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Oliver 175 - 64th Question

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Oliver 175 - 64th Question

Postby jyotimayank Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:35 am

Question 64

Crashing describes a technique to speed up a project by…

A. …reallocating existing resources or assigning additional resources to the project.
B. …overlapping activities which were originally planned to be done in sequence.
C. …reducing the number of features of the product in order to reduce development work.
D. …reducing the duration estimates for activities to increase the pressure applied to the staff.
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Re: Oliver 175 - 64th Question

Postby sarthy Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:17 pm

A reallocation of existing resources
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Re: Oliver 175 - 64th Question

Postby jyotimayank Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:56 pm

Yes Sarthy the correct answer is option A.

Crashing : A technique used to shorten the schedule duration for the least incremental cost by adding resources
Crashing is not done blindly by adding resources. First the additional cost and benefits with crashing are evaluated and then only this is taken forward. Cost and schedule trade-offs are analysed to explore least additional cost and maximum compression

Refer to page 535 of PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
Crashing is a compression technique that looks at cost and schedule trade-offs. One of the things you might do to crash the schedule is add resources, from either inside or outside the organization, to the critical path tasks.


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http://www.izenbridge.com/videogallery/ ... zenbridge/

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http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/what-is- ... -crashing/
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