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  • 1. 
    The main outputs of estimating activity resources include the activity list and attributes, project scope statement, milestone list, and organizational process assets.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    Activity information is not a required input to the other time management processes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 3. 
    Network diagrams are the preferred technique for showing activity discretionary dependencies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    Every item on the WBS needs to be on the network diagram.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    Start-to-finish relationships are the most common type of relationships.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    In a Gantt chart created in Microsoft Project, a black diamond symbol represents a milestone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    By using the PERT weighted average for each activity duration estimate, the total project duration estimate does not account for the risk or uncertainty in the individual activity estimates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    ______ involves identifying the specific activities that the project team members and stakeholders must perform to produce the project deliverables.
    • A. 

      Defining activities

    • B. 

      Sequencing activities

    • C. 

      Estimating activity resources

    • D. 

      Estimating activity durations


  • 9. 
    The main outputs of the ____ process are an activity list, activity attributes, and milestone list.
    • A. 

      Defining activities

    • B. 

      Sequencing activities

    • C. 

      Resource estimating activities

    • D. 

      Duration estimating activities


  • 10. 
    ____ involves analyzing activity sequences, activity resource estimates, and activity duration.
    • A. 

      Estimating activity durations

    • B. 

      Developing the schedule

    • C. 

      Controlling the schedule

    • D. 

      Estimating activity resources


  • 11. 
    ____ involves controlling and managing changes to the project schedule.
    • A. 

      Estimating activity durations

    • B. 

      Developing the schedule

    • C. 

      Controlling the schedule

    • D. 

      Estimating activity resources


  • 12. 
    The ____ provide(s) schedule-related information about each activity, such as predecessors, successors, logical relationships, leads and lags, resource requirements, constraints, imposed dates, and assumptions related to the activity.
    • A. 

      Activity list

    • B. 

      Milestones

    • C. 

      Activity descriptions

    • D. 

      Activity attributes


  • 13. 
    ____ occur when two or more activities follow a single node.
    • A. 

      Combinations

    • B. 

      Conflicts

    • C. 

      Merges

    • D. 

      Bursts


  • 14. 
    The ____ is a network diagramming technique in which boxes represent activities.
    • A. 

      PDM

    • B. 

      AOA

    • C. 

      ADM

    • D. 

      POA


  • 15. 
    The activity list, activity attributes, activity resource requirements, resource calendars, project scope statement, enterprise environmental factors, and organizational process assets all include information that affect ____.
    • A. 

      Definitions

    • B. 

      Sequences

    • C. 

      Resource estimates

    • D. 

      Duration estimates


  • 16. 
    ____ is a network diagramming technique used to predict total project duration.
    • A. 

      A Gantt chart

    • B. 

      Critical path analysis

    • C. 

      Critical chain scheduling

    • D. 

      PERT analysis


  • 17. 
    The critical path is the ____ path through a network diagram, and it represents the ____ time it takes to complete a project.
    • A. 

      Longest; longest

    • B. 

      Longest; shortest

    • C. 

      Shortest; longest

    • D. 

      Shortest; shortest


  • 18. 
    ____ is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the early start date of any immediately following activities.
    • A. 

      Total slack

    • B. 

      Total float

    • C. 

      Free time

    • D. 

      Free slack


  • 19. 
    ____ is the amount of time an activity can be delayed from its early start without delaying the planned project finish date.
    • A. 

      Total slack

    • B. 

      Free float

    • C. 

      Total time

    • D. 

      Free slack


  • 20. 
    ____ is a technique for making cost and schedule trade-offs to obtain the greatest amount of schedule compression for the least incremental cost.
    • A. 

      Crushing

    • B. 

      Crashing

    • C. 

      Fast tracking

    • D. 

      Expediting


  • 21. 
    ____ is a method of scheduling that considers limited resources when creating a project schedule and includes buffers to protect the project completion date.
    • A. 

      A Gantt chart

    • B. 

      Critical path analysis

    • C. 

      Critical chain scheduling

    • D. 

      PERT analysis


  • 22. 
    Critical chain scheduling protects tasks on the critical chain from being delayed by using ____, which consist of additional time added before tasks on the critical chain that are preceded by non-critical-path tasks.
    • A. 

      Critical paths

    • B. 

      Feeding buffers

    • C. 

      Dummy activities

    • D. 

      Fast tracking


  • 23. 
    ____ states that work expands to fill the time allowed.
    • A. 

      Murphy’s Law

    • B. 

      Newton’s Law

    • C. 

      Parkinson’s Law

    • D. 

      Moore’s Law


  • 24. 
    Project managers often illustrate progress with a ____ showing key deliverables and activities.
    • A. 

      Tracking Gantt chart

    • B. 

      Gantt chart

    • C. 

      Network diagram

    • D. 

      PERT chart


  • 25. 
    The project scope statement provides the basis for planning and managing project schedules, costs, resources, and changes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 26. 
    A project team always organizes the WBS around project products.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 27. 
    A work package represents the level of work that the project manager monitors and controls.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 28. 
    ____ involves reviewing the project charter, requirements documents, and organizational process assets to create a scope statement, adding more information as requirements are developed and change requests are approved.
    • A. 

      Planning scope

    • B. 

      Defining scope

    • C. 

      Controlling scope

    • D. 

      Verifying scope


  • 29. 
    The main outputs of ____ are accepted deliverables and change requests.
    • A. 

      Planning scope

    • B. 

      Controlling scope

    • C. 

      Defining scope

    • D. 

      Verifying scope


  • 30. 
    An up-to-date ____ is an important document for developing and confirming a common understanding of the project scope.
    • A. 

      Scope management plan

    • B. 

      Project scope statement

    • C. 

      WBS

    • D. 

      Decomposition


  • 31. 
    Of the following constraints, it is most difficult to describe, agree upon, and meet the ____ goal of many projects.
    • A. 

      Scope

    • B. 

      Time

    • C. 

      Cost

    • D. 

      Technical


  • 32. 
    The ____ should list and describe all of the deliverables required for the project.
    • A. 

      Project charter

    • B. 

      Scope statement

    • C. 

      WBS

    • D. 

      Gantt chart


  • 33. 
    The ____ approach is best suited to project managers who have vast technical insight and a big-picture perspective.
    • A. 

      Analogy

    • B. 

      Bottom-up

    • C. 

      Top-down

    • D. 

      Mind mapping


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