Deliver Projects On Time With Extreme Project Management

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Deliver Projects On Time With Extreme Project Management

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Morning session: eXtreme Project Management is closely aligned with:
    • A. 

      The Quantum science view of the world.

    • B. 

      The Newtonian view of the world.

    • C. 

      The laws of resource supply and demand.

  • 2. 
    Morning session: The purpose of living the 10 Shared Values of eXtreme Project Management is to:
    • A. 

      Make team meetings more productive.

    • B. 

      Unleash motivation and innovation.

    • C. 

      Establish trust and confidence to succeed.

  • 3. 
    Morning session: The 3-sentence project skinny as used in eXtreme project management does not include:
    • A. 

      A quick and reliable substitute for detailed planning.

    • B. 

      A high-level summary of the project.

    • C. 

      A tool to clarify the project’s goal and purpose.

  • 4. 
    Morning session: The primary purpose of the Innovate Cycle is to:
    • A. 

      Produce fast-track project plans.

    • B. 

      Learn by doing.

    • C. 

      Update the Project Prospectus based on the latest results.

  • 5. 
    Morning session: Updating the Project Prospectus based on the latest results...
    • A. 

      Keeps staffing levels constant.

    • B. 

      Promotes quality of life on the job by encouraging 40 hour work weeks.

    • C. 

      Forces business and technical decisions regarding the future course of the project .

  • 6. 
    Afternoon session: According to a recent Standish Group survey, which of the following is most true about software development projects?
    • A. 

      About 90% of companies surveyed say their projects complete successfully.

    • B. 

      Requirements rarely change during a project's life cycle.

    • C. 

      About 50% of requested features aren't even used.

    • D. 

      Projects that strictly follow processes identified in the PMBOK Guide almost always succeed.

  • 7. 
    Afternoon session: Leading Software Maniacs introduced to you the importance of having a unified and consistent way to make project decisions. In order to lead a successful organization, which of the following decision priorites should you follow?
    • A. 

      Employee benefit should be number 1 decisionaker followed by customer and then company.

    • B. 

      Customer first, company second, and employee third.

    • C. 

      Company first, customer second, and then employee.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 8. 
    Afternoon session: True of false: The most experienced software developers work best when they are multitasking between three projects at a time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Afternoon session: According to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, there are five levels that represents a worker's needs. Which of the following is NOT one of the five?
    • A. 

      Physiological: basic services that enable you to perform your work (like a desk or PC).

    • B. 

      Acceptance: your points of view and work results are accepted by the team and management.

    • C. 

      Self-actualization: able to respond effortlessly, your goals and success have a direct connection with the company.

    • D. 

      Security: you belong to an organization with a stable and safe working environment.

    • E. 

      Career advancement: goals that motivate you to advance to the next level.

  • 10. 
    Afternoon session: Inspired by W. Edwards Deming, the result of frequently executed Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles throughout a project, agile software/IT development has made significant change in how software is conceived, developed, tested, and released. An organization called the Agile Alliance formalized this overall flexbile, iterative approach in The Agile Manifesto. Which one of the four tenants isn't correct?
    • A. 

      Processes and tools over individuals and interactions.

    • B. 

      Working software over comprehensive documentation.

    • C. 

      Customer collaboration over contract negotiation.

    • D. 

      Responding to change over following a plan.

  • 11. 
    So that we can improve our learning and eLearning classes in the future, can you please offer us some candid words of advice?
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