Per PMBOK(5th version), unless otherwise specified, we should assume Organization to behave like FUNCTIONAL ORG. However from Human Resource Management perspective, most of the places/blogs/exam simulators suggest to assume it as MATRIX ORG.
Which one is correct [from PMP exam perspective] ???
Or both are correct - one from general perspective and other from HRM perspective ?
From the exam perspective I would expect the questions to be more around Table 2-1 (Pg. 22) in the PMBOK where they will reference a type of organization and/or show you a picture similar to Figure 2-1 and ask you which type of organization you are looking at or is being described. Therefore you need to be able to determine a weak vs strong matrix vs. Funtctional vs. balanced based on the scenerio they give you.
Where are you seeing in the PMBOK that it says to assume functional? I can't seem to find it to better understand your reference?
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