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
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