Your manager is presenting a status report of all projects being run in his division. He reports that all projects are showing a positive CV. However, you know that your status reports for the last several weeks have been reporting a negative CV. What do you do?
A. Do nothing. B. Offer to review all your manager’s combined status reports before he presents them. C. Notify the appropriate management immediately. D. Ask your manager if that information was simply a typographical error.
You are a consulting project manager with over 15 years experience running software development projects. You have been engaged to manage a finance application project for a new customer. However on the first day onsite at the customer’s headquarters you are told the project has been cancelled, but there is a need for a project manager to manage a major infrastructure project to deploy a large number of servers and storage devices. The customer asks if you would be interested in leading this project. You have never managed this type of project before but would be interested in the challenge. Which of the follow is the best response?
A. Do not mention your lack of experience, but ask for more information about the project. After reviewing the information and see that you could probably wing the project, accept the project. B. Accept the job with the caveat you can bring in any needed resources to work on the project, then hire a project manager you know that works in this area to handle the implementation details. C. Decline the opportunity, citing your lack of experience and knowledge in this area. D. Do not mention your lack of experience and accept the job.
C. Decline the opportunity, citing your lack of experience and knowledge in this area.
You are working on a waste management project that, upon competition, will be handed over to the local municipality for steady state operation. Parking of the trucks and other vehicles has become a major problem because no parking area has been allotted to you on the main dumping site. As a result, your trucks are being parked on nearby roadsides. One of the fleet supervisor tells you that there is a large tract of land very close to the main site, that is owned by a local charity. Many locals park their cars on this tract of land. What should you do?
A. Since the piece of land is already being used as parking, you can park your trucks over there. B. Don’t park the trucks on that piece of land as it will be violation of other’s property rights. C. Check the local parking laws. D. Ask the supervisor to get contact information of the local charity.
D. Ask the supervisor to get contact information of the local charity.
You are the project manager of a project executing work under a contract signed with a buyer organization. Just after the project has started, you notice that the buyer organization had made a mistake in the financial terms and your organization stands to benefit considerably through this oversight. What should your stance be?
A. Do not take any action since a contract is a binding and legal document. B. Discuss with your management on how you could gain a bonus due to the increased revenue your company stands to gain. C. Informally check with your counterpart in the buyer organization to see if they have noticed this error. D. Bring the error to the notice of the buyer organization and have an amendment made to the contract since this was in good faith.
D. Bring the error to the notice of the buyer organization and have an amendment made to the contract since this was in good faith.
A company you worked for several years ago is bidding on a project your new company will be starting in approximately 6 months. You have been selected to manage the project, and will be participating in the vendor selection processes. What should you do?
A. Notify the stakeholders of your status and excuse yourself from the vendor selection process. B. Provide the vendor selection committee with as much detail as you can remember about your former company so that the best decision can be reached. C. Notify the project stakeholders of your status as a former employee of the bidding company, and comply with their preferences for how you participate in the vendor selection process. D. Do nothing.
C. Notify the project stakeholders of your status as a former employee of the bidding company, and comply with their preferences for how you participate in the vendor selection process.
You have been offered a position managing a project that will last 12 months. However, you know that in 6 months you will be relocating to another state for family reasons. What should you do?
A. Turn down the position. B. Accept the position and provide 4 weeks notice before leaving the job. C. Accept the position and compress the schedule to complete the project in 6 months. D. Disclose your relocation plans to the hiring manager.
D. Disclose your relocation plans to the hiring manager.
Your are working for a large project organization, with several project managers, working on 15 projects. All project managers submit their status reports at month end. One of your colleague project manager has reported an error in last 2 months. Discussing the issue with one of her project’s team members, who is also working on one of your projects, you realize that she is deliberately misreporting the project’s status, to pump-up her performance as the annual performance appraisal is due next month. The month-end review meeting will be held in 2 days time as you are preparing your presentation for the same. What should you say about her status report?
A. Report the incorrect status to the appropriate management. B. Since there is no direct relationship between your project and hers, there is no need to intervene in this issue. C. Prepare a brief of what you have discussed with her team member and report the inconsistency in the meeting. D. Send an email to her boss asking to check the contents of her report.
A. Report the incorrect status to the appropriate management.
You are authorized to approve expenditures above $15,000. For the last several weeks you have been negotiating the terms and pricing of a contract with a vendor, and you want to keep costs as low as possible. This has been a very difficult negotiation process. A colleague suggests you tell the vendor you can only approve expenses below $10,000 as a way to keep the price low. What do you do?
A. Ask for binding arbitration. B. Tell the vendor you are only authorized to approve expenses under $10,000. C. Do not follow the colleague’s advice. D. Put a deadline on the negotiation completion.
While going through a list of candidates to be hired for your project, you find that your cousin is one the 3 short listed candidates. You know that she was desperately looking for job. After reviewing these resumes, you’ll be sending them to the electronics engineer for a technical interview. Having a first look at the 3 short listed resumes, you realize that they have similar qualifications and experiences. What should you do?
A. To avoid conflict of interest, ignore your cousin’s resume but forward the other two resumes. B. Forward all three resumes. C. Call your cousin and conduct an informal interview yourself before forwarding the resumes. D. Consult your boss before forwarding the resumes for interview.
Your company will receive a large bonus payment for completing a customer’s project by a certain date. However, as the project manager, you know the project will complete approximately 2 weeks after that date as it is currently scheduled. Your manager is insisting that you to do whatever it takes to finish the project by that date, even if it means “cutting corners here and there.” What do you do?
A. Make a formal scope change request. B. Fast track the project. C. Explain to both your manager and the project stakeholders the impact that this schedule change could have on the project. D. Compress the schedule
C. Explain to both your manager and the project stakeholders the impact that this schedule change could have on the project.