# SPI

Submitted by vijayavadrevu on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 14:40

Your project has a budget of $240,000 and is expect to last for 1 year, with the work and budget spread evenly across all months. The project is now in the fourth month, but the actual work completed is 20% of the total work. What is Schedule Performance Index (SPI) in this case?

A)1.66

B)1

C)2.5

D)1.9

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MANOJ RAMRAOJI ...

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:00

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## A

EV= (Total Cost / total project months) * total months completed = ($240,000 / 12) * 4 = $80,000

PV = Total Cost *percentage actually completed = $240,000 * 20 / 100 = $48,000

SPI = $80,000 / $48,000 = 1.66

Regards,

Manoj

DonJuanin

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 18:14

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## Hi Manoj,Your calculation

Hi Manoj,

Your calculation makes sense however my question is how you came to conclusion that total months completed are 4? Question mentioned "The project is now in the fourth month, but the actual work completed is 20% of the total work."

Can you please explain?

Thanks

cnppmp

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 17:41

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## SPI=1.66

BAC=240,000

PV= 4/12 * 240,000=80,000

EV=20% of 240000= 480000

SPI= EV/ PV= 80000/ 48000

= 1.66

Regards

CN Patil

vijayavadrevu

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 17:44

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## Yes, Patil. It's correct

Yes, Patil. It's correct

DonJuanin

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 18:17

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## PV= 80000EV = 48000SPI =

PV= 80000

EV = 48000

SPI = EV/PV

= 48000/80000

This is not equal to 1.66, SPI should be below 1.

hema

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 07:50

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## SPI

@Patil

As per your calculation PV = 80000 and EV = 48000

SPI = EV/PV = 48000/80000 = 0.6

But the answer is not in the list? Could you please explain

cnppmp

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 18:24

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## Vijaya Please make sure you

Vijaya

Please make sure you udnerstand the basic concepts of the EV, PV, AC, BAC. If you have these in the question or you have to derive one of them the sufficient information would be provided in it.

For example, consider the above question.

Your project has a budget of $240,000 and is expect to last for 1 year, with the work and budget spread evenly across all months. The project is now in the fourth month, but the actual work completed is 20% of the total work. What is Schedule Performance Index (SPI) in this case?Regards

CN Patil

vijayavadrevu

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 04:00

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## Thank You very much

Thank You very much Mr.Patil, for the piece of advise. I'll definitely keep in mind

sandeshkd

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 02:16

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## Am I missing something?

PV at the end of 4 months = $240,000*(4/12) = $80,000

EV at the end of 4 months = 20% of $240,000 = $48,000

SPI = EV/PV = 48,000/80,000 = 0.6

This is not listed in the options, am I missing something here, can someone please clarify.

subinoyd

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 02:25

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## EV = BAC * 20% = 48000PV =

EV = BAC * 20% = 48000

PV = 4/12 * 240,000 = 80,000

SPI = EV/PV = 48000/80000 = 0.6

The question does not have this option. But this shall be the correct answer according to me. Would appreciate if the admin can contribute with opinion.

Regards,

Subinoy

pmpnewster

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 03:17

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## How can the SPI for the given project be greater than 1?

How can the SPI for the given project be greater than 1? From the given data, it is clear that the project is behind schedule.

Also, the question says that the project is

NOWin the 4th month. I would interpret the question as meaning that the project hasnow entered the 4th monthand hence would go for3 monthscompleted (and not 4). Regardless of this choice, the SPI would be less than 1.Vijaya, can you please tell us the officially provided explanation for this question? Thanks.

Regards.

vijayavadrevu

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 04:13

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## @pmpnewsterThis is the

@pmpnewster

This is the explanation provided "Schedule Performance Index (SPI) = Earn Value / Planned Value Earn Value = (Total Cost / total project months) * total months completed = ($240,000 / 12) * 4 = $80,000 Planned Value = Total Cost *percentage actually completed = $240,000 * 20 / 100 = $48,000 SPI = $80,000 / $48,000 = 1.66"

the reason why I have posted this question is

1) I too have taken the time as 3 months instead of 4 months and found no option available

2)Then I have started working with 4 months. Even then, in the explanation given,

Planned Value = Total Cost *percentage actually completedPV = BAC * % planned and EV = BAC * % actually completed (as per my understanding)

hence posted this question

Regards

Vijaya

kalpesh242

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 16:59

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## EV - % work actually

EV - % work actually completed * Project budget

= 0.2 * 240,000 = 48,000 means EV = 48,000

PV = Budgeted cost of work scheduled

scheduled is 4 month

PV = 20,000 * 4 month = 80,000

SPI = EV/PV = 48,000 / 80,000 = 0.6

But this option not available.

Since work is behind schedule anyway 1.66 is not correct.

Any comment ? agreement ? I am confused as I saw this in practice test.