How will an organization with a weak matrix organization structure affect the Plan Resource Management process?
A. The project manager will have no authority on the project. B. The project manager will have a stronger role. C. The project manager will have a relatively weaker role. D. The project manager will have full authority.
C. The project manager will have a relatively weaker role.
A project manager is planning out the availability of resources as part of the Acquire Resources process. He needs to acquire resources that report to a functional manager. What technique will he likely use to obtain these resources?
A. Pre-assignment B. Authority C. Negotiation D. Coercion
You are the project manager from a seller organization, based at the customer location. One of your team members is involved in certain unacceptable activities at the customer location. The HR manager of the customer team organizes a meeting between you, the team-member, your customer- manager and HR wherein the team member apologizes for his activities and agrees not to repeat them. You should:
A. Ignore the incident since the team member has agreed not repeat such activities. B. Report this incident immediately to HR of your organization and to your managers. C. Warn the team-member that this is the last opportunity and future incidents will lead to strict action. D. Document the issue for your project records.
B. Report this incident immediately to HR of your organization and to your managers.
As part of your staffing management plan, you have developed a chart indicating the # of hours (Y axis) a senior programmer will be working over the months (X axis) of the project. This is an example of what?
A. Pareto Chart B. Ishikawa Diagram C. Resource Histogram D. Staff Acquisition Chart
John is the project manager of a large highway expansion project. He has a number of stakeholders with competing priorities and agendas, and often has to resolve conflicts between stakeholders. Which knowledge area manages communications with the project stakeholders?
A. Project Quality Management B. Project Stakeholder Management C. Project Communications Management D. Project Resource Management
Long hours to meet a looming deadline and immense pressure for success from management is causing a downturn in team morale. Occasionally there are conflicts between team members over priorities and resources. How should these non-disruptive conflicts be handled?
A. Use of disciplinary actions B. Private, direct and collaborative approach should be used first C. Escalation to senior management D. Arbitration
B. Private, direct and collaborative approach should be used first
You are setting up your project team and you are looking at a chart that shows that the programming will be performed by Systems Development, the infrastructure will be implemented by Infrastructure Systems, the customer communication will be handled by the Call Center. This is an example of what type of chart?
A. RACI B. Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS) C. Work Breakdown Structure D. Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS)
Why is it important to have a staff release plan for people within the project team?
A. It helps people manage their time. B. The project protects itself from lawsuit. C. It is not important. D. The project saves money by releasing people from the project at the right time and morale is also improved.
D. The project saves money by releasing people from the project at the right time and morale is also improved.