A software vendor on your project is hoping to be awarded a contract providing software for another project at your company. You are not the manager of the other project. However, the vendor offers you tickets to an upcoming professional sports event if you will “put in a good word” for his company to vendor selection team of the other project. What do you do?
A. Fire the vendor. B. Decline the tickets, but provide a recommendation for the vendor. C. Decline the tickets and notify appropriate management of the situation. D. Accept the tickets if company policy allows it, and provide a recommendation for that vendor to the other project team.
C. Decline the tickets and notify appropriate management of the situation.
You are managing a project to design microprocessor control systems. The design work was estimated to complete in 3.5 months, with seven milestones. The sixth milestone is the prototype to be handed over to manufacturing. All milestones before prototyping have been completed ahead of schedule with 6th one being delayed for 4 months as the prototype has been sent back several times, due to conflicts between departments. You are now planning to hold a meeting to review the design specifications, and handle conflicts between design and manufacturing. Who is at fault?
A. The scheduler. B. The project manager. C. The manufacturer. D. The design engineer.
While reviewing project procurement and accounting records for your project, you discover that there is a pattern of unauthorized expenses by a specific resource. These expenses are not within the scope of the project, and have been somewhat camouflaged within a number of large and complicated expense reports. What do you do?
A. If the total expenses are less than 1% of the project budget, do nothing. B. Fire the resource. C. Notify the appropriate management immediately. D. Confront the resource.