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02-Framework-SEC 102

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

____1.The project manager must identify _________, determine their requirements, and then manage and influence those requirements to ensure a successful project.

a.
stakeholders
c.
team members
b.
end users
d.
functional managers

____2.The ____ focuses on different groups’ roles and responsibilities in order to meet the goals and policies set by top management.

a.
structural frame
c.
symbolic frame
b.
political frame
d.
human resources frame

____3.During project planning in a matrix organization, the project manager determines that additional human resources are needed. From whom would he request these resources?

a.
Project manager
c.
Functional manager
b.
Project sponsor
d.
Team

____4.____ describes a holistic view of carrying out projects within the context of the organization. a.
Systems approach
c.
Systems analysis
b.
Systems philosophy
d.
Systems thinking

____5.You have been working on a nine-month project for six months. The project is ahead of schedule when one of the functional managers tells you the resources committed to the project are no longer available. After checking further, you discover the company has another project that just started and is using the resources committed to your project. You believe the new project is not critical, but the other project manager is the son of a member that sits on the board of directors. What is the BEST course of action in this situation?

a.
Determine when resources will become available
b.
Use the reserve to hire contractors to complete the work
c.
Ask upper management to formally prioritize the projects
d.
Negotiate a new schedule with the other project manager

____6.An obstacle to team building in a matrix organization is that the:

a.
Team members are borrowed resources and can be hard to motivate b.
Teams are too centralized
c.
Team organization is technically focused
d.
Teams are too large and therefore very hard to handle

____7.In a ____, program managers report to the CEO.

a.
project organizational structure
c.
functional organizational structure
b.
matrix organizational structure
d.
system organizational structure

____8.Two project managers have just realized that they are in a weak matrix organization and that their power as project managers is quite limited. One manager figures out that he is really a project expediter and the other realizes he is really a project coordinator. How is a project expediter different from a project coordinator?

a.
The project expediter has some authority.
b.
The project expediter can make more decisions.
c.
The project expediter reports to a higher-level manager.
d.
The project expediter cannot make decisions.

____9.The ____ assumes that organizations are coalitions composed of varied individuals and interest groups.

a.
political frame
c.
structural frame
b.
human resources frame
d.
symbolic frame

____10.You have recently joined a company where they follow a Projectized organization structure. The following are advantages of a Projectized organization except:

a.
Efficient Project organization
b.
Home for the team-members after the project is completed.
c.
More effective communication between the team members.
d.
Loyalty of the project team towards to the project.

____11.Four project managers are having lunch together and discussing their projects. Most of the time they are just complaining about how hard projects are to manage in their company. Some complain about the stakeholders and the number of changes they cause. Others talk about how hard it is to get people to cooperate and perform. One project manager wants to focus on the advantages of the matrix type vs. the functional type organization. Which of the following would she mention?

a.
Improved project...
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