Week 3 – Working effectively with stakeholders

project initiation starting a successful project weekly challenge 3 answers

1. Which of the following responsibilities does project management include?

  • Apply technical expertise to execute the project’s day-to-day tasks
  • Oversee the scope, schedule, budget, and quality of a project
  • Sign off on budget and resources
  • Ensure that the business meets its overall objective


2. Which three of the following responsibilities can belong to the project sponsor?

  • Ensure that the project delivers the agreed upon value to the business.
  • Play a key leadership role throughout the project.
  • Plan and organize the project.
  • Fund the project.


3. Which stakeholders benefit directly (not indirectly) from a project’s success? Select all that apply.

  • Secondary stakeholders
  • Key players
  • Primary stakeholders
  • Minor players


4. Who uses technical and interpersonal skills to carry out day-to-day project tasks?

  • Project team members
  • Project manager.
  • Secondary stakeholders
  • Project sponsor


5. Which term refers to identifying stakeholders and grouping them by interest and influence?

  • Stakeholder monitoring
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Stakeholder buy-in
  • Steering committee meeting


6. How does stakeholder analysis benefit a project? Select all that apply.

  • Builds partnerships necessary for project success
  • Helps the project team avoid surprises
  • Gets the right people involved at the right time
  • Lowers project costs


7. Which of the following statements are true of RACI charts? Select all that apply.

  • Assess each stakeholder’s ability to participate and build necessary partnerships
  • Define project roles and responsibilities to ensure efficiency
  • Determine which stakeholders are responsible for which tasks
  • Record the level of risk stakeholders bring to the project


8. Which three of the following situations can lead to role confusion on a project?

  • When only one person is designated as accountable
  • When ownership of decisions is unclear
  • When workloads are unbalanced
  • When team members perform overlapping work


9. As a project manager, you make considerations when building a team. You decide how many people need to be on the team, what expertise each member will need to complete their tasks, and if they have a personal incentive to work on the project. What else should you consider when building a team?

  • Team member availability
  • Team member communication preferences
  • Degree of stakeholder engagement
  • Whether the project has a strong business case


10. As a project manager, you’re prioritizing stakeholders with a power grid. One stakeholder has low power and high interest. What level of engagement should the team have with the stakeholder?

  • Monitor
  • Meet their needs
  • Manage closely
  • Show consideration


Shuffle Q/A 1

11. Who has the role of interacting with stakeholders throughout a project?

  • Product vendor
  • Project manager
  • Project sponsor
  • Product lead

12. What is a responsibility of the project sponsor?

  • To conduct meetings with the team members and assign tasks
  • To ensure the successful completion of a project
  • To complete the daily tasks of the project
  • To create the project charters and RACI charts

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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