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1

You are the project manager for the JHG Project. This project requires coordination with the director of manufacturing, HR, the IT department, and the CIO. This is an example of what type of input to
organizational planning?
A. Organizational interfaces
B. Technical interfaces
C. Interpersonal interfaces
D. Human resource coordination

A

2

Your project requires an electrician at month eight. This is an example of which of the following?
A. Organizational interfaces
B. Staffing requirements
C. Contractor requirements
D. Resource constraints

B

3

You are the project manager of the PUY Project. This project requires a chemical engineer for seven months of the project, although there are no available chemical engineers within your department. This is an example
of which of the following?
A. Organizational interfaces
B. Staffing requirements
C. Contractor requirements
D. Resource constraints

B

4

You are the project manager in an organization with a weak matrix. Who will have the authority in your
project?
A. The project manager
B. The customer
C. Functional management
D. The team leader

C

5

You are the project manager for the LMG Project. Your project will have several human resource issues that must be coordinated and approved by the union. Which of the following statements is correct about this scenario?
A. The union is considered a resource constraint.
B. The union is considered a management constraint.
C. The union is considered a project stakeholder.
D. The union is considered a project team member.

C

6

You are the project manager of the PLY Project. This project is similar to the ACT Project you have
completed. What method can you use to expedite the process of organizational planning?
A. Use the project plan of the ACT Project on the PLY Project.
B. Use the roles and responsibilities defined in the ACT Project on the PLY Project.
C. Use the project team structure of the ACT Project on the PLY Project.
D. Use the project team of the ACT Project on the PLY Project.

B

7

Which of the following is an example of theory X?
A. Self-led project teams
B. Micromanagement
C. Team members able to work on their own accord
D. Earned value management

B

8

You are the project manager of the PLN Project. The team members are somewhat "afraid" of you as project manager because they see you as management. They know that a negative review from you about their project work will impact their yearly bonus. This is an example of which of the following?
A. Formal power
B. Coercive power
C. Expert power
D. Referent power

B

9

You are the project manager of the MMB Project. The president of the company has spoken to the project team and told them of the confidence and respect he has in you to lead the project to a successful
completion. The project manager has what type of power on this project?
A. Formal power
B. Coercive power
C. Expert power
D. Halo power

A

10

Management has approached Tyler, one of your project team members. Tyler is a database administrator and developer whose work is always on time, accurate, and of quality. He also has a reputation of being a "good guy" and is well liked. Because of this, management has decided to move Tyler into the role of a project manager for a new database administration project. This is an example of which of the following?
A. Management by exception
B. The halo effect
C. Management by objectives
D. McGregor's theory of X and Y

B

11

Which problem-solving technique is the best for most project management situations?
A. Confronting
B. Compromising
C. Forcing
D. Avoiding

A

12

Harold is an outspoken project team member. All of the project team members respect Harold for his
experience with the technology, but often, things have to go in Harold's favor or things do not go well. During a discussion on a solution, a project team member waves her arms and says, "Fine, Harold, do it your way."
This is an example of which of the following?
A. A win-win solution
B. A leave-lose solution
C. A lose-lose solution
D. A yield-lose solution

D

13

You are the project manager for the GBK Project. This project affects a line of business, and the customer is anxious about the success of the project. Which of the following is likely not a top concern for the customer?
A. Project priorities
B. Schedule
C. Cost
D. Personality conflicts

D

14

Which theory believes that workers need to be involved with the management process?
A. McGregor's theory of X and Y
B. Ouchi's theory Z
C. Herzberg's theory of motivation
D. Expectancy theory

B

15

___________________ states that as long as workers are rewarded they will remain productive.
A. McGregor's theory of X and Y
B. Ouchi's theory Z
C. Herzberg's theory of motivation
D. Expectancy theory

D

16

You are the project manager for Industrial Lights Project. You have been hired by your organization
specifically because of your vast experience with the technology and with projects of this nature. The project
team is aware of your experience. You likely have what type of power on this project?
A. Formal power
B. Coercive power
C. Expert power
D. Referent power

C

17

You are the project manager for GHB Project. You have served as a project manager for your organization for the past 10 years. Practically all of your projects come in on time and on budget. The project team has worked with you in the past, and they consider you to be an expert project manager. They also like working with you. Given all of this, you likely have what type of power on this project?
A. Formal power
B. Coercive power
C. Expert power
D. Referent power

D

18

Which of the following is an example of coercive power?
A. A project manager who has lunch with the project team every Thursday
B. A project manager who will openly punish any team member who is late with an activity
C. A project manager who has worked with the technology on the project for several years
D. A project manager who is friends with all of the project team members

B

19

Mike is the project manager for a project with a very tight schedule. The project is running late, and Mike
feels that he does not have time to consider all the possible solutions that two team members are in
disagreement over. He quickly decides to go with the team member with the largest amount of seniority. This is an example of which of the following?
A. Problem solving
B. Compromising
C. Forcing
D. Withdrawal

C

20

You are a project manager in a projectized organization. Your job as a project manager can be described best by which of the following?
A. Full-time
B. Part-time
C. Expeditor
D. Coordinator

A