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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Project Management Quiz - 59

1. Your project work requires that you must wait for 3 days before you can begin the subsequent activity. What is this relationship called?
[A]Lead
[B]External dependency
[C]Lag
[D]Discretionary dependency



2. If you are a project team member how could you make use of floats?
[A]Use the floats to crash the project
[B]Utilize the floats to optimize use of resources
[C]Fast track the activities that have floats
[D]All of the above



3. When can a non-critical activity become a critical activity?
[A]Not possible
[B]If the activity does not start by it's Latest Start date
[C]When the project progress shows the activity has a negative float
[D]B and C



4. Project trade-offs vary between:
[A]Risk, cost and schedule
[B]Direct cost, indirect cost and resource availability
[C]Cost, quality and schedule
[D]Quality, procurement and time



5. Bar charts are easy to use for:
[A]Establishing the logical relationships between the activities
[B]Paying more attention to the details
[C]Reviewing progress at a summary level
[D]Assigning various tasks to team members



6. A task can start only after it's predecessor task has started' is a ------------ relationship.
[A]Critical
[B]Start to start
[C]Concurrent
[D]Finish to start



7. The positioning of work package inside a work breakdown structure is ______________:
[A]Insignificant as it is a set of activities which need to be carried out and not work packages
[B]The highest level within the structure
[C]The middle level within the structure
[D]The lowest level within the structure



8. You notice that your client has made a calculation mistake and made an excess payment to you. What should you do?
[A]It is not your problem. Client should have used computers
[B]Bring it to the client’s attention
[C]Do not worry as any way you were loosing money on this contract, extra money will help you to recover some losses
[D]Ignore it until matter comes into notice



9. Activity C is part of an on-going project. The activity has a total duration of 15 days, the early start is day 25 and the late start is day 30. Two activities D and F both have a finish to start dependency with activity C. Activity D is the critical activity. This implies that activity C:
[A]Is a critical activity as activities D and F are dependent on it
[B]Will delay the project end date if it does not begin on day 25 of the project
[C]Does not lie on the critical path
[D]Has a float of 15 days



10. Complex projects that require a multi disciplinary approach will be most suited to which of the following structures:
[A]CEO driven
[B]A functional organization
[C]A strong matrix organization
[D]A weak matrix organization



11. You are required to examine the consequences of a scope change. To do this you should view its impact on the project’s:
[A]Schedule
[B]Cost
[C]Quality
[D]All of the above



12. When you are contemplating how to recover a delay in the project schedule, the last thing you should consider is to _______:
[A]Look at the critical path carefully
[B]Apply more resources
[C]Fast track the project
[D]Adjust the project end date to adjust the time delay



13. One should have an attitude of ____________ in order to be successful in negotiating across global cultures:
[A]Forcing your position
[B]Distrust
[C]Mutual trust and cooperation
[D]Showing your company is the best



14. If the project manager does not allow the team members to provide extra items as an addon to please the customers while in execution phase, is she//he following the principles of good scope management to complete all the work and only the work required?
[A]May be yes or no
[B]No
[C]Yes
[D]It depends



15. Configuration management is a technique used in:
[A]Change control
[B]Project control
[C]Time control
[D]Scope control



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