3f351 Vol 2 CDC

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3f351 Vol 2 CDC

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which items are kept current as an objective of the management engineering program (MEP)?
    • A. 

      Management analysis studies.

    • B. 

      Contract full-time equivalents.

    • C. 

      Manpower standards and models.

    • D. 

      Management engineering program tools.

  • 2. 
    Which management engineering program (MEP) tool is the Air Force’s approved methodology for developing manpower quantification models?
    • A. 

      The functional manpower standard.

    • B. 

      The management advisory study (MAS).

    • C. 

      The manpower or man-hour assessment.

    • D. 

      The Air Force manpower standard (AFMS).

  • 3. 
    You should consider using the management advisory study (MAS) methodology of the management engineering program (MEP) when you
    • A. 

      Need a justification of manpower changes

    • B. 

      Need a short-term analysis to resolve an issue.

    • C. 

      May discredit another organization or individual.

    • D. 

      Need to approve or lend scientific credence to a preconceived solution.

  • 4. 
    You should not consider using the management advisory study (MAS) methodology of the management engineering program (MEP) when
    • A. 

      You need a short-term analysis to resolve an issue.

    • B. 

      The client has tried but cannot identify or solve the problem.

    • C. 

      The specialized knowledge and skills are not available within the client’s own resources.

    • D. 

      You need a method to quantify manpower or man-hours for the purpose of programming future requirements.

  • 5. 
    When determining the feasibility of a manpower study effort based on the decision questions, you, as the management engineer (ME) discover that the function will allow for ease of the follow-on phases such as measurement. Which consideration of the study effort are you assessing?
    • A. 

      Stability.

    • B. 

      External mandates.

    • C. 

      Availability of resources.

    • D. 

      Degree of standardization.

  • 6. 
    In the manpower engineering program (MEP), how can you capture manpower with an Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) when you discover that only slight differences exist between input locations?
    • A. 

      Develop a variance.

    • B. 

      Exclude the site from the report.

    • C. 

      Establish a man-hour assessment.

    • D. 

      Build a local capability-based manpower standard.

  • 7. 
    Which consideration are you addressing during the feasibility phase of a manpower study effort, when you identify several unique Federal Aviation Administration directives that establish unique workload for your function under study?
    • A. 

      Stability.

    • B. 

      External mandates.

    • C. 

      Availability of resources.

    • D. 

      Degree of standardization.

  • 8. 
    The practice that prevents and/or eliminates the possibility that one position will be studied under two or more Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) study efforts is baseline
    • A. 

      Updating.

    • B. 

      Freezing.

    • C. 

      Tagging.

    • D. 

      Pulling.

  • 9. 
    During initial baseline review, inconsistencies are forwarded to which agency for resolution prior to workload measurement?
    • A. 

      Headquarters Air Force/Manpower, Organization, and Resources Requirements Division.

    • B. 

      Air Force Manpower Analysis Agency/Management Engineering Requirements Division.

    • C. 

      Headquarters Air Force/Manpower, Organization, and Resources Integration Division.

    • D. 

      Air Force Manpower Analysis Agency/Management Engineering Division.

  • 10. 
    The first manpower requirements squadron (MRS) is set to begin an Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) study effort on the civil engineering function. What document is used to define the study purpose, deliverables, scope, and application?
    • A. 

      Standards application letter.

    • B. 

      Study announcement message.

    • C. 

      Memorandum of agreement (MOA).

    • D. 

      Memorandum of understanding (MOU).

  • 11. 
    Which document is released across the Air Force and solicits manpower and functional points of contact for a management engineering study effort?
    • A. 

      Standards application letter.

    • B. 

      Study announcement message.

    • C. 

      Memorandum of agreement (MOA).

    • D. 

      Memorandum of understanding (MOU).

  • 12. 
    Master Sergeant Tate is entering the familiarization phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) development process. Which comprehensive research method can he use to answer many initial questions before conducting an onsite visit?
    • A. 

      Observations.

    • B. 

      Benchmarking.

    • C. 

      Personal interview.

    • D. 

      Documentation review.

  • 13. 
    During the documentation review of the familiarization phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) process, where do you check the defined workload drivers of the function under study?
    • A. 

      Manpower standards.

    • B. 

      Functional publications.

    • C. 

      Occupational survey reports.

    • D. 

      Commercial activities studies.

  • 14. 
    During documentation review in the familiarization phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) process, where do you look to uncover information regarding current and projected events concerning a function or work center under study?
    • A. 

      Functional publications.

    • B. 

      Occupational survey reports.

    • C. 

      Specialty training material.

    • D. 

      Organizational or functional websites.

  • 15. 
    During documentation review in the familiarization phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) process, which documentation contains the career development courses (CDC) of the function under study?
    • A. 

      Functional publications.

    • B. 

      Occupational survey reports.

    • C. 

      Specialty training materials.

    • D. 

      Organizational or functional Web sites.

  • 16. 
    During the documentation review in the familiarization phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) development process, who validates assigned military and civilian strength information?
    • A. 

      Personnel section personnel.

    • B. 

      Workcenter supervisor.

    • C. 

      Input team analyst.

    • D. 

      Lead team analyst.

  • 17. 
    Encountering personnel that withhold valuable information is a disadvantage associated with which method of obtaining information in the familiarization phase of the the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) process?
    • A. 

      Questionnaires.

    • B. 

      Group interviews.

    • C. 

      Feedback surveys.

    • D. 

      Personal interviews.

  • 18. 
    When gathering information during the familiarization phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) development process, which skill level provides the best information about the processes and activities done inside the work center?
    • A. 

      3.

    • B. 

      5.

    • C. 

      7.

    • D. 

      9.

  • 19. 
    When conducting an onsite observation during the familiarization phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) development process, you must not
    • A. 

      Rely on general impressions for findings.

    • B. 

      Visit a representative cross-section.

    • C. 

      Dress as the work center dresses.

    • D. 

      Avoid prolonged observation.

  • 20. 
    During the study design phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) development process, who would you not allow, under any circumstance, to conduct the measurements needed to determine appropriate man-hours?
    • A. 

      Input team member.

    • B. 

      Base manpower chief.

    • C. 

      Functional community.

    • D. 

      Management engineering analyst.

  • 21. 
    In the study design phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) development process, non-measurement approaches tend to be more expensive due to
    • A. 

      Higher travel costs.

    • B. 

      Increased study time.

    • C. 

      Decreased input locations.

    • D. 

      Less efficient requirement methodologies.

  • 22. 
    One of the ways the workshop measurement is used in the study design phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) development process is to
    • A. 

      Reduce operating and maintenance funding.

    • B. 

      Cut number of manpower authorizations.

    • C. 

      Develop a process oriented description (POD).

    • D. 

      Exercise work sampling.

  • 23. 
    When preparing for a measurement workshop during the study design phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) development process, when selecting workshop participants, you must get a good mix of individuals from officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel because
    • A. 

      An officer-only group may cause the measurement workshop’s end results to be biased.

    • B. 

      Participants from each group bring a different set of values to the workshop.

    • C. 

      Participants from each group are critical to fill a quota requirement.

    • D. 

      An enlisted-only group may lack experience and knowledge.

  • 24. 
    During the study design phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) development process, participants’ consensus, fewer scheduling issues, and less temporary duty (TDY) travel are all benefits of
    • A. 

      Man-hour availability factor.

    • B. 

      Field measurement.

    • C. 

      Workshop method.

    • D. 

      Work sampling.

  • 25. 
    During the study design phase of the Air Force manpower standard (AFMS) development process, what is a drawback when using the field measurement approach?
    • A. 

      The assessment of the work center’s activities is often too detailed.

    • B. 

      Scheduling is an issue when there are multiple measurement input sites.

    • C. 

      Data errors (corrections and adjustments) and variations in the data increase.

    • D. 

      Work center functional representatives’ access to work force can bias the measurement data.

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