Flashcards in Ch. 6: Questions Deck (20):
You are the project manager of the HGF Project. You would like to use a portion of the activity list from the HGB Project, which is similar to your current project. The portion of the activity list from the HGB Project is
best described as which one of the following?
A. Rolling wave planning
B. Analogous estimating
D. Expert judgment
Which one of the following is the best example of rolling wave planning?
A. Using expert judgment for the current project
B. Using a portion of the activity list from a previous project
C. Breaking down the project scope
D. Planning the immediate portions of the project in detail and the future project portions at a higher level
You are working with your project team to break down the project work into activities. Which component in
the WBS must be broken down to get to the schedule activities?
A. Project scope
B. Work packages
C. Planning package
D. Product scope
Which one of the following will not be included in the activity list created with the project management team?
A. Activities that are not part of the project scope
B. Quality control activities
C. Activities to create the work packages
D. Physical terms, such as linear feet of pipe to be installed
Mary has created an activity list with her project team. She has included activity attributes for each of the
activities in her project's activity list. Of the following, which one is not an example of an activity attribute that
Mary likely included?
A. Scope verification processes
B. Predecessor activities
C. Leads and lags
D. Geographic area where the work must take place
Your project team agrees that the server's operating system must first be installed before the application can
be installed. This best describes which one of the following?
A. Hard logic
B. Soft logic
C. Start-to-start relationship
D. Finish-to-finish relationship
You are working with your project team to schedule activities for your construction project. You have
scheduled the painting activity to be completed before the carpet installation activity may begin. The
relationship between the painting activity and carpet installation activity can be best described as which one
of the following?
Examine the following illustration. How long will the project last? (missing image)
A. 15 days
B. 12 days
C. 14 days
D. 41 days
Examine the following illustration. If Activity B is delayed by two days, how late will the project be? (missing image)
A. The project will not be late, as Activity B may use float.
B. The project will be late by one day.
C. The project will be late by two days.
D. The project will be late by four days.
Examine the following illustration. Which path is the critical path? (missing image)
Consider a project that is to begin work on a Monday and a project team that will not work any weekends.
The critical path of the project is 17 days. On what day of the week will the project be completed?
Mike, a project manager in your company, is falling behind on the project schedule. He has elected to crash
the project. What is crashing?
A. Adding lag time between all project activities
B. Adding lead time between all project activities
C. Adding additional project resources to the project work
D. Removing all unneeded project deliverables
Which estimating technique uses a similar project to predict how long the current project will take to
A. Analogous estimating
B. Parametric estimating
C. Organizational process assets
D. Bottom-up estimating
You are using a three-point estimate for your project. Howard reports that his optimistic estimate is 16 hours,
his most likely estimate is 24 hours, and the pessimistic estimate is 65 hours. What is the estimated duration
for Howard's activity?
A. You won't know until Howard actually does the work
B. 105 hours
C. 24 hours
D. 35 hours
The framing activity cannot begin until the concrete has cured for 36 hours. The time between the concrete
activity and the framing activity is best described as which one of the following?
A. Hard logic
B. Lag time
C. Lead time
D. Finish-to-start relationship
Which one of the following best describes the critical path?
A. It is always one path with no float.
B. It determines the earliest the project can finish.
C. It has the most activities.
D. It has the most important project activities.
Schedule control is part of which project management process?
A. Change control
B. Cost control
C. WBS refinements
D. Integrated change control
Which system can manage changes to the project schedule?
A. Change control system
B. Schedule change control system
C. Integrated change control
D. Change control board
Which schedule development tool does not consider the availability of the project resources only when the
work may take place in the project?
A. Critical path method
B. Critical chain method
C. Schedule compression
D. Arrow on the node method