PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 9

You are the project manager for the NHQ project. The management has reminded you that you must not allocate any project team member for more than 25 hours per work week on your project. This policy is because your organization is in a weak matrix and the project team members are on several projects at once within the organization. The 25-hour limit per resource is an example of which one of the following?


Options are :

  • Organizational process asset
  • Enterprise environmental factor (Correct)
  • Resource limitation
  • Expert judgment

Answer : Enterprise environmental factor

If you are the project manager of the BNQ Project and you add "waiting time" between two activities, then what have you added in the project?


Options are :

  • You have added lag time to the project activities. (Correct)
  • You have added float to the project activities.
  • You have added lead time to the project activities.
  • You have added management reserve to the project activities.

Answer : You have added lag time to the project activities.

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 up posed 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
  • 10 percent
  • 0.98
  • -$225,000 (Correct)

Answer : -$225,000

You are the project manager for GGY Project. You are working with your project team to record the actual durations for the activities they have completed in the project schedule. Mary, one of your project team members, wants to know why you need to know how long it actually took the project team to complete their assignments as long as the project work is completed. Which of the following is the best response for Mary's query?


Options are :

  • Actual durations need to be recorded to track process improvement.
  • Actual durations need to be recorded to create the schedule baseline.
  • Actual durations need to be recorded to measure the actual progress of the project. (Correct)
  • Actual durations need to be recorded to perform quality control on the project management processes.

Answer : Actual durations need to be recorded to measure the actual progress of the project.

You are project manager of HHK project. Examine the network diagram given below: A vendor reports that he will be four days late on the materials you'll need in order to complete Activity E. Based on the project network diagram, how many days can Activity E be delayed?


Options are :

  • Five days
  • Zero, it is on the critical path.
  • Four days (Correct)
  • Six days

Answer : Four days

Yolanda is the project manager for her organization. She is creating a performance report for her sponsor. Typically, the performance report includes all of the following factors except for which one?


Options are :

  • Quality control activities (Correct)
  • Analysis of past performance
  • Work to be completed next
  • Current status of risk and issues

Answer : Quality control activities

What is the formula to find the schedule performance index?


Options are :

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

Answer : EV/PV

Which of the following allows activities to be done in parallel that would normally be done in sequence?


Options are :

  • Lead time
  • Crashing
  • Fast tracking (Correct)
  • Lag time

Answer : Fast tracking

You are the project manager of the NHQ project. This project is slightly larger than the TR project, in which you also served as the project manager. You decide to use the actual activity duration of the GTR project as a basis for your current NHQ project. This, you reason, will save time for your project, as the previous project has provided the information. Which one of the following terms best describes the action you are doing in this scenario?


Options are :

  • You are creating an analogous estimate. (Correct)
  • You are creating a rough order of magnitude estimate.
  • You are creating a bottom-up estimate.
  • You are relying on expert judgment.

Answer : You are creating an analogous estimate.

You are the project manager for your organization. Management has asked you for this current project. You use the critical chain method to create the project network diagram rather than the more traditional critical path method. What is the critical chain method?


Options are :

  • It examines the availability of needed project resources to determine when activities may actually happen. (Correct)
  • It examines only the non-critical path activities that are considered near critical, if the float is one day or less.
  • It examines only the critical path activities to determine when the project completion date may be.
  • It generates a Gantt chart that reflects the availability of project resources and considers working and non-working days for the project.

Answer : It examines the availability of needed project resources to determine when activities may actually happen.

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