Week 1 – Embarking on a career in project management

foundations of project management weekly challenge 1 answers

1. Which of the following are benifits of an internship ? Select all that apply.

  • Get a guaranteed permanent position
  • Network with people in your desired industry
  • Boost your resume
  • Get short-term, hands on industry experience

2. Which of the following best describes why there is increasing demand for project management role in today's job market?

  • Project management is a relatively new job titles.
  • Project management roles are designed to adapt to change and handle new processes as they come up.
  • Project management isn’t adequately compensated when compared to similar roles.
  • There’s significant turnover in the project management field.

3. Fill in the blank:A/An _____ allows you to work for a company on a project-by-project basis but not as a full time employee.

  • contract
  • internship
  • mentor
  • salary

4. Throughout a project, project managers have to keep project expenses within an expected range. What is this project management responsibility called?

  • Planning and organizing
  • Budgeting and controlling costs
  • Managing tasks
  • Networking

5. Fill in the blanks: ____ is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to meet the project requirements and achieve the desired outcome.

  • Budget management
  • Project management
  • Organization
  • Communication

6. Fill in the blank: Project management is valuable to businesses because it ____ .

  • helps ensure that a project delivers goods or services that meet the customer’s needs
  • helps ensure that a project sticks to long-term and short-term deadlines
  • helps ensure that a project centralizes communication – both in real time and all at once
  • helps ensure that a project delivers the expected outcomes on time and within budget

7. Which of the following explains how a project manager best accomplishes their responsibilities? Select all that apply.

  • Knows what the project team needs to accomplish and when
  • Establishes the budget after the project begins
  • Assigns project tasks to the appropriately-skills stakeholders
  • Communicates key project milestones to stay on task
  • Helps the team get what they need to keep the project going

8. Fill in the blank: A ___ has a clear outcome and a clearly-defined start and end date.

  • task
  • project
  • communication
  • program

9. Which of the following tasks or roles could one use to demonstrate project management experience during a job interview? Select all that apply.

  • Planning a surprise party
  • Attending a formal event
  • Organizing a big move
  • Managing a retail store’s inventory changes

10. What required skills are typically listed in project management job postings? Select all that apply.

  • Social media marketing
  • Organizational management
  • Web design
  • Budget preparation and monitoring
  • Communication skills

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11. As someone seeking an entry-level project management position, you want to include buzzwords and skills in your job search that can help you find an ideal job for your skill set. Which of the following are project management-related buzzwords you could include on your resume? Select all that apply.

  • Coding expertise
  • Independent worker
  • Process improvement
  • Executing plans

12. As you search through job boards looking for project management jobs, which of the following job titles could make the most sense for you?

  • IT specialist
  • Software engineer
  • Operations assistant
  • Administrative assistant

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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