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Critical Path Method

Quiz by Katherine Majeske

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  • Q1
    What is the role of slack in the Critical Path Method (CPM) for project scheduling?
    Slack is used for prioritizing tasks in a project schedule
    Slack determines the project's financial resources allocation
    Slack refers to the efficiency of resource allocation in CPM
    Slack represents the amount of time a task can be delayed without impacting the project timeline.
  • Q2
    What is the critical path of a project in the context of Critical Path Method (CPM)?
    It represents the longest path of dependent tasks that determines the overall project duration.
    It changes frequently based on resource availability
    It includes all tasks of the project regardless of dependencies
    It prioritizes tasks based on their complexity
  • Q3
    How does the Critical Path Method (CPM) handle parallel activities in project scheduling?
    It prioritizes parallel activities to reduce project duration
    It excludes parallel activities from the project timeline
    It assigns separate timelines for each parallel activity
    It identifies the longest path that encompasses all parallel activities to determine the project duration.
  • Q4
    What is the primary objective of Critical Path Method (CPM) in project management?
    To allocate financial resources for the project
    To organize project documentation and records
    To identify the sequence of tasks that determines the shortest possible project duration.
    To determine the project's return on investment
  • Q5
    What is the main benefit of using Critical Path Method (CPM) in project management?
    It automates task assignments
    It streamlines project communication
    It helps in identifying potential delays and determining the project's completion date.
    It reduces the project budget
  • Q6
    How does the Critical Path Method (CPM) help in project management?
    It tracks project communication channels
    It assigns resources to tasks efficiently
    It helps in identifying the most important tasks that determine the project timeline.
    It focuses on cost management
  • Q7
    In the Critical Path Method (CPM), what does a 'float' refer to?
    The total cost of a project
    The number of resources needed for a task
    The amount of time that a task can be delayed without causing a delay to the project end date
    The shortest amount of time to complete a task

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