As the project manager of a development project, you are aware that there is a slight defect in the product developed, as a result of which it will fail to meet certain regulatory standards. This was due to faulty requirements. You are also aware that the product will continue to function properly even though it fails to meet that standard. Your customer manager asks you to certify that the product meets the necessary regulatory standards, stating that this will not be verified when the report is submitted to the necessary authorities, so there is no issue with your certifying. Your stance is that:
A. You certify the product. Regulations are anyway guidelines in the industry. Not meeting a regulation does not mean anything.
B. As a one-off instance, you will certify the product to make sure the project goes through successfully.
C. You will not certify that a product meets certain regulations when it does not, even though the product continues to function well.
D. You certify the product, but you document your conversation with your customer manager for future purposes.