Test 1 Chapter 5

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Identify the statement that is NOT a major advantage of placing a project within a functional element of the parent organization. The functional division tends to be oriented towards activities particular to its function.
Identify the statement that is NOT a major disadvantage of placing a project within a functional element of the parent organization. The functional division contains the normal path of advancement for individuals whose expertise is in the functional area.
Identify the statement that is NOT a major advantage of placing a project within the pure project organization. The functional manager retains full line authority over project team members.
Identify the statement that is NOT a major disadvantage of placing a project within the pure project organization. The project manager has full line authority over the project.
If the project manager controls when and what people do while the functional managers control who will be assigned to the project and what technology will be used, the __________ organizational form is probably being used. matrix
In the systems approach to design, one organization would have to take responsibility for __________. the integrity of the project design
Identify the statement that is NOT a major advantage of placing a project in the matrix approach. The division of authority between the project manager and the functional managers is complex.
Identify the statement that is NOT a major disadvantage of placing the project in the matrix approach. The project manager takes responsibility for managing the project.
When a project requires the integration of inputs from several functional areas and involves sophisticated technology, but does not require all the technical specialists for the project on a full-time basis, the ___ organizational form should be used matrix
The process of dealing with uncertainties in projects has come to be known as __________. risk management
The project management office is often created by organizations to __________. establish consistent project management standards and methods
A major purpose of the project management office should be to serve as __________. a link between strategic management and project management
This member of the project team is in charge of product design and development and is responsible for functional analysis, specifications, drawings, cost estimates, quality/reliability, engineering changes, and documentation. system architect
This member of the project team is responsible for the efficient production of the product of the process, including the manufacturing engineering, design and production of tooling, production scheduling, and other production tasks. development engineer
This behavior in a project manager would be highly correlated with unsuccessful project management. conflict avoidance
This person is responsible for the installation, testing, and support of the product (process) once its engineering is complete. test engineer
One of the main technical problems faced by the project manager is meeting __________ without compromising performance. schedule and cost goals
An organization structure that is based on the Financial, Human Resources and Operational departments rather than by project is termed as a(n) __________. functional organization
The key to conflict resolution is to turn a __________ into a __________. win-lose situation, win-win situation
A major advantage of using a __________ placement for a project is that individual experts can be utilized by many different projects. functional
A characteristic of __________ projects is that the work these projects can cross time, space, organizational, and cultural boundaries. virtual
Virtual teams, when composed, should consist of “boundary spanners” who number about one in every __________ team members. 6-7
A major contribution of ____ is to establish project administration procedures for selecting, initializing and planning, budgeting, and scheduling projects as well as to serve as a repository for reports. PMOs
Project priorities are more of a concern in the __________ stages of the project life cycle. earlier
Subletting tasks out to smaller contractors is known as subcontracting
The __________ organizational form is a pure project organization overlaid on the functional divisions of the parent firm matrix
The ________ matrix is most similar to the resembles the projectized organizational form. strong
The ______ matrix is least similar to the pure project organizational form. weak
The firm or organization within which the project is being conducted is known as the _____________ parent organization
The __________ manager is typically responsible for a number of related projects, each with its own project manager. program
The ________ structure is a basic project document that describes all the work that must be done to complete the project and forms the basis for costing, scheduling, and work responsibility. work break down
It is the responsibility of the _______ to ensure that the project is structured in such a way as to allow for motivational factors to be used project manager

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