Week 2 – Building A Project Plan – Shuffle Q/A 2

25. Which of the following strategies would help a team meet a project deadline? Select all that apply.

  • Eliminate unnecessary tasks.
  • Increase the team size.
  • Rush through task planning.
  • Streamline tasks.

26. What steps can a project manager take to overcome the planning fallacy? Select all that apply.

  • Consider all risks and carefully examine them.
  • Increase the project’s budget.
  • Expand the project’s scope.
  • Meet with teammates to uncover potential risks.

27. As a project manager, you create a critical path. You have identified the tasks and determined the dependencies. What is the next step to successfully complete the charter?

  • Conduct a forward pass of the network diagram.
  • Start the execution of the project.
  • Contact project vendors to start their work.
  • Develop completion estimates and verify with stakeholders.

28. When creating a project plan, you include important points within the schedule that indicate progress. Which project plan component does this represent?

  • Milestones
  • Relevant documentation
  • Tasks
  • Time

29. What is a typical consequence of overly optimistic task time estimates in the project planning phase?

  • The team can clearly communicate potential risks for the project.
  • Stakeholders and project sponsors leave the project.
  • You overlook potential risks that delay your plans.
  • You create accurate estimates that increase team morale.

30. What is capacity in project management?

  • The estimated length of time it will take for the project team to complete project milestones
  • The prediction of the amount of budget to be allocated to complete the project tasks.
  • The total number of people involved in the project
  • The amount of work that people assigned to the project can reasonably complete in a set period of time

31. What are the benefits of a Gantt chart? Select all that apply.

  • It shows when tasks are due for a project.
  • It has a clear breakdown of who is responsible for what work.
  • It displays comments from stakeholders.
  • It is a highly visual representation of the project’s tasks.

32. As a project manager, you are responsible for creating the project plan. You communicate the project schedule with your team members and identify task buffers for specific items on the schedule. What project plan best practice does this represent?

  • Giving yourself time to plan
  • Recognizing and planning for the inevitable
  • Championing your plan
  • Staying curious

33. You are a project manager working to build a new house. You consider the upcoming storm forecast in your construction plan. How can you mitigate the storm disruption in the project planning stage?

  • Keep a positive attitude for the team.
  • Add task buffers for the tasks that occur during the storm.
  • Remind team members that they will need to complete tasks during the storm.
  • Assign more tasks to team members.

34. Tools like Gantt charts and Kanban boards help benefit team members in what ways? Select all that apply.

  • They can translate project contracts like the statement of work (SOW) into number and dollar amounts.
  • They can illustrate when they need to complete their individual tasks.
  • They provide clear context about work project details.
  • They can demonstrate how their individual tasks connect to other tasks in the project.

Shuffle Q/A 3

35. You are a project manager helping a car company with a new vehicle launch. Your project goal is to ensure vehicle delivery to dealerships. To achieve this, you speak with stakeholders and subject matter experts to understand the specific details of the project. This information helps you know what steps to take to best achieve the project goal. This example includes which project plan best practice?

  • Recognize and plan for the inevitable.
  • Carefully understand project deliverables, milestones, and tasks.
  • Give yourself time to plan.
  • Achieve buy-in from your team members for your plan.

36. During the planning phase, you notice the project needs more developers to complete the project tasks within the timeline. Which of the following steps can you take to ensure the project can still be completed on time?

  • Assign as many tasks as you can to the teammates before they burn out.
  • Don’t raise any concerns vocally and maintain the belief you will make the timeline.
  • Communicate your concern to the team and ask for more resources on the project.
  • Document your concern about the project and focus on motivating your team.

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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