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1.You are the project manager of the NYQ Project. You suspect that some project team members aren’t interested in the project. What is the best path to make others develop a passion for the project?
  1. Offer bonuses if the project is completed on time.

  2. Remind the team members the project is essential to their careers.

  3. Become passionate about the project yourself.

  4. Remind the team members that mistakes they make on the project will be documented.

2.Why must the project manager have authority over a project?
  1. To ensure the team will complete the work as dictated

  2. To ensure the actions required to complete the project will be enforced

  3. To ensure the budget required to complete the project is available

  4. To ensure the organization realizes your potential as an effective manager

3.What management theory suggests that people will perform better when they are offered a reward that motivates them?
  1. Herzberg’s Theory of Motivation

  2. McClelland’s Theory of Needs

  3. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

  4. McGregor’s Theory of X and Y

4.Complete this sentence: A successful relationship between the team members and the project manager should be _____________.
  1. Orderly

  2. Symbiotic

  3. Symbolic

  4. Relaxed

5.Of the following, which are two skills that a project manager must have to be successful?
  1. Public speaking abilities

  2. Organizational skills

  3. Ambition for a successful career

  4. Passion for the project

6.McClelland’s Theory of Needs suggests that people are driven by one of three needs. Which one of the following is not one of the three needs in McClelland’s theory?
  1. Power

  2. Affiliation

  3. Reward

  4. Achievement

7.Of the following, which decision-making process is reflective of the directive decision?
  1. A project manager who makes the decision with no team input

  2. A project manager who makes a decision based on team members’ counsel and advice

  3. A project manager who allows the team members to arrive at their own decision

  4. A project manager who allows the team members to arrive at their own decision with his approval

8.Of the following, which decision-making process is reflective of the consultative decision?
  1. A project manager who makes the decision with no team input

  2. A project manager who makes a decision based on team members’ counsel and advice

  3. A project manager who allows the team members to arrive at their own decision

  4. A project manager who allows the team members to arrive at their own decision with her approval

9.Why is disagreeing considered to be an effective part of team discussions?
  1. It keeps the team competitive among itself.

  2. It allows the project manager to “pit” team members against each other to keep the project moving.

  3. It shows that the project team is thinking and considering alternate solutions.

  4. It allows team members to become passionate about their decisions.

10.Of the following, which is not a method you should employ when working with “evaders” during a team discussion?
  1. Have each team member offer her opinion on the topic, and then write the suggestion on the whiteboard.

  2. If possible, allow team members to think about the problem and then e-mail their proposed solution to you.

  3. Have the evader listen to all of the comments and then make his decision.

  4. Call directly on the evader team members first when asking for suggestions.

11.You are a project manager for an application development project. You have eight team members who are all adding opinions about the web connectivity feature of the application. Of the following statements, which one most likely came from a team member with the aggressive personality type?
  1. I’ve done this before so I know it works.

  2. We could model our application after a project we’ve made before.

  3. I agree with Susan.

  4. I think we should take two different approaches and let the users decide which is most effective.

12.How often should a project manager meet with the entire project team?
  1. On a regular basis, as warranted by the size and duration of the project

  2. As directed by management

  3. At least weekly

  4. At least monthly

13.Of the following, which is the best choice for conducting meetings when the project team is dispersed geographically?
  1. Have the entire project team travel to a central location to discuss the project.

  2. Have the team leaders from each subteam travel to a central location to conduct the project. Team leaders would then report the results to the team when they return from the trip.

  3. Have the project manager travel to each location and meet with the project team there.

  4. Use videoconference software to link to all of the different teams to discuss the project.

14.Why should project team meetings have minutes recorded?
  1. It allows management to have a record of each meeting.

  2. It allows the project sponsor to have a record of the meeting without having to attend.

  3. It allows the project manager to maintain a record of what was discussed.

  4. It allows subteams to have details on what is happening in the other subteams’ meetings.

15.Of the following, which two are attributes of a successful project manager?
  1. Experience working with technology

  2. Experience working with the project team

  3. Experience working with the project sponsor

  4. Experience as a traditional manager


  

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