Tie 3

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Question 1

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ABC Custom Homes is building a customer’s dream house. However, the general contractor has to attend to another development. This causes a three week delay because she has no backup and is required to be there for the signoff of the plans. This event causes a delay in the completion of the house. This is an example of what??
Answer
  • a. External Dependencies
  • b. Crashing
  • c. Mandatory Dependencies
  • d. Lag

Question 2

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The Project Manager is creating an estimate for a housing development. This is something for which he is quite experienced. The client needs the estimate in four hours. Which of the following types of estimates make the most sense to use?
Answer
  • a. Good Feel
  • b. Parametric
  • c. Bottom up
  • d. Analogous

Question 3

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As a part of a team you are developing the microchips project plan when you realize of a schedule conflict. You know from a network diagram that activity B cannot start until activity A is finished. Which of the following are true?
Answer
  • a. Activities A and B have a start-to-finish dependency.
  • b. Activities A and B have a finish-to-start dependency.
  • c. Activity B has a mandatory dependency on activity A.
  • d. Activities A and B are on a critical path.

Question 4

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Calculate the expected duration for Three Point estimating, supposing BETA distribution for the following: Pessimistic 14, Optimistic 6, Most Likely 8.
Answer
  • a. 1.78
  • b. 1.33
  • c. Not enough information
  • d. 8.66

Question 5

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The Project Manager is creating an estimate for building a cellular infrastructure base station. It is something that is new to the Project Manager and his team. They decide to create a bottom-up estimate. All of the following are advantages of this type of estimate except…?
Answer
  • a. It provides supporting detail of the estimate.
  • b. It provides team buy in when they help create it.
  • c. It takes a great amount of time to create.
  • d. There is a greater degree of accuracy because of the detail it was created at.

Question 6

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The construction team is behind schedule on their project. The customer is considering giving the project to another company to complete if they cannot get the project back on track. The team is considering re-sequencing the Critical Path areas on the Network diagram to shorten the length of the schedule. This is an example of what?
Answer
  • a. Crashing
  • b. Staff Acquisition
  • c. Fast Tracking
  • d. Re-planning

Question 7

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Senior management has called you in for a meeting to review the progress of your project. You have been allocated 15 minutes to report progress and discuss critical issues. Which of the following would be BEST to carry with you in this case?
Answer
  • a. Milestone chart.
  • b. The project network diagram.
  • c. An expert from each functional area of the project so that all questions may be answered.
  • d. Project status reports from your team members.

Question 8

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Calculate the variance for the following: Pessimistic=14, Optimistic=6, Most Likely=8.?
Answer
  • a. Not enough information
  • b. 1.33
  • c. 1.78
  • d. 8.66

Question 9

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The housing development project is progressing well. The bank Vice President who is the executive Sponsor gets promoted and moves to a new branch. His replacement is brought in from a new area and, upon arrival, asks to see where the project currently stands. Which of the following do you show him?
Answer
  • a. Work Breakdown Structure
  • b. Network diagram
  • c. Milestone chart
  • d. Gantt chart

Question 10

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Calculate the expected duration for Three Point estimating, supposing TRIANGULAR distribution for the following: Pessimistic=14, Optimistic=6, Most likely=8.
Answer
  • a. 9.33
  • b. 1.33
  • c. 6.66
  • d. Not enough information

Question 11

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The auto manufacturing plant upgrade project is underway after some initial delays associated with the labor union approving the work. The labor union removes the workers from the project one day because the labor contract has been violated. They discover this was from a vendor requiring union personnel to do work that was not covered in the contract. Without this work being complete as needed, the project cannot continue. This is an example of what?
Answer
  • a. Discretionary dependency
  • b. A city employee not wanting to do his job
  • c. Mandatory dependency
  • d. External dependency

Question 12

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The customer has called a project team member to request a change in the project’s schedule. The team member asks you what the procedure is for handling schedule changes. Where should you refer the team member to help him understand the procedure??
Answer
  • a. The project office.
  • b. The change control board.
  • c. The schedule management plan.
  • d. Inform the team member that the customer is always right.

Question 13

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The project team is working together on creating the plan for the data cleansing project. They have had some challenges associated with the planning. They are in the process of creating a Network diagram. What will this show the team?
Answer
  • a. The schedule
  • b. The duration estimate of the project
  • c. The sequencing of the tasks on the project
  • d. The Decomposition of the work of the project

Question 14

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IT Websites inc is building a huge e-commerce system. However, the designer getting sick has delayed the finish by two weeks. The Project Manager evaluates the schedule and determines that the graphics and backend work could occur at the same time instead of right after each other, as laid out in the schedule. This is an example of what?
Answer
  • a. Crashing
  • b. Mandatory Dependencies
  • c. Lag
  • d. Fast tracking

Question 15

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A project schedule has activities and milestones. What do you know about milestones?
Answer
  • a. Activities are summed up into milestones.
  • bandera la pregunta Texto de la pregunta A project schedule has activities and milestones. What do you know about milestones? Seleccione una: a. Activities are summed up into milestones. b. Milestones are required to created a valid schedule.
  • c. WBS work packages are also know as milestones.
  • d. Milestones can be a sponsor’s requirements.

Question 16

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ABC Custom Construction is building a shopping center. However, rain has delayed the finish by two weeks. The Project Manager is evaluating various ways to compress the schedule. The Project Manager suspects that the windows and climate control could occur at the same time instead of right after each other as laid out in the schedule. It is then discovered that local zoning laws will not allow this. This is an example of what?
Answer
  • a. Crashing
  • b. Mandatory Dependencies
  • c. Discretionary Dependencies
  • d. External Dependencies

Question 17

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In your project of tourism, you must collect data before the tourist season ends because the project involves interviewing the tourists. The data-collection activity here has which of the following kind of dependency?
Answer
  • a. Mandatory
  • b. External
  • c. Discretionary
  • d. Finish-to-start

Question 18

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The Project Manager is creating an estimate for building a warehouse and distribution center. It is a project similar to what he builds about 3 times a year. He is using the rule of thumb of $100 per square foot to calculate the estimate. What type of estimate is this?
Answer
  • a. Parametric
  • b. Analogous
  • c. Gut feel
  • d. Bottom up

Question 19

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The construction team is behind schedule in its project. The customer is considering giving the project to another company if they cannot get the project back on track. The team is considering putting more resources on the critical path to accelerate the schedule. This is an example of what?
Answer
  • a. Staff Acquisition
  • b. Fast Tracking
  • c. Re-planning
  • d. Crashing

Question 20

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An activity has a duration estimate that is best case = 30 days, most likely = 44 days, and worst case = 62 days. What is the three-point estimate for this activity?
Answer
  • a. 44.67 days
  • b. 34.67days
  • c. 5.33 days
  • d. 59.33 days
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