Project Management Study Set 3

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Quiz 10 :

Being an Effective Project Manager

Quiz 10 :

Being an Effective Project Manager

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The old-fashioned view of managing projects emphasized directing and controlling subordinates; the new perspective emphasizes managing project stakeholders and anticipating change as the most important jobs.
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In most cases, if someone can manage a project well, then they are also a great leader.
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One of the things that distinguish project management from regular management is the sheer breadth and complexity of the relationships that need to be managed.
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Position-related currencies come directly from the project manager's ability to contribute to others' accomplishing their work.
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The level of leadership required to successfully complete a project may depend on the level of uncertainty involved.
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As long as the culture of an organization acknowledges and condemns unethical behavior, ethical dilemmas are rare or trivial at the most.
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Successful project managers tend to adopt a hands-on approach to managing projects.
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The first step to building a social network is identifying those on whom the project depends for success.
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It is impractical for a subordinate to "manage" a superior.
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Strong leadership, while usually desirable, is not always necessary to successfully complete a project.
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Through a project manager's behavior, he or she can influence how others act and respond to a variety of issues related to the project.
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Customers define the scope of the project, and ultimately, project success rests in their satisfaction.
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One advantage of creating a dedicated project team is that it reduces dependencies, especially within the organization.
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Inspiration-related currencies derive from people's burning desire to make a difference and add meaning to their lives.
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Relationship-related currencies deal with the extent to which we can help others feel a sense of importance and personal worth by sharing tasks that increase their skills and abilities.
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A successful project manager must build a cooperative, mutually beneficial network generally governed by the law of reciprocity.
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Relationship-related currencies have more to do with strengthening the relationship with someone than directly accomplishing the project tasks.
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Many poor-performing project managers are guilty of management by wandering around.
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One important function of mapping dependencies and building a social network is to prevent project managers from being derailed because they were blindsided by someone whose position or power they had not anticipated.
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Effective time management for project managers includes initiating contact with key stakeholders only when there is a valid issue to deal with.
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