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15. A PM does not need to understand why a project is selected for funding because he did not initiate the process.16. The main distinction between platform and breakthrough projects is that the former usually depend on existing technology.17. The main distinction between platform and derivative projects is that the latter depend on existing technology.18. A key deficiency of the aggregate project plan is that it provides little information about the resources committed to the various projects.
19. One reason for the emphasis on project management is that tasks fit neatly into business-as-usual.20. Programs are subdivisions of projects.21. Projects are subdivisions of programs.22. A similarity between project management and general management is the tendency to “manage by exception.”23. Project budgets are primarily modifications of budgets for the same activity in the previous period.24. In project management, superior-subordinate relationships are known and lines of authority are clear.25. Having responsibility for the outcome of a project without the authority of rank or position is common in project management.26. Negotiating the purchase of a new car would typically be characterized as win-win negotiation.27. In project management, it is often necessary to trade-off one objective for another.28. The construction of a house would likely follow a J-shaped lifecycle.29. A project that is selected because it is necessary for continued operations exemplifies a sacred cow.30. The comparative benefits method is considered a nonnumeric project selection method.31. When using the weighted scoring model, the categories for each scale must be in equal intervals.32.Scoring methods were developed to overcome some of the disadvantages of simple financial profitability methods.33. One limitation of scoring methods is that they can only incorporate quantitative data.34. As a rule of thumb, the number of factors included in a scoring model should be at least 10.