Free PMI-ACP Exam Sample Question 18

You are currently on an Agile project team developing a new bar code scanning device for a major drug store retailer and are currently creating user stories. One project team member is very strong-willed and is constantly trying to exert his influence over others to sway them to his way of thinking. This is an example of?

A) Dominating
B) Influencing
C) Dictating
D) Anchoring

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Correct Answer: D

Anchoring occurs when undue influence is exerted by an individual on an Agile project team to  sway the other team members to their way of thinking.

Reference: The Smart Swarm: How to Work Efficiently, Communicate Effectively, and Make Better Decisions Using the Secrets of Flocks, Schools, and Colonies, Peter Miller, 2011.