PM Question of the Week - week 44 2014
Dear colleague, welcome to our "PM question of the week" newsletter for week 44 2014.
This week PMP question regards organizational influences on project management:
Answer to question and explanation
The correct answer is b. The functional manager.
Explanation: this is somewhat of a classic question. The Project Manager's authority in weak matrix organizations is low, as well as resource availability. Even more critically, the budget is managed by the functional manager. Therefore the functional manager exerts a very high influence over the project life, and conversely the ability of the Project Manager to influence the functional manager is critical for the project success.