Exam: Critical Path Method and Project Management Techniques

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Exam b
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1. Which of the following statements regarding project management is false?
a.Project organization works well when the work contains simple, independent tasks.
b.Gantt charts give a timeline for each of a project's activities, but do not adequately show the interrelationships of activities.
c.Project organization is most suitable for projects that are temporary but critical to the organization.
d.All of the above are true.
e.None of the above are true.
a (Project planning, moderate)

2. Which of the following statements regarding Gantt charts is true?
a.Gantt charts are visual devices that show the duration of activities in a project.
b.Gantt charts give a timeline and precedence relationships for each activity of a project.
c.Gantt charts use the four standard spines of Methods, Materials, Manpower, and Machinery.
d.Gantt charts are expensive.
e.All of the above are true.
a (Project scheduling, moderate)

3. Which of the following statements regarding PERT times is true?
a.Optimistic time estimate is an estimate of the minimum time an activity will require.
b.Optimistic time estimate is an estimate of the maximum time an activity will require.
c.The probable time estimate is calculated as t = (a + 4m + b)/6.
d.Pessimistic time estimate is an estimate of the minimum time an activity will require.
e.Most likely time estimate is an estimate of the maximum time an activity will require.
a (Project management techniques: PERT and CPM, moderate)

4. Which of the following statements regarding critical paths is true?
a.The shortest of all paths through the network is the critical path.
b.Some activities on the critical path may have slack.
c.Every network has exactly one critical path.
d.On a specific project, there can be multiple critical paths, all with exactly the same duration.
e.The duration of the critical path is the average duration of all paths in the project network.
d (Project management techniques: PERT and CPM, moderate)

5. Which of the following statements regarding CPM is false?
a.The critical path is the shortest of all paths through the network.
b.The critical path is that set of activities that has positive slack.
c.Some networks have no critical path.
d.All activities on the critical path have their LS equal EF.
e.All of the above are false.
e (Project management techniques: PERT and CPM, moderate)

6. Which of the following statements concerning CPM activities is false?
a.The late finish of an activity is the earliest late start of all preceding activities.
b.The early finish of an activity is the early start of that activity plus its duration.
c.The late finish is the earliest of the late start times of all successor activities.
d.The late start of an activity is its late finish less its duration.
e.The early start of an activity is the latest early finish of all preceding activities.
a (Project management techniques: PERT and CPM, difficult)

7. Which of the following statements regarding CPM networks is true?
a.The early finish of an activity is the latest early start of all preceding activities.
b.The late finish of an activity is the earliest late start of all preceding activities.
c.On a specific project, there...
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