I thought I had posted to the wrong forum heading. So reposting

I have a couple of qs

1. A project manager has been asked by the client to meet the promise date of the project. The project manager analyzes the schedule before promising a date to the customer. The project manager uses the program evaluation and review technique to evaluate the project schedule. She decides that based on the PERT calculations she can promise a delivery date of June 30. The expected value of the project completion date is May 30. If the project manager is willing to accept a 5% probability that the project will be delivered later than June 30, what is the standard deviation of the duration of the activities on the critical path? Assume a five-day workweek.

a. Ten days
b. Fifteen days
c. One-half month
d. One month

Ans - c

2. Which of the following is true?
a. The critical path is the path through the network that has the highest total duration
b. The critical path is the path with the least amount of free float
c. The critical path is the list of activities that have zero float
d. The critical path is the list of activities that have critical risks associated with them

Ans - c

Please share your opinions, reasoning and approaches. Thx.

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1. I would say that by theory of elimination itself you can answer the question. Only one of them is more than one month.

2. Direct definition of critical path from book.No explainations should be needed

For 2. Can (a) also not be appropriate? Critical path can also have negative float.

Critical path has longest duration and it has zero float. Both answers are correct. Which is best one?

Can critical path have negative float? I have not heard of that.



Critical Path can have either zero of negative float. (Refer to PMBOK 4th edition)

In my view, (a) is the most appropriate answer for 2.

Thanks for mentioning the correct answer. Well, I was also thinking it could be D but I was not sure. Your little help always makes big differences. Thanks for your essaymania british research and analysis.