# Quiz 4 Flashcards

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Chapter 6 - Schedule
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1

A recent weakness in an enemy's defensive capabilities has been detected. As a result, your project, which exploits this weakness, has suddenly been given a higher priority. Resources from other projects will be turned over to your project to move the delivery time to an earlier date than originally estimated. This strategy is best characterized as what?

a) Fast tracking
b) Crashing
c) Sheer craziness
d) Resource leveling

b) Crashing

2

A schedule activity may begin 10 days before its predecessor activity finishes. This is an example of:

a) Dependency determination and integration
b) Precedence diagramming method (PDM)
d) Dependency with a lag

3

A schedule network diagram shows:

a) Dependencies among activities
b) Dependencies among activities and activity start and finish dates
c) Dependencies among activities and activity durations
d) Activity durations and start dates

a) Dependencies among activities

4

An important part must be completed before an oil rig construction project can finish. The optimistic time estimate for completing this part is 4 days, the pessimistic estimate is 19 days, and the most likely estimate is 7 days. You view these estimates to have a triangular distribution, so the expected duration is:

a) 10.0 days
b) 8.5 days
c) 6.5 days
d) 7.5 days

a) 10.0 days

5

An important part must be completed before an oil rig construction project can finish. The optimistic time estimate for completing this part is 4 days, the pessimistic estimate is 19 days, and the most likely estimate is 7 days. Assuming the most likely estimate is truly most likely, what is the expected duration?

a) 7.5 days
b) 8.5 days
c) 6.5 days
d) 10.0 days

b) 8.5 days

6

Analogous duration estimating is:

a) Frequently used to estimate project duration when there is a limited amount of detailed information about the project
b) Similar to multiple duration estimating
c) The same as bottom-up estimating
d) Generally more accurate than other duration estimating methods when expert judgment is used

a) Frequently used to estimate project duration when there is a limited amount of detailed information about the project

7

If your expected duration is 110 days and the standard deviation is 12, which of the following is true?

a) There is approximately a 68% chance of completing this activity in 98 to 122 days
b) There is approximately a 99% chance of completing this activity in 86 to 134 days
c) There is approximately a 75% chance of completing this activity in 86 to 134 days
d) There is approximately a 95% chance of completing this activity in 98 to 122 days

a) There is approximately a 68% chance of completing this activity in 98 to 122 days

8

Knowledge of best practices in a particular area is most likely to give rise to which type of dependency?

a) External
b) Mandatory
c) Soft logic
d) Finish-to-Start

c) Soft logic

9

The amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the entire project is known as what?

a) Total float
b) Critical path
c) Zero float
d) Free float

a) Total float

10

The schedule management processes include:

a) Define activities; Sequence activities; Estimate activity durations; Develop schedule; Control schedule
b) Identify activities; Develop schedule; Execute activities; Control activities; Monitor schedule
c) Define activities; Sequence activities; Execute activities; Estimate activity durations; Control schedule
d) Determine activities; Sequence activities; Estimate activity durations; Develop schedule; Monitor schedule

a) Define activities; Sequence activities; Estimate activity durations; Develop schedule; Control schedule

11

Which of the following statements is true of the resource optimization techniques?

a) Resource optimization techniques are used in the processes Estimate activity durations, Develop schedule, and Control schedule
b) Resource leveling changes start and finish dates of activities, but resource smoothing does not
c) Resource smoothing cannot change the critical path
d) Resource optimization techniques include crashing and fast-tracking

c) Resource smoothing cannot change the critical path