PM In Practice Human Resource, Schedule Week 8

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Human Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Every facet of a project demands equal managerial care.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In which form of project organization would the project manager be likely to exercise the most control over project resources?
    • A. 

      Strong matrix

    • B. 

      Projectized

    • C. 

      Project coordinator

    • D. 

      Weak matrix

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Do frequent performance appraisals

    • B. 

      Ensure that each team member reports to his or her functional manager, in addition to the project manager.

    • C. 

      Start early

    • D. 

      Try to solve team political problems

  • 4. 
    Adjusting the timing of tasks so that resources are not over allocated is called:
    • A. 

      Resource levelling

    • B. 

      Pairwise tradeoff

    • C. 

      The Multi-attribute Utility Theory

    • D. 

      Resource Infringement

  • 5. 
    Which of the following factors contributes the most to team communication?
    • A. 

      Eternal feedback

    • B. 

      Performance appraisals

    • C. 

      Smoothing over of team conflicts by the project manager

    • D. 

      Co-location

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      A faulty project concept

    • B. 

      Unsupportive senior management

    • C. 

      A project in trouble

    • D. 

      Compensation of project team members

  • 7. 
    The primary result of effective team development is:
    • A. 

      Improved project performance

    • B. 

      An effective, smoothly running team

    • C. 

      An understanding by project team members that the project manager is ultimately responsible for project performance

    • D. 

      Enhancement of the ability of stakeholders to contribute as individuals and team members

  • 8. 
    The project manager can help the project team develop a sense of identity as a group by:
    • A. 

      Communicating frequently through email

    • B. 

      Creating an air of mystery about the project.

    • C. 

      Having a "War room"

    • D. 

      Issuing guidelines on how team members should interact with stakeholders

  • 9. 
    A project manager who has a low concern for personal goals and a high concern for relationships is practicing which style of conflict resolution.
    • A. 

      Win-lose

    • B. 

      Yield-lose

    • C. 

      Lose-leave

    • D. 

      Compromise

  • 10. 
    The primary method of reducing conflict in projects is to:
    • A. 

      Hold periodic group meetings

    • B. 

      Use group facilitators

    • C. 

      Perform careful project planning

    • D. 

      Enforce strict rules about arguing

  • 11. 
    All the following are symptoms of bad team work in the project team except:
    • A. 

      Frustration

    • B. 

      Excessive meetings

    • C. 

      Lack of trust or confidence in the project manager

    • D. 

      Unproductive meetings

  • 12. 
    The method most often used by by project managers to solve conflict is:
    • A. 

      Compromise

    • B. 

      Confrontation

    • C. 

      Smoothing

    • D. 

      Negotiations

  • 13. 
    The primary output of team development is:
    • A. 

      Improved project performance

    • B. 

      Prescribed methods for dealing with conflict

    • C. 

      Training in specific technical skills

    • D. 

      A project team directory

  • 14. 
    Most over resource allocation solutions begin with the PERT/CPM schedule.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Scheduling standard is that activities are scheduled to start "as soon as possible".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The reason a project manager would schedule a task to begin "as late as possible" would be to save money.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Pseudo-activities are designed and used by project managers to link different projects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Goldratt's Critical Chain is based on a series of unrelated tasks held together by the same Project Manager.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    One way to further team development is for the project manager to use a "Personal touch". Which of the following actions has proven effective toward this goal?
    • A. 

      Creating a team name

    • B. 

      Providing flexible work time

    • C. 

      Issuing a project charter

    • D. 

      Celebrating special occasions

  • 21. 
    A manager who makes decisions without considering the information provided by project team members is using which management style?
    • A. 

      Laissez-faire

    • B. 

      Autocratic

    • C. 

      Bureaucratic

    • D. 

      Judicious

  • 22. 
    Each of the following is a destructive role on a project team except:
    • A. 

      Withdrawer

    • B. 

      Topic jumper

    • C. 

      Gate keeper

    • D. 

      Dominator

  • 23. 
    A project's reward and recognition system should:
    • A. 

      Include training as one of its elements

    • B. 

      Discourage undesired behavior and encourage desired behavior

    • C. 

      Be the same as that of the performing organization

    • D. 

      Make the link between performance and reward clear, explicit and achievable

  • 24. 
    The resource graph can be located under the Tools tab in MS Project.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    In the MS Project Gantt chart the task duration can be entered in days, hours or minutes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False