The answers to HANGING FIRE Quiz #4 are in bold italics...

19. There are three guidelines that Sarah mentions when describing how to decide on a good resource synchronizer for multi-purpose organizations. Which of the following is NOT one of the suggestions:
a. The synchronizing resource should be heavily loaded
b. The synchronizing resource should be later in the project
c. The synchronizing resource should have limited capacity
d. The synchronizing resource should be used early in the project

20. In conventional scheduling, safety time is typically:
a. Not sufficiently added to the schedule
b. Built into every task
c. Added to the beginning of the schedule
d. Zero

21. If an aggressive-but-possible task time cannot be met in a properly buffered Critical Chain schedule, the result is:
a. The project will be inevitably be delivered late
b. The project will inevitably be delivered late unless someone finishes their task early
c. More resources must be put on a successor task
d. The time required to finish the task comes from a buffer

22. Which of the following statements is NOT correct regarding Critical Chain scheduling and Critical Path scheduling:
a. Critical Chain schedules have safety time aggregated in buffers and Critical Path schedules have safety time embedded in each task
b. A Critical Path schedule where all task times are cut in half is the same as a Critical Chain schedule
c. In Critical Path scheduling, it is common to push resource overloads further out in time onto shorter paths while holding the longer path in place
d. Critical Chain scheduling establishes a desired end timeframe, builds the plan using necessity logic and resolves resource overloads by moving tasks earlier in time

23. The three basic high level steps to building a Critical Chain schedule are (1) Build the Project Network (Template), (2) Determine the lead time by applying the Project Network to a calendar, and (3) __________:
a. Challenge the assumptions of the values used if the project time is too long or results too uncertain
b. Calculate the ABP and HP times
c. Complete the ODSC
d. Make adjustments in the schedule to resolve resource conflicts

24. If a Feeding Buffer gets entirely consumed (used up) before the series of tasks feeding it are complicated, the results is:
a. More resources must be added to the schedule
b. The project will inevitably be delivered late
c. The Project Buffer will begin to be consumed
d. Nothing because it supposed to be used

25. When a buffer changes status from Green to Yellow, it's time for ____________.
a. Management to watch closely and start planning how to stop the buffer from depletion and how to recover lost time.
b. Management to take immediate action to recover lost time back to Green
c. Management to consider how best to reschedule the project
d. Management to reallocate resources to make sure the buffer doesn't go to Red