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Project Management, 2e (Pinto)
Chapter 12 Resource Management

12.1 True/False

1) There is, for almost all projects, usually a dominant constraint that serves as the final arbiter of project decisions.
Answer: TRUE
Diff: 1
Section: 12.1 The Basics of Resource Constraints
Skill: Definition
AACSB Tag: Reflective

2) In a resource constrained project, the work must be finished by a certain time, or date, as efficiently as possible.
Answer: FALSE
Diff: 1
Section: 12.1 The Basics of Resource Constraints
Skill: Definition
AACSB Tag: Reflective

3) All that is needed to create a resource loading calendar is the work breakdown structure and the activity network.
Answer: FALSE
Diff: 2
Section: 12.2 Resource
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Answer: Resource leveling (resource smoothing)
Diff: 2
Section: 12.3 Resource Leveling
Skill: Definition
AACSB Tag: Reflective

6) One heuristic for prioritizing resource allocation is to apply resources to activities with the smallest __________, which proponents say results in the smallest schedule slippage in the overall project.
Answer: slack
Diff: 2
Section: 12.3 Resource Leveling
Skill: Factual
AACSB Tag: Reflective

7) As resource leveling proceeds, a(n) __________ commonly occurs when the resource schedule is reworked to eliminate sources of resource conflict.
Answer: ripple effect
Diff: 2
Section: 12.3 Resource Leveling
Skill: Conceptual
AACSB Tag: Reflective
8) __________ are used to display the amount of resources required as a function of time on a graph.
Answer: Resource loading charts
Diff: 2
Section: 12.4 Resource Loading Charts
Skill: Definition
AACSB Tag: Reflective

9) __________ an activity means interrupting the continuous stream of work on an activity at some midpoint in its development process and applying that resource to another activity for some time period before returning the resource to complete the original task.
Answer: Splitting
Diff: 2
Section: 12.4 Resource Loading Charts
Skill: Definition
AACSB Tag: Reflective

10) Schedule slippage often results in financial penalties, or __________, for each day a
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