E03 Project Management

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  1. A ___________ is a single activity that has a start and end point, with defined objectives and scope.
  2. A project is a __________ endeavor and can be though of as a ___________ requiring a solution.
    Temporary / Complex Problem
  3. One frequent reason why projects fail is that a significant part of the work is ________.
  4. The most important criteria in the selection of a project manager are the person's ______________.
    Management Skills
  5. Research has shown the most productive group size is ________ to ______ people.
    5 to 7
  6. When rewarding team members for their efforts during a project, you should reward based on their _________________.
    Level of Contribution
  7. TRUE or FALSE

    You should be careful not to penalize workers who perform better than expected by loading them down with excessive work.
  8. What is the first stage of Team Development in which the Team Manager take on the role of the director?
    Forming Stage
  9. The fourth stage of team development where team members enjoy working together and producing high qualite results.
    Performing Stage
  10. In the fourth stage of team development, the Prject Manager is a __________.
  11. One conflict resolution alternative is:
    Meeting together and problem solving
  12. _________ for win/win is the best method for resolution.
  13. The three areas that cause most of the conflicts in project management are:
    • 1. Planning
    • 2. Budgeting
    • 3. Scheduling
  14. The success of the project manager is measured by three project parameters:
    • 1.  Costs-at or below budget
    • 2.  Time-before or on time
    • 3.  Quality-done correctly
  15. ___________ in contracts help vendors maintain quality, costs, and timeliness.
    Penalty Clauses
  16. TRUE or FALSE

    Feasibilty studies will not alsways conclude the problem is feasible to solve or the solution is feasible.
  17. Feasibility Study Objectives (SMART):
    • S - Specific
    • M - Measurable
    • A - Attainable
    • R - Realistic
    • T - Time Limited
  18. _________ can be used to assist in solving projects, planning projects, listing tasks.

    Pshychological Road Racing
    Mind Mapping
  19. TRUE or FALSE

    Signatures are needed in a change order if the solution utilized was listed in the project plan strategy.

    Signatures are NOT needed in a change order if the solution utilized was listed in the project plan strategy.
  20. If someone asks for a change of the scope of your project, you should explain the ___________ and determine if the person wants to continue.
    Impact of Change
  21. A(n) __________ will have at least one effectiveness measure and be SMART.
  22. A work breakdown structure is best described as a ________________.
    Hierarchy of Tasks
  23. Large tasks should be reduced to smaller tasks with assigned deadlines because it is easier to _______________ quality and costs.
    Monitor and Control
  24. Assigned personnel are more ______ and ___________ less.
    Timely and Procrastinate
  25. Small problems may be easier to correct before they develop into __________.
    Larger Problems.
  26. _____________ take a complicated task and subduvudes it into several smaller tasks.
    Work Break Down Structure (WBS)
  27. Anyone who has a vested interst in the project.
  28. In a sense, ________ & ________ are synonymous.
    Management & Controls
  29. __________ occurs when project is behind (negative) or ahead (positive) of schedule.
  30. TRUE or FALSE

    If there is no variance, then no correction is needed.
  31. Audits come in two different styles:
    • 1.  Formal (comprehensive)
    • 2.  Partial and Informal (cursory)
  32. Three types of stakeholders:
    • 1.  Formal Authority
    • 2.  Purse String Authority
    • 3.  Bureaucratic Authority
  33. A project plan, bids and contracts, meeting minutes, and feasibility studies are all found in the __________________.
    Project Documentation Manual
  34. You should dispurse _________ to all stakeholders and team members.
  35. A __________ is a one page description of the change and its impact on the project.
    A Change Order
  36. Closing a project consists of 3 components:
    • 1.  Completing an executive summary
    • 2.  Closure with the team
    • 3.  Archiving the executive summary in a central filing location

    Every project has an ending
  37. A ____________ is sometimes referred to as a time line chart and can be used regardless if a pert chart has been prepared.
    Gantt Chart
  38. ______________ is the longest path through a network diagram and has zero slack or float.
    Critical Path
  39. ___________ is an aid to planning, scheduling, and decision making.

    Program Evaluation and Review Technique
  40. TRUE or FALSE

    Slack time in a PERT network is determined by subtracting the earliest expected time (TE) of an event from the latest allowable time (TL) of the same event.
  41. TRUE or FALSE

    Every Event in a PERT Chart did not happen until all of the activities leasing to the event have been completed.
  42. Regarding Time Estimates...

    Worst Time (WE); Best Estimate (BE): Average Time Estimate (TE)

    WE=6 weeks; BE 2 weeks
    WE + BE / 2

    6+2/2 = 4 weeks
  43. TRUE or FALSE

    The formula for cost estimates is not the same as time estimates.

    The formula for cost estimates ARE the same as time estimates
  44. ____________ is 0.666 which adds a little room for problems. 
    Standard Deviation (SD)

    Simply add 0.666 to answer
  45. If a grant coordinator or contractor does not allow for standard deviations, you can include ___________ in your cost estimate if thoroughly explained.
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E03 Project Management
2013-03-25 04:06:11
E03 Project Management

E03 Project Management (Tom Wilson)
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