Project Management: Bechtel

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QUIZ 2 IN MGT05: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

1) Which of the following statements regarding Bechtel is true?
A) Its competitive advantage is project management.
B) Bechtel was the construction contractor for the Hoover Dam.
C) While helping to rebuild Iraq, Bechtel's crews had to travel under armed escort.
D) Bechtel's procurement program is global in nature.
E) All of the above are true.

2) Which of the following statements about Bechtel is true?
A) Even though Bechtel is over 100 years old, the Kuwaiti oil fields was its first "project."
B) Bechtel is the world's premier manager of massive construction and engineering projects.
C) Bechtel's competitive advantage is supply-chain management.
D) While its projects are
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D) On a specific project, there can be multiple critical paths, all with exactly the same duration.
E) The duration of the critical path is the average duration of all paths in the project network.

19) Which of the following statements regarding CPM is true?
A) The critical path is the shortest of all paths through the network.
B) The critical path is that set of activities that has positive slack.
C) Some networks have no critical path.
D) All activities on the critical path have their LS equal to the maximum EF of all immediate predecessors.
E) All of the above are false.

20) A simple CPM network has three activities, A, B, and C. A is an immediate predecessor of B and of C. B is an immediate predecessor of C. The activity durations are A=4, B=3, C=8.
A) The critical path is A-B-C, duration 15.
B) The critical path is A-C, duration 12.
C) The critical path is A-B-C, duration 13.5
D) The critical path cannot be determined without knowing PERT expected activity times.
E) The network has no critical path.

21) A simple CPM network has three activities, D, E, and F. D is an immediate predecessor of E and of F. E is an immediate predecessor of F. The activity durations are D=4, E=3, F=8.
A) The critical path is D-E-F, duration 15.
B) The critical path is D-F, duration 12.
C) Slack at D is 3 units.
D) Slack at E is 3 units.
E) Both A and C are true.

22) A simple CPM network has five activities, A, B, C, D, and E. A is an immediate predecessor of C and

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