Chapter 10 Quiz

1. Excessive planning helps to drive out uncertainty which helps to build a focused flexibility mindset.
a. True
b. False

2. Building frequent iterative loops

a. Is a way to enhance sensory mechanisms
b. Helps to improve peripheral vision
c. Helps to avoid prematurely focusing on the wrong task
d. Should only be done by newly-hired employees

e. All of the above

3. What do your authors recommend as a way to cultivate a focused flexibility mindset?
a. project overconfidence to increase employee motivation
b. legitimize strategic forgetfulness
c. designate project pruners to help direct resources to the right projects
d. all of the above

e. b and c

4. What description captures the concept of focused flexibility?
a. Creating a mindset about the dangers of the extremes of refining and exploring
b. Being able to lean in the right direction at the proper time
c. Developing an ability to quickly inspire others to shift focus with little loss in productivity
d. Concentrate on present needs while maintaining the ability to meet future ones
e. All of the above
5. People tend to seek out evidence that corroborates their theories and their preconceived notions. This is known as ____
a. Confirmation bias
b. Sunk cost confirmation bias
c. Cognitive complexity bias
d. Peripheral cognitive bias