Questions on Project Time / Schedule Management


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  1. Activity Definition is typically performed by which of the following:
    1. Project Manager who created the WBS
    2. Project Team Members responsible for the work package
    3. Project Officer
    4. Project Stakeholder

  2. Which of the following is not an activity attribute:
    1. Person responsible for the activity
    2. Location where to perform the activity
    3. Time when to perform the activity
    4. Leads and Lags

  3. Which of the following does NOT generate changes to the Project documents:
    1. Define Activities
    2. Sequence Activities
    3. Estimate Activity Resources
    4. Estimate Activity Durations

  4. Which of the following may generate a milestone list:
    1. Define Activities
    2. Sequence Activities
    3. Estimate Activity Resources
    4. Estimate Activity Durations

  5. In PDM, which of the following relationships is rarely used:
    1. Finish-to-Start
    2. Start-to-Finish
    3. Start-to-Start
    4. Finish-to-Finish

  6. A schedule activity may begin 10 days before the predecessor activity finishes. This is an example of:
    1. Finish-to-Start
    2. Start-to-Finish
    3. Start-to-Start
    4. Finish-to-Finish

  7. A schedule activity may begin 10 days before the predecessor activity finishes. This is an example of:
    1. ADM
    2. PDM
    3. A dependency with lag
    4. A dependency with lead

  8. The following BEST describes a subnetwork:
    1. Precedence Diagramming Method [PDM]
    2. Arrow Diagramming Method [ADM]
    3. Fragment Network
    4. Activity-On-Node [AON]

  9. A Project Manager in-charge of a Software Development projects is creating a project schedule network diagram for the code development component of the project. This is an example of:
    1. Precedence Diagramming Method [PDM]
    2. Arrow Diagramming Method [ADM]
    3. Fragment Network
    4. Activity-On-Node [AON]

  10. What-if scenario analysis is done as a part of which process:
    1. Sequence Activities
    2. Define Activities
    3. Develop Schedule
    4. Control Schedule

  11. AON refers to:
    1. Precedence Diagramming Method [PDM]
    2. Arrow Diagramming Method [ADM]
    3. Fragment Network
    4. Mandatory Dependencies

  12. AOA refers to:
    1. Precedence Diagramming Method [PDM]
    2. Arrow Diagramming Method [ADM]
    3. Fragment Network
    4. Mandatory Dependencies

  13. Activity Resource Requirements is an input to which of the following processes:
    1. Estimate Activity Durations
    2. Control Schedule
    3. Estimate Activity Resources
    4. Sequence Activities

  14. Dummy relationships or dummy activities can be used in which of the following Activity Sequencing techniques:
    1. Precedence Diagramming Method [PDM]
    2. Arrow Diagramming Method [ADM]
    3. Fragment Network
    4. Schedule Network Templates

  15. Which of the following is NOT an input to the Sequence Activities process:
    1. Project Scope Statement
    2. Activity Attributes
    3. Activity List
    4. Change Requests

  16. Which of the following is a technique for Sequence Activities:
    1. Precedence Diagramming Method [PDM]
    2. Arrow Diagramming Method [ADM]
    3. Rolling Wave Planning
    4. Mandatory Dependencies

  17. Reserve Analysis is a technique for:
    1. Define Schedule
    2. Sequence Activities
    3. Estimate Activity Resources
    4. Estimate Activity Durations

  18. Resource Leveling is a technique for:
    1. Develop Schedule
    2. Sequence Activities
    3. Estimate Activity Resources
    4. Estimate Activity Durations

  19. Following can be BEST described as a kind of dependency that can create arbitrary float values and limit scheduling options:
    1. Mandatory dependency
    2. Discretionary dependency
    3. Start-to-Finish dependency
    4. External dependency

  20. Critical path method is used in which of the following processes:
    1. Sequence Activities
    2. Define Activities
    3. Develop Schedule
    4. Estimate Activity Durations

  21. Parametric Estimating is done as a part of which process:
    1. Sequence Activities
    2. Develop Schedule
    3. Estimate Activity Resources
    4. Estimate Activity Durations

  22. Identification of Mandatory Dependencies is BEST done during which process:
    1. Sequence Activities
    2. Develop Schedule
    3. Define Activities
    4. Estimate Activity Duration

  23. Resource reallocation from non-critical to critical activities is an example of which Project Scheduling technique:
    1. Critical Path Method
    2. Schedule Compression
    3. What-if Analysis
    4. Resource Leveling

  24. Knowledge of best practices in a particular area is MOST likely to give rise to which of the following dependencies:
    1. Finish-to-Start dependency
    2. Soft Logic
    3. Mandatory dependency
    4. External dependency

  25. A Project Manager is preparing a Project Schedule network diagram. During the diagram development, she removes a dependency between two tasks that was defined in an earlier stage. After the network diagram is completed, she updates activity attributes for the two tasks. This is an example of:
    1. Define Activities
    2. Sequence Activities
    3. Develop Schedule
    4. Lack of change control

  26. Reserve Analysis involves:
    1. Estimating by multiplying the quantity of work by productivity rate
    2. Incorporating time buffers into the activity duration estimates
    3. Developing project schedule with contingency reserves as a recognition of the schedule risk
    4. Adding resource reserves to the activity resource estimates

  27. Which of the following is not true for Resource Leveling:
    1. Project schedule is build with resource buffers to prevent schedule slippage
    2. Project’s Critical path may be altered
    3. Resource based scheduling method
    4. Reverse resource allocation scheduling

















Answers

  1. Answer: B PMBOK Pg. 134
  2. Answer: C Activity attributes are an input for project schedule development; therefore, the scheduling information is not a part of the activity attribute.
  3. Answer: A. Project document updates is an output to all processes in Project Time Management process area except Define Activities.
  4. Answer: A
  5. Answer: B
  6. Answer: A
  7. Answer: D Note that this dependency can be represented by both ADM and PDM techniques.
  8. Answer: C
  9. Answer: C It is not clear what Activity Sequencing technique is the Project Manager using; however, it is evident that she is developing a schedule network diagram for only part of the project (not the entire project)
  10. Answer: C
  11. Answer: A
  12. Answer: B
  13. Answer: A One of the outputs of Estimate activity resources is Activity Resource Requirements. Sequence Activities establishes logical dependencies between activities. Activity Resource requirements do not play an important role in determining the sequence.
  14. Answer: B
  15. Answer: D Approved Change Requests is not a valid input to Sequence Activities process.
  16. Answer: A
  17. Answer: D
  18. Answer: A
  19. Answer: B
  20. Answer: C
  21. Answer: D
  22. Answer: A
  23. Answer: D
  24. Answer: B Discretionary dependencies often result from best practices. This kind of dependency is also known as Soft Logic, Preferential Logic, or Preferred Logic.
  25. Answer: D The Project manager is preparing the project schedule network diagram which implies she is in the Activity scheduling process. This process can generate changes to the Activity definition and Activity Attributes; however, such changes should go thru the Integrated Change Control and only upon approval should they be made.
  26. Answer: B Answer C might seem more likely, but note the fine difference that Reserve Analysis is purely a technique of determining activity duration, not a schedule development technique.
  27. Answer: A Resource leveling involves creating a resource constrained project schedule.

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