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Information to develop a project network is collected from the
A. Organization breakdown structure
B. Work breakdown structure
C. Budget
D. Project proposal
E. Responsibility matrix

Work breakdown structure

Which of the following represents an activity on an AON project network?
A. An arrow
B. A line
C. A node
D. Both A and B are correct
E. A, B, and C are all correct

A node

Arrows on an AON project network represent:
A. An activity
B. Project flow
C. Dependency
D. Both B and C are correct
E. Both A and B are correct

Both B and C are correct

When translated into a project network, a work package will become
A. A single activity
B. One or more activities
C. A milestone
D. A critical path
E. An arrow

One or more activities

Which of the following is provided by a project network but not by the work breakdown structure?
A. Dependencies
B. Sequencing
C. Timing
D. Both A and B are correct
E. A, B, and C are all correct

A, B, and C are all correct

On a project network, the activity times are derived from the
A. Organization breakdown structure
B. Work packages
C. Budget
D. Project proposal
E. Responsibility matrix

Work packages

Part of a project is to Develop Product Specifications. This is best classified as a(n)
A. Event
B. Path
C. Activity
D. Node
E. Milestone

Activity

An activity that has more than one dependency arrow flowing into it is termed a(n)
A. Parallel activity
B. Critical path
C. Burst activity
D. Merge activity
E. Independent activity

Merge activity

The critical path in a project network is the
A. Shortest path through the network
B. Longest path through the network
C. Network path with the most difficult activities
D. Network path using the most resources
E. Network path with the most merge activities

Longest path through the network

A/an _________ activity has more than one dependency arrow flowing from it.
A. Parallel
B. Critical path
C. Burst
D. Merge
E. Independent

Burst

An item on a project network is Design Software Completed. This is best described as a(n)
A. Event
B. Path
C. Activity
D. Node
E. Milestone

Event

Activities which can take place at the same time are termed
A. Parallel activity
B. Critical path
C. Burst activity
D. Merge activity
E. Independent activity

Parallel activity

A sequence of connected, dependent activities is termed a(n)
A. Critical path
B. Parallel path
C. Activity chain
D. Path
E. Dependent chain

Path

An AON project network uses which of the following basic building blocks?
A. Arrows
B. Bars
C. Nodes
D. Both A and C are correct
E. A, B, and C are all correct

Both A and C are correct

Which of the following is not one of the basic rules to follow when developing project networks?
A. An activity cannot begin until all preceding activities have been completed
B. Each activity must have a unique identification number
C. Conditional statements are allowed but looping statements are not allowed
D. An activity identification number must be larger that that of any preceding activities
E. Networks flow from left to right

Conditional statements are allowed but looping statements are not allowed

________ activities must be completed immediately before a particular activity.
A. Merge
B. Burst
C. Predecessor
D. Successor
E. Critical

Predecessor

________ activities are to be completed immediately following a particular activity.
A. Merge
B. Burst
C. Predecessor
D. Successor
E. Critical

Successor

The forward pass in project network calculations determines the
A. Earliest time's activities can begin
B. Earliest time's activities can be finished
C. Duration of the project
D. Both A and B are correct
E. A, B, and C are all correct

A, B, and C are all correct

The backward pass in project network calculations determines the
A. Latest time's activities can begin
B. Earliest time's activities can be finished
C. Critical path
D. Both A and C are correct
E. A, B, and C are all correct

Both A and C are correct

Which of the following correctly calculates the early finish for an activity?
A. LS + DUR
B. ES + DUR
C. LF +DUR
D. ES + SL
E. LF + SL

ES + DUR

Which of the following correctly calculates the late start for an activity?
A. EF - DUR
B. ES - DUR
C. LF - DUR
D. ES - SL
E. LF - SLACK

LF - DUR

The amount of time an activity can be delayed and yet not delay the project is termed
A. Total slack
B. Free slack
C. Critical float
D. Float pad
E. Slip pad

Total slack

Which of the following will correctly calculate the total slack in an activity?
A. LS - ES
B. LF - EF
C. LS - LF
D. LF - ES
E. Both A and B are correct

Both A and B are correct

The laying pipe example in the text illustrates the concept of
A. Laddering
B. Hammock activities
C. Critical path
D. Concurrent engineering
E. Forward pass

Laddering

Using a special color copy machine for a tradeshow publication illustrates the concept of
A. Laddering
B. Hammock activities
C. Critical path
D. Concurrent engineering
E. Forward pass

Hammock activities

If, for some reason, the project must be expedited to meet an earlier date, which of the following actions would the project manager take first?
A. Check to see which activities cost the least
B. Check to see which activities have the longest duration
C. Check to see which activities are on the critical path
D. Check to see which activities have the most slack
E. Check to see which activities have the highest risk

Check to see which activities are on the critical path

Typically an activity on a project network represents
A. A single work package
B. One or more tasks from a work package
C. Several work packages
D. A sub-deliverable
E. A cost account

One or more tasks from a work package

Project network logic errors include which of the following?
A. Activities with less than 1 day duration
B. Sequences such as "if test successful build prototype, if failure redesign"
C. A sequence such as B succeeds A, C succeeds B, A succeeds C
D. Both B and C are network logic errors
E. A, B, and C are all network logic errors

Both B and C are network logic errors

Which company utilized concurrent engineering to design a new line of cars and in the process completed its development six months ahead of schedule?
A. General Motors
B. Chrysler
C. Ford
D. Nissan
E. Toyota

Chrysler

The minimum amount of time a dependent activity must be delayed to begin or end is referred to as:
A. Hammock
B. Laddering
C. Lag
D. Cushion
E. Buffer

Lag

The requirement for a freshly poured foundation to cure before beginning construction is an example of which of the following type of lag?
A. Start to Start
B. Start to Finish
C. Finish to Finish
D. Finish to Start
E. Any of these could be correct

Finish to Start

Concurrent engineering is a good example of good use of
A. Start to Start lags
B. Start to Finish lags
C. Finish to Finish lags
D. Finish to Start lags
E. Any of these could be correct

Start to Start lags

If testing cannot be completed any earlier than four days after the prototype is built, which of the following type of lag exists?
A. Start to Start
B. Start to Finish
C. Finish to Finish
D. Finish to Start
E. Any of these could be correct

Finish to Finish

Which of the following represents an activity on an AOA project network?
A. An arrow
B. A line
C. A node
D. Both A and B are correct
E. A, B, and C are all correct

A line

Nodes on an AOA project network represent:
A. An activity
B. An event
C. Responsibility
D. Both B and C are correct
E. Both A and B are correct

An event

Activity

Task(s) of the project that consumes time while people/equipment either work or wait.

Activity-on-arrow
(AOA)

Activity-on-arrow method for drawing project networks. The activity is shown as an arrow.

Activity-on-node
(AON)

Activity-on-node method for drawing project networks. The activity is on the node (rectangle).

Burst activity

An activity that has more than one activity immediately following it.

Concurrent
engineering

Crossfunctional teamwork in new-product development projects that provides product design, quality engineering, and manufacturing process engineering all at
the same time.

Critical path

The longest activity path(s) through the network. The critical path can be distinguished by identifying the collection of activities that all have the same minimum
slack.

Gantt chart

A graphic presentation of project activities depicted as a time-scaled bar line.

Hammock activity

A special-purpose, aggregate activity that identifies the use of fixed resources or costs over a segment of the project—e.g., a consultant. Derives its duration
from the time span between other activities.

Lag relationship

The relationship between the start and/ or finish of a project activity and the start and/or finish of another activity. The most common lag relationships are (1)
finish-to-start, (2) finish-to-finish, (3) start-tostart, and (4) start-to-finish.

Merge activity

An activity that has more than one activity immediately preceding it.

Parallel activity

One or more activities that can be carried on concurrently or simultaneously.

Sensitivity

The likelihood that the critical path(s) will change once the project begins to be implemented.

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