You are in the process of attaining and hiring resources for the project. Some of the resources can be found within the organization, but three of the resources you’ve identified must be hired on contract. You need to consider previous experience, personal interests, personal characteristics, availability, and the competencies and proficiency of the contractors as well as the internal staff. Which of the following statements best describes the situation?
Colocation is also known as what?
Lewis is a marketing associate reporting to Antwon, the company’s director of marketing. He pulls you aside to get your opinion about the latest project that he claims was his idea. He expresses frustration that Antwon was named sponsor of the project instead of himself. Based on the scenario presented, who is the correct project sponsor?
You are the project manager for a large project. The initial project schedule shows the project takes approximately three years to complete. Some of the stakeholders have changed over the course of this project, and new stakeholders will become involved toward the end of the project. The project team members have also changed as the project has evolved into a new set of deliverables. You are having a difficult time motivating the new team members. The techniques you used with the previous team don’t seem to be working with this team. More resources will be brought on and off the project team at various stages throughout the life cycle, so you’d like to resolve this problem soon. You know from studying the Project Resource Management Knowledge Area that you should do which of the following?
In what ways does the servant leadership approach empower teams?
You are a contract project manager and have entered into the requirements-gathering phase of your project. Two of the departments you’re working with on this project have competing interests regarding this project and have done everything they can, including sabotage, to undermine the work so far. To finish up the requirements-gathering phase, you will have to exert some influence. Which of the following statements is true regarding influencing the organization?
Dr. William Ouchi developed a theory that is concerned with increasing employees’ loyalty to their organizations and places emphasis on the well-being of the employees, both at work and outside of work. What is the name of this leadership theory?
Carina is a principal project manager of You’ve Got Dogs, a specialty company that creates custom dog apparel and toys. As part of her latest project, she struggles to rein in the team, who seem to be at each other’s throats. She knows everyone has good intentions, but they are not yet open and trusting with each other. What phase of the team development model is the team currently in?
Which of the following best describes the directing conflict-resolution technique?
A project manager is preparing to send five engineers to Japan to install a high-security network. The engineers have never been outside of the United States before. Prior to their travel, the project manager asks the Japan-based manager to give the engineers an overview of their history, customs, and social norms. What is the project manager’s motive?