Operations Management

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

2
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

3
Which of the following is provided by a project network but not by the work breakdown structure?
A) Dependencies
B) Sequencing
C) Interrelationships
D) Both A and B are correct
E) A, B, and C are all correct

4
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

5
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

6
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

7
A sequence of connected, dependent activities is termed a(n)
A) Critical path
B) Parallel path
C) Activity chain
D) Path
E) Dependent chain

8
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

9
__ activities must be completed immediately before a particular activity.
A) Merge
B) Burst
C) Predecessor
D) Successor
E) Critical

10
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

11
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

12
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

13
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

14
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

15
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

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