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Chapter 3: The Process of Planning a ProjectTrue/False 1. Defining resource needs is NOT necessary on small projects. Response: See page 81Level: medium2. A representative of senior management should be invited to the project launch meeting. Response: See page 85Level: medium3. The primary purpose of the launch meeting is to develop the project plan and budget. Response: See pages 85 and 86Level: medium4.When planning, it is best for the project manager to breakdown and define the different levels of the project plan. Response: See page 87Level: medium5. The initial project meeting is just to coordinate the project, so areas of responsibility do NOT need to bediscussed.Response: See page 85Level: medium
6. The project plan should begin with a complete description of all agreements made with the client or any third party. Response: See page 80Level: medium7. As a rule of thumb, the lowest level tasks in a typical project should NOT take longer than two days to complete. Response: See page 87Level: medium8. The start and finish date of a project must be specified before the action plan can be completed. Response: See page 93Level: medium9. Procedures for monitoring, collecting, and storing data on project performance should be discussed in the Schedules section of the project master plan.Response: See page80Level: medium10. The details of the project work force are discussed in the Resource Requirements section of the project master plan.Response: See page 81Level: medium11. It is acceptable to restrict the launch meeting to brainstorming a problem.Response: See page 85Level: medium
12. The action plan should identify the project’s deliverable.Response: See page 87Level: easy13. It is NOT possible to overdo it when it comes to project planning. Response: See page 79Level: medium14.Predecessors must be listed in the WBS because they are critical for scheduling. Response: See page 90Level: easy15. Lack of planning is a major contributor to project’s failure. Response: See page 79 Level: medium16. You can depict who is responsible for a task on a RACI. Response: See pages 97Level: medium