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PMP Exam Prep - Time Questions
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The schedule activity list:
A. Serves as an extension of the work breakdown structure
B. Is synonymous with the work breakdown structure
C. Is used to create the project scope statement
D. Includes the activity attributes
Linda is preparing for her upcoming meeting with the board and reviewing the latest reports from her team. She notes that the schedule variance for the last period was reported as $25,000. Assuming that number is accurate, which of the following statements must be true?
A. The project must be ahead of budget - Linda should have good news to report to the board
B. The earned value for the project must exceed the planned value by $25,000
C. The schedule performance index must be less than 1
D. The working efficiency index must be 1.25 for this reporting period
Leads and lags are evaluated, applied, or adjusted in which processes?
A. Report Performance and Control Schedule
B. Develop Schedule and Control Schedule
C. Control Schedule and Control Scope
D. Estimate Activity Durations and Develop Schedule
What describes the duration a schedule activity or task may be delayed before affecting the early start of any subsequent or downstream task?
A. Distributed float
B. Negative slack
C. Free float
D. Consequential slack
Your project scheduler approaches you with a concern. The master bricklayer on the project has asked her to change the dates of two of his assignments on the project. He has another project working in parallel that provides more profitable revenue for his company if he can meet their rigid schedule. Your brick contract includes a clause that allows for flexibility in the scheduled activities regarding bricklayer availability. An override option exists in the agreement that allows you to hold the brick company to your schedule based on a per incident fee of $500. The scheduler, asking your guidance in this matter, should hear from you:
A. Please provide me with the completed schedule change request forms per the agreement with the brick company
B. Please perform a cost-benefit analysis of the per incident fees compared to the schedule impact of the delays
C. If you please, I am delegating this analysis and subsequent decision to you - that's why I hired you and trust you as the project scheduler.
D. Please provide me the results of your analysis of the schedule impact of this request
You have asked an estimator to determine the duration for a specific activity, and the report is returned with three estimates. The best case scenario is that the activity could be completed in 9 days; however, the most likely estimate for the task is 20 days. There is a reported possibility the task could take as long as 55 days. What is the three-point estimate for this task?
A. 15 days
B. 20 days
C. 24 days
D. 45 days
The project schedule is an output of the Develop Schedule process. During which process is the Schedule Management Plan developed?
A. Plan Schedule Management
B. Develop Schedule
C. Develop Project Management Plan
D. Develop Project Charter
A time delay between when a task finishes and when the next task can begin is evaluated and adjusted in which process?
A. Control Costs
B. Estimate Costs
C. Control Schedule
D. Develop Schedule
If the optimistic estimate for an activity is 15 days and the worst case estimate is 25 days, what is the best case estimate?
A. 19 days
B. 20 days
C. 21 days
D. 15 days
Three of your team members are debating the complexity of a group of tasks that must be carried out in the project. The point of debate is the skill level required to accomplish those tasks. From the perspective of PMI, which of the following four statements is most accurate?
A. The team is performing quality planning - they are making decisions now that will impact quality of deliverables
B. The team is estimating activity resources - determining labor, materials, and equipment required to get the work done
C. The team is performing cost estimating - the higher the skill-level, the greater the cost to the project
D. The team is making decisions that will impact two management areas - cost and quality
Which of the following statements is not true regarding the process of estimating activity resources?
A. This process precedes the process of estimating the activity durations
B. Efforts carried out here should tie back to the WBS and support the work packages
C. In this process, many PMs involve procurement specialists to get those external resources they will require
D. To carry these steps out properly, your team must consider the types of resources available and skill or experience levels required by the tasks
Constraints to the project schedule probably include which of the following:
A. Daily working hours
B. Vendor proposals
C. Schedule performance reports
D. Leads and lags
Before the team meeting, a member hands Leetha a report indicating an SPI of 1.15. How should Leetha respond to this news?
A. Leetha should be concerned - the numbers indicate that the project is underperforming
B. Leetha is excited, because this report indicates the project has a cost performance that exceeds the plan by 15 percent
C. Leetha can forecast an early delivery date that is 15 percent faster than originally planned
D. Leetha had a plan for earning value into the project, and this report indicates the project is earning value at 1.15 times the planned rate
The technique of decomposition is not used in:
A. Creating a list of schedule activities and milestones
B. Converting the collected requirements documentation into the appropriate sections of the scope statement
C. Describing the scope statement in terms of discrete components
D. Listing the steps necessary to perform work packages
Free Slack is also known as:
B. Free Lead
C. Total float
D. Free float
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