Topic: PMI-SP Dumps

PMI-SP | Holly is the project manager for her organization… 0

Question: 28

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.

A. Constraint
B. Assumption
C. Execution variance analysis
D. Resource leveling heuristic

Answer: A, D

Explanation:

Resource leveling is a rule of limiting the total number of hours a project team may work during a given time period in the project. If management restricts the project work to 45 per week, as in this example, Holly’s schedule will likely increase because the project team can’t complete as much work in one given time period. While this may be seen as a constraint, because it limits Holly’s options, it’s technically called a resource leveling heuristic.
Answer option B is incorrect. It is an assumption that’s believed to be true, but it hasn’t been proven to be true.
Answer option C is incorrect. Execution variance analysis describes the difference between what was planned and what was executed. A better term for this
experience would simply be a scope variance, scope change, or defect.

PMI-SP | You will need seven other inputs to this process… 0

Question: 27

You are the project manager for your organization. You and the project team are developing the project schedule for your current project. In addition to the enterprise environment factors and the organizational process assets, you will need seven other inputs to this process. Which one of the following is NOT an input to the Develop Schedule process?

A. Resource calendars
B. Schedule data
C. Activity list
D. Project scope statement

Answer: B

Explanation:

Schedule data is an output of the Develop Schedule process. The nine inputs to the Develop Schedule process are: activity list, activity attributes, project schedule network diagrams, activity resource requirements, resource calendars, activity duration estimates, project scope statement, enterprise environmental factors, and organizational process assets. Answer options C, A, and D are incorrect. These are the inputs to the Develop Schedule process.

PMI-SP | Samuel works as a project manager in Bluewell… 0

Question: 26

Samuel works as a project manager in Bluewell Inc. He is performing constructibility analysis in one of the initial planning phases. Which of these does constructibility take into account during analysis? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose three.

A. Quality inspections and compliance
B. Location, logistics, and resource availability analysis
C. Labor productivity studies from previous similar projects in the area
D. The average price of general labor in the area

Answer: B,C,D

Explanation:

Constructibility analysis takes into account the location, logistics, resource availability analysis, the average price of general labor in the area, and labor productivity studies from previous similar projects in the area. Constructibility analysis is a process that starts in the initial planning phases and persists all over the entire planning cycle and into the implementation phase of the project. Constructibility analysis during the planning process examines the methods and cost of installed equipment and materials, technology, site conditions, resources, and related infrastructure. The benefit of constructibility analysis is to reduce both the time and cost of a project. Constructibility analysis is repeatedly performed throughout the life-cycle of a project in order to optimize cost, plan, and schedule while mitigating risk. It is a very important process that needs to be performed early in planning to allow alternatives to be considered and integrated into the design.

Answer option:

A is incorrect. This comes under the quality assurance phase.

PMI-SP | Which of the following individuals performs various… 0

Question: 25

Which of the following individuals performs various management roles within an administrative or functional area of the business, such as human resources, finance, accounting, or procurement?

A. Seller
B. Operations manager
C. Functional manager
D. Project manager

Answer: C

Explanation:

The role of a functional manager is to perform various management roles within an administrative or functional area of the business, such as human resources, finance, accounting, or procurement. He is assigned his own permanent staff to carry out the ongoing work. He should have a clear directive to manage all tasks within his functional area of responsibility.

Answer option D is incorrect. A project manager is an expert in the field of project management. He is responsible for the entire project from inception to completion. The project manager leads the team and helps negotiate the multiple relationships within any project whether with clients, team members, firm principals or any variety of partners and functions as the hub of a project.

Answer option A is incorrect. Seller is also known as a vendor, supplier or contractor. They are external company’s elements that enter into a contractual agreement to provide components or services necessary for the project.

Answer option B is incorrect. The role of operations manager is to perform various management roles in a core business area, such as research and development, design, manufacturing, provisioning, testing, or maintenance. The operations manager directly deals with constructing and maintaining the saleable products or services of the enterprise.

PMI-SP | You are the project manager of the OOI Project… 0

Question: 24

You are the project manager of the OOI Project and you’re forty percent complete with this project. The project has a BAC of $2,345,650 and you have spent $950,000 to date. Based on your aggressive scheduling you should at the 45 percent milestone today, but due to some early delays you’re running late. What is the schedule variance of your project?

A. -$29,350
B. -$117,282
C. -$938,260
D. -$11,740

Answer: B

PMI-SP | You work as a project manager for BlueWell… 0

Question: 23

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Some of the activities in your project are not being completed on time. You review these activities with your project team discovered that the time estimates for the project are much more aggressive than what they are actually experiencing in the completion of the activities. You decide on to create a new schedule for the project. What project management process are you working with when you create a new target schedule?

A. Estimate activity durations
B. Estimate activity resources
C. Control schedule
D. Develop schedule

Answer: C

Explanation:

In severe cases, new schedule duration estimates with new forecasted start and finish dates are needed. In these instances, it is an example of using the control schedule process. Control schedule process is a method of monitoring the status of the project to update project progress and deal with the changes to the schedule baseline. It is concerned with: Determining the current status of the project Influencing the factors that create schedule changes Determining that the project schedule has changed Managing the actual changes as they occur Control schedule is a component of the Perform Integration Change Control process.

Answer option B is incorrect: The activity resources would only address the addition or replacement of resources needed to complete the project work.
Answer option A is incorrect: This is a tempting choice, but according to the PMBOK, new schedules are part of the control schedule process.
Answer option D is incorrect: Develop schedule is not the best choice for this question. It is a process of analyzing activity sequences, durations, resource requirements, and schedule constraints to create the project schedule.

PMI-SP | Harry works as the project manager for… 0

Question: 22

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?

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.

Answer: B

Explanation:

Apportioned effort is effort applied that you cannot subdivide into work packages, but it is related to, usually in a supportive role, to the completion of the project work packages. The project management overhead, such managing the project work, is an example of apportioned effort. Apportioned effort (AE) is the effort that is applied to the project-related work that cannot be easily and readily divided into discrete efforts for those tasks, but which is associated in a direct proportion to the discrete work efforts that are capable of being measured. The presence of apportioned effort relies particularly on the performance of further efforts.

  • Answer option C is incorrect. This is an example of discrete effort. Answer option A is incorrect. This is an example of a scope change that has not been approved.
  • Answer option D is incorrect. This is an example of a scheduling technique.

PMI-SP | Nancy is the project manager of the 0

Question: 21

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?

A. Functional Management
B. Project sponsor
C. Whomever the communications management plan directs her to
D. Project customer

Answer: C

Explanation:

The communications management plan will define who will receive what information. Answer option B is incorrect. The project sponsor may be a recipient but the project communications management plan is the best selection.

Answer option A is incorrect. Functional management is not the best choice in a projectized structure.
Answer option D is incorrect. The project customer may receive a copy of the report, but the project communications management plan should direct the communications.

PMI-SP | Lily works as a project manager for BlueWell… 0

Question: 20

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?

A. 48
B. 55
C. 54
D. 40

Answer: B

Explanation:

This is an example of three-point estimate. A three-point estimate records the optimistic, most likely, and the pessimistic duration and then records an average for the predicted duration Three-point estimate is a way to enhance the accuracy of activity duration estimates. This concept is originated with the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT).

PERT charts the following three estimates:

Most likely (TM): The duration of activity based on realistic factors such as resources assigned, interruptions, etc. Optimistic (TO): The activity duration based on the best-case scenario Pessimistic (TP): The activity duration based on the worst-case scenario The expected (TE) activity duration is a weighted average of these three estimates: TE = (TO + 4TM + TP) / 6 Duration estimates based on the above equations (sometimes simple average of the three estimates is also used) provide more accuracy. Here, it is, TE = ( 35 + 50*4 + 95) / 6 = 330/6 = 55

PMI-SP | Holly is the project manager for her organization… 0

Question: 19

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?

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

Answer: B