Interactive: Time Management 1

This eLearning course will quiz you on the knowledge contained in the Time lesson and help identify your weak areas. This is the first of two modules for Time.

You should know and understand the Fundamental concepts of Time Management as presented in Chapter 6 of the PMBOK and the PMP Exam Content Outline available from www.pmi.org (copy)

Which of the following are true or false about Time Management?

The Following are True:

Time Management planning produces the Schedule Baseline

The WBS must be created prior to decomposing activities

The schedule determines when milestones will be met

  • Time Management planning produces the Schedule Baseline
  • The WBS must be created prior to decomposing activities
  • Activities can be estimated for resources after the schedule is developed
  • The schedule determines when milestones will be met
  • The Activities List determines when the project will be completed

Place the terms where they belong.

  • Schedule
  • Time
  • PM Plan
  • Project Charter
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Analytical Techniques

Place the terms where they belong.

  • Define
  • Work Packages
  • Scope Baseline
  • Activities List
  • Decomposition
  • Create WBS
  • Schedule
  • Milestone List
  • Sequenced

Place the terms where they belong.

  • Activities
  • Network Diagrams
  • Define
  • Dependency Determination
  • Sequence
  • Develop Schedule
  • Scope Baseline
  • Activities List
  • Resources

Place the terms where they belong.

  • 20
  • Duration
  • ES
  • LS
  • 8
  • 2
  • Float
  • EF

Match the type of activity dependency with it's definition.

The Following are True:

FS - Successor activity cannot start until a predecessor has finished

FF - Successor activity cannot finish until a predecessor has finished

SS - Successor activity cannot start until a predecessor has started

SF - Successor activity cannot finish until a predecessor has started

  • FS
    Successor activity cannot start until a predecessor has finished
  • FF
    Successor activity cannot finish until a predecessor has finished
  • SS
    Successor activity cannot start until a predecessor has started
  • SF
    Successor activity cannot finish until a predecessor has started

Which of the following represents a Start to Start dependency relationship?

To view the full images, click on the magnifying glass icon.

Match the activity dependency relationship to the correct example.

Answers:

Finish to Finish - Editing on a new book cannot finish before the entire book is written

Finish to Start - Foundation set before framing can begin

Start to Start - Level concrete cannot begin before pour concrete begins

Start to Finish - Guard A must start his shift before Guard B can go home.

  • Finish to Finish
    Editing on a new book cannot finish before the entire book is written
  • Finish to Start
    Foundation set before framing can begin
  • Start to Start
    Level concrete cannot begin before pour concrete begins
  • Start to Finish
    Guard A must start his shift before Guard B can go home.

Which of the following represents a Finish to Finish dependency relationship?

To view the full images, click on the magnifying glass icon.

Match the dependency attributes to their correct definition.

Answers:

Mandatory - Legally, contractually or required by nature of the work

Discretionary - Based on best practices, but can be changed if needed

External - Things outside the project team’s control

Internal - Things within the project team’s control

  • Mandatory
    Legally, contractually or required by nature of the work
  • Discretionary
    Based on best practices, but can be changed if needed
  • External
    Things outside the project team’s control
  • Internal
    Things within the project team’s control

Match the dependency attributes to the correct example.

Answers:

Mandatory - Foundation must be set before framing can begin

Discretionary - Walls will be painted before carpet is laid

External - Work cannot begin before raw materials are delivered

Internal - Work must wait on a quality inspection to be completed

  • Mandatory
    Foundation must be set before framing can begin
  • Discretionary
    Walls will be painted before carpet is laid
  • External
    Work cannot begin before raw materials are delivered
  • Internal
    Work must wait on a quality inspection to be completed

Which of the following is True or False about a Lead?

The Following are True: 

Relationship that allows the successor activity to start before the predecessor activity ends

Implemented when a successor activity needs to be accelerated

Shortens the duration between activities and may shorten the project length

  • Relationship that allows the successor activity to start before the predecessor activity ends
  • Adds to the duration between two activities
  • Implemented when a successor activity needs to be accelerated
  • Shortens the duration between activities and may shorten the project length
  • May add to the project duration

Which of the following is True or False about a Lag?

The Following are True:

A delay in the start of a successor activity

May add to the project duration

Adds to the duration between two activities

  • Implemented when a successor activity needs to be accelerated
  • A delay in the start of a successor activity
  • May add to the project duration
  • Relationship that allows the successor activity to start before the predecessor activity ends
  • Adds to the duration between two activities