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Resource Mgmt

Postby KaurP Wed May 23, 2018 1:59 pm

Quampus Assesment - Resource Mgmt.

A project is in the planning stage, and the project manager is still in negotiation to get a couple of remaining appropriate resources. The project manager also working with the team to start estimating activity durations, budgeting, and other activities. What could likely happen to the activity durations?

The activity durations are likely to decrease. - marked as correct answer

The activity durations are likely to change.

The activity durations will remain the same.

The activity durations are likely to increase.

The question is about “Acquire Resources” process. PMBOK 9.3

When estimating of activity durations is done when all team members have not been acquired, it is possible that the competency levels of the newer team members will be different from that planned. So, it can only be said that the activity durations will likely change. Whether they will remain the same, increase or decrease, will depend on the competency levels of the new team members.

There seems to be some mismatch in answer and the option marked as 'Correct' , if I have not misunderstood this.
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Re: Resource Mgmt

Postby manishpn Thu May 24, 2018 8:09 pm

Your understanding has logic and make sense.
I guess the question has assumption that when more resources onboard the activity duration can shorten (crashing concept) however that is not true for all activity duration.

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Re: Resource Mgmt

Postby seema.sonkiya Mon May 28, 2018 5:11 am

Question is rectified in database. Now the correct option is "
The activity durations are likely to change."

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