286 New PMP People Questions & Answers with explanation

A team member informs the project manager that they must complete a critical task outside of the project. This will pose a schedule risk to the project. What should the project manager do to eliminate the risk?
Select one
Susan is the director of engineering for a software consulting company. She needs to hire seven people for a project that will be starting over the next month and has just filled out the roles and responsibilities of the positions and provided them to the human resources department. Which of the following is considered in the development of roles and responsibilities?
Select three
Your project has a total of 35 stakeholders. How many lines of communication exist?
Select one
Cheryl is a procurement manager assigned to a project that implemented a new system patching service. She sits down with the project manager to review the final performance of the primary vendor used, highlighting the many issues that they experienced with the vendor, including delivering three weeks late and going over budget by $5,000. Cheryl spends an additional hour with the project manager identifying what they could have done differently and what they did well in addressing the vendor issues as they occurred. What activity are Cheryl and the project manager engaged in?
Select one
You are looking over project team assignments and see that one of your resources is overallocated. You are concerned about the future availability of this resource and also notice the resource is assigned to more than one critical activity. To keep the project on schedule, which of the following techniques should you use?
Select one
All of the following are methods used to develop project teams except for which one?
Select one
You are working on a project with contentious team members. You know if you resolve the conflicts, it will result in increased productivity and better working relationships. You pull the team together in a meeting to discuss the issue. You allow everyone to express their viewpoint, and as a result, some team members gain an understanding of the perspective of some of their teammates that they didn’t have before this meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting, consensus is reached, and the team members thank you for taking the time to get them together and asking them to discuss this issue. Which of the following conflict-resolution techniques does this describe?
Select one
Match the conflict resolution technique with its description.
Types of Conflict Resolution Techniques
Type Description
To push one’s viewpoint at the expense of others. This is considered a win-lose situation.
To search for a temporary solution that satisfies all parties. This is considered a lose-lose situation.
To incorporate multiple viewpoints and lead to consensus and commitment. This is considered a win-win situation.
Problem Solve
To emphasize agreement and concede one’s position to maintain harmony or relationships. This is considered a win-lose situation.
To retreat from the conflict situation. This is considered a lose-lose situation.
Match the theory with the name of the individual responsible for developing it.
Motivational Theories
Theory Theorist
Theory of X and Y
David McClelland
Hygiene Theory
Victor Vroom
Achievement Theory
Douglas McGregor
Expectancy Theory
Frederick Herzberg
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Abraham Maslow
Match the power type with its description.
Power types
Type Description
When a person being influenced believes the manager, or the person doing the influencing, is knowledgeable about the subject
When power comes about as a result of the influencer’s position
When power is inferred to the influencer by their subordinates
When the employee is threatened with consequences if expectations are not met