What key characteristic differentiates matrix organizations from functional or projectized organizations?
A. Team members report to two bosses.
B. The organization is grouped by areas of specialization.
C. After a project is closed, team members move on to other projects.
D. The project manager’s role is part-time.
Joan has been assigned to manage a project to recondition ten school buses. Although her company has never reconditioned more than a single bus at a time, Joan feels she can still give somewhat accurate estimates by using:
A. Bottom-up estimating
B. Analogous estimating
C. Parametric estimating
D. Engineering estimating
While interviewing for a project manager position, you are asked which motivation attitude you have, Theory X or Theory Y. You state that your style is closer to the Theory Y approach and because you:
A. Encourage team members to realized their own maximum potential
B. Prefer to closely monitor your team members
C. Believe your team members can strive to achieve and are capable of self-motivation
D. Promote company loyalty and care about your team members on the job as well as during non-working hours
During the planning phase of your project, you are working closely with your team to put the finishing touches on the initial work breakdown structure (WBS). As your last step, you add a unique identifier to each work package so it can be used to monitor scope, time and cost later in the project. These unique identifiers are commonly known as:
B. WBS dictionary
C. Outline system
D. Code of accounts
On a project to build a new corporate intranet, the project manager makes a request that you, her mentor, to help her collect requirements. She lays out a plan and asks you if you prefer to help her with interviewing stakeholders or creating prototypes. However, before deciding, you want to ensure that she is ready to start this step. Which of the following is the most appropriate?
A. Review the WBS to ensure that the tasks are necessary
B. Ask her if which task she needs more guidance with
C. Ensure that the schedule is realistic and can accommodate both tasks
D. Ask her if she has an approved project charter
Dwight’s project is behind schedule. As a result, he is looking to reduce the duration of his project to bring it back on track. Dwight is also tasked with keeping costs as low as possible to reduce the risk of an overrun. What tactic should he use?