Week 1 – Introduction To Project Execution

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1. What is project tracking?

  • A method for responding to project risks.
  • A method for assessing project successes and areas for improvement.
  • A method for following the progress of a project’s activities.
  • A method for reaching agreement among stakeholders on project scope.


2. Which five items should you track throughout the project execution phase?

  • Project costs
  • Key tasks and activities
  • Project goals
  • Progress toward milestones
  • Action items
  • Project schedule


3. Which tracking method is best for teams with a lot of people and projects with many tasks or milestones that are dependent on one another?

  • Roadmap
  • Project status report
  • Gantt chart
  • Burndown chart


4. Which tool is most useful near the end of a project, when meeting deadlines is the top priority?

  • Burndown chart
  • Roadmap
  • Gantt chart
  • Probability and impact matrix


5. Imagine that an aerospace company builds a new line of passenger jets. Increased raw material costs cause the company to spend more on aluminum than planned. Which of the triple constraints does this change impact the most?

  • Timeline
  • Scope
  • Budget


6. Imagine a home improvement chain develops a new line of power tools. One of the designers wants to adopt a new process that will simplify the team’s workflow. Which method should they use to convey their idea to team members and stakeholders?

  • Gantt chart
  • Escalation email
  • Change request form
  • Risk register


7. Imagine that a toy company is known for making a popular doll, but their design team decides to test out a new material for the doll’s clothes before beginning a new batch. This test has what two types of dependencies?

  • External dependency
  • Discretionary dependency
  • Internal dependency
  • Mandatory dependency


8. What is the process of identifying risks and issues that could impact a project, and taking steps to address their potential effects?

  • Risk management
  • Dependency management
  • Project tracking
  • Escalation


9. What should you do in an escalation email? Select all that apply.

  • Explain the problem.
  • Make a request.
  • State your connection to the project.
  • Be serious and assert authority.


10. What can project managers do to keep trench war disagreements from bringing projects to a standstill?

  • Send an escalation email
  • Assess risk exposure
  • Apply the ROAM technique
  • Rely on the project roadmap


11. Which of the following categories are part of the ROAM technique?

  • Restored, organized, allocated, and managed
  • Resolved, owned, accepted, and mitigated
  • Restored, organized, accepted, and managed
  • Resolved, owned, allocated, and mitigated


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12. Project managers should track the details of their projects to be transparent and manage risks as they arise. What is another benefit of tracking in project management?

  • It decreases the overall cost of the project.
  • It helps the overall project stay on schedule.
  • It increases the number of tasks completed.
  • It keeps team members competitive.

13. A project manager closely tracks the hours and pay rate of a writer contracting on an ongoing project. What item are they tracking?

  • Project costs
  • Key tasks
  • Project schedule
  • Action items

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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