Week 3 – Data-informed decision-making

project execution running the project weekly challenge 3 answers

1. Fill in the blank: During your project, you monitor the timelines and efficiency of your team. You collect data on how many tasks they complete, their quality of work, and the time it takes to complete the tasks. All of these are examples of using data to _____.

  • understand performance
  • understand your users
  • reduce budget
  • solve problems


2. Which of the following are examples of productivity metrics? Select all that apply.

  • Issues
  • Durations
  • Milestones
  • Projections


3. Which of the following are examples of quality metrics? Select all that apply.

  • number of changes
  • cost variance
  • tasks
  • issues


4. Fill in the blank: A(n) ______ is an observable change that can help project managers determine the overall health of a project.

  • signal
  • risk
  • issue
  • milestone


5. Fill in the blank: _____ is the process of collecting and organizing information to help draw conclusions.

  • Project management
  • Data analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Documentation


6. Fill in the blank: _____ is the process of turning facts into a narrative to communicate something to your audience.

  • Storytelling
  • Statistics
  • Data analysis
  • Communication


7. Fill in the blank: A _____ is a measurable value or metric that demonstrates how effective an organization is at achieving important objectives.

  • key performance indicator (KPI)
  • statistic
  • milestone
  • task deadline


8. Which of the following tactics may help you be memorable during a presentation? Select all that apply.

  • Confirm the audience has no questions before you start.
  • Pace yourself by using intentional pauses.
  • Elevate the volume of your voice to emphasize key points.
  • Make eye contact and use friendly facial expressions.
  • Maintain an upright posture with hands at your side.


9. As a project manager processing data, you avoid understanding ambiguous data as either positive or negative. This tactic helps avoid which data bias?

  • Sampling bias
  • Interpretation bias
  • Observer bias
  • Confirmation bias


10. As a project manager analyzing data, you begin by inquiring about the current state of the problem, the ideal outcome, and the expectations of your stakeholders. Which data analysis best practice does this represent?

  • Prepare
  • Ask
  • Analyze
  • Process
  • Share


11. As a project manager creating a story, you ask yourself questions like: “Is the content credible and trustworthy?”, “Are there any data points that skew the information”, and “What content can I eliminate?”. In what storytelling step should you ask these questions?

  • Filter and analyze the data
  • Define the audience
  • Choose a visual representation
  • Find the data
  • Gather the feedback


12. How do graphs and charts help present data? Select all that apply.

  • Compare values and demonstrate how individual parts contribute to a whole
  • Puzzle the audience to think more intensely and remember the data
  • Analyze trends and behaviors over set periods of time
  • Inform the audience about a new trend or valuable piece of information
  • Demonstrate the relationships between data sets


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13. In which of the following categories can project managers group metrics? Select all that apply.

  • Quality metrics
  • Productivity metrics
  • Documentation metrics
  • Reliability metrics

14. Fill in the blank: _____ is when the project manager determines how long it will take to complete a project based on resources available.

  • Planning
  • Prediction
  • Projection
  • Brainstorming

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. s.m.alhethail@gmail.com

    Hi Devendra Kumar, hope you are well. Thank you for the help with these questions. Despite the fact that I took notes, some questions are not straight forward and that is why I google the question. I noticed that the questions and answers every time you try the quiz are not the same. I am wondering if you have all different ones that they have.

    Thank you again, you helped me so much.

    Best Regards,


    1. Hi Sultan, 
      Thanks for sharing your feedback!
      I will try to add as much as I can!

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