Now that you’ve seen two different approaches to managing a project, let’s review. The following quiz will test your knowledge of all the information you learned throughout The Worry Curve lesson. You must receive an 80% score on this quiz to proceed to the next lesson in the Duration-Driven course.
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In a typical project, without a structured process for planning and control, what is the average level of worry about the project at time-zero?
According to the video, what are the three phases of a project that do not use a structured process for project planning and control?
How far does the Uninformed Optimism phase (low level of worry) typically extend into the duration of a project?
Why is the level of worry about the project relatively low during the Uninformed Optimism phase of the project?
What causes the level of worry to increase during the Vague Concern phase?
According to the video, what are the two things that tend to suffer during the Vague Concern phase?
Which of these are characteristics of the Panic Phase?
When the project is finally over and we have it behind us, what do we always say to ourselves, besides, “Thank God it is over?”
When projects are managed without a structured process for planning and control, what impact does it typically have on the cost of the projects that are completed?
According to the video, what is arguably the most costly part of the Panic phase?
What is the level of worry, anxiety or focus at the beginning of a project that uses a formal approach to project planning and control?
When following a formal project planning and control approach we may realize early in the project that we are in jeopardy of missing our deadline date. What happens to the level of worry when this occurs?
Which project management approach allows the team to be in control?
What three parameters must be met for a project to be successful?
What process is used to shift the Worry Curve to earlier in the project?