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What are the elements of the PMI Talent Triangle?

Technical Project Management; Leadership; Strategic and Business Management

Who is Project Manager?

The project manager is the person assigned by the performing organization to lead the team that is responsible for achieving the project objectives.

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Functional manager focuses on …

providing management oversight for a functional or business unit.

Operations managers are responsible for …

ensuring that business operations are efficient.

 

What are the Leadership Styles that a PM can adopt?

Laissez-faire; Transactional; Servant leader; Transformational; Charismatic; Interactional

What are PM Personality Skills?

Authentic; Courteous; Creative; Cultural; Emotional; Intellectual; Managerial; Political; Service-oriented; Social; Systematic;

 

May a PM have influence on Governing Bodies?

May a PM have influence on Governing Bodies? Yes.

May a PM have influence on Resource Managers?

May a PM have influence on Resource Managers? Yes.

 

Why a project manager may interact with other project managers?

Demands on the same resources, Priorities of funding, Receipt or distribution of deliverables, and Alignment of project goals and objectives with those of the organization.

How a PM may increase the project management competency of the organization?

Demonstrate the value of project management, Increase acceptance of project management in the organization, Advance the efficacy of the PMO when one exists in the organization

 

What is "Technical project management" skill set?

The knowledge, skills, and behaviors related to specific domains of project, program, and portfolio management.

What is "leadership" skill set?

The knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to guide, motivate, and direct a team, to help an organization achieve its business goals

 

What is "Strategic and business management" skill set?

The knowledge of and expertise in the industry and organization that enhanced performance and better delivers business outcomes.

To be the most effective, project managers need to have Leadersip skill set more than Technical Project Management or Strategic and Business Management skill sets. True or False?

False. Project managers need to have a balance of these three skill sets.

 

Project managers need to employ leadership rather than management in order to be successful. True or False?

False. Project managers need to employ both leadership and management in order to be successful.

"Do things right" is management or leadership?

Management. Leaders focus on "Do the right things"

 

"Maintain" and "Administrate" are management or leadership?

Management. Leaders focus on "Develop" and "Innovate"

"Focus on operational issues and problem solving" is management or leadership?

Management. Leaders focus on "vision, alignment, motivation, and inspiration"

 

"Focus on relationships with people" is management or leadership?

Leadership. Managers focus on "systems and structure"

"Focus on long-range vision" is management or leadership?

Leadership. Managers focus on "near-term goals"

 

Who asks "how and when"? Managers or Leaders?

Managers. Leaders ask "what and why"

What is "Laissez-faire" leadership style?

Allowing the team to make their own decisions and establish their own goals, also referred to as taking a hands-off style

 

What is "Transactional" leadership style?

Focus on goals, feedback, and accomplishment to determine rewards; management by exception

What is "Servant leader" leadership style?

Demonstrates commitment to serve and put other people first; focuses on other people’s growth, learning, development, autonomy, and well-being; leadership is secondary and emerges after service);

 

What is "Transformational" leadership style?

Empowering followers through idealized attributes and behaviors, inspirational motivation, encouragement for innovation and creativity,

What is "Charismatic" leadership style?

Able to inspire; is high-energy, enthusiastic, self-confident;

 

What is "Interactional" leadership style?

Combination of transactional, transformational, and charismatic

What is "Authentic" Personality characteristic?

Accepts others for what and who they are, show open concern

 

What is "Courteous" Personality characteristic?

Ability to apply appropriate behavior and etiquette

What is "Creative" Personality characteristic?

Ability to think abstractly, to see things differently, to innovate

 

What is "Cultural" Personality characteristic?

Measure of sensitivity to other cultures including values, norms, and beliefs

What is "Emotional" Personality characteristic?

Ability to perceive emotions and the information they present and to manage them

 

What is "Intellectual" Personality characteristic?

Measure of human intelligence over multiple aptitudes

What is "Managerial" Personality characteristic?

Measure of management practice and potential

 

What is "Political" Personality characteristic?

Measure of political intelligence and making things happen

What is "Service-oriented" Personality characteristic?

Evidence of willingness to serve other people

 

What is "Social" Personality characteristic?

Ability to understand and manage people

What is "Systemic" Personality characteristic?

Drive to understand and build systems

 

Which personality characteristic is a "measure of interpersonal skills"?

Emotional personality characteristic is a "measure of interpersonal skills"

What is leadership?

Leadership involves working with others through discussion or debate in order to guide them from one point to another.

 

What is management?

Management is more closely associated with directing another person to get from one point to another using a known set of expected behaviors.

Name this form of power: e.g., formal position granted in the organization or team?

Name this form of power: e.g., formal position granted in the organization or team? Positional.

 

Name this form of power: e.g., control of gathering or distribution

Name this form of power: e.g., control of gathering or distribution Informational.

Name this form of power: e.g., respect or admiration others hold for the individual, credibility gained

Name this form of power: e.g., respect or admiration others hold for the individual, credibility gained? Referent.

 

Name this form of power: e.g., gained due to unique situation such as a specific crisis

Name this form of power: e.g., gained due to unique situation such as a specific crisis? Situational.

Name this form of power: e.g., charm, attraction

Name this form of power: e.g., charm, attraction? Personal or charismatic.

 

Name this form of power: e.g., participates in networking, connections, and alliances

Name this form of power: e.g., participates in networking, connections, and alliances? Relational.

Name this form of power: e.g., skill, information possessed; experience, training, education, certification

Name this form of power: e.g., skill, information possessed; experience, training, education, certification? Expert.

 

Name this form of power: e.g., ability to give praise, monetary or other desired items

Name this form of power: e.g., ability to give praise, monetary or other desired items? Reward-oriented.

Name this form of power: e.g., ability to invoke discipline or negative consequences

Name this form of power: e.g., ability to invoke discipline or negative consequences? Punitive or coercive.

 

Name this form of power: e.g., application of flattery or other common ground to win favor or cooperation

Name this form of power: e.g., application of flattery or other common ground to win favor or cooperation? Ingratiating.

Name this form of power: e.g., limit freedom of choice or movement for the purpose of gaining compliance to desired action

Name this form of power: e.g., limit freedom of choice or movement for the purpose of gaining compliance to desired action? Pressure-based.

 

Name this form of power: e.g., imposition of obligation or sense of duty

Name this form of power: e.g., imposition of obligation or sense of duty? Guilt-based.

Name this form of power: e.g., ability to provide arguments that move people to a desired course of action

Name this form of power: e.g., ability to provide arguments that move people to a desired course of action? Persuasive.

 

Name this form of power: e.g., refusing to participate

Name this form of power: e.g., refusing to participate? Avoiding.

What are the qualitiesand skills of a leader?

Being a visionary, Being optimistic and positive, Being collaborative, Building trust; Managing expectations; Spending sufficient time communicating; …

 

What are the Project Integration Management levels?

Process Level, Cognitive Level, Context Level

PM knows the interactions of project processes very well. He may integrate them at … level

PM knows the interactions of project processes very well. He may integrate them at Process Level

 

PM is proficient in all of the Project Management Knowledge Areas. He may integrate the project proceses at … level

PM is proficient in all of the Project Management Knowledge Areas. He may integrate the project proceses at Cognitive Level.

Project manager is cognizant of the project context and able to decide how to best use these new elements of the environment in their projects to achieve success. He may integrate at … level

Project manager is cognizant of the project context and able to decide how to best use these new elements of the environment in their projects to achieve success. He may integrate at Context Level