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Organizational Environments

1. Outsourcing project work can be used to:
a. reduce project slippage.
b. improve the utilization of critical resources.
c. avoid resource bottlenecks.
d.all of the above.

2. The _____ matrix form of organization allows for flexibility in the use of resources and expertise within the firm.
a. functional
b. balanced
c. project

3. The degree to which the organization monitors and responds to changes in the external environment is termed:
a. conflict tolerance
b. management focus
c. open-systems focus
d. unit integration

4. The punctuated equilibrium model of group development emphasizes the importance of establishing deadlines and milestones.
a. true
b. false

5. A project charter:
a. is the same as a project scope statement
b. states the common goals for the project as well as the procedures that will be used to achieve those goals
c. a joint evaluation between all parties working on a project
d. a type of cost-plus contract

6. Project audits should be random to ensure that no one can predict when the audit will occur.
a. true
b. false

7. Research indicates that the most significant barrier to project success involves:
a. scheduling
b. organizing
c. controlling
d. project definition

8. Most cross-cultural experts would identify the dominant acitivy orientation for Americans as:
a. harmony
b. being
c. doing.
d. controlling.

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1. Outsourcing project work can be used to:
a. reduce project slippage.
b. improve the utilization of critical resources.
c. avoid resource bottlenecks.
d.all of the above.

(D)

2. The _____ matrix form of organization allows for flexibility in the use of resources and expertise within the firm.
a. functional
b. balanced
c. project

(A)

3. ...

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