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1. When shortening a project with one of the project acceleration techniques, what type of risk normally increases?
Accelerating a project will always increase the project cost and result in risk to the project budget.
It depends upon which technique or combination of techniques is selected.
Project risk is not increased when using one of the approved project acceleration techniques.
2. When accelerating a project, what does it mean to “crash” it?
Reduce the duration of estimate for selected tasks and set the new estimates as stretch goals for those tasks.
Add extra resources on selected tasks to shorten their duration.
Add extra reviews, meetings, and oversight to measure progress on a daily basis.
3. When accelerating a project, what does it mean to “fast track” it?
Eliminating tasks and activities so that the project can be claimed to be complete even though all goals and objectives are not met. This approach normally results in a follow-on project to complete the remaining activities.
Changing the priority of the project so that additional resources beyond those originally planned can be assigned to selected tasks.
Create overlap between selected tasks that were originally scheduled to be accomplished in sequence. While not changing the duration of any task, it does shorten the duration of the project.
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