Post-mortem analysis after scheduled finish date of a project shows a CPI of 0.8 and an SPI of 1.25. What is a plausible explanation for that?92
o The project was terminated early. At that time, it was over budget and ahead of schedule.
o The project has produced additional deliverables which were originally not required.
o The project has evidently been finished under budget and behind of schedule.
o The project has evidently been finished over budget and ahead of schedule.
Can someone explain, why the correct answer is A and not D? I am not able to understand how do we determine that the project was terminated early.
I went ahead and wrote to Oliver Lehmann himself and asked for his explanation. Here is what he wrote back:
Once the scheduled finish day has passed, a successfully finished project has an SPI of 1.
It was scheduled to be finished by 100% and has achieved 100% completion. 100% divided by 100% is 1.00.
If a finished project has an SPI >1.00, it has either been finished ahead of schedule and the scheduled finish date lies still in the future, or it must have been cancelled.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen – Kind Regards
Oliver F. Lehmann, CLI-CP, PMP
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
President, OSP International LLC
Moderators: Yolanda Mabutas, Ahmed Amin, Scott Gillard, Mary Kathrine Padua, ERIC BARTLETT, Gail Freedman, Kevin Nason, Steven Mudrinich, PMP, Mark Wuenscher, PMP, John Wolverton, Tracy Shagnea, PMP, Jada Garrett
This interview with Simona Fallavollita (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded at the magnificient Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. We discuss the how, what, why and when of the changes that are coming to the PMP exam.