Successful Project Management 6th Edition By Gido – Test Bank

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CHAPTER 5: DEVELOPING THE SCHEDULE

 

  1. The estimated resources required for an activity will influence the estimated duration to perform the
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   The estimated resources required for an activity will influence the estimated duration to perform the activity.

Incorrect The estimated resources required for an activity will influence the estimated duration to perform the activity.

 

 

  1. The estimated activity resources will also be used later for estimating activity costs and determining the project
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   The estimated activity resources will also be used later for estimating activity costs and determining the project budget.

Incorrect The estimated activity resources will also be used later for estimating activity costs and determining the project budget.

 

 

  1. It is a good practice to have the person who will be responsible for performing a specific activity estimate the duration that other resources would need to complete that
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       False

FEEDBACK:  Correct   It is a good practice to have the person who will be responsible for performing a specific activity estimate the duration for that activity.

Incorrect It is a good practice to have the person who will be responsible for performing a specific activity estimate the duration for that activity.

 

 

  1. For large projects that involve several hundred people performing various activities over several years, it is practical to have each person estimate activity durations at the beginning of the
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       False

FEEDBACK:  Correct   For large projects that involve several hundred people performing various activities over several years, it may not be practical to have each person estimate activity durations at the beginning of the project.

Incorrect For large projects that involve several hundred people performing various activities over several years, it may not be practical to have each person estimate activity durations at the beginning of the project.

 

 

  1. Each organization or subcontractor responsible for a group or type of activities should always designate an inexperienced individual to estimate the durations for all the activities for which the organization or subcontractor is
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       False

FEEDBACK: Correct Each organization or subcontractor responsible for a group or type of activities may designate an experienced individual to estimate the durations for all the activities for which the organization or subcontractor is responsible.

Incorrect Each organization or subcontractor responsible for a group or type of activities may designate an experienced individual to estimate the durations for all the activities for which the organization or subcontractor is responsible.

 

 

  1. The estimated duration for an activity must be based on the estimated quantity of resources required to perform the
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   The estimated duration for an activity must be based on the estimated quantity of resources required to perform the activity.

Incorrect The estimated duration for an activity must be based on the estimated quantity of resources required to perform the activity.

 

 

  1. The estimated duration should be aggressive, yet
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       False

FEEDBACK:  Correct   The estimated duration should be aggressive, yet realistic.

Incorrect  The estimated duration should be aggressive, yet realistic.

 

 

  1. Playing the game of inflating estimated durations in anticipation of the project manager negotiating shorter durations is a good
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       False

FEEDBACK:  Correct   Playing the game of inflating estimated durations in anticipation of the project manager negotiating shorter durations is not a good practice.

Incorrect Playing the game of inflating estimated durations in anticipation of the project manager negotiating shorter durations is not a good practice.

 

 

  1. Padding estimates with the vision of becoming a hero when the activities are completed in less time than estimated is not a good
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   Padding estimates with the vision of becoming a hero when the activities are completed in less time than estimated is not a good practice.

Incorrect Padding estimates with the vision of becoming a hero when the activities are completed in less time than estimated is not a good practice.

 

 

  1. At the beginning of every project, it is possible to estimate the durations for all activities with a high level of confidence regarding their
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       False

FEEDBACK:  Correct   At the beginning of the project, it may not be possible to estimate the durations for all activities with a level of confidence regarding their accuracy.

Incorrect At the beginning of the project, it may not be possible to estimate the durations for all activities with a level of confidence regarding their accuracy.

 

 

  1. The project team can progressively elaborate the estimated durations as more information is known or becomes clear to allow for more accurate estimated
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   The project team can progressively elaborate the estimated durations as more information is known or becomes clear to allow for more accurate estimated durations.

Incorrect The project team can progressively elaborate the estimated durations as more information is known or becomes clear to allow for more accurate estimated durations.

 

 

  1. A consistent time base, such as hours or days or weeks, should be used for all the estimated durations of activities in a network
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   A consistent time base, such as hours or days or weeks, should be used for all the estimated durations of activities in a network diagram.

Incorrect A consistent time base, such as hours or days or weeks, should be used for all the estimated durations of activities in a network diagram.

 

 

  1. The sponsor or customer often states the project required completion time in the project charter, RFP, or
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   The sponsor or customer often states the project required completion time in the project charter, RFP, or contract.

Incorrect The sponsor or customer often states the project required completion time in the project charter, RFP, or contract.

 

 

  1. The contractor may not want to commit to completing the project by a specific date until the customer has approved the
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   The contractor may not want to commit to completing the project by a specific date until the customer has approved the contract.

Incorrect The contractor may not want to commit to completing the project by a specific date until the customer has approved the contract.

 

 

  1. The latest finish time for a specific activity must be the same as or earlier than the earliest of all the latest start times of all the activities emerging directly from that specific
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   The latest finish time for a specific activity must be the same as or earlier than the earliest of all the latest start times of all the activities emerging directly from that specific activity.

Incorrect The latest finish time for a specific activity must be the same as or earlier than the earliest of all the latest start times of all the activities emerging directly from that specific activity.

 

 

  1. If the total slack is zero, the activities on the path do not need to be accelerated but cannot be
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   If the total slack is zero, the activities on the path do not need to be accelerated but cannot be delayed.

Incorrect If the total slack is zero, the activities on the path do not need to be accelerated but cannot be delayed.

 

 

  1. A Gantt chart is the often the name for the network diagram tool for planning and
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       False

FEEDBACK:  Correct   A Gantt chart is the often the name for the bar chart tool for planning and scheduling.

Incorrect  A Gantt chart is the often the name for the bar chart tool for planning and scheduling.

 

 

  1. This longest path in the overall network diagram is called the network
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       False

FEEDBACK:  Correct   This longest path in the overall network diagram is called the critical path.

Incorrect  This longest path in the overall network diagram is called the critical path.

 

 

  1. One way to determine which activities make up the critical path is to find which ones have the least
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   One way to determine which activities make up the critical path is to find which ones have the least slack.

Incorrect One way to determine which activities make up the critical path is to find which ones have the least slack.

 

 

  1. The project control process starts with establishing a baseline plan that shows how the project scope will be accomplished on schedule and over
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       False

FEEDBACK:  Correct   The project control process starts with establishing a baseline plan that shows how the project scope will be accomplished on schedule and within budget.

Incorrect The project control process starts with establishing a baseline plan that shows how the project scope will be accomplished on schedule and within budget.

 

 

  1. Once this baseline plan is agreed upon by the customer and the contractor or project team, the project work can be
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   Once this baseline plan is agreed upon by the customer and the contractor or project team, the project work can be performed.

Incorrect Once this baseline plan is agreed upon by the customer and the contractor or project team, the project work can be performed.

 

 

  1. It is necessary to monitor the progress to ensure that everything is going according to the
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   It is necessary to monitor the progress to ensure that everything is going according to the plan.

Incorrect  It is necessary to monitor the progress to ensure that everything is going according to the plan.

 

 

  1. Project management is a proactive approach to controlling a project to ensure that the project objective is accomplished, even when things do not go according to
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   Project management is a proactive approach to controlling a project to ensure  that the project objective is accomplished, even when things do not go according to plan.

Incorrect Project management is a proactive approach to controlling a project to ensure that the project objective is accomplished, even when things do not go according to plan.

 

 

  1. Throughout a project, changes may occur that have an impact on the
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   Throughout a project, changes may occur that have an impact on the schedule.

Incorrect  Throughout a project, changes may occur that have an impact on the schedule.

 

 

  1. Changes might be initiated by the customer or the project team, or they might be the result of an unanticipated
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   Changes might be initiated by the customer or the project team, or they might be the result of an unanticipated occurrence.

Incorrect Changes might be initiated by the customer or the project team, or they might be the result of an unanticipated occurrence.

 

 

  1. Changes requested early in the project always have less impact on schedule and budget than if they are requested later in the
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       False

FEEDBACK:  Correct   Changes requested early in the project may have less impact on schedule and budget than if they are requested later in the project.

Incorrect Changes requested early in the project may have less impact on schedule and budget than if they are requested later in the project.

 

 

  1. When the customer requests a change, the contractor or project team should estimate the impact on the project schedule and budget and then go ahead with the work without customer
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       False

FEEDBACK:  Correct   When the customer requests a change, the contractor or project team should estimate the impact on the project schedule and budget and then obtain customer approval before proceeding. If the customer approves the proposed revisions to the project schedule and budget, then any additional activities, revised estimated durations, and revised estimated resources and associated costs should be incorporated into the project schedule and budget.

Incorrect When the customer requests a change, the contractor or project team should estimate the impact on the project schedule and budget and then obtain customer approval before proceeding. If the customer approves the proposed revisions to the project schedule and budget, then any additional activities, revised estimated durations, and revised estimated resources and associated costs should be incorporated into the project schedule and budget.

 

 

  1. An updated project schedule can be generated regularly that forecasts whether the project will finish ahead of or behind its required completion
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   An updated project schedule can be generated regularly that forecasts whether the project will finish ahead of or behind its required completion time.

Incorrect An updated project schedule can be generated regularly that forecasts whether the project will finish ahead of or behind its required completion time.

 

 

  1. The amount of slack should determine the priority with which these concentrated efforts are
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   The amount of slack should determine the priority with which these concentrated efforts are applied.

Incorrect  The amount of slack should determine the priority with which these concentrated efforts are applied.

 

 

  1. A change in the estimated duration of any activity on that path will cause a corresponding change in the slack for that
    1. True
    2. False

 

ANSWER:       True

FEEDBACK:  Correct   A change in the estimated duration of any activity on that path will cause a corresponding change in the slack for that path.

Incorrect A change in the estimated duration of any activity on that path will cause a corresponding change in the slack for that path.

 

 

  1. When estimating resources for activities to estimate the activity’s duration, the
    1. availability of each resource has to be taken into
    2. name of each resource has to be taken into
    3. cost of each resource has to be taken into
    4. security clearance of each resource has to be taken into

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. When estimating resources for activities, the availability of each resource has to be taken into account.

  1. When estimating resources for activities, the availability of each resource has to be taken into
  2. When estimating resources for activities, the availability of each resource has to be taken into
  3. When estimating resources for activities, the availability of each resource has to be taken into

 

 

  1. It is important to know what types of resources are available, in what quantities, and during what time periods to determine
    1. that the project team will be larger than necessary to complete the
    2. how to enter resources into a project management information
    3. if the right types of resources will be available in sufficient quantities during the time periods that the project
    4. that the project will be less expensive than

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. It is important to know what types of resources are available, in what quantities, and during what time periods to determine if the right types of resources will be available in sufficient quantities during the time periods that the project requires.

  1. It is important to know what types of resources are available, in what quantities, and during what time periods to determine if the right types of resources will be available in sufficient quantities during the time periods that the project
  2. It is important to know what types of resources are available, in what quantities, and during what time periods to determine if the right types of resources will be available in sufficient quantities during the time periods that the project
  3. It is important to know what types of resources are available, in what quantities, and during what time periods to determine if the right types of resources will be available in sufficient quantities during the time periods that the project

 

 

  1. When considering the availability of resources, it may be necessary to make some assumptions, such as
    1. the unemployment rate in the
    2. the ability to hire additional individuals with the appropriate expertise in time for when they will be required to work on a
    3. the number of project
    4. the type of organizational structure of the

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. When considering the availability of resources, it may be necessary to make some assumptions, such as the ability to hire additional individuals with the appropriate expertise in time for when they will be required to work on a project.

  1. When considering the availability of resources, it may be necessary to make some assumptions, such as the ability to hire additional individuals with the appropriate expertise in time for when they will be required to work on a
  2. When considering the availability of resources, it may be necessary to make some assumptions, such as the ability to hire additional individuals with the appropriate expertise in time for when they will be required to work on a
  3. When considering the availability of resources, it may be necessary to make some assumptions, such as the ability to hire additional individuals with the appropriate expertise in time for when they will be required to work on a

 

 

  1. In many cases, especially for smaller projects, most activities involve people resources—that is,
    1. all the people who are employed by the project
    2. all the people who are employed by the project
    3. the members of the project team who may be utilized full time or part time during the
    4. the stakeholders for the

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. In many cases, especially for smaller projects, most activities involve people resources—that is, the members of the project team who may be utilized full time or part time during the project.

  1. In many cases, especially for smaller projects, most activities involve people resources—that is, the members of the project team who may be utilized full time or part time during the
  2. In many cases, especially for smaller projects, most activities involve people resources—that is, the members of the project team who may be utilized full time or part time during the
  3. In many cases, especially for smaller projects, most activities involve people resources—that is, the members of the project team who may be utilized full time or part time during the

 

 

  1. The estimated types and quantities of resources required for an activity together with the availability of those resources will influence the
    1. estimated duration for how long it will take to perform the
    2. project scope document
    3. project’s acceptance
    4. actual costs of work

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. The estimated types and quantities of resources required for an activity together with the availability of those resources will influence the estimated duration for how long it will take to perform the activity.

  1. The estimated types and quantities of resources required for an activity together with the availability of those resources will influence the estimated duration for how long it will take to perform the
  2. The estimated types and quantities of resources required for an activity together with the availability of those resources will influence the estimated duration for how long it will take to perform the
  3. The estimated types and quantities of resources required for an activity together with the availability of those resources will influence the estimated duration for how long it will take to perform the

 

 

  1. When estimating the types and quantities of resources required for each specific activity, it is valuable to involve a person who
    1. is hired by the customer to be a consultant regardless of experience on the type of
    2. has expertise or experience with the activity to help make the
    3. has experience negotiating
    4. has the most experience using a project management information

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. When estimating the types and quantities of resources required for each specific activity, it is valuable to involve a person who has expertise or experience with the activity to help make the estimate.

  1. When estimating the types and quantities of resources required for each specific activity, it is valuable to involve a person who has expertise or experience with the activity to help make the
  2. When estimating the types and quantities of resources required for each specific activity, it is valuable to involve a person who has expertise or experience with the activity to help make the
  3. When estimating the types and quantities of resources required for each specific activity, it is valuable to involve a person who has expertise or experience with the activity to help make the

 

 

  1. The estimated duration for each activity must be the total elapsed time,
    1. the time for the work to be done plus any associated waiting
    2. the time for the task plus the planning time for the
    3. the time required for the work times the number of resources assigned to the
    4. the time for the task plus the time to review and accept the

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. The estimated duration for each activity must be the total elapsed time, the time for the work to be done plus any associated waiting time.

  1. The estimated duration for each activity must be the total elapsed time, the time for the work to be done plus any associated waiting
  2. The estimated duration for each activity must be the total elapsed time, the time for the work to be done plus any associated waiting
  3. The estimated duration for each activity must be the total elapsed time, the time for the work to be done plus any associated waiting

 

 

  1. Having the person who will be responsible for performing a specific activity estimate the duration for that activity

       from that person and          that may be introduced by having one person estimate the durations for all of the activities.

  1. takes more effort, creates a problem
  2. gives the status of the project, sets best practices
  3. generates a commitment , avoids any bias
  4. elevates the placement perception, creates errors

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. Having the person who will be responsible for performing a specific activity estimate the duration for that activity generates a commitment from that person and avoids any bias that may be introduced by having one person estimate the durations for all of the activities.

  1. Having the person who will be responsible for performing a specific activity estimate the duration for that activity generates a commitment from that person and avoids any bias that may be introduced by having one person estimate the durations for all of the
  2. Having the person who will be responsible for performing a specific activity estimate the duration for that activity generates a commitment from that person and avoids any bias that may be introduced by having one person estimate the durations for all of the
  3. Having the person who will be responsible for performing a specific activity estimate the duration for that activity generates a commitment from that person and avoids any bias that may be introduced by having one person estimate the durations for all of the

 

 

  1. If an organization or subcontractor has performed similar projects in the past and has kept records of how long specific activities actually took, these historical data
    1. can be used as a guide in estimating the durations of similar activities for future
    2. have no value for the current
    3. should be stored in
    4. should be shared with the customer after the contract is signed to show that the contractor can complete the

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. If an organization or subcontractor has performed similar projects in the past and has kept records of how long specific activities actually took, these historical data can be used as a guide in estimating the durations of similar activities for future projects.

  1. If an organization or subcontractor has performed similar projects in the past and has kept records of how long specific activities actually took, these historical data can be used as a guide in estimating the durations of similar activities for future
  2. If an organization or subcontractor has performed similar projects in the past and has kept records of how long specific activities actually took, these historical data can be used as a guide in estimating the durations of similar activities for future
  3. If an organization or subcontractor has performed similar projects in the past and has kept records of how long specific activities actually took, these historical data can be used as a guide in estimating the durations of similar activities for future

 

 

  1. People sometimes perform to expectations, their effort will expand to fill the whole number of scheduled days allotted,
    1. even if the number of resources assigned to the task is
    2. even if the activity could have been performed in a shorter
    3. even if part of the time for the task is waiting
    4. even if the activity could have been performed in a longer

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. People sometimes perform to expectations, their effort will expand to fill the whole number of scheduled days allotted, even if the activity could have been performed in a shorter time.

  1. People sometimes perform to expectations, their effort will expand to fill the whole number of scheduled days allotted, even if the activity could have been performed in a shorter
  2. People sometimes perform to expectations, their effort will expand to fill the whole number of scheduled days allotted, even if the activity could have been performed in a shorter
  3. People sometimes perform to expectations, their effort will expand to fill the whole number of scheduled days allotted, even if the activity could have been performed in a shorter

 

 

  1. Throughout the performance of the project, some activities will take longer than their estimated duration, others will be done in less time than their estimated duration, and
    1. many will take no time to
    2. many will not be
    3. others are to be done by two project
    4. a few may conform to the estimated duration

 

ANSWER:       d

FEEDBACK: a. Throughout the performance of the project, some activities will take longer than their estimated duration, others will be done in less time than their estimated duration, and a few may conform to the estimated duration exactly.

  1. Throughout the performance of the project, some activities will take longer than their estimated duration, others will be done in less time than their estimated duration, and a few may conform to the estimated duration
  2. Throughout the performance of the project, some activities will take longer than their estimated duration, others will be done in less time than their estimated duration, and a few may conform to the estimated duration
  3. Throughout the performance of the project, some activities will take longer than their estimated duration, others will be done in less time than their estimated duration, and a few may conform to the estimated duration

 

 

  1. With projects for which there is a high degree of uncertainty about the estimated durations for activities, it is possible to use three time estimates:
    1. an original estimate, a petrified estimate, and a most likely
    2. an optimistic estimate, a pessimistic estimate, and a most likely
    3. an optimized estimate, a primary estimate, and a most likely
    4. an opportunity estimate, a pragmatic estimate, and a most likely

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. With projects for which there is a high degree of uncertainty about the estimated durations for activities, it is possible to use three time estimates: an optimistic estimate, a pessimistic estimate, and a most likely estimate.

  1. With projects for which there is a high degree of uncertainty about the estimated durations for activities, it is possible to use three time estimates: an optimistic estimate, a pessimistic estimate, and a most likely
  2. With projects for which there is a high degree of uncertainty about the estimated durations for activities, it is possible to use three time estimates: an optimistic estimate, a pessimistic estimate, and a most likely
  3. With projects for which there is a high degree of uncertainty about the estimated durations for activities, it is possible to use three time estimates: an optimistic estimate, a pessimistic estimate, and a most likely

 

 

  1. In order to establish a basis from which to calculate a schedule using the estimated durations for the activities, it is necessary to
    1. say who has responsibility for the first
    2. enter the tasks into a project management information
    3. select an estimated start time and a required completion time for the overall
    4. edit the calendars for the resources in the project management information

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. In order to establish a basis from which to calculate a schedule using the estimated durations  for the activities, it is necessary to select an estimated start time and a required completion time for the overall project.

  1. In order to establish a basis from which to calculate a schedule using the estimated durations for the activities, it is necessary to select an estimated start time and a required completion time for the overall
  2. In order to establish a basis from which to calculate a schedule using the estimated durations for the activities, it is necessary to select an estimated start time and a required completion time for the overall
  3. In order to establish a basis from which to calculate a schedule using the estimated durations for the activities, it is necessary to select an estimated start time and a required completion time for the overall

 

 

  1. Earliest start time (ES) is the earliest time at which a specific activity can begin
    1. calculated on the basis of the project estimated start time and the estimated durations of preceding
    2. calculated on the basis of the project estimated finish time and the estimated durations of preceding
    3. calculated on the basis of the project estimated start time and the estimated durations of succeeding
    4. calculated on the basis of the project estimated start time and the estimated durations of approaching

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. Earliest start time (ES) is the earliest time at which a specific activity can begin, calculated on the basis of the project estimated start time and the estimated durations of preceding activities.

  1. Earliest start time (ES) is the earliest time at which a specific activity can begin, calculated on the basis of the project estimated start time and the estimated durations of preceding
  2. Earliest start time (ES) is the earliest time at which a specific activity can begin, calculated on the basis of the project estimated start time and the estimated durations of preceding
  3. Earliest start time (ES) is the earliest time at which a specific activity can begin, calculated on the basis of the project estimated start time and the estimated durations of preceding

 

 

  1. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated
    1. by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the earliest finish time of the activity’s predecessor: EF = EF predecessor – Estimated
    2. by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES Estimated Duration.
    3. by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the earliest start time of the activity’s succeeding activity: EF = ES succeeding activity + Estimated
    4. by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated

 

ANSWER:       d

FEEDBACK:  a. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated Duration.

  1. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated
  2. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated
  3. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated

 

 

  1. The ES and EF times are determined by calculating forward, that is, by
    1. adding all the times together for the
    2. working through the network diagram from the beginning of the project to the end of the
    3. calculating the optimistic and pessimistic times for the
    4. working through the network diagram from the end of the project to the beginning of the

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. The ES and EF times are determined by calculating forward, that is, by working through the network diagram from the beginning of the project to the end of the project.

  1. The ES and EF times are determined by calculating forward, that is, by working through the network diagram from the beginning of the project to the end of the
  2. The ES and EF times are determined by calculating forward, that is, by working through the network diagram from the beginning of the project to the end of the
  3. The ES and EF times are determined by calculating forward, that is, by working through the network diagram from the beginning of the project to the end of the

 

 

  1. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific
    1. earlier than
    2. the same as
    3. the same as or later than
    4. later than

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the same as or later than the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific activity.

  1. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the same as or later than the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific
  2. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the same as or later than the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific
  3. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the same as or later than the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific

 

 

  1. Calculate the earliest finish for Task B if its predecessor, Task A, finishes on day 3 and the duration of Task B is 2
    1. day 5
    2. day 3
    3. day 1
    4. Cannot be calculated based upon information

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated Duration.

  1. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated
  2. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated
  3. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated

 

 

  1. Calculate the earliest start for Task B if its predecessor, Task A, finishes on day 3 and the duration of Task B is 2
    1. day 5
    2. day 3
    3. day 1
    4. Cannot be calculated based upon information

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the same as or later than the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific activity.

  1. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the same as or later than the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific
  2. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the same as or later than the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific
  3. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the same as or later than the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific

 

 

  1. Calculate the earliest start for Task D if one of its predecessors, Task A, finishes on day 3, its other predecessor, Task C, finishes on day 4, and the duration of Task D is 2
    1. day 6
    2. day 3
    3. day 4
    4. Cannot be calculated based upon information

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the same as or later than the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific activity.

  1. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the same as or later than the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific
  2. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the same as or later than the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific
  3. The earliest start time for a specific activity must be the same as or later than the latest of all the earliest finish times of all the activities leading directly into that specific

 

 

  1. Calculate the earliest finish for Task D if one of its predecessors, Task A, finishes on day 3, its other predecessor, Task C, finishes on day 4, and the duration of Task D is 2
    1. day 6
    2. day 3
    3. day 4
    4. Cannot be calculated based upon information

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated Duration.

  1. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated
  2. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated
  3. Earliest finish time (EF) is the earliest time by which a specific activity can be completed, calculated by adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s earliest start time: EF = ES + Estimated

 

 

  1. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be
    1. started in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion
    2. completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion
    3. started in order for the entire project to be started by its required completion
    4. completed in order for the entire project to be started by its required completion

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion time.

  1. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion
  2. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion
  3. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion

 

 

  1. Latest start time (LS) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be
    1. started in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion
    2. started in order for the entire project to be started by its required completion
    3. finished in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion
    4. finished in order for the entire project to be started by its required completion

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. Latest start time (LS) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be started in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion time.

  1. Latest start time (LS) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be started in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion
  2. Latest start time (LS) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be started in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion
  3. Latest start time (LS) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be started in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion

 

 

  1. Latest start time is calculated by
    1. subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s succeeding activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF succeeding activity – Estimated
    2. adding the activity’s estimated duration to the predecessor of the activity’s latest start time: LS = LS predecessor + Estimated
    3. subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated
    4. adding the activity’s estimated duration to the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF + Estimated

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. Latest start time is calculated by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated Duration.

  1. Latest start time is calculated by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated
  2. Latest start time is calculated by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated
  3. Latest start time is calculated by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated

 

 

  1. Calculate the latest finish for Task B if its predecessor, Task A, finishes on day 3, its succeeding activity, Task E, has a latest start of day 7, and the duration of Task B is 2
    1. day 5
    2. day 3
    3. day 7
    4. Cannot be calculated based upon information

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion time.

  1. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion
  2. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion
  3. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion

 

 

  1. Calculate the latest start for Task B if its predecessor, Task A, finishes on day 3, its succeeding activity, Task E, has a latest start of day 7, and the duration of Task B is 2
    1. day 5
    2. day 3
    3. day 7
    4. Cannot be calculated based upon information

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. Latest start time is calculated by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated Duration.

  1. Latest start time is calculated by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated
  2. Latest start time is calculated by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated
  3. Latest start time is calculated by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated

 

 

  1. Calculate the latest start for Task D if one of its successors, Task F, has a latest start on day 9, its other successor, Task E, has a latest start on day 10, and the duration of Task D is 2
    1. day 8
    2. day 7
    3. day 12
    4. Cannot be calculated based upon information

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. Latest start time is calculated by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated Duration.

  1. Latest start time is calculated by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated
  2. Latest start time is calculated by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated
  3. Latest start time is calculated by subtracting the activity’s estimated duration from the activity’s latest finish time: LS = LF – Estimated

 

 

  1. Calculate the latest finish for Task D if one of its successors, Task F, has a latest start on day 9, its other successor, Task E, has a latest start on day 10, and the duration of Task D is 2
    1. day 9
    2. day 10
    3. day 12
    4. Cannot be calculated based upon information

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion time.

  1. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion
  2. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion
  3. Latest finish time (LF) is the latest time by which a specific activity must be completed in order for the entire project to be finished by its required completion

 

 

  1. Total slack for the project is the difference between
    1. LF time of last activity and the project required completion
    2. EF time of last activity and the project required completion
    3. ES time of last activity and the project required completion
    4. LS time of last activity and the project required completion

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. Total slack for the project is the difference between EF time of last activity and the project required completion time.

  1. Total slack for the project is the difference between EF time of last activity and the project required completion
  2. Total slack for the project is the difference between EF time of last activity and the project required completion
  3. Total slack for the project is the difference between EF time of last activity and the project required completion

 

 

  1. Total Slack is sometimes called

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. Total Slack is sometimes called float.

  1. Total Slack is sometimes called
  2. Total Slack is sometimes called
  3. Total Slack is sometimes called

 

 

  1. Total slack is calculated for each of the activities by finding the difference between
    1. the ES of the activity and the LF of the activity or the difference between the EF and LS of the
    2. the EF of the activity and the LS of the activity or the difference between the ES and LF of the
    3. the EF of the activity and the LF of the activity or the difference between the ES and LS of the
    4. the ES of the activity and the LF of the activity or the difference between the ES and LF of the

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. Total slack is calculated for each of the activities by finding the difference between the EF of the activity and the LF of the activity or the difference between the ES and LS of the activity.

  1. Total slack is calculated for each of the activities by finding the difference between the EF of the activity and the LF of the activity or the difference between the ES and LS of the
  2. Total slack is calculated for each of the activities by finding the difference between the EF of the activity and the LF of the activity or the difference between the ES and LS of the
  3. Total slack is calculated for each of the activities by finding the difference between the EF of the activity and the LF of the activity or the difference between the ES and LS of the

 

 

  1. Negative slack indicates a lack of slack over the entire project and the amount of time
    1. an activity must be accelerated to complete the project by the required completion
    2. an activity must be delayed to complete the project by the required completion
    3. each activity on the critical must be accelerated to complete the project by the required completion
    4. all activities in the project must be accelerated to complete the project by the required completion

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. Negative slack indicates a lack of slack over the entire project and the amount of time an activity must be accelerated to complete the project by the required completion time.

  1. Negative slack indicates a lack of slack over the entire project and the amount of time an activity must be accelerated to complete the project by the required completion
  2. Negative slack indicates a lack of slack over the entire project and the amount of time an activity must be accelerated to complete the project by the required completion
  3. Negative slack indicates a lack of slack over the entire project and the amount of time an activity must be accelerated to complete the project by the required completion

 

 

  1. Positive slack indicates the maximum amount of time
    1. that the activities on the critical path should be accelerated to complete the project by the required completion
    2. that each of the activities in the project can be delayed without jeopardizing completion of the project by the required completion
    3. that the activities with the positive slack should be accelerated to complete the project by the required completion
    4. that the activities on a particular path can be delayed without jeopardizing completion of the project by the required completion

 

ANSWER:       d

FEEDBACK:  a. Positive slack indicates the maximum amount of time that the activities on a particular path can be delayed without jeopardizing completion of the project by the required completion time.

  1. Positive slack indicates the maximum amount of time that the activities on a particular path can be delayed without jeopardizing completion of the project by the required completion
  2. Positive slack indicates the maximum amount of time that the activities on a particular path can be delayed without jeopardizing completion of the project by the required completion
  3. Positive slack indicates the maximum amount of time that the activities on a particular path can be delayed without jeopardizing completion of the project by the required completion

 

 

  1. Free slack is the amount of time a specific activity can be
    1. postponed without delaying the earliest start time of its immediately preceding
    2. postponed without delaying the earliest start time of its immediately succeeding
    3. accelerated without delaying the latest start time of its immediately succeeding
    4. accelerated without delaying the latest finish time of its immediately preceding

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. Free slack is the amount of time a specific activity can be postponed without delaying the earliest start time of its immediately succeeding activities.

  1. Free slack is the amount of time a specific activity can be postponed without delaying the earliest start time of its immediately succeeding
  2. Free slack is the amount of time a specific activity can be postponed without delaying the earliest start time of its immediately succeeding
  3. Free slack is the amount of time a specific activity can be postponed without delaying the earliest start time of its immediately succeeding

 

 

  1. Free slack is calculated by finding the lowest of the values of total slack for all the activities entering into a specific activity and then
    1. adding it from the values of total slack for the other activities also entering into that same
    2. subtracting it from the values of total slack for the other activities succeeding after that same
    3. subtracting it from the values of total slack for the other activities also entering into that same
    4. adding it from the values of total slack for the other activities succeeding after that same

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. Free slack is calculated by finding the lowest of the values of total slack for all the activities entering into a specific activity and then subtracting it from the values of total slack for the other activities also entering into that same activity.

  1. Free slack is calculated by finding the lowest of the values of total slack for all the activities entering into a specific activity and then subtracting it from the values of total slack for the other activities also entering into that same
  2. Free slack is calculated by finding the lowest of the values of total slack for all the activities entering into a specific activity and then subtracting it from the values of total slack for the other activities also entering into that same
  3. Free slack is calculated by finding the lowest of the values of total slack for all the activities entering into a specific activity and then subtracting it from the values of total slack for the other activities also entering into that same

 

 

  1. The total completion time is 25 Task A is planned to take seven days. Task B is planned to take five days. Task C is planned to take eight days. The tasks have a serial relationship. How much slack does the project have?
    1. Negative 5 days
    2. Positive 5 days
    3. Positive 17 days
    4. Positive 3 days

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. The total completion time is 25 days. The tasks are planned to take 20 days (7+5+8). The project has 5 days of slack.

  1. The total completion time is 25 The tasks are planned to take 20 days (7+5+8). The project has 5 days of slack.
  2. The total completion time is 25 The tasks are planned to take 20 days (7+5+8). The project has 5 days of slack.
  3. The total completion time is 25 The tasks are planned to take 20 days (7+5+8). The project has 5 days of slack.

 

 

  1. The estimated duration for each activity is indicated by a bar spanning the period
    1. during which the activity is expected to be
    2. of the part of the activity that has more than one work resource
    3. during which the activity has waiting time for the activity to be
    4. during which the project is expected to be

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. The estimated duration for each activity is indicated by a bar spanning the period during which the activity is expected to be accomplished.

  1. The estimated duration for each activity is indicated by a bar spanning the period during which the activity is expected to be
  2. The estimated duration for each activity is indicated by a bar spanning the period during which the activity is expected to be
  3. The estimated duration for each activity is indicated by a bar spanning the period during which the activity is expected to be

 

 

  1. As the project progresses, the actual finish times (AFs) of completed activities will determine
    1. the earliest start and earliest finish times for the remaining activities in the network diagram, as well as the total
    2. the earliest start and earliest finish times for the completed activities in the network diagram, as well as the total
    3. the latest start and latest finish times for the remaining activities in the network diagram, as well as the total
    4. the latest start and latest finish times for the completed activities in the network diagram, as well as the total

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. As the project progresses, the actual finish times (AFs) of completed activities will determine the earliest start and earliest finish times for the remaining activities in the network diagram, as well as the total slack.

  1. As the project progresses, the actual finish times (AFs) of completed activities will determine the earliest start and earliest finish times for the remaining activities in the network diagram, as well as the total
  2. As the project progresses, the actual finish times (AFs) of completed activities will determine the earliest start and earliest finish times for the remaining activities in the network diagram, as well as the total
  3. As the project progresses, the actual finish times (AFs) of completed activities will determine the earliest start and earliest finish times for the remaining activities in the network diagram, as well as the total

 

 

  1. The total completion time is 25 Task A is planned to take seven days. Task B is planned to take five days. Task C is planned to take eight days. The tasks have a serial relationship. Task A takes nine days to be completed instead of seven days. How much slack does the project have now that Task A is finished?
    1. Negative 5 days
    2. Positive 5 days
    3. Positive 16 days
    4. Positive 3 days

 

ANSWER:       d

FEEDBACK:  a. The total completion time is 25 days. The tasks were planned to take 20 days (7+5+8). Task A’s actual finish time is 9 days. The expected time of the project is now 22 days (9+5+8). The project has 3 days of slack.

  1. The total completion time is 25 The tasks were planned to take 20 days (7+5+8). Task A’s actual finish time is 9 days. The expected time of the project is now 22 days (9+5+8). The project has 3 days of slack.
  2. The total completion time is 25 The tasks were planned to take 20 days (7+5+8). Task A’s actual finish time is 9 days. The expected time of the project is now 22 days (9+5+8). The project has 3 days of slack.
  3. The total completion time is 25 The tasks were planned to take 20 days (7+5+8). Task A’s actual finish time is 9 days. The expected time of the project is now 22 days (9+5+8). The project has 3 days of slack.

 

 

  1. The total completion time is 25 Task A is planned to take seven days. Task B is planned to take five days. Task C is planned to take eight days. The tasks have a serial relationship. Task A takes nine days to be completed instead of seven days. What are the ES and EF times for Task B now that Task A is complete?
    1. ES = 9, EF = 14
    2. ES = 7, EF = 12
    3. ES = 5, EF = 14
    4. ES = 5, EF = 12

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK: a. The finish time for Task A is nine days. The ES for Task B is the same as the finish time for Task A. The EF for Task B is the ES of Task B + Estimated Duration of Task B = 9+5 = 14 days.

  1. The finish time for Task A is nine The ES for Task B is the same as the finish time for Task A. The EF for Task B is the ES of Task B + Estimated Duration of Task B = 9+5 = 14 days.
  2. The finish time for Task A is nine The ES for Task B is the same as the finish time for Task A. The EF for Task B is the ES of Task B + Estimated Duration of Task B = 9+5 = 14 days.
  3. The finish time for Task A is nine The ES for Task B is the same as the finish time for Task A. The EF for Task B is the ES of Task B + Estimated Duration of Task B = 9+5 = 14 days.

 

 

  1. The project control process involves all of the following except
    1. regularly gathering data on project
    2. comparing actual performance to planned
    3. taking corrective action immediately if actual performance is behind planned
    4. having social gatherings with the project

 

ANSWER:       d

FEEDBACK:  a. The project control process involves regularly gathering data on project performance, comparing actual performance to planned performance, and taking corrective action immediately if actual performance is behind planned performance.

  1. The project control process involves regularly gathering data on project performance, comparing actual performance to planned performance, and taking corrective action immediately if actual performance is behind planned
  2. The project control process involves regularly gathering data on project performance, comparing actual performance to planned performance, and taking corrective action immediately if actual performance is behind planned
  3. The project control process involves regularly gathering data on project performance, comparing actual performance to planned performance, and taking corrective action immediately if actual performance is behind planned

 

 

  1. The project control process must occur regularly throughout the project and include all of the following except
    1. Record information on changes to the project scope, schedule, and
    2. Gather data on actual
    3. Having a single inspection of the project’s deliverables at the end of the
    4. Establish regular reporting meetings to compare actual to planned

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. The project control process must occur regularly throughout the project and also:Establish regular reporting meetings to compare actual to planned progress. Gather data on actual performance.Record information on changes to the project scope, schedule, and budget.

  1. The project control process must occur regularly throughout the project and also:Establish regular reporting meetings to compare actual to planned Gather data on actual performance.Record information on changes to the project scope, schedule, and budget.
  2. The project control process must occur regularly throughout the project and also:Establish regular reporting meetings to compare actual to planned Gather data on actual performance.Record information on changes to the project scope, schedule, and budget.
  3. The project control process must occur regularly throughout the project and also:Establish regular reporting meetings to compare actual to planned Gather data on actual performance.Record information on changes to the project scope, schedule, and budget.

 

 

  1. The key to effective project control is measuring actual progress and comparing it to planned progress on a timely and regular basis and
    1. taking any needed corrective action
    2. leaving the project to self-correct.
    3. fast tracking all the activities in the project until the project is ahead of
    4. making sure the critical path doesn’t

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. The key to effective project control is measuring actual progress and comparing it to planned progress on a timely and regular basis and taking any needed corrective action immediately.

  1. The key to effective project control is measuring actual progress and comparing it to planned progress on a timely and regular basis and taking any needed corrective action
  2. The key to effective project control is measuring actual progress and comparing it to planned progress on a timely and regular basis and taking any needed corrective action
  3. The key to effective project control is measuring actual progress and comparing it to planned progress on a timely and regular basis and taking any needed corrective action

 

 

  1. With respect to the project schedule, changes can result in any of the following except
    1. the addition or deletion of
    2. the initial planning and sequencing of
    3. changes to estimated durations for specific
    4. a new required completion time for the

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. With respect to the project schedule, changes can result in the addition or deletion of activities, resequencing of activities, changes to estimated durations for specific activities, or a new required completion time for the project.

  1. With respect to the project schedule, changes can result in the addition or deletion of activities, resequencing of activities, changes to estimated durations for specific activities, or a new required completion time for the
  2. With respect to the project schedule, changes can result in the addition or deletion of activities, resequencing of activities, changes to estimated durations for specific activities, or a new required completion time for the
  3. With respect to the project schedule, changes can result in the addition or deletion of activities, resequencing of activities, changes to estimated durations for specific activities, or a new required completion time for the

 

 

  1. If the planned corrective actions do not result in an acceptable schedule, then
    1. the project should be
    2. the steps for schedule control need to be
    3. the original project plan was best and should be
    4. the customer should decide what should be

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. If the planned corrective actions do not result in an acceptable schedule, these steps need to be repeated.

  1. If the planned corrective actions do not result in an acceptable schedule, these steps need to be
  2. If the planned corrective actions do not result in an acceptable schedule, these steps need to be
  3. If the planned corrective actions do not result in an acceptable schedule, these steps need to be

 

 

  1. A concentrated effort to accelerate project progress must be applied to the paths with negative slack to activities that
    1. are near term and those with long
    2. are short in duration and can be easily
    3. have the lowest
    4. are scheduled at the end of the

 

ANSWER:       a

FEEDBACK:  a. A concentrated effort to accelerate project progress must be applied to the paths with negative slack to activities that are near term and those with long durations.

  1. A concentrated effort to accelerate project progress must be applied to the paths with negative slack to activities that are near term and those with long
  2. A concentrated effort to accelerate project progress must be applied to the paths with negative slack to activities that are near term and those with long
  3. A concentrated effort to accelerate project progress must be applied to the paths with negative slack to activities that are near term and those with long

 

 

  1. Eliminating negative slack by reducing durations of activities will involve a trade-off in the form of
    1. no change in costs and an increase in
    2. a decrease in costs and an expansion in
    3. an increase in costs or a reduction in
    4. an decrease in costs and no change in

 

ANSWER:       c

FEEDBACK:  a. Eliminating negative slack by reducing durations of activities will involve a trade-off in the form of an increase in costs or a reduction in scope.

  1. Eliminating negative slack by reducing durations of activities will involve a trade-off in the form of an increase in costs or a reduction in
  2. Eliminating negative slack by reducing durations of activities will involve a trade-off in the form of an increase in costs or a reduction in
  3. Eliminating negative slack by reducing durations of activities will involve a trade-off in the form of an increase in costs or a reduction in

 

 

  1. Schedule control involves four Place these steps in their proper order by stating the letter sequence of their proper order.
  2. Analyzing the schedule to determine which areas may need corrective action
  3. Recalculating the schedule to evaluate the effects of the planned corrective actions
  4. Revising the plan to incorporate the chosen corrective actions
  5. Deciding what specific corrective actions should be taken
    1. A,B,C,D
    2. A,D,C,B
    3. D,A,C,B
    4. D,A,B,C

 

ANSWER:       b

FEEDBACK:  a. Schedule control involves four steps:

  1. Analyzing the schedule to determine which areas may need corrective action
  2. Deciding what specific corrective actions should be taken
  3. Revising the plan to incorporate the chosen corrective actions
  4. Recalculating the schedule to evaluate the effects of the planned corrective actions
  1. Schedule control involves four steps:
    1. Analyzing the schedule to determine which areas may need corrective action
    2. Deciding what specific corrective actions should be taken
    3. Revising the plan to incorporate the chosen corrective actions
    4. Recalculating the schedule to evaluate the effects of the planned corrective actions
  2. Schedule control involves four steps:
    1. Analyzing the schedule to determine which areas may need corrective action
    2. Deciding what specific corrective actions should be taken
    3. Revising the plan to incorporate the chosen corrective actions
    4. Recalculating the schedule to evaluate the effects of the planned corrective actions
  3. Schedule control involves four steps:
    1. Analyzing the schedule to determine which areas may need corrective action
    2. Deciding what specific corrective actions should be taken
    3. Revising the plan to incorporate the chosen corrective actions
    4. Recalculating the schedule to evaluate the effects of the planned corrective actions

 

 

  1. Schedule control involves four List the four steps in order.

 

 

ANSWER:  Schedule control involves four steps:

  1. Analyzing the schedule to determine which areas may need corrective action
  2. Deciding what specific corrective actions should be taken
  3. Revising the plan to incorporate the chosen corrective actions
  4. Recalculating the schedule to evaluate the effects of the planned corrective actions

 

 

  1. Agile project management is an approach to product development time while          risk through continuous interaction between the customer and small self-organizing teams that produce increments of working
    1. reduce, minimizing
    2. increase, maximizing
    3. reduce, maximizing
    4. increase, minimizing

 

ANSWER:  a

 

  1. The project team member also referred to as the customer representative and responsible for defining the customer requirements and product features and for ensuring that the development team delivers an end product with the required features is the
    1. Scrum
    2. project
    3. product
    4. sprint

 

ANSWER:  c

 

 

  1. The development team develops, delivers, and demonstrates during a
    1. the entire product
    2. working product increments
    3. final team presentations and meeting agendas
    4. only those products not contracted yet

 

ANSWER:  b

 

 

  1. As a part of the Scrum technique in agile project management, a sprint is usually one to four

 

ANSWER:  c

 

 

  1. The facilitator for the Scrum development process during a sprint whose primary job is to take actions to remove or reduce any obstacles, barriers, or constraints that are impeding progress of the development team toward accomplishing their work tasks and that may negatively impact the successful production and demonstration of a deliverable working product increment by the end of the sprint time is the
    1. Scrum
    2. project
    3. product
    4. sprint

 

ANSWER:  a

 

 

  1. The Scrum master is as a project manager in that he          responsibility for the people on the development
    1. the same, has indirect
    2. the same, has direct
    3. not the same, has direct
    4. not the same, does not have direct

 

ANSWER:  d

 

 

  1. Describe the agile project management for a project where a Scrum master is facilitating the Scrum development process for a software development Include a description of the six steps in the agile project management process.

 

 

ANSWER:  Answers will include the six steps of the agile project management process.

 

 

The agile project management process includes: a) establishing the rationale, description, funding amount, and target completion date for the final end product (deliverable) and authorizing the project, b) defining the product requirements and creating an ordered product backlog of prioritized specific requirements and product features, c) having a sprint planning meeting and creating the sprint backlog list, d) having a daily scrum meeting, also known as the daily standup and usually limited to 15 minutes, e) having a sprint review meeting at the end of the sprint, and f) having a sprint retrospective meeting at the end of the sprint.

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