After reviewing some of the practice questions again I realized this question might not be providing enough information to distinguish between the organizational types, specifically horizontal and vertical. The scenario is describing both in a way and if anything is leaning more towards horizontal rather than vertical.
An architectural startup has grown large enough to have teams within the office. Each team is headed up by a project manager and overseen by one of the firm’s principals. The teams will generally be working on 2-3 projects consecutively, depending on the workload.
Which organizational method does this describe?
Correct answer was vertical but do we really have enough information here?
From what i can tell both vertical and horizontal are headed up by PMs and overseen by the principal and regarding the amount of projects a team is working on at once, both structures could have team working on multiple projects at once if we consider the design and CA departments as teams.
EDIT: Is the major difference and take away from the question and two types that horizontal structure “projects” are managed by PMs and not the “teams”?