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PMI PMI-SP PMI Scheduling Professional Exam Practice Test

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PMI Scheduling Professional Questions and Answers

Question 1

Wendy is the project manager for the NHQ project. She is working with her project to begin creating the project duration estimate. Her organization is in weak matrix and several of the project team members are scheduled to complete work on other projects. What input will most likely be of the biggest assistance as Wendy and the project team begin creating the duration estimate for this project?

Options:

A.

Project charter

B.

Project scope statement

C.

Project communications management plan

D.

Resource calendar

Question 2

Adrian is the project manager for her project. This new project needs to identify all the stakeholders that will be affected by the project's outcome. How stakeholders are usually identified?

Options:

A.

Stakeholders are usually identified through a stakeholder register.

B.

Stakeholders are identified by the project team, project sponsor, and management.

C.

Stakeholders are identified through the project customers.

D.

Stakeholders are usually identified by interviewing identified stakeholders and expanding the list until all potential stakeholders are included.

Question 3

Examine the figure given below.

In this project network diagram, what is the total float for Activity I?

Options:

A.

Three

B.

Zero

C.

Five

D.

One

Question 4

You are the project manager of the NHQ project. This project is currently running about 15 percent behind schedule and the management has asked you to rectify the problem. You have elected to crash the project. What does this term mean?

Options:

A.

Reject all proposed change requests for the project.

B.

Add resources to the project work.

C.

Add cost to the project budget.

D.

Cut non-value added activities to the project.

Question 5

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:

A.

Work performance information

B.

Project schedule

C.

Project management plan

D.

Work performance measurements

Question 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 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 schedule variance for this project?

Options:

A.

$11,667

B.

1.02

C.

$7,000

D.

$-111,750

Question 7

You are the project manager of the NHL Project for your organization. You are working with your project team to create the schedule baseline for this project. According to you, which of the following statements describes how the schedule baseline is created?

Options:

A.

It is derived from the constraints of the project.

B.

It is assigned to the project by management.

C.

It is created by the stakeholders.

D.

It is developed from the schedule network analysis.

Question 8

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:

A.

What-if scenario analysis

B.

Root cause analysis

C.

Schedule analysis

D.

Resource leveling

Question 9

You are the project manager for your organization. Your current project has a schedule variance of -$37,500 and a schedule performance index of 0.94. What do these values mean in regard to project performance?

Options:

A.

Your project is likely to be late and over budget.

B.

Your project is performing well.

C.

Your project has a planned value of $600,000.

D.

Your project is six percent off schedule and has a considerable schedule variance.

Question 10

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:

A.

Constructability Analysis process

B.

Schedule Maintenance process

C.

Schedule Development process

D.

Perform Integrated Change Control process

Question 11

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:

A.

Power/interest grid

B.

Salience model

C.

Power/influence grid

D.

Communications matrix

Question 12

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:

A.

Nothing, the 45 hours limit is a guideline.

B.

The project will take longer to complete.

C.

The project will take less time to complete.

D.

The project will require more resources.

Question 13

Bonnie is the project manager for her organization. She is developing a strategy to manage the project stakeholders. She wants to identify the key stakeholders, their influence over the project, their interest in project, and an assessment of methods. What can Bonnie create to gain support from the stakeholders in her project?

Options:

A.

Stakeholder identification tools

B.

Expert judgment

C.

Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

D.

Communications management plan

Question 14

Fred is the project manager of a hotel restoration project. The hotel has 456 rooms. All rooms need to be primed and painted. Before each room can be painted, the primer must cure for twenty-four hours. Fred has arranged these tasks with a finish to start relationship between the priming and the painting. What else should Fred do to account for the twenty-four hours of cure time?

Options:

A.

Fred should add twenty-four hours of lead time to each of the 456 rooms painting activity to account for the primer's curing time.

B.

Fred should add twenty-four hours of lag time to each of the 456 rooms painting activity to account for the primer's curing time.

C.

Fred should add an intermediary task with a duration of twenty-four hours.

D.

Fred should schedule all 456 hotels rooms to be primed first and then schedule all 456 rooms to be painted to ensure time for the curing.

Question 15

You are the project manager for your organization. You are working through the control schedule process. According to the PMBOK, there are four inputs to this process. Which one of the following is NOT an input to the control schedule process?

Options:

A.

Schedule data

B.

Work performance information

C.

Project management plan

D.

Project schedule

Question 16

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 planned value?

Options:

A.

$2,025,000

B.

There is not enough information to know

C.

$4,500,000

D.

$2,250,000

Question 17

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:

A.

Work performance information

B.

Schedule baseline

C.

Resource calendars

D.

Activity duration estimates

Question 18

Which of the following group activity techniques allows a large number of ideas to be sorted into groups for review and analysis?

Options:

A.

Idea/mind mapping

B.

Nominal group technique

C.

Delphi technique

D.

Affinity diagram

Question 19

You are the project manager for your organization. You have created the project schedule and have presented it to the management for their approval. Management decides to enforce resource leveling heuristics on your project schedule. What will likely happen to your project now?

Options:

A.

It will require fewer resources due to the cut in the project scope.

B.

It will require additional resources for the additions to the project scope.

C.

It will require additional resources if it is to finish in the same amount of time, as originally predicted.

D.

It will require a new scope baseline to reflect the management change in the project approach.

Question 20

You work as a Project Manager for Media Perfect Inc. Several projects are running under your supervision. Rick, team leader of a project, provides you performance indexes of his project. The schedule variance (SV) of his project is 25. What does this figure depict?

Options:

A.

Project is behind the schedule.

B.

Costs are higher than planned.

C.

Project is right on target.

D.

Project is ahead of the schedule.

Question 21

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:

A.

Organizational process asset

B.

Lessons learned documentation

C.

Process input

D.

Predecessor project

Question 22

You are the project manager of the NHQ Project. This project has a Budget at Completion of $750,000 and is expected to take 18 months to complete. The project is supposed to be 75 percent complete, but due to some errors the project is only 60 percent complete. At this time the project has spent $465,500. Management has asked you to review the project work and report the project's SPI. What is the SPI for this project?

Options:

A.

0.97

B.

0.80

C.

$562,500

D.

-$112,500

Question 23

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

Options:

A.

Lag time

B.

Lead time

C.

Fast tracking

D.

Crashing

Question 24

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:

A.

The project must use internal team members to complete the project work.

B.

The project must adhere to several regulations.

C.

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

D.

The project must not exceed $1,250,000.

Question 25

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:

A.

Procurement document

B.

Contract

C.

Business case

D.

Project statement of work

Question 26

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:

A.

.96

B.

-$77,800

C.

$-34,500

D.

-$13,800

Question 27

You are the project manager for your organization. Management has asked you to document the holidays, weekends, and other corporate working hours, which will supersede the project timings for your schedule. Which calendar will communicate to the project stakeholders, when the project work will take place within the organization?

Options:

A.

Project calendar

B.

Resource calendar

C.

Organizational calendar

D.

Company calendar

Question 28

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

Options:

A.

Estimate activity resources

B.

Define activities

C.

Estimate activity durations

D.

Sequence activities

Question 29

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:

A.

Adding features to the project's product that is not included in the project scope.

B.

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

C.

Creating software as defined in the project scope.

D.

Completing project activities as start-to-start events.

Question 30

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:

A.

Status meetings

B.

Push communications

C.

Regular communications

D.

Status reports and change requests

Question 31

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:

A.

Process boundaries

B.

Process configuration

C.

Targets for improved performance

D.

Identification of project risks

Question 32

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Your project is falling behind though the project team reports that the actual durations of their work is what they estimated. You investigate the cause and determine that the project team is not starting their assignments early enough to finish their work on time. While the duration of the assignments may be in synchronization with the duration estimates, the completion time is causing the project schedule to slip from the baseline. What can you do to rectify this problem?

Options:

A.

Increase the duration estimates for each activity.

B.

Discipline the project team.

C.

Add management reserve.

D.

Corrective actions.

Question 33

You are a project manager in a matrix environment and management is concerned about the utilization of the resources on your project team and when you'll release them. What project management plan will guide how and when project resources will be released from the project team?

Options:

A.

Project Human Resources Management Plan

B.

Project Staffing Management Plan

C.

Project Communications Management Plan

D.

Project Schedule Management Plan

Question 34

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:

A.

$122,845

B.

-$51,000

C.

-$85,000

D.

Zero

Question 35

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:

A.

Soft logic describes activities that do not have particular resources assigned to them.

B.

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

C.

Soft logic describes activities that can have lead time added to them.

D.

Soft logic describes activities that can be crashed because they are effort-driven.

Question 36

You are the project manager of the NHQ project. This project deals with a new technology that your company has never used before. You have petitioned the management to hire a consultant to help you and the project team to create the WBS, the activity list, and complete the duration estimates. The management is concerned about the costs of the consultant, but agrees to your request because of the nature of this new work. The consultant can best be described as what type of resource for this project?

Options:

A.

Direct expense

B.

External requirement

C.

Temporary resource

D.

Expert judgment

Question 37

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:

A.

Imminent activity management

B.

Rolling wave planning

C.

Predecessor-only diagramming

D.

Decomposition

Question 38

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:

A.

Work performance information

B.

Change requests

C.

Work performance measurements

D.

Forecasting method

Question 39

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:

A.

Project calendar

B.

Project constraints

C.

Project objectives

D.

Project management plan

Question 40

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:

A.

Precedence Diagramming Method

B.

Schedule network template

C.

Dependency determination

D.

Activity on the Node

Question 41

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:

A.

$306,000

B.

.94

C.

$344,250

D.

.75

Question 42

You are the project manager for your company. You are working with the management regarding the exact end date of your project. Management needs to know what day of the week your project will complete. Assuming that your project will not require any work to be completed over the upcoming weekends and that the remaining project work will commence on a Tuesday, what day of the week will the project end if there are 67 days of project work left to complete?

Options:

A.

Wednesday

B.

Thursday

C.

Monday

D.

Tuesday

Question 43

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

Options:

A.

It is a report that details the current status of risks and issues.

B.

It is a software application that allows stakeholders to view the project manager's performance.

C.

It is a web-based tool to inspect the project deliverables for performance.

D.

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

Question 44

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:

A.

3000

B.

79

C.

80

D.

3160

Question 45

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:

A.

Cabinet procurement December 1, plus 45 days lead time

B.

Cabinet procurement November 15

C.

Cabinet procurement December 1, minus 45 days lead time

D.

Cabinet procurement December 15 minus 45 days lead time

Question 46

John works as a project manager of the NHQ Project. He has created the project network diagram as shown in the figure:

Based on the project network diagram, how much float is available for Activity H if Activity B is delayed by four days and Activity E is delayed by two days?

Options:

A.

Zero

B.

One

C.

Four

D.

Five

Question 47

You are the project manager of the BHG Project. You are creating a network diagram as shown in the figure:

Mary, a project team member, reports that an identified risk is likely to happen in the project that will affect the completion date of Activity D . She reports that the risk event will likely cause the duration of the activity to increase by six days. If this happens what is the earliest the project can complete?

Options:

A.

32 days

B.

29 days

C.

27 days

D.

26 days

Question 48

Holly is the project manager for her organization. In her project, she has worked with the project team to define when the project team will be utilized in the project, the duration of the project activities, and the sequence in which the project work must be completed. During several phases of her project, the project team will need to work more than fifty hours per week. The project team members have agreed this is necessary and they're willing to do the work to complete the project. Management, however, has not approved Holly's schedule based on the overtime the scheduling will require. They have set a limit on the project schedule of 45 hours per week. What is this limit technically called? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.

Options:

A.

Constraint

B.

Assumption

C.

Execution variance analysis

D.

Resource leveling heuristic

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