Quiz Answers

Quiz Answers

  1. You want to get your project done in the shortest possible time / shorten time to market. What’s the #1 thing you should do to achieve that?
  • Use Agile.
  • Make sure the requirements are clear.
  • Have an experienced team.
  • Build a plan at the day level of detail.

Answers:

  • Can’t hurt, but it’s not the right answer.
  • Very important, but again, not the right answer.
  • Great, if you can manage it but it won’t make as big a difference as:
  • Yep. Here’s why.

2. You work in a world of ‘constantly changing priorities’. A change occurs on your project – something you hadn’t expected happens. How many ways are there to deal with this change?  

  • One.
  • Two.
  • Three.
  • Stupid question – obviously depends on what the change that occurred was.

Answers:

3. True or false? A project will go wrong if its demand (amount of work to be done) and supply (amount of people to do that work) aren’t the same?

  • True.
  • False.
  • It’s not as simple as that. What about things like motivation, levels of experience, knowledge of the industry / sector, and so on?
  • You can always work overtime and make the equation come true.  

Answers:

  • Sure is.
  • Sure isn’t.
  • Things actually are as simple as that.
  • Yes, you can always work overtime. Whether there will be enough time available to make the equation come true is a separate question. Hint: There are 24 hours in a day, 7 days in the week, a finite number of people on your team.

4. You have a superstar working on your project – highly skilled, experienced, motivated and doing what they love to do. What is most likely to make them unhappy?

  • You micromanaging them.
  • Them being given uninteresting work.  
  • You questioning their judgement and decisions.
  • Low or infrequent salary hikes. 

Answers:

  • Yes, nothing surer. A waste of your time and could potentially lead to very negative outcomes
  • Yes again.
  • And again.
  • To some extent but not as much as you might think.