Week 2 – Foundations Of Project Management – Shuffle Q/A 2

25. Jamar just landed his first project management job with a construction company. Which of the following is necessary for Jamar to be an effective construction project manager?

  • Jamar must have a college degree in management.
  • Jamar must have a lot of experience in construction.
  • Jamar must help the engineers and construction workers communicate with one another to ensure that they are all on the same page.
  • Jamar must have a college degree in engineering.

26. As a project manager on a product team, which of the following activities would be the best way to ensure that issues and risks are tracked and visible? Select all that apply.

  • Establish “escalation paths.”
  • Collaborate with other teams at the organization.
  • Give teammates ownership over specific pieces of the project and manage the tasks, not the person.
  • Choose the best project management methodology for your team and ensure they adhere to it throughout the project.

27. As a project manager, you learn that the stakeholders are changing the nature of the project and the team’s deliverables will change as a result. You aren’t sure how this will affect the team’s tasks. How will you handle this ambiguity and deliver the news to the team?

  • Tell them you’re upset with the changes and you didn’t make the decision
  • Tell them the vague updates from stakeholders so they know all the information that you do
  • Tell them there’s nothing you can do because the stakeholders fund the project
  • Tell them you care about the challenges they are facing and are there to support them

28. A key team member on the project you are managing decides to quit because they cannot come into the office every day. You offer to let them work from home three days a week, if they will stay on. Which interpersonal skill are you using?

  • Positive attitude
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict mediation
  • Understanding motivations

29. As a project manager, you ensure that everyone working on the project understands their task goal as well as the big picture goal for the finished product. This adds value to your project in which way?

  • Breaking down barriers
  • Fostering relationships
  • Managing the project
  • Focusing on the customer

30. As a project manager, you maintain an open door policy to build trust within your team and among stakeholders. In doing this, you are utilizing interpersonal skills to fulfill what responsibility?

  • Communicating status and concerns
  • Budgeting and controlling costs
  • Controlling change
  • Teaching and mentoring

31. Suppose that as a project manager, you assign tasks to the team members who can best complete them. What project management value does this represent?

  • Delegation
  • Prioritization
  • Optimism
  • Effective communication

32. As a project manager, you keep track of project activities so that you can demonstrate progress to your stakeholders. Which project management responsibility does this represent?

  • Removing unforeseen barriers
  • Managing tasks
  • Utilizing productivity tools
  • Managing the budget

33. As a project manager on a product team, which of the following responsibilities are part of your role within the team? Select all that apply.

  • Hold all team members accountable for their assigned tasks.
  • Directly manage each team member working on the project.
  • Ensure that issues and risks are tracked and visible.
  • Collaborate with other teams at the organization.

34. As a project manager, one of your team members suddenly must leave your project to deal with a family emergency. To stay on schedule, you pull another team member off of a task that is not time-sensitive and assign him to the urgent task that your departing team member was working on. Which flexible planning strategy did you use to deal with this unexpected circumstance?

  • Enabling decision-making
  • Assessing external constraints
  • Planning for risks and challenges
  • Calculating “float” in your schedule.

Shuffle Q/A 3

35. Why is it important for a project manager to build relationships with customers?

  • Because customers make money for the business
  • So that the other team members don’t have to talk to customers
  • Because a satisfied customer will attract more customers
  • Because customers define the project requirements

36. Yui is a project manager working for a clothing company developing a new line of winter sleepwear. Which of the following is necessary for Yui to manage this project effectively?

  • Yui must know every single detail about the project at all times.
  • Yui must ensure team members understand their objectives and have what they need to be successful in their tasks.
  • Yui must directly manage her team members while they do their tasks.
  • Yui must be able to do the things that each of her team members can do.

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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