Project management ch 8 -scheduling resources and costs

Scheduling Resources and Costs
Project Management Ch 8
6th Edition

Your Results:
The  answer for each question is indicated by a  .

 

1    
Resources are adequate, but demand varies widely over the life of the project. Delaying noncritical activities to lower peak demand on resources is known as resource
    A)
Shifting
    B)
Effectiveness
    C)
Manipulating
    D)
Smoothing
    E)
Allocation
    

 
2    
Which of the following is NOT a potential consequence of failing to identify limited resources before project implementation?
    A)
Activity delays
    B)
Project delays
    C)
Difficulty in taking quick ive action
    D)
Increase costs
    E)
Scope creep
    

 
3    
When developing a new software package, logically, the software must be designed before the code is written, and the code must be written before it is tested. These activities are dependent on each other by _________ constraints.
    A)
Physical
    B)
Technical
    C)
Resource
    D)
Schedule
    E)
Time
    

 
4    
Sam, the project engineer, has been scheduled to run the product system test at the same time he is to build a marketing prototype. This is an example of what type of resource constraint?
    A)
Physical
    B)
Technical
    C)
People
    D)
Equipment
    E)
Time
    

 
5    
Most of the scheduling methods available today require the project manager to classify the project as either _______ constrained or ______ constrained.
    A)
Time, quality
    B)
Quality, resource
    C)
Cost, time
    D)
Quality, cost
    E)
Time, resource
    

 
6    
In reviewing the status of her project with top management, Shirley was told that there are only two programmers that she can use for her project. Her project is classified as __________ constrained.
    A)
Time
    B)
Quality
    C)
Cost
    D)
Performance
    E)
Resource
    

 
7    
Technical constraints have been carefully considered when developing a project network. Which of the following is true at this point?
    A)
Resources have been assigned to each activity so they are adequate to complete the project on time
    B)
Activity 4 cannot be completed before activity 1
    C)
The project completion date can be established
    D)
The project is ready to be implemented
    E)
All of these are true statements once technical constraints have been established
    

 
8    
Resource leveling or smoothing can have all the following results on a project EXCEPT
    A)
Lower peak resource demand
    B)
Reduced resource need over the life of the project
    C)
Reduced fluctuations in resource demand
    D)
A longer project duration
    E)
A more sensitive network
    

 
9    
In a resource-constrained project, which of the following is most likely to be changed?
    A)
The completion date
    B)
The budget
    C)
Project quality
    D)
Resource levels
    E)
Scope creep
    

 
10    
In a resource-constrained project the second priority in assigning resources is usually given to activities with the
    A)
Smallest duration
    B)
Least slack
    C)
Most slack
    D)
Lowest identification number
    E)
Highest cost
    

 
11    
Tony has realized that two activities in his project cannot be done at the same time because not enough resources are available. Activity 3 is critical and has a duration of 5 days. Activity 4 has 2 days of slack and a duration of 2 days. How will he decide which activity should be scheduled first?
    A)
The activity with the smallest duration
    B)
The activity with the least slack
    C)
The activity with the most slack
    D)
The activity with the lowest identification number
    E)
The activity with the highest cost
    

 
12    
Splitting an activity can result in all of the following EXCEPT
    A)
Less people needed to work on an activity
    B)
Possible startup and shutdown costs
    C)
A resource may being moved from one activity to another and then back again
    D)
Activity work being placed on hold for a period of time until more resources are available
    E)
A better project schedule
    

 
13    
All of the following are benefits of scheduling resources before project implementation EXCEPT:
    A)
It allows time for considering reasonable options if resource constraints do exist
    B)
The project completion date can be established
    C)
Work packages can be time-phased
    D)
It allows managers to share resources with other project managers if it is requested without negatively impacting their project.
    E)
It ensures low network sensitivity
    

 
14    
These are all guidelines a project manager should consider when assigning project work EXCEPT
    A)
Select people with compatible work habits and personalities
    B)
Always assign the best people to the most difficult tasks
    C)
When possible, team veterans up with new hires
    D)
Select individuals with skillsets that complement each other
    E)
Have people work together early so that they can become familiar with each other
    

 
15    
Why is it necessary to have a time-phased budget baseline?
    A)
It is needed for proper resource allocation
    B)
It is needed in order to know how much work was accomplished for the money spent
    C)
It is needed to reduce schedule slippage when scheduling multi-project resources
    D)
It is not necessary to have a time-phased budget baseline
    E)
It is needed to reduce fluctuations in cash flow during the project
    
    

 

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