Project Scheduling Questions And Answers

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How well do you know about project scheduling? Take this quiz on project scheduling questions and answers. Here is a practice test on project scheduling in project management, which will help you analyze yourself. When you come up with a project, you must allocate resources meant to make you meet your targets and the timeframe that you want to accomplish. With this quiz, you will get to learn how to schedule your activities when it comes to carrying out a successful project. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the limitations of using software to help plan projects?
    • A. 

      It might add to the confusion of the project team and waste time, particularly in multi-national teams.

    • B. 

      Improves visibility of planning among the project team.

    • C. 

      More difficult to use when there are large numbers of tasks and resources.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the preferred way of ‘chunking’ a project to create a work breakdown structure?
    • A. 

      Activity breakdown.

    • B. 

      Functional breakdown.

    • C. 

      Physical breakdown.

    • D. 

      All of the above are acceptable ways of chunking any project.

    • E. 

      None of the above are acceptable breakdowns in every case; the best way will depend on the project.

  • 3. 
    In which sort of project is the use of a Gantt chart most appropriate?
    • A. 

      Projects in which the use of resources must be carefully monitored.

    • B. 

      Projects with few activities and resources involved.

    • C. 

      Projects where the time periods involved are very short.

    • D. 

      Projects with many activities involved.

  • 4. 
    In a network diagram, if the activity in question has several preceding activities on which it is dependent, which earliest start time should be used for the activity in question?
    • A. 

      The earliest of the earliest start times applicable should be used.

    • B. 

      The latest of the earliest start times applicable should be used.

    • C. 

      The mean of all of the possible earliest start times applicable should be used.

  • 5. 
    Only delays in tasks on the critical path can delay a project as a whole.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which explanation best describes what the term ‘crashing’ a project means?
    • A. 

      Abandoning a project when using a stage-gate approach.

    • B. 

      Injecting further funds into a project.

    • C. 

      Reducing the time spans on critical activities to complete the project in less time.

    • D. 

      Failure of a project due to the incompetence of the project manager.

  • 7. 
    What is a critical path?
    • A. 

      The longest path on a network diagram.

    • B. 

      The shortest path on a network diagram.

    • C. 

      The path that represents the shortest time in which a project could be finished.

  • 8. 
    What does Goldratt’s theory of constraints focus on?
    • A. 

      Pouring resources into minimizing the major constraints facing a project.

    • B. 

      Pouring resources into activities on the critical path.

    • C. 

      Estimating the duration of tasks.

  • 9. 
    How is float calculated?
    • A. 

      Latest finish date – duration

    • B. 

      Latest start date – earliest start date

    • C. 

      Earliest start date + duration

  • 10. 
    What is designated as a node in PERT?
    • A. 

      Network

    • B. 

      Event

    • C. 

      Activity

    • D. 

      Dummy Activity