Estimating Projects with Uncertain Activity Times


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A _____ project schedule contains activities with well understood and fixed activity duration.

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1. The expected time of an uncertain activity is best described as:

2. _____ seeks to maximize the level of known, or well understood elements of a work package.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our interesting worksheet/quiz combo lets you show your skill in determining how projects with uncertain activity times can be accurately estimated. When you take the quiz, you'll be asked questions about certain kinds of project schedules, how to describe the expected time of a project and what the result of a project or task is called.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

After you have taken this quiz, you should understand how to:

  • Identify a project schedule with fixed activity durations
  • Define the expected time of an uncertain activity
  • Explain the process by which the well-understood elements of a work package are maximized
  • Describe what the result of a task is called
  • Clarify the behavioral training technique project managers use to discover additional details

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on estimating projects with uncertain activity times
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how project managers describe projects with uncertain activity times
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about uncertain activity times and how they relate to project estimation

Additional Learning

Review the related lesson Estimating Projects with Uncertain Activity Times to learn more about how project managers plan for these types of projects. This lesson will help you understand the following:

  • What probabilistic scheduling is
  • How linear projects work
  • How to use the expected time formula
  • What the two strategies for maximizing project schedules that involve uncertain activity times are