5 Good questions with Answers
A degree of _________ is needed to identify all the work necessary to produce the project deliverables.
B. management commitment
C. expert judgment
Answer: C – Expert judgment is required to identify all work necessary to produce project deliverables. Inspection is after the deliverables are made, Management commitment cannot identify all deliverables and Luck is obviously something we don’t rely on.
As the project manager in a software project which is currently being initiated, you want to assess high level risks. What should you do?
A. Develop the Project charter and a Risk management plan to start identifying risks based on those and other documents.
B. Identify and analyze risk events using qualitative and quantitative techniques.
C. Develop contingency plans and fallback plans in case the original plan proves wrong.
D. Discuss the risks documented in your Risk register with the project key stakeholders.
A is correct since output of project charter is High level Risks C is incorrect as that can be done once the risks are identified. , D is incorrect since if you have already documented risks in your risk register then you have identified the high level risk. Remember the key here is the term high level risks.
Q3: As a leader, how should you deem Ethical conduct?
A. You should ensure ethical conduct throughout the team by use of means including recognition and awards and in tight cooperation with the team members
B. Ethical conduct is all right as long as it does not impact the achievement of objectives and does not damage the performing organization
C. You are the role model for the team. Your personal integrity demonstrates the desired skills, behavior, and attitudes whose adoption may benefit team members.
D. There are often dilemma situations in business. Then you may have to suspend your integrity and do what is appropriate. There may be long term negative effects, but these are not your responsibility
A is in correct since recognition is for motivation and not for ethical conduct. B and D are loose answers and it’s not appropriate to take ethics lightly. C is the best answer in this situation.
Q4. Your project team is on its way to finish work on the project, while you have the impression that a staff member is already negotiating the next assignment in another project. You are afraid that the person may come under pressure to start working on the other job before she has finished her work for your project. Her task is very complex, and it would be hard for someone else to take up the partial results and finish them. What action is most likely to resolve the situation?
A. Have a private meeting with the person and discuss your observations. Make the person aware of the contract and of the legal consequences of unfinished work.
B. Have a meeting with the entire team and discuss the person
C. Use your network of project managers to find another assignment for the person which allows for smooth transition and does not conflict with your needs.
D. Ignore your observations and let the team member do her job. It is quite uncommon that staff drops work for a project before it is completely finished.
Best answer is A. There is no need to discuss with entire team, C is not appropriate since there is not need to do that now. D is in correct since you cannot ignore the situation in the interest of project
Q5 What should you avoid when you are organizing documents as Lessons learned?
A. Devise the lessons learned documentation in a wording which is easy to understand for a reader who is not familiar with the project.
B. Lessons learned must detail how certain groups or persons caused failures and delays, especially if they are inside the own organization.
C. Writing lessons learned should be an exercise enhancing your personal learning experience. Make sure you grasp what you are writing down.
D. Keep lessons learned documents at a place where they are easy to access and to retrieve for those who may later need the information.
A, B and D are all correct. C is a misfit here and hence it the correct answer as it should be avoided.