Quick Quiz - Time

Quick Quizzes are a great way to assess how much you learned during the PMP Boot Camp. They aren't called "Quick" because they are short or take a small amount of time, but rather because you should be able to answer each question quickly. You probably won't see many questions like this on the PMP exam, but it is a good way to solidify the base knowledge upon which you must draw to answer PMP situational, behavioral questions. This Quick Quiz will help you obtain the 1st of the 3 keys to passing the PMP Exam: An in-depth understanding of the PMBOK. 

Quick Quizzes are timed based on an average of 72 seconds per question.

If you cannot answer all of these questions correctly, go back and study the student guides, read the PMBOK, and prepare questions to ask your instructor during the next class session.

To obtain an in-depth understanding of the PMBOK (copy)

The ________________ determines when milestones will be met and the project completion date.

Schedule

  • WBS
  • Project Charter
  • Schedule
  • Scope Statement

The ________________ is further decomposed into activities, which are then sequenced into a project schedule network diagram.

WBS

  • WBS
  • Schedule
  • Scope Statement
  • Requirements Documentation

What is the output of Plan Schedule Management?

Schedule Management Plan

  • Schedule Baseline
  • Project Schedule Network Diagrams
  • Time Management Plan
  • Schedule Management Plan

Which of the following is not a tool used in Define Activities?

Progressive Elaboration

  • Progressive Elaboration
  • Rolling Wave Planning
  • Decomposition
  • Expert Judgement

What is decomposed during Define Activities to produce the Activity List?

Scope Baseline

  • Project Charter
  • Scope Baseline
  • Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Project Network Diagrams

Which of the following is not an output of Define Activities?

Change Requests

  • Change Requests
  • Activity List
  • Activity Attributes
  • Milestone List

______________ provide a basis for estimating, scheduling, executing, and monitoring & controlling project work.

Activities

  • Work Packages
  • Requirements
  • Activities
  • Risks

Which of the following is not true about activities?

They are sequenced in the proper order during Define Activities

  • They form the basis for the schedule
  • They are sequenced in the proper order during Define Activities
  • They define the level of effort required to complete project work
  • Activity Attributes provides additional detail

Which process must be completed prior to Define Activities?

Create WBS

  • Create WBS
  • Sequence Activities
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Direct and Manage Project Work

Which of the following is not an input to Sequence Activities?

Dependency Determination

  • Activity List
  • Milestone List
  • Dependency Determination
  • Scope Statement

Project Network Diagrams is an output of which process?

Sequence Activities

  • Develop Schedule
  • Define Activities
  • Precedence Diagramming
  • Sequence Activities

Which of the following is not true of Sequence Activities?

Must be done prior to Estimate Activity Durations

  • Project Network Diagrams is the output
  • Leads and Lags are tools
  • Defines the logical sequence of work
  • Must be done prior to Estimate Activity Durations

Which must be accomplished first?

Create WBS

  • Create WBS
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Estimate Activity Durations

Which is a technique for constructing a schedule model?

Precedence Diagramming

  • Activity On Node Diagramming
  • Precedence Diagramming
  • Sequence Activities
  • Project Network Diagramming

Which is true about Activity On Arrow diagrams?

Only shows F-S relationships

  • Activities are indicated by nodes
  • Relationships are indicated by arrows
  • Can be used to represent any activity dependency
  • Only shows F-S relationships

What is indicated by the number in the upper right corner of an activity node?

Early Finish

  • Early Start
  • Early Finish
  • Late Start
  • Late Finish

Activity float is calculated by subtracting which two values?

LS-ES

  • ES-EF
  • EF-LF
  • LS-ES
  • LS-EF

Activity duration is calculated by subtracting which two values?

LF-LS

  • LS-ES
  • LF-LS
  • ES-EF
  • ES-LS

What type of activity relationship is indicated when leveling of concrete cannot begin until pouring of the concrete begins?

SS

  • SF
  • FF
  • FS
  • SS

What activity dependency attribute is indicated when the walls will be painted before carpet is laid?

Discretionary

  • Finish to Start
  • External
  • Discretionary
  • Internal

A relationship that allows the successor activity to start before the predecessor activity ends is called?

Lead

  • Start to Start
  • Lag
  • External
  • Lead

Which of the following may add to the project duration?

Lag

  • Estimate Activity Durations
  • Lead
  • Schedule Compression
  • Lag

Which is not an input to Estimate Activity Resources?

Activity Duration Estimates

  • Activity Duration Estimates
  • Activity List
  • Risk Register
  • Activity Cost Estimates

Which tool allows for the most accurate activity resource estimates?

Bottom-Up Estimating

  • Expert Judgement
  • Bottom-Up Estimating
  • Alternatives Analysis
  • 3-Point Estimating

Which is true of Estimate Activity Resources?

The Resource Breakdown Structure is an output

  • Must be done prior to Estimate Activity Durations
  • The Resource Breakdown Structure is an output
  • Parametric Estimating is a tool
  • The Scope Baseline is an input

Which is true about Estimate Activity Durations?

Activity Resource Requirements is an input

  • Activity Resource Requirements is an input
  • Alternatives Analysis is a tool
  • Must be done prior to Sequence Activities
  • 3-Point Estimating is the most accurate tool

What is the difference between Analagous and Parametric estimating

Parametric makes a calculation

  • Analagous uses historical information
  • Parametric makes a calculation
  • They are synonymous terms
  • Parametric is used to determine resources while Analagous is used to determine durations

What is the benefit of using 3-Point Estimating?

It can be used to determine an estimated duration range with a certain confidence level of completing the activity within that range

  • It is more accurate than Parametric
  • It can help determine the best time to complete an activity
  • It can be used to determine an estimated duration range with a certain confidence level of completing the activity within that range
  • It is based on historical information

What is the formula for Triangular 3-Point Estimating?

(O+R+P)/3

  • (P-O)/6
  • (O+P+R)/6
  • (O+R+P)/3
  • [O+(4xR)+P]/3

What of the following is not an input to Develop Schedule?

Requirements Documentation

  • Scope Statement
  • Activity Duration Estimates
  • Requirements Documentation
  • Project Staff Assignments

Which tool adds buffer time to the schedule to account for risk created due to the sequencing of activities.

Critical Chain Method

  • Critical Path Method
  • Resource Optimization
  • Schedule Compression
  • Critical Chain Method

Which of the following is not an output of Develop Schedule?

Project Network Diagrams

  • Schedule Baseline
  • Schedule Data
  • Project Calendars
  • Project Network Diagrams

Which is not true of the Critical Path?

It is the path with the least float (this is tricky because the Critical Path has Zero float; saying it has the least float implies that it must have some amount of float which is false)

  • It is the path with the least float
  • It determines the project completion date
  • It is the path with the greatest risk
  • There can be more than 1 Critical Path

Which method may lengthen the Critical Path?

Resource Leveling

  • Crashing
  • Fast Tracking
  • Resource Leveling
  • Resource Smoothing

What is the best choice for shortening the schedule if no additional funding is available?

Fast Tracking

  • Crashing
  • Resource Optimization
  • Fast Tracking
  • Schedule Compression

What would be the best document to brief your Program Manager on the status of your project?

Gannt Chart

  • Schedule Baseline
  • Milestone Chart
  • Gannt Chart
  • PND

What is the purpose of Control Schedule?

Recognize deviation from the schedule and take appropriate actions

  • Improve schedule planning
  • Recognize deviation from the schedule and take appropriate actions
  • Compare the Schedule Baseline to what's actually happening
  • Create Schedule Forecasts

Which is not a tool used in Control Schedule?

Variance Analysis

  • Variance Analysis
  • Performance Reviews
  • Modeling Techniques
  • Leads & Lags

What is Monte Carlo Analysis?

A computer modeling simulation to generate different potential schedule outcomes

  • A computer modeling simulation to generate different potential schedule outcomes
  • A method of Schedule Compression
  • A tool for estimating activity durations
  • An output of Control Schedule