project execution running the project weekly challenge 4 answers
1. Which of the following are true of teams? Select all that apply.
2. Imagine you manage a large marketing team working on a new campaign. You want each individual to understand their job expectations and the consequences of their performance. To aid in this, you set up a central project tracker so the team can follow their progress. Which of the five elements of effective teams does this scenario demonstrate?
3. Imagine you are project managing a merger between two healthcare companies. The project is large and complex, so you send out weekly emails highlighting the most important tasks. Which aspect of effective team building does this scenario demonstrate?
4. In what two ways can project managers listen and communicate effectively?
5. What are Bruce Tuckman’s five stages of team development?
- Forming, storming, norming, performing, adjourning
- Forming, warming, informing, performing, adjourning
- Conforming, storming, informing, transforming, adjourning
- Conforming, warming, norming, transforming, conforming
6. Imagine your company introduces a new feedback system for employees to share ideas, report grievances, and receive follow-ups from leadership. This helps to align values within the team and promotes honesty, respect, and integrity. Which leadership quality does this change demonstrate?
7. Imagine a tech company wants to use another firm’s processor in its new laptop. The project manager writes to the firm’s CEO about the mutual benefits and projected sales numbers. Which steps of effective influencing is the project manager demonstrating? Select all that apply.
9. Which step in the ethical decision-making framework could include a question such as “Which option will produce the most good and do the least harm?”
10. As a project manager, you want to provide air cover for your team by not explicitly saying “no” to a stakeholder’s request. Which of the following are two possible strategies to achieve this?
- Offer to get back to the stakeholder once you gather more information, which may provide time for the stakeholder to reconsider their request.
- Refer the stakeholder to project management best practices such as how to effectively complete a project.
- Have each teammate email the stakeholder giving their perspectives on why the request cannot be completed.
- Explain to the stakeholder that their request won’t be possible under the current constraints of the project.