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Sam Sam Sam Essay

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Chapter 4: The Human Side of Project Management

True/False

1. The performance of an organization or a project s influenced largely by how well its resources are organized

2. A single organizational structure is best for all organizations regardless of strategy.

3. An organization’s structure reveals the formal groupings and specializations of activities.

4. The Project Organization is based upon organizing resources to perform specialized tasks or activities in order to attain the goals of the organization.

5. The Functional Organization is based upon organizing resources to perform specialized tasks or activities in order to attain the goals of the organization.

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16. An IT project manager’s technical knowledge is much more important that his or her ability to communicate with people.

17. Project team members should be chosen based upon their technology skills, business/organization skills and interpersonal skills.

18. A work group has a single leader in control that makes most of the decisions, delegates to subordinates and monitors the progress of the assigned tasks.

19. Real teams are defined as having a large number of people with similar skills and experiences.

20. Real teams tend to have a commitment to a common purpose and performance goals.

21. Traditional teams tend to accept the project as it is first defined and do not challenge preconceived notions about the problem or opportunity and what they must do.

22. The four phases of a learning cycle include understand and frame the problem, plan, act, reflect and learn.

23. The project environment includes not only the physical space where the team will work, but also the project culture as well.

24. Culture reflects the values and norms of the project team.

25. A study group would be an example of a work group.

Multiple Choice

1. High level of integration, improved communication, increased project focus, higher potential for conflict and poorer response time are advantages and disadvantages of:

a) The Functional Organization
b) The Matrix Organization
c) The Project-Based Organization
d) The Informal Organization
e) The Formal Organization

Answer:

2. Increased flexibility, breadth and depth of knowledge and experience, less duplication, determining authority and responsibility, poor response time and poor integration are advantages and disadvantages of:

a) The Functional Organization
b) The Matrix Organization
c) The Project-Based Organization
d) The Informal Organization
e) The Formal Organization

Answer:

3. Clear authority and responsibility, improved communication, high level of integration, project isolation, duplication of effort and projectitis are advantages and disadvantages of:

a) The Functional Organization
b) The Matrix Organization
c) The Project-Based Organization
d) The Informal Organization
e) The Formal Organization

Answer:

4. Unity of command violations are most often associated with:

a) The Functional Organization
b) The Matrix Organization
c) The Project-Based Organization
d) The Informal Organization
e) The Formal Organization

Answer:
5. The more traditional organizational form best describes:

a) The Functional Organization
b) The Matrix Organization
c) The Project-Based Organization
d) The Informal Organization
e) The Formal Organization

Answer:

6. The structure that reveals most clearly how individuals in an organization relate is the:

a) The Functional...

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