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1

Describe the project managers role in a week matrix organization

Low authority
Low resource availability
Functional manager controls budget
Role is part time
Admin staff is part time

2

Describe the project manager's role in authority in a balanced matrix organization

Authority is low to moderate
Resource availability is low to moderate
Mixed budget control
Role is full-time
Admin staff is part time

3

Describe the project managers authority and role in a strong matrix organization

Authority is moderate to high
Resource availability is moderate to high
PM manages budget
Role is full-time
Admin staff is full-time

4

Describe the project managers authority and role in a projectized organization

Authority is high to total
Resource availability is high to total
PM manages budget
Role is full-time
Admin staff is full time

5

What are related organizational process assets

Plans, processes, policies, procedures, knowledge bases. They are either processes and procedures or corporate knowledge base categories

6

Describe the components of enterprise environmental factors

Organizational culture, structure, governance
Geographic distribution of facilities and resources
Government industry standards
Infrastructure
Existing HR
Personnel administration
Company work authorization systems
Marketplace conditions
Shareholder risk tolerances
Political climate
Organizations communication channels
Commercial databases
Project management information systems

7

What is the sponsors role?

This person or group provides resources and support and is accountable for enabling success. They are critical in initial scope or charter development

8

What is project governance

It provides the team with structure, processes, decision-making models and tools for managing the project

9

What are the components of the project lifecycle

Starting the project
Organizing and preparing
Carrying out the work
Closing the project

Costs in staffing or lowest at the beginning and increase over time

10

What is the relationship of cost of changes and risk and uncertainty over the course of the project lifecycle

Risk his highest at the beginning of the project and decreases over time.
Cost of changes our lowest at the beginning of the project and increase over time

11

Name the project phases

Initiating
Planning
Executing
Monitoring and controlling
Closing

12

What is a sequential relationship

It reduces uncertainty but eliminates options for reducing overall schedule

13

What is an overlapping relationship

It may require additional resources to work in parallel and may require increase in risk and rework. This is often seen in fast tracking

14

What are predicted lifecycles

This is when a project scope, time and cost are determined as early in the lifecycle as possible. It is also known as fully plan driven

15

What are iterative or incremental lifecycles

Project phases that intentionally repeat as understanding activities increases
Detailed scope is elaborated one iteration at a time
Scope changes for current iteration are managed closely
Preferred for large or complex projects to reduce complexity or when partial delivery is beneficial
It reduces overall risk

16

What are adaptive lifecycles

They are also known as agile
These are intended to respond to high levels of change and ongoing stakeholder involvement
These involve rapid iterations at a fixed time or cost

17

Describe the Project manager's role in authority in a functional organization

Little to no authority
Little to no resource availability
Functional manager manages budget
Role is part time
Admin staff is part time