PMP Exam Question 132

Aligned with PMBOK 6th Edition®.

Project Internal Resources :

In your UX design project, you have just finished estimating project management team resources. Your project-performing organization structure is organized by areas of specialization and you have limited authority to apply resources. Who would assign internal resources to your project?

A. Functional manager.
B. Senior project manager.
C. Project sponsor.
D. Procurement manager.

3 responses on "PMP Exam Question 132"

  1. PMP® Solution 132.

    X B. Final approval of complex, high-value, high-risk procurements will generally require organizational senior management approval prior to award.

    X C. The project sponsor is generally accountable for the development and maintenance of the project business case document.

    X D. This role does not appear in PMBOK 6th Edition®.

    A Functional Organization is an organizational structure in which staff is grouped by areas of specialization and the project manager has limited authority to assign work and apply resources. The resources needed for the project can be internal or external to the project-performing organization. Internal resources are acquired (assigned) from functional or resource managers. External resources are acquired through the procurement processes. Therefore, right answer is A. [PMBOK 6th edition, Page 329] [Project Resource Management]


  2. “A” is the answer. This describes a matrix organization. The project team members are loaned out by the respective functional departments, which are managed by Functional Managers.

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