Introduction To Project Management Module 2

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  • 1. 
    According to the British Councils Toolkit, at the heart of all good project management are the five Cs:
    • A. 

      1. Community 2. Common sense 3. Coordination 4. Creativity 5. Communication

    • B. 

      1. Clarity 2. Collaboration 3. Coordination 4. Creativity 5. Communication

    • C. 

      1. Critique 2. Common sense 3. Coordination 4. Creativity 5. Communication

    • D. 

      1. Clarity 2. Common sense 3. Coordination 4. Creativity 5. Communication

  • 2. 
    Project management involves a range of skills. What skill is missing? • Leadership • Decision-making • Ability to understand technical discussion (but not detailed technical knowledge!) • Team-building and management • ________________________________ • Ability to thrive under pressure • Negotiation • Flexibility and adaptability
    • A. 

      Problem solving

    • B. 

      Imagination

    • C. 

      Stress management

    • D. 

      Responsibility

  • 3. 
    According to the Youth Service America Toolkit, what comes before preparing, planning and acting?
    • A. 

      Investigating the background

    • B. 

      Reflecting on project steps

    • C. 

      Demonstrating project outcomes

    • D. 

      Celebrating results

  • 4. 
    The project [Blank] is vital to develop a clear and coordinated picture for the project at the outset. It will answer these questions: • What is the project vision? • What are the key objectives for the project? • What are the key drivers – e.g. conservation, learning, people, income? • Who are the target beneficiaries? • What is the budget? • Are there any programme constraints? • What will the project deliver? • How will the project be delivered? • What wider resources will be available for the project?
  • 5. 
    The purpose of this technique is to identify where the stakeholders sit in terms of level of interest and power/ influence within a project.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    After analysing the risks, the project needs to determine the appropriate response to them. What are the 4 possible actions?
    • A. 

      Avoid ( refrain from carrying out the activity that will result in the risk occurring)

    • B. 

      Prevent (to do the best to prevent any possible risk)

    • C. 

      Reduce/Mitigate ( take action to reduce the impact of the risk, should it occur, or to reduce the likelihood of it occurring)

    • D. 

      Transfer ( pass all or part of the risk to another person or organisation)

    • E. 

      Accept ( understand and accept the consequences of the risk)

  • 7. 
    According to British Council Toolkit, project management draws on 10 areas. What is missing? 1. Integration – how do all the activities fit with each other? 2. Scope – how should we manage the brief that the project has committed to delivering? 3. Time – when do the project activities need to take place and how do they depend on each other? 4. Cost – how much will the project elements cost and how will the budget be developed, agreed upon and monitored? 5. _______________________________________________ 6. Procurement – how will the different elements of the project be procured to ensure best quality and value for money? 7. Human resources – how will we manage the project team and the wider cross-departmental relationships that are required? 8. Communication – how can we ensure effective communication about the project, both internally and externally? 9. Risk – how will we identify, analyse, monitor and respond effectively to project risks? 10. Stakeholders – how will we manage our internal and external relationships to ensure that they contribute positively to the project?
    • A. 

      Innovation - what are the new concepts your project is addressing?

    • B. 

      Quality – how will we ensure that deliverables meet the quality standards?

    • C. 

      Sustainability - how will the project continue after the finances are spent?

  • 8. 
    According to the British Councils Toolkit, what is at the core of any successful project management? 
    • A. 

      Clarity of Vision

    • B. 

      Communication

    • C. 

      Coordination

    • D. 

      Creativity

  • 9. 
    What do these refer to?  • Poor definition of the project brief • Specifications poorly researched or defined • Lack of appropriate skills and experience • Users not placed at the heart of project focus and decision-making • Insufficient engagement by senior management • Lack of positive communication and engagement with stakeholders • Unrealistic timescales • Unrealistic budget • Poor risk identification and management • Lack of change management control
    • A. 

      Factors that are common to unsuccessful projects.

    • B. 

      Considerations that will help to ensure project success.

    • C. 

      Stages of project management.

  • 10. 
    What is the purpose of these actions?   Collecting feedback from stakeholders. Internal evaluation.  One-to-one discussions. Review of documentation. Review of project methodologies. 
    • A. 

      Interacting with project stakeholders in order to identify their degree of satisfaction.

    • B. 

      Evaluating the project steps and their implementation.

    • C. 

      Ways to reflect on project management. 

    • D. 

      Collecting lessons learned at the end of the project in order to build on best practices and find out what can be improved.

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