There are two activities on your schedule, which are: 1) Install server in lab 2) Move server into the data center. However, the second task can’t start until the server has run in the lab for 5 days without failure. This is an example of what?
The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the work to be executed by the project team, to accomplish the project objectives and create required deliverables. The ‘Create WBS’ is a process under which Knowledge Area?
A. Project Schedule Management B. Project Integration Management. C. Project Scope Management D. Project Cost Management
In a Finish to Start relationship between predecessor and successor activities, a project manager decides to schedule a successor activity 5 days before its predecessor is complete. This is accomplished by providing 5 days of:
Which of the following activities fall under the planning process group but not under the Project Schedule Management?
A. Estimating the type of materials and equipment needed to perform project activities B. Developing the Schedule Management Plan C. Identification of various activities to produce the project deliverables D. Developing a detailed description of the project and product being developed
D. Developing a detailed description of the project and product being developed
You are attempting to estimate the resources required to put the server racks together in the new data center you are building. It has occurred to you that you may be able to compress the schedule if you look at using power tools vs. hand tools to build the racks and use individuals who have worked on this brand of rack in the past. This is an example of what type of resource estimating tool?
A. Top Down Estimating B. Bottom Up Estimating C. Alternative Analysis D. Published Estimating Data
A first-time project manager was assigned to a project that had a duration of 3 months. In order to gain a head start in the project, she took an older, completed project and incorporated all the tools, techniques and checklists from that project in their entirety into the current one. The older project had been completed in 14 months’ time and was very similar in nature. The most appropriate comment on this would be:
A. This is an excellent example of reuse of artifacts from prior projects. B. This may be unnecessary. The project management team needs to decide what is appropriate for the project. C. This is not the correct procedure. The project manager should always create processes and documents afresh for new projects. D. This is not correct. The project manager is violating copyright and intellectual property rights of the organization’s prior customers.
B. This may be unnecessary. The project management team needs to decide what is appropriate for the project.
Your project schedule shows a 15 month finish, but your customer has just realized there is a regulatory requirement to complete the project by a certain date and insists this project must be finished in 12 months. Which of the following is the best approach?
A. Tell the customer it can be done, then cut your estimates by 20%. B. Cut the scope by 20%, tell the customer the critical path has changed, and resubmit the schedule for review. C. Stand your ground. Cutting scope or time will result in an inferior project outcome. D. Inform the customer of the impacts, then crash the project.
D. Inform the customer of the impacts, then crash the project.