The Book is Project Management: The Managerial Process 8th edition ISBN-13: 97


The Book is
Project Management: The Managerial Process 8th edition
ISBN-13: 9781260736205
Question 1 – 20 points
Based on ideas offered in Chapter 9 – Reducing Project Duration, as well as your own
insights and experience, answer the following questions. Cite examples not presented in this
chapter.
1a) Identify four indirect costs you might find on a moderately complex project. Why are
these costs classified as indirect? Provide your response in 150-200 words. (10 points)
1b) What are five common reasons for crashing a project? Provide your response in 150-
200 words. (10 points)
Question 2 – 20 points
Based on your readings in Chapter 11 – Managing Project Teams, answer the following:
2a) What is the difference between functional and dysfunctional conflict on a project?
Provide your response in 150-200 words. (10 points)
2b) What can a project manager do to avoid some of the pitfalls of a highly cohesive project
team? Provide your response in 150-200 words. (10 points)
Question 3 – 20 points
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Based on your readings in Chapter 13 – Progress and Performance Measurement and
Evaluation, answer the following:
3a) Why is it important for project managers to resist changes to the project baseline?
Under what conditions would a project manager make changes to a baseline? When would
a project manager not allow changes to a baseline? Provide your response in 150-200
words. (10 points)
3b) How does earned value give a clearer picture of project schedule and cost status than a
simple plan versus actual system? Provide your response in 150-200 words. (10 points)
Question 4 – 20 points
Based on your readings in Chapter 14 – Project Closure, answer the following.
4a) Comment on the following statement: “We cannot afford to terminate the project now.
We have already spent more than 50 percent of the project budget”. Provide your response
in 150-200 words. (10 points)
4b) Assume the above project progresses through completion, but at the end, fails to meet
its stated objectives. If you were facilitating the Retrospective for this project, what would
you document as a Lesson Learned for future project teams? Provide your response in 150-
200 words. (10 points)
Question 5 – 20 Points
Based on your learning from Chapter 15 – Agile Project Management, answer the following
questions. Use your own words and examples.
5a) What is iterative incremental development? Why is it useful for developing new
products? Provide your response in 150-200 words. (10 points)
5b) Why is the traditional project management approach less effective when project scope
and technology are not well known? Provide your response in 150-200 words. (10 points)
Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you 🙂


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