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Quiz #36: Project Schedule Management

Question 1

Your project sponsor has asked you what the impact on the schedule would be if one of the resources on your team was pulled off and put on another project. What technique should you use to determine the impact?

  • Variance analysis
  • What-if scenario analysis
  • Fast-tracking
  • Resource leveling
Correct Answer B.

A what-if scenario analysis will show how the schedule will be affected by losing the resources.

Incorrect
Question 2

You are evaluating ways to compress your project schedule. In doing so, you determine that you can overlap part of the development phase with part of the testing phase. What technique are you using to compress the schedule?

  • Fast-tracking
  • Crashing
  • Resource leveling
  • Contract renegotiation
Correct Answer A.

Per the PMBOK® Guide definition, fast-tracking is a schedule compression technique in which activities or phases normally done in sequence are performed in parallel for at least a portion of their duration.

Incorrect
Question 3

Tom is working in a weak matrix organization and is managing a new project. He is experiencing some issues with resource availability coinciding with his resource requirements at specific times in the project execution. After considering his options, and realizing he does not have any additional budget to use for acquiring more human resources, Tom has decided to optimize the resources he has. Which of the following methods would be most appropriate based on this scenario?

  • Crashing
  • Update schedule baseline
  • Resource leveling
  • Update project budget
Correct Answer C.

Resource availability is typically low in a weak matrix organization, resource leveling is Tom’s best option because critical resources are only available at certain times.

Incorrect
End of quiz

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