Time Management Trivia Questions

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 760

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Time Management Trivia Questions

You have a 30 minute time limit to complete the quiz. Carefully read all of the question and possible answers before selecting your answer. The timer will be begin after you enter your name and click start quiz. 25 Questions - 80% is your passing score : Embed & Share This Quiz Close X


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are the project manager of the JHG Project. This project has 32 stakeholders and will require implementation activities in North and South America. You have been requested to provide a duration estimate for the project. Of the following, which will offer the best level of detail in your estimate?
    • A. 

      The resource calendar

    • B. 

      An order of magnitude

    • C. 

      A requirements document

    • D. 

      A stakeholder analysis

  • 2. 
    Michael is the project manager of the 78GH Project. This project requires several members of the project team to complete a certification class for another project the week of November 2. This class causes some of the project activities on Michael's activities to be delayed from his target schedule. This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Hard logic

    • B. 

      External dependencies

    • C. 

      Soft logic

    • D. 

      Conflict of interest

  • 3. 
    You are managing an interior decorating project. The walls are scheduled to be painted immediately after the primer. You have allowed 36 hours between the primer activity and the painting activity to ensure that the primer has cured. This is an example of which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Lead

    • B. 

      Lag

    • C. 

      Soft logic

    • D. 

      Finish-to-start relationship

  • 4. 
    As the project manager for the DFK Project, you are reviewing your project's network diagram (as shown in the following illustration). Given the diagram, what is the relationship between tasks F and G?
    • A. 

      FS

    • B. 

      SS

    • C. 

      FF

    • D. 

      SF

  • 5. 
    You are the project manager for the LLL Project. Steven, a project team member, is confused about network diagrams. Specifically, he wants to know what the critical path is in a network diagram. Your answer is which one of the following?
    • A. 

      The critical path is the network that hosts the activities most critical to the project's success.

    • B. 

      The critical path is the path with the longest duration.

    • C. 

      The critical path is always one path that cannot be delayed or the entire project will be delayed.

    • D. 

      The critical path is the path from start to completion with no deviation from the project plan.

  • 6. 
    What is the difference between PDM and ADM?
    • A. 

      ADM places activities on arrows, while PDM places activities on nodes.

    • B. 

      ADM is also known as AOA, while PDM is sometimes referred to as GERT.

    • C. 

      ADM hosts activities on nodes, while PDM hosts activities on arrows.

    • D. 

      PDM can have two types of relationships between tasks, while ADM can have only one type of relationship between tasks.

  • 7. 
    You are creating a schedule duration estimate for the activities in the PDR Project. You're working with your project and comparing the results of a past similar project to predict the time of the current project. What estimating approach are you using?
    • A. 

      Organizational process assets

    • B. 

      Parametric

    • C. 

      Analogous

    • D. 

      PERT

  • 8. 
    Where is a project manager most likely to experience a subnet?
    • A. 

      WBS

    • B. 

      Kill points

    • C. 

      GERT charts

    • D. 

      A network template

  • 9. 
    You are the project manager for the POL Project. This project will use a three-point estimate to calculate the estimates for activity duration. For Activity D, you have the following information: P = 9 weeks, O = 4 weeks, M = 5 weeks. What is the result of this estimate?
    • A. 

      18 weeks

    • B. 

      6 weeks

    • C. 

      33.33 days

    • D. 

      3 weeks

  • 10. 
    You are the project manager for the YKL Project. This project will affect several lines of business at completion. You have elected to schedule each milestone in the project to end so the work does not affect current business cycles. This is an example of which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Constraint

    • B. 

      Expert judgment

    • C. 

      WBS scheduling

    • D. 

      Soft logic

  • 11. 
    You are the project manager for the MNB Project. You and your project team are about to enter into the activity duration estimating process. Which of the following will not be helpful in your meeting?
    • A. 

      Constraints

    • B. 

      Assumptions

    • C. 

      The project charter

    • D. 

      Identified risks

  • 12. 
    You are the project manager for a new training program at your customer's site. This program will require each of the customer's employees to attend the half-day class and complete an assessment exam. You will be completing the training at the customer's facility and will need a trainer for the duration of the training, which is six months. This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Resource requirements

    • B. 

      Assumption

    • C. 

      Cost constraint

    • D. 

      A human resource issue

  • 13. 
    You are the project manager for a construction company. Your firm has been contracted to complete the drilling of a well for a new cabin in Arkansas. The specification of the well is documented, but your company has little experience in well drilling in Arkansas. The stakeholder is concerned your time estimates are not accurate, since the soil and rock in Arkansas are quite different from the soil in your home state. Which one of the following can you use to ensure your project estimates are accurate?
    • A. 

      An order of magnitude

    • B. 

      A commercial duration estimating database

    • C. 

      Local contractors

    • D. 

      Soil samplings from the Arkansas government

  • 14. 
    You are the project manager for your organization. You and your project team are in conflict on the amount of time allotted to complete certain activities. Several of the team members want to bloat the time associated with activities to ensure they will have enough time to complete their tasks should something go awry. The law of economics that these tasks may suffer from is which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Parkinson's Law

    • B. 

      The law of diminishing returns

    • C. 

      Hertzberg's theory of motivation

    • D. 

      Oligopoly

  • 15. 
    You are the project manager for your organization. You and your project team are in conflict on the amount of time allotted to complete certain activities. Several of the team members want to bloat the time associated with activities to ensure they will have enough time to complete their tasks should something go awry. Instead of overestimating their project activities, the project team should use which of the following?
    • A. 

      Capital reserve

    • B. 

      Contingency plans

    • C. 

      Contingency reserve

    • D. 

      Assumptions of plus or minus a percentage

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not an output from the activity duration estimating process?
    • A. 

      WBS

    • B. 

      Activity list updates

    • C. 

      A basis of estimates

    • D. 

      Duration estimates

  • 17. 
    You are the project manager for the 987 Project. Should this project run over schedule, it will cost your organization $35,000 per day in lost sales. With four months to completion, you realize the project is running late. You decide, with management's approval, to add more project team members to the plan to complete the work on time. This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Crashing

    • B. 

      Fast-tracking

    • C. 

      Expert judgment

    • D. 

      Cost-benefit analysis

  • 18. 
    You are the project manager for the 987 Project. Should this project run over schedule, it will cost your organization $35,000 per day in lost sales. With four months to completion, you realize the project is running late. You decide, with management's approval, to change the relationship between several of the work packages so they begin in tandem rather than sequentially. This is an example of which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Crashing

    • B. 

      Fast-tracking

    • C. 

      Expert judgment

    • D. 

      Cost-benefit analysis

  • 19. 
    Chris, a project manager for his company, is explaining the difference between a Gantt chart and a milestone chart. Which of the following best describes a Gantt chart?
    • A. 

      A Gantt chart depicts what was planned against what actually occurred.

    • B. 

      A Gantt chart compares the work in the project against the work that has been completed.

    • C. 

      A Gantt chart depicts the work in the project against a calendar.

    • D. 

      A Gantt chart depicts the work in the project against each resource's calendar.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is a correct attribute of the critical path?
    • A. 

      It determines the earliest completion date.

    • B. 

      It has the smallest amount of float.

    • C. 

      It has the most activities in the PND.

    • D. 

      It is the path with the most expensive project activities.

  • 21. 
    You are the project manager for a construction project. Your foreman informs you that, due to the humidity, the concrete will need to cure for an additional 24 hours before the framing can begin. To accommodate the requirement, you add _______________ time to the framing activity.
    • A. 

      Lead

    • B. 

      Lag

    • C. 

      Delay

    • D. 

      Slack

  • 22. 
    Management has informed you that you must flatten your project through resource-leveling heuristics. What is likely to happen to your project schedule if your project team members are only allowed to contribute 30 hours per week?
    • A. 

      The project schedule will increase

    • B. 

      The project schedule will decrease

    • C. 

      The project critical path will change

    • D. 

      The project manager will need to use the critical chain method.

  • 23. 
    You are the project manager for a project with the following network diagram. Studying the following diagram, which path is the critical path?
    • A. 

      ABCD

    • B. 

      EBCD

    • C. 

      EFH

    • D. 

      EGH

  • 24. 
    Bertha is the project manager for the HAR Project. The project is behind schedule, and Bertha has elected, with management's approval, to crash the critical path. This process adds more what? (Choose the best answer.)
    • A. 

      Cost

    • B. 

      Time

    • C. 

      Risk

    • D. 

      Documentation

  • 25. 
    Bertha is the project manager for the HAR Project. It's currently behind schedule, and Bertha has elected, with management's approval, to fast-track the critical path. This process adds more what? (Choose the best answer.)
    • A. 

      Cost

    • B. 

      Time

    • C. 

      Risk

    • D. 

      Documentation