PMP Question of the Week: Performance Improvement

pmpweek07You are new to XYZ Corporation and have been named the project manager of Very Important Project. On this project, you have a team member who is unproductive and for whom you need to provide feedback for performance improvement. To do this, you coordinate a coaching session with the employee by going through that employee’s functional manager. In which organizational environment are you operating?

A. Functional organization
B. Matrix organization
C. Productive organization
D. Productive organization

The correct answer is B.

In a matrix environment, employees working on projects report to two bosses: a functional manager and a project manager. The project manager has authority over team members within the bounds of the project. A disadvantage of matrix environments is that additional procedures must be followed when managing those shared resources.

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