BUS 375 MIDTERM PART 1
Which of the following is not one of the PMBOK®?Guide’s five process groups?
A. Feasibility studies
In which life cycle phase do project sponsors become most actively involved in the project?
C. Monitor and control
When team members take direction from both the project and line managers, the type of project manager is usually
A. Lightweight team leader
B. Heavyweight team leader
C. Tiger team leader
D. Leopard team leader
Which of the following is normally not one of the traditional components of the triple constraint?
A. Within time
B. Within cost
C. Within performance (Scope, technology or quality)
D. Accepted by the customer
Which of the following is normally not part of a team member’s role?
A. Accepting responsibility for a deliverable
B. Sharing information with the sponsor
C. Sharing information with the team
D. Completing the work at the earliest possible time.
Historically, which functional organization provided the greatest resistance to project management implementation?
C. Information Systems/ Technology
Project management restructuring allowed companies to manage projects that _____.
A. Could not be handled by the traditional organization
B. Had undefined objectives
C. Did not require effective cost control
D. Require little functional integration
During the 1970s and 1980s, formal project management practices were put in place because the constraints were _____ and _____ boundaries had to be crossed
A. Loose; several
B. Loose; few
C. Tight; several
D. Tight; few
Which of the following is not necessarily an obstacle to effective project management?
A. Changes in technology
B. Changes in project sponsorship
C. Increased project complexity
D. Unstable economy
If a company advertises on television that they consider themselves as a solution provider to satisfy your business needs, then their driving force was most likely:
B. Customer expectations
C. Efficiency and effectiveness
D. Executive understanding
With the project expeditor organizational structure, the expeditor is usually brought on board:
A. At the beginning of the project
B. At the end of the first life cycle phase
C. When the project is 50% complete
D. When a problem arises
In which organizational form are the formal and informal organizations well established?
B. Strong matrix
C. Balanced matrix
D. Weak matrix
In which organizational form is there no customer focal point?
C. Strong matrix
D. Weak matrix
Which organizational structure generally retains team members long after they are needed?
B. Strong matrix
C. Balanced matrix
D. Weak Matrix
Before becoming a project manager within a matrix organization, training should be provided in all of the following except:
A. Matrix operations
B. Wage and salary administration
D. Role definitions
According to the text, the “next generation” project manager must exhibit skills in all of the following except:
A. Integration skills
B. Risk management skills
C. Wage and salary administration skills
D. Knowledge of the business
You have just been awarded a contract in which you told the customer that a certain employee would be assigned full time on the project. Once the project begins, you discover that the employee is splitting his time between two projects per the instructions of his functional manager. You should:
A. Do nothing
B. Determine the impact on the project and discuss it with the project sponsor
C. Determine the impact on the project and discuss it with the functional manager
D. Determine the impact on the project and discuss it with the customer
Probably the greatest risk to a project manager on a long-term project is to receive the best employees and then:
A. Have them seek perfection rather than just meeting the requirements
B. Find that your costs are escalating
C. Being unable to motivate them.
D. Losing them to other projects at an inopportune time
Project manager selection is usually made by the:
A. Senior levels of management
B. Customer’s selection process
C. Line management based upon cooperation on past projects
D. Voting by the team members
Which of the following is not usually an option for a PM dealing with an incompetent worker?
A. On-the-spot appraisals
B. Re-assignment to less critical activities
C. Removal from the company
D. Removal from the project
According to Douglas McGregor, team members that require supervision, direction and threat of punishment for non-compliance are called _____ employees.
A. Theory X
B. Theory Y
C. Theory Z
Laissez-faire leadership most likely represents:
The document that is prepared at the beginning of a project in order to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the team members is called a:
A. Responsibility clarification table
B. Responsibility identification table
C. Responsibility assignment matrix
D. Work package assignment sheet
Project managers would prefer to communicate in which of the following manners if given a choice?
A. Formal and written
B. Formal and oral
C. Informal and oral
D. Informal and written
If six people are in a room participating in a conversation, then there are _____ two-way channels of communications.