PPM 301 - Project Management
Review for the third test
The following questions are provided to help you study for
the third test. Do not expect to see these exact questions on the test.
- What are some of the things you would expect to see in a
project scope statement?
- What is a Work Breakdown Structure, such as the one an
analyst would create early in a project? What are some common layouts
used for Work Breakdown Structures?
- What are some of the reasons suggested by the text that
would be sufficient for conducting a project that would not show a
- The text tells us that staff will often prioritize work if
managers do not do it for them. What are some of the choices that staff
are known to make when left on their own?
- On a scale of 1 to 3, 1 being the most urgent, categorize
the following three phrases on their urgency: needed, needed quickly,
- What do a Gantt chart and a PERT chart both tell us about
tasks on a schedule? What do we see in one that we do not see in the
- What are the four steps in Deming's classic Quality
- What are risks (as in project risk management)?
- What is risk mitigation? Would risk mitigation affect your
plans for risk contingencies?
- What does it mean to put a risk occurrence on your project
schedule? Where on the schedule would you put it?
- How is a project system audit different from a product
- What are the three things you are likely to measure in a
project progress audit?
- What is the difference between an internal project audit
team and an external project audit team?
- What is an example of a software product that could serve
as your Project Management System?
- What is the difference between a PMS and a PMIS? Which is
probably going to be used first in a project?
- How might the expectations of a sender or receiver affect
their understanding of a project communication?
- What does it mean to listen or read actively?
- What kind of communication does the text warn us unlikely
to have a candid portrayal of bad news? Which of Dr. Deming's 14 points
addresses this most directly?
- What will be the likely outcome if a message runs contrary
to a listener's beliefs, or if the listener does not want to hear the
- What are some classic non-verbal communication methods,
having to do with a person's body, that we should pay attention to in
meetings? What category of non-verbal communication do these messages
- What is the reference work for written communications that
I mentioned in the notes?
- What is the three-part advice about communicating with
people in writing or in meetings?
- What are some of the questions posed in the text that might
cause you to cancel or not schedule a meeting?
- What team elements do we expect to find on a full time
project team that we do not expect to find on a core project team?
- What effect do we expect long work hours to have on team
- What are two common corrective actions for sleep
- What is an expected outcome from a lack of exercise?
- When the two classic remedies for lack of sleep cannot be
applied, what other techniques are recommended?
- When a project leader is too fatigued to continue leading
the project, what two steps does the text recommend?
- What should be do for new team members when they are
assigned to one of our teams?
- What characteristic of a project would make it need an
Interface Plan as part of the overall Project Plan?
- What are some of the signs given in the text that tell you a project is "challenged"?
- What are some of the common costs we would expect to have to handle in most projects?