PMP Exam Preparation - Quiz 6, Role of The Project Manager

1. What is a key role of the project manager in terms of the project's strategic objectives?

A. To reduce the project's objectives to align with the strategic goals.
B. To align the project's objectives and results with the portfolio and business areas.
C. To oppose the strategic objectives that do not align with the project's vision.
D. To independently define the project's objectives without consulting the business strategy.

2. Which of the following is NOT a form of power typically used by project managers?

A. Punitive or coercive power.
B. Positional power.
C. Referent power.
D. Arbitrary power.

3. What does effective project integration at the process level require from the project manager?

A. To delegate integration tasks to team members without oversight.
B. To avoid overlap of processes throughout the project lifecycle.
C. To ensure the project fails if the processes are not integrated.
D. To integrate project processes where they interact.

4. A project manager is navigating a situation where an important stakeholder, previously an advocate for the project, has begun to express concerns that the project may negatively impact their department's resources. What should the project manager do FIRST?

A. Reassess the project's risk management plan to account for the potential impact on resources.
B. Update the project's stakeholder engagement plan to include strategies for managing the stakeholder's concerns.
C. Ignore the stakeholder's concerns as they are not aligned with the project's main objectives.
D. Seek to remove the stakeholder from the project to avoid further conflict.

5. Which leadership style is described as focusing on the growth, learning, and development of team members, putting their well-being first, and emerging after the act of service?

A. Transactional
B. Laissez-faire
C. Charismatic
D. Servant leader

6. In the context of project management, which of the following is not true about the difference between leadership and management?

A. Management relies on control.
B. Leadership focuses on long-range vision.
C. Management directs using relational power.
D. Leadership challenges the status quo.

7. When it comes to politics and power in project management, which of the following is not a form of power used by project managers?

A. Ingratiating
B. Informational
C. Avoiding
D. Enthusiastic

8. Which personality trait is not typically associated with the qualities of a project manager?

A. Cultural sensitivity
B. Managerial aptitude
C. Disregard for emotions
D. Intellectual capability

9. What is the primary role of the project manager when performing integration at the process level?

A. To ensure the project follows a set sequence of processes without overlap
B. To integrate the project processes where they interact
C. To focus on individual processes independently to improve efficiency
D. To avoid changes in the project that may require integration of processes

10. What is critical for a project manager to integrate at the cognitive level?

A. Their ability to follow a strict set of management practices without deviation
B. Their power skills and business acumen to the project
C. Their focus on using only traditional project management methodologies
D. Their strict adherence to the project's initial plan without considering changes

11. How should project managers manage integration at the context level?

A. By disregarding the influence of new technologies and social networks
B. By considering the implications of the project context in their planning
C. By strictly following old project management practices without adapting
D. By focusing only on the internal operations of the project

12. When dealing with complexity in projects, what is important for project managers to consider?

A. Ignoring the interdependencies of components and systems
B. Focusing solely on the simple tasks and avoiding complex situations
C. The dynamic interactions and behaviors that emerge from these interactions
D. Ensuring that the project does not evolve from its initial simple state

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