You were assigned a twelve-person team on your project so you decide to bring a RAM to your kick-off meeting. When asked by an intern how the RAM would help, you explain that it:
A. Provides a diagram that decomposes all work.
B. Reduces overall project costs by eliminating all outsourcing.
C. Minimizes delays to the schedule by overlapping tasks.
D. Ensures that there is only one person who is ultimately responsible for a task.
As the project manager with a time conscience sponsor, you have been monitoring earned value throughout the year long project. At the halfway point, you report that the SPI is 0.8. This means that the project is:
A. Ahead of schedule
B. Under budget
C. Behind schedule
D. Over budget
Your company secured a contract with a client overseas and you are expected to bring your entire team with you for six weeks. The culture of your client’s country is very different from yours. What is the best way to prepare your team?
A. Arrive a few days early to get acclimated
B. Hold as many teleconference meetings as possible with the client leading up to the trip
C. Provide culture awareness training
D. Do nothing since your team will adapt as they live and work there
Your company secured a contract with a client overseas and you are expected to bring your entire team with you for six weeks. The culture of your client’s country is very different from yours. What is the term that describes their anxiety of potential difficulties in assimilating in a new locale?
A. Culture shock
B. Adjustment phase
D. Known unknowns
Ouchi developed Theory Z as a hybrid organization. This concept states that management deems workers as trustworthy and capable of working without close supervision because:
A. Workers are motivated by a hierarchy of needs.
B. Management provides a supportive environment with lifetime employment.
C. Workers are threatened with job loss.
D. The government demands it from their people.
Your company is in the process of deciding whether to continue with Project A or terminate it and begin Project B instead. You have already invested 12 months and $100,000 on Project A. It will take another 24 months and $50,000 to complete it. Project B is actually a better solution since the end product will result in a greater long-term savings. However, it will take 18 months and $250,000 to complete. Additionally, all time and money spent on Project A already would be wasted. Which project should the company chose?
A. Project A because the company has already spent 12 months and $100,000
B. Project A because it is still more inexpensive than Project B
C. Project B because time and money spent on Project A is irrelevant to the decision
D. Project B because it can be completed in less time than Project A
For your new software project, you decide you need to use a Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT) network diagram. When asked by an intern why you chose to use GERT, you explain that one of the main advantages is that you can:
A. Be more accurate than using a PERT
B. Use hammock activities
C. Assign multiple resources
D. Create loops between tasks