Management 101
The Project Manager
Can you answer 25 questions in 10 minutes?

The Project Manager |

1. During The Buildup Stage Of A Project Lifecycle - __________ Is The Dominant Goal Of Many Project Managers.

2. The Functional Manager Uses The __________ Approach And The Pm Uses The __________ Approach.

3. During The Buildup Phase - The Project Goals - In Order Of Importance - Are __________.

4. During The Final Or Phaseout Stage Of The Project Lifecycle - __________ Is The Dominant Goal Of Many Project Managers.

5. The Project Manager Makes A __________ By Allowing One Aspect Of The Project To Get Worse In Return For Allowing Another Aspect Of The Project To Get Better.

6. Project Managers Must Have __________ - Which Refers To Possessing Enough Technical Abilities To Direct The Project.

7. __________ Results When The Demands Made On An Individual Are Greater Than The Person's Ability To Cope With Them - Particularly When The Person Has A High Need For Achievement.

8. According To The Authors - Of All The Characteristics Desirable In A Project Manager - __________ Is The Most Important

9. The Project Manager Must Make Trade-offs Between Project Progress And Process. Conceptually - This Involves Trade-offs Between The __________ Functions.

10. The Structure Of A Society Is Determined By Its __________.

11. According To The Authors - The Analytic Method - When Applied To Systems - Focuses On __________.

12. The Project Manager Should Be More Skilled At __________ - Whereas The Functional Manager Should Be More Skilled At __________.

13. When Asked - "How Do You Motivate Astronauts?" A Representative Of Nasa Responded - "We Don't Motivate Them - But - Boy - Are We Careful About Whom We Select." Discuss The Implications Of This Statement For Project Managers Seeking To Motivate Project Team Members.

14. Projects Are Conducted In Four Important Environments. They Are __________.

15. Identify Three Important Characteristics That Would Be Desirable In A Project Manager. Explain Your Reasoning.

16. Four Project Environments Were Identified In The Chapter. Assume That There Is A Clash In Requirements Between The Legal Environments Of Two Countries Participating In The Project. Before Taking Action To Resolve The Clash In Requirements - What Would You Recommend That The Project Manager Do?

17. The Laws Of The Nation Are Often A Product Of The Nation's __________.

18. The Project Manager's Responsibilities Are Broad And Fall Primarily Into Three Separate Areas. Identify The Item That Is Not One Of These.

19. The Project Manager's Responsibility To The Project And To The Client Is Met By Ensuring That The __________ Of The Project Is Preserved In Spite Of Conflicting Demands Made By Stakeholders.

20. According To The Authors The Key To Coping With The Uncertainty That Happens At The End Of A Project - An Obstacle That The Project Manager Must Overcome Is __________.

21. With Respect To Acquiring Resources - There Is A High Potential For Conflict Between The Functional Manager And The Project Manager. Describe A Major Source Of That Conflict And Suggest How It Can Be Properly Managed.

22. The __________ Is The "Corporate Culture" Within The Organization - Or Even Within The Project.

23. When Managing A Project - The Project Manager Is Responsible For __________.

24. Resources Initially Budgeted For A Project Are Frequently __________ For The Task - Partly Because Of Natural Optimism By The Proposer About How Many Resources Are Needed.

25. You Are The Project Manager Of A Multi-national Projects With Stakeholders And Team Members On Both Sides Of The Atlantic. You Receive An Email Request From A Stakeholder In The United Kingdom For Information That Is "Needed By 4/3/05". You Run Into The Stakeholder At A Conference In The Middle Of March 2005 And He Refuses To Acknowledge You In Any Way. To What Do You Attribute This "Weird" Behavior?


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