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Time Management Question - 2

Postby thiru26@gmail.com Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:22 am

A new product development project has four levels in the work breakdown structure and as been sequenced using the precedence diagramming method. The activity duration estimates have been received. What should be one NEXT?
A. Create an activity list.
B. Begin the work breakdown structure.
C. Finalize the schedule.
D. Compress the schedule.

This question is from RITA chapter wise question (29th - Schedule Management)
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Re: Time Management Question - 2

Postby vivek3377 Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:25 am

Answer should be Finalize the schedule.
Since activity duration estimates are received, we have to assume that project is in planning phase, and all the prior processes are completed. Now is the time to develop and finalize schedule and schedule baseline.
Compression of schedule is needed in exceptional circumstances during execution, and not in the planning phase.
Other two options are obviously wrong - One cannot come up with duration estimates without activity list; and WBS is created in Scope Managament, but is used as a basis of defining activities by further decomposing the work packages.
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Re: Time Management Question - 2

Postby ujjal_show Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:33 am

Correct answer should be Compress the schedule.

I think question is asking you have the input of "activity duration estimates" what tools and technique will use to developed the schedule and that is schedule compression.

Yes, apart from planning phase in some critical situation we do schedule compression but that is in control phase.

"Finalize the schedule" is nothing but the whole process of "develop schedule"
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Re: Time Management Question - 2

Postby thiru26@gmail.com Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:01 pm

Ujjal is right, the answer is COMPRESS SCHEDULE, as you said, question is trying to say what tool you use, out of all, we can eliminate first 2, then the options comes downs to C and D.

I also choose :FINALIZE SCHEDULE, which is wrong.

I have found one of the old post in this forum, below is the link which has more information.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=89

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