Important Project Management Questions : Schedule Management | MCQs: Correct 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?

  1. The resource calendar
  2. An order of magnitude
  3. A requirements document
  4. 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?

  1. Hard logic
  2. External dependencies
  3. Soft logic
  4. 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?

  1. Lead
  2. Lag
  3. Soft logic
  4. Finish-to-start relationship

4. 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?

  1. The critical path is the network that hosts the activities most critical to the project's success.
  2. The critical path is a path with the longest duration.
  3. The critical path is always one path that cannot be delayed, or the entire project will be delayed.
  4. The critical path is the path from start to completion with no deviation from the project plan.

5. You are the project manager of the HQQ Project and you're working with your customer stakeholder. The stakeholder has asked that you find a method to reduce the overall project duration for her organization. She has promised a bonus to your company of $10,000 per day that you finish ahead of schedule. Which duration compression technique could you utilize on activities that are effort-driven?

  1. Crashing
  2. Fast tracking
  3. Effort-driven activities cannot be compressed
  4. Resource smoothing

6. 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?

  1. Organizational process assets
  2. Parametric
  3. Analogous
  4. PERT

7. You are the project manager for your organization and your organization utilizes an agile approach to project management. The development team is rating the difficulty of completing the requirements in the current sprint. What term describes rating of the requirements to determine how many requirements can be completed in a sprint?

  1. Fist to five voting
  2. Value analysis
  3. Sprint backlog
  4. Story points

8. 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, O = 4, M = 5. What is the result of this estimate?

  1. 18 weeks
  2. 6 weeks
  3. 33.33 days
  4. 3 weeks

9. 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?

  1. WBS scheduling
  2. Soft logic
  3. Constraint
  4. Expert judgment

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

  1. Constraints
  2. Assumptions
  3. The project charter
  4. Identified risks

11. 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 a 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?

  1. Resource requirements
  2. Assumption
  3. Cost constraint
  4. A human resource issue

12. 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 that 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?

  1. An order of magnitude
  2. A commercial duration estimating database
  3. Local contractors
  4. Soil samplings from the Arkansas government

13. 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?

  1. Parkinson's Law
  2. The law of diminishing returns
  3. Hertzberg's theory of motivation
  4. Oligopoly

14. You are the project manager for your organization. You and your project team are in conflict regarding 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 risk events cause the schedule to change. Instead of overestimating their project activities, the project team should use which of the following?

  1. Contingency plans
  2. Capital reserve
  3. Contingency reserve
  4. Assumptions of plus or minus a percentage

15. You are the project manager for your organization and part of your role requires that you coach the project team on the project management processes. At this point in your project, you're estimating the activity durations with the project team and need to review the tools and techniques that are appropriate for usage with this process. Which one of the following is not a tool and technique for the estimate activity duration process??

  1. Risk identification
  2. Analogous estimating
  3. Reserve analysis
  4. Three-point estimating

16. 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?

  1. Crashing
  2. Fast-tracking
  3. Expert judgment
  4. Cost-benefit analysis

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 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?

  1. Crashing
  2. Fast-tracking
  3. Expert judgment
  4. Cost-benefit analysis

18. 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?

  1. A Gantt chart depicts what was planned against what occurred.
  2. A Gantt chart compares the work in the project against the work that has been completed.
  3. A Gantt chart depicts the work in the project against a calendar.
  4. A Gantt chart depicts the work in the project against each resource's calendar.

19. Beth is a project manager for her organization. Management has asked Beth to use the CPM approach in her network diagram. She is not familiar with this approach and she's asked you to help her complete this portion of her project work. Which of the following is a correct attribute of the critical path?

  1. It determines the earliest completion date.
  2. It has the largest amount of float.
  3. It has the most activities in the PND.
  4. It is the path with the most expensive project activities.

20. 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.

  1. Lead
  2. Lag
  3. Delay
  4. Slack

21. 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 allowed to contribute only 30 hours per week?

  1. The project schedule will increase.
  2. The project schedule will decrease.
  3. The project critical path will change.
  4. The project manager will need to use the critical chain method.

22. 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.)

  1. Cost
  2. Time
  3. Risk
  4. Documentation

23. 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.)

  1. Cost
  2. Time
  3. Risk
  4. Documentation

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