Chapter 6 Managing Process Improvement Projects

| November 9, 2018

1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a project?
a) Constructing highways, bridges, tunnels and dams
b) Managing research and development (R&D) activities
such as the development of the atomic bomb
c) Building MP3 players for massive distribution
d) Running political or advertising campaigns, war or
fire-fighting operations

2. Among the reasons for the growth in project operations we
a) People have more leisure time to follow and participate
in projects
b) More sophisticated technology has increased public
awareness of project operations
c) More customization for suppliers makes it important to meet
their needs
d) Both A and B

3. Which of the following project categories typically seeks
the development of a new generation of outputs?
a) Derivative projects
b) Breakthrough projects
c) Platform projects
d) R&D projects

4. Which of the following project categories might lead to
the other project categories?
a) Derivative projects
b) Breakthrough projects
c) Platform projects
d) R&D projects

5. Project charters should contain some level of information
regarding which of the following elements:
a) Business case, goals, or scope
b) Overview, general approach, schedules or milestones
c) Work breakdown structure and path dependencies
d) Both A and B

6. Which of the following terms provides the basis for the
project schedule, often formatted as a project Gantt chart?
a) Critical path
b) Work breakdown structure
c) Float
d) Earned value

7. The set of all project activities graphically
interrelated through precedence relationships is known as a/an:
a) Activity
b) Event
c) Network
d) Path

8. Any path that if delayed will delay the completion of the
entire project is known as a:
a) Significant path
b) Critical path
c) Central path
d) Network path

9. All of the following are important outputs of project
scheduling, EXCEPT:
a) Identification of slack times for all activities and
b) Earliest and latest time each activity can be completed
c) Networks and paths
d) Identification of critical activities

10. The amount of flexibility the project manager has in
terms of starting and completing an activity is referred to as its:
a) Slack
b) Float
c) Flex
d) Both A and B

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