do you normally use to distribute reports?


Options are :

  • Push technique (Correct)
  • Pull technique
  • Many-to-many
  • One-to-one

Answer : Push technique

You are the project manager of the NHT Project. This project has 12,345 office doors to install throughout a campus. Each of the doors costs the project $456 and requires special hardware to electronically lock and open the doors. You've gathered the project team before they begin the installation for a hands-on training. As a group you and the project team install 50 doors following a checklist of instructions so that every door will be installed exactly the same throughout the campus and with minimal waste. This is an example of what project execution technique?


Options are :

  • Defect repair validation
  • uality control
  • Preventive action (Correct)
  • Implemented corrective action

Answer : Preventive action

Which of the following are the inputs to the Develop Project Charter process? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply


Options are :

  • Contract (Correct)
  • Procurement document
  • Project statement of work (Correct)
  • Business case (Correct)

Answer : Contract Project statement of work Business case

Laura is the project manager for her organization and management has requested her to create a report on her project's performance. Laura needs to analyze her current project performance and then compare it against what, in order to create a performance report?


Options are :

  • Performance measurement baseline (Correct)
  • Schedule variances, planned value, and the Schedule Performance Index
  • Cost variances and Cost Performance Index
  • Scope baseline

Answer : Performance measurement baseline

Lily works as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. She has recorded the following duration estimates for an activity in her project: optimistic 35, most likely 50, and pessimistic 95. What time will she record for this activity?


Options are :

  • 48
  • 54
  • 55 (Correct)
  • 40

Answer : 55

Nancy is the project manager of the JJJ Project. This project has recently been approved by the project customer as complete so Nancy must now finalize the administrative closure. Nancy needs to create the final project report to report the successes and failures in the project. Who should Nancy deliver this final project report to if she is participating in a projectized structure?


Options are :

  • Project sponsor
  • Project customer
  • Functional Management
  • homever the communications management plan directs her to (Correct)

Answer : homever the communications management plan directs her to

You are the project manager of the GHY Project. Management wants you to create a process improvement plan for your project. Your project will be studied by management and will become a standard for all future organizational projects based on your project's performance, approach, and implementation of project processes. All of the following should be included in your project's process improvement plan except for which one?


Options are :

  • Process boundaries
  • Targets for improved performance
  • Process configuration
  • Identification of project risks (Correct)

Answer : Identification of project risks

Your project team is executing the project plan and things are going well. Your team has reached its first milestone and is now in the second phase of the project. The project stakeholders have requested that you find a method to reduce the duration of the project. They will reward you and your project team with a 25 percent bonus of the project costs if you can finish the project thirty days earlier than what was already planned. The stakeholders, however, will not approve any additional labor costs as part of the agreement. Which approach could you use to shorten the duration of the project?


Options are :

  • Fast track the project. (Correct)
  • Perform resource leveling for the project.
  • Remove things from the project scope.
  • Crash the project schedule.

Answer : Fast track the project.

Which of the following individuals has a management role in a core business area, such as research and development, design, manufacturing, provisioning, testing, or maintenance?


Options are :

  • Project manager
  • Operations manager (Correct)
  • Seller
  • Functional manager

Answer : Operations manager

Gina is the project manager for her organization and she is working with her project team to define the project activities. In this project, the stakeholders are sensitive to the project completion date, so Gina is stressing to her project team members that while they need to provide and account for all of the project activities, they should focus on one work package in the WBS at a time. In order to start the decomposition of the project work packages into activities, Gina will need all of the following except for which one?


Options are :

  • Enterprise environmental factors
  • Organizational process assets
  • Scope baseline
  • WBS (Correct)

Answer : WBS

Holly is the project manager for her organization. She is creating the activity list and would like to tag those activities that are comprised of discrete effort. What is discrete effort?


Options are :

  • It is a term used to describe activities whose effort can be directly measured and linked to the project objectives. (Correct)
  • It is a term used to describe activities whose effort cannot be directly measured to the project objectives.
  • It is a term used to describe activities that are core project management processes, but not core project activities.
  • It is a term used to describe activities that are supportive of the project work, but not linked to the project deliverables.

Answer : It is a term used to describe activities whose effort can be directly measured and linked to the project objectives.

You have been hired as a project manager for Tech Perfect Inc. You are studying the documentation of planning of a project. The documentation states that there are twentyfive stakeholders with the project. What will be the number of communication channels for the project?


Options are :

  • 600
  • 50
  • 300 (Correct)
  • 25

Answer : 300

You are the project manager of a project that has a budget of $675,000 and you have completed 40 percent of the project work. Your project is supposed to be 60 percent complete but you are actually only 40 percent complete. Due to some errors, however, you have actually spent $335,000 of the budget. Management wants to know what the project's cost performance index (CPI) is. What value do you report?


Options are :

  • -$135,000
  • 0.81 (Correct)
  • -$65,000
  • 0.67

Answer : 0.81

Gary is the project manager of the NHF project, which is a part of a program in his organization. According to the PMBOK, how will Gary provide feedback to programs and portfolios?


Options are :

  • Push communications
  • Status meetings
  • Regular communications
  • Status reports and change requests (Correct)

Answer : Status reports and change requests

Tom is the project manager of the GHQ Project for his organization. He is working on recovering the project schedule. As Tom examines his schedule he is especially aware of project activities with soft logic. What is soft logic?


Options are :

  • Soft logic describes activities that can have lead time added to them.
  • Soft logic describes activities that can be crashed because they are effort-driven.
  • Soft logic describes activities that can be completed in any order. (Correct)
  • Soft logic describes activities that do not have particular resources assigned to them.

Answer : Soft logic describes activities that can be completed in any order.

You are the project manager of the JKM Project for your organization. Your project is supposed to be 60 percent complete but you are only 45 percent complete. The project has an assigned budget of $765,000 but you have already spent $365,000 to reach this point in the project due to some errors and rework. Management is pressing you on when you'll complete the project and how much the project will likely cost based on the current performance. You need to tell management what the project's current cost performance index (CPI) is. What value should you report to management based on your project's performance?


Options are :

  • 0.94 (Correct)
  • 0.75
  • $344,250
  • $306,000

Answer : 0.94

You are the project manager of a project that has a budget of $675,000 and you have completed 40 percent of the project work. Your project is supposed to be 60 percent complete but you are actually only 40 percent complete. Due to some errors, however, you have actually spent $335,000 of the budget.Management wants to know what the project's cost performance index (CPI) is. What value do you report?


Options are :

  • -$135,000
  • 67
  • -$65,000
  • 81 (Correct)

Answer : 81

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. You are in the process of identifying all the people and organization impacted by the project. Mark, a project team member, has some doubts about the inputs of the Identify Stakeholder process. What is referred to as an input to the identify stakeholder process in project communication management?


Options are :

  • Stakeholder register
  • Project charter (Correct)
  • Expert judgment
  • Stakeholder analysis

Answer : Project charter

Management is concerned about your project. They want to know how the project is performing specifically the schedule performance index. What formula do you use to find the schedule performance index?


Options are :

  • PV/EV
  • EV/PV (Correct)
  • EV-AC
  • EV-PV

Answer : EV/PV

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 performance index for this project?


Options are :

  • 1.07
  • .0.89 (Correct)
  • 0.98
  • Ten percent

Answer : .0.89

Gary is the project manager for his organization. At each weekly status meeting with his project team, Gary collects information on the work that has been completed and reviews the work that is remaining in the project. Alice, one of Gary's project team members, consistently reports that she's late on her project work. After the meeting, Gary and Alice discuss why the work is late as it is causing other delays in the project. What is the review of the late work commonly called?


Options are :

  • Variance analysis (Correct)
  • Quality control
  • Leadership
  • Discipline

Answer : Variance analysis

Harry works as the project manager for his organization. He is creating the activity list and would like to tag those activities that are comprised of apportioned effort. Which of the following is the best example of apportioned effort?


Options are :

  • Completing project activities as start-to-start events.
  • Adding features to the project's product that is not included in the project scope.
  • Creating software as defined in the project scope.
  • Managing the day-to-day events of a project. (Correct)

Answer : Managing the day-to-day events of a project.

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