ch02a - Chapter 2 The many Tasks of Managing and Organizing Projects True\/False 1 It is common practice to select the project manager prior to the

ch02a - Chapter 2 The many Tasks of Managing and Organizing...

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Chapter 2: The many Tasks of Managing and Organizing Projects True/False 1. It is common practice to select the project manager prior to the project being selected. Response: See page 44 Level: medium 2. The functional manager has expertise in the function he or she manages, but the project manager rarely has expertise in many of the project’s technical areas. Response: See page 45 Level: medium 3. The project manager is supposed to facilitate the work of the project team and must, therefore, stay aloof from the conflicts arising among project team members. Response: See page 45 Level: medium 4. The project manager should take a careful, analytic approach to making decisions about projects. Response: See page 46 Level: medium 5. If the performance of all subsystems is optimized, it follows that the overall system is optimum. Response: See page 53 Level: medium
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6. The project manager must maintain a high level of flexibility in dealing with people. Response: See page 47 Level: medium 7. It is appropriate for the project manager to play an active role in communications between the client and the senior management of the organization conducting the project. Response: See page 47 Level: medium 8. The individual with responsibility for performing a task is more likely to overestimate the time required to complete the task than his/her immediate supervisor. Response: See page 50 Level: medium 9. The most effective program managers tell their project managers exactly what to do.The project manager should NOT allow functional managers to usurp his or her control of the project. Response: See page 47 Level: medium 10. When it comes to assigning individuals to work on projects, functional managers and project managers are often in conflict. Response: See page 50 Level: medium 11. It is critical to a project’s success to have top management support. Response: See page 50 Level: easy
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12. Conflict occurs mainly at the beginning of the project. Response: See page 51 Level: medium 13. A matrix organization is a combination of pure project organization and functional organization. Response: See pages 61 and 62 Level: medium 14. A pure project organization is usually too expensive for the management of small projects. Response: See page 59 Level: medium
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