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Managing Projects (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series) by Harvard Business Review

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Test Yourself

Here are 10 multiple-choice questions to help you identify your baseline knowledge of project management. Answers appear at the end of the test.

1. You’ve been assigned a project, and it appears to have explicit expectations and clearly outlined responsibilities. Before you begin planning, what should you do?

a. Ensure that the funding has been approved.

b. Confirm that the project is solving the right problem.

2. Why is it critical to spend time early in the planning phase identifying all the stakeholders in your project’s activities or outcomes?

a. To find potential champions who will support the project.

b. To ensure that the project objectives meet everyone’s expectations of success.

c. To be politically astute and identify ...

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