Quiz: Project Human Resource Management Practice Questions!

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Quiz: Project Human Resource Management Practice Questions!

This quiz is made up of project human resource management practice questions! For different projects, one will need to enlist people with special skills that will help in the successful completion of a project, and it is important that they know what to do, when, and how. Take this quiz and see how equipped you are at managing human resources in a project.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are the project manager for the JHG Project. This project requires coordination with the directors of manufacturing, human resources, and the IT department, and the CIO. This is an example of what type of input to organizational planning?
    • A. 

      Organizational interfaces

    • B. 

      Technical interfaces

    • C. 

      Interpersonal interfaces

    • D. 

      Human resource coordination

  • 2. 
    Your project requires an electrician at month eight. This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Organizational interfaces

    • B. 

      Resource requirements

    • C. 

      Contractor requirements

    • D. 

      Resource constraints

  • 3. 
    You are the project manager of the PUY Project. This project requires a chemical engineer for seven months of the project, but there are no available chemical engineers within your department. This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Organizational interfaces

    • B. 

      Resource requirements

    • C. 

      Contractor requirements

    • D. 

      Resource constraints

  • 4. 
    You are the project manager in an organization with a weak matrix. Who will have the authority on your project?
    • A. 

      The project manager

    • B. 

      The customer

    • C. 

      Functional management

    • D. 

      The team leader

  • 5. 
    You are the project manager for the LMG Project. Your project will have several human resource issues that must be coordinated and approved by the union. Which of the following statements is correct about this scenario?
    • A. 

      The union is considered a resource constraint.

    • B. 

      The union is considered a management constraint.

    • C. 

      The union is considered a project stakeholder.

    • D. 

      The union is considered a project team member.

  • 6. 
    You are the project manager of the PLY Project. This project is similar to the ACT Project you completed earlier. What method can you use to expedite the process of organization planning?
    • A. 

      Use the project plan of the ACT Project on the PLY Project.

    • B. 

      Use the roles and responsibilities definitions of the ACT Project on the PLY Project.

    • C. 

      Use the project team reward structure of the ACT Project on the PLY Project.

    • D. 

      Use the project team of the ACT Project on the PLY Project.

  • 7. 
    In your organization, management is referred to as coaches. As a project manager, you are referred to as a project coach. A human resource document should be created to handle this scenario. What should it cover?
    • A. 

      How coaches are separate from managers

    • B. 

      How coaches are the same as managers

    • C. 

      How a coach is to complete his job

    • D. 

      How the project team is to work for a coach

  • 8. 
    Management has requested that you create a chart depicting all of the project resource needs and the associated activities. Management is looking for which type of chart?
    • A. 

      A roles chart

    • B. 

      A roles matrix

    • C. 

      A roles and responsibilities matrix

    • D. 

      A Gantt chart

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is an example of Theory X?
    • A. 

      Self-led project teams

    • B. 

      Micromanagement

    • C. 

      Team members able to work on their own accord

    • D. 

      EVM

  • 10. 
    You are the project manager of the PLN Project. The team members are somewhat "afraid" of you as project manager because they see you as management. They know that a negative review from you about their project work will affect their yearly bonus. This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Formal power

    • B. 

      Coercive power

    • C. 

      Expert power

    • D. 

      Referent power

  • 11. 
    You are the project manager of the MMB Project. The president of the company has spoken to the project team and told them the confidence and respect he has in you to lead the project to a successful completion. The project manager has what type of power on this project?
    • A. 

      Formal power

    • B. 

      Coercive power

    • C. 

      Expert power

    • D. 

      Halo power

  • 12. 
    Management has approached Tyler, one of your project team members. Tyler is a database administrator and developer whose work is always on time, accurate, and of quality. He also has a reputation of being a "good guy" and is well liked. Because of this, management has decided to move Tyler into the role of a project manager for a new database administration project. This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Management by exception

    • B. 

      The halo effect

    • C. 

      Management by objectives

    • D. 

      McGregor's Theory of X and Y

  • 13. 
    Susan is the project manager for the PMG Project. She makes all decisions on the project team, regardless of the project team's objections. This is an example of which of the following management styles?
    • A. 

      Autocratic

    • B. 

      Democratic

    • C. 

      Laissez faire

    • D. 

      Exceptional

  • 14. 
    Which problem-solving technique is the best for most project management situations?
    • A. 

      Confronting

    • B. 

      Compromising

    • C. 

      Forcing

    • D. 

      Avoidance

  • 15. 
    Harold is an outspoken project team member. All of the project team members respect Harold for his experience with the technology, but things usually have to be done as Harold sees fit; otherwise, things don't go well. During a discussion on a solution, a project team member throws up her arms and says, "Fine, Harold, do it your way." This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      A win-win solution

    • B. 

      A leave-lose solution

    • C. 

      A lose-lose solution

    • D. 

      A yield-lose solution

  • 16. 
    You are the project manager for the GBK Project. This project affects a line of business, and the customer is anxious about the success of the project. Which of the following is likely not a top concern for the customer?
    • A. 

      Project priorities

    • B. 

      Schedule

    • C. 

      Cost

    • D. 

      Personality conflicts

  • 17. 
    Which theory believes that workers need to be involved with the management process?
    • A. 

      McGregor's Theory of X and Y

    • B. 

      Ouchi's Theory Z

    • C. 

      Herzberg's Theory of Motivation

    • D. 

      The Expectancy Theory

  • 18. 
    Which of the following states that as long as workers are rewarded they will remain productive?
    • A. 

      McGregor's Theory of X and Y

    • B. 

      Ouchi's Theory Z

    • C. 

      Herzberg's Theory of Motivation

    • D. 

      The Expectancy Theory

  • 19. 
    You are the project manager for the Industrial Lights Project. You have been hired by your organization specifically because of your vast experience with the technology and with projects of this nature. The project team is aware of your experience. You likely have what type of power on this project?
    • A. 

      Formal power

    • B. 

      Coercive power

    • C. 

      Expert power

    • D. 

      Referent power

  • 20. 
    You are the project manager for the GHB Project. You have served as a project manager for your organization for the past 10 years. Practically all of your projects come in on time and on budget. The project team has worked with you in the past, and they consider you to be an expert project manager. They also like working with you. Given all of this, you likely have what type of power on this project?
    • A. 

      Formal power

    • B. 

      Coercive power

    • C. 

      Expert power

    • D. 

      Referent power

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is an example of coercive power?
    • A. 

      A project manager that has lunch with the project team every Thursday

    • B. 

      A project manager that will openly punish any team member who is late with an activity

    • C. 

      A project manager that has worked with the technology on the project for several years

    • D. 

      A project manager that is friends with all of the project team members

  • 22. 
    Charles is the project manager for the WAC Project. The customer and a project team member are in conflict over the level of quality needed on a sampling. Charles decides to split the difference between what the two stakeholders want. This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      A win-win solution

    • B. 

      A win-lose solution

    • C. 

      A lose-lose solution

    • D. 

      A leave-lose solution

  • 23. 
    Mike is the project manager for a project with a very tight schedule. The project is running late, and Mike feels that he does not have time to consider all the possible solutions that two team members are in disagreement over. Mike quickly decides to go with the team member with the largest amount of seniority. This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Problem solving

    • B. 

      Compromising

    • C. 

      Forcing

    • D. 

      Withdrawal

  • 24. 
    You are a project manager in a projectized organization. Your job as a project manager can be described best by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Full-time

    • B. 

      Part-time

    • C. 

      Expeditor

    • D. 

      Coordinator

  • 25. 
    What is the benefit of using a collocated team?
    • A. 

      The project team is dispersed, so the team is self-led.

    • B. 

      The project team is dispersed, so communication increases.

    • C. 

      The project team is in the same physical location, so their ability to work as a team is enhanced.

    • D. 

      The project team is in the same physical location, so project costs are greatly reduced.

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