Question 4) Project Management Professional Cert

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Objective: Project Monitoring and Controlling
SubObjective: Schedule Control

 

Single Answer Multiple Choice

 

You are assessing the schedule variance on your project. Which of the following techniques will you NOT use to calculate the schedule variance?

 

A. duration compression
B. performance measurement
C. project management software
D. schedule change control system

 

Answer:
A. duration compression

 

Tutorial:
You will not use duration compression to calculate the schedule variance. Duration compression is a technique to shorten the project schedule without changing the project scope. This technique is not used to assess the schedule variance in the Schedule Control process. It is used in the Schedule Development process to adjust the schedule and meet imposed dates or other schedule objectives.

 

Performance measurement techniques help to assess the magnitude of any variations that occur. This technique is used in Schedule Control.

 

Project management software has the ability to track planned dates versus actual dates and to forecast the effects of schedule changes. This tool is used in Schedule Control.

 

A schedule change control system defines the procedures by which the project schedule may be changed. This system includes paperwork, tracking systems, and approval levels authorizing changes. A schedule change control system is an important tool used in Schedule Control.

 

Reference:
1. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – PMBOK Guide 3rd Edition – Project Time Management – 6.6.2 Schedule Control: Tools and Techniques
2. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – PMBOK Guide 3rd Edition – Glossary – Schedule Compression

 

These questions are derived from the Self Test Software practice test for the Project Management Institute’s exam #PMP3ED: Project Management Professional, Third Edition.

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