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14. A PM doesnot need to understand why a project is selected for funding because hedidnot initiate the process.Response: See section1.5Level: medium15. The main distinction between platform and breakthrough projects is that the former usually depend on existing technology.Response: See section1.6
Level: medium16. The main distinction between platform and derivative projects is that the latter depend on existing technology.Response: See section1.6Level: medium17. One reason for the emphasis on project management is that tasks fit neatly into business-as-usual.Response: See section1.1Level: easy18. Programs are subdivisions of projects.Response: See section1.1Level: easy19. Projects are subdivisions of programs.Response: See section1.1Level: easy20. A similarity between project management and general management is the tendency to “manage by exception.”Response: See section1.2
Level: medium21. Project budgets are primarily modifications of budgets for the same activity in theprevious period.Response: See section1.2Level: medium22. In project management, superior-subordinate relationships are known and lines of authority are clear.Response: See section1.2Level: medium23. Having responsibility for the outcome of a project without the authority of rank orposition is common in project management.Response: See section1.2Level: medium24. Negotiating the purchase of a new car would typically be characterized as win-win negotiation.Response: See section1.2Level: medium25. In project management, it is often necessary to trade-off one objective for another.Response: See section1.3Level: easy
26. A project that is selected because it is necessary for continued operations exemplifies a sacred cow.Response: See section1.5Level: medium27. The comparative benefits method is considered a nonnumeric project selection method.Response: See section1.5Level: medium28. When using the weighted scoring model, the categories for each scale must be in equal intervals.Response: See section1.5Level: medium29.Scoring methods were developed to overcome some of the disadvantages of simple financial profitability methods.Response: See section1.5Level: medium