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A new electric car power battery production plant is being planned. The environmental expertise has just reviewed target emission levels and approved construction. Your engineer has been reviewing documentation and accidentally found an error in initial data that was missed. This error remained unspotted by the government expertise as well. The corrected figure would increase the forecasted emissions of one pollutant 10-fold which would probably mean a denial of approval by the commission. The engineer consults with the project manager on this problem. The project manager should:
Ask the project engineer not to pursue this topic because it would lead the project into trouble and additional expenses.
Consult with the sponsor. This issue is beyond the project manager's ability to control.
Proceed with planning the project. You have the official paper stating that the environmental impact is acceptable.
Notify the sponsor and file updated input data to the environmental expertise.
The project manager finds out that several activities were not completed as scheduled. The analysis showed these activities were not even started by the team members. The project manager made sure to develop the detailed work breakdown structure, the activity attributes, and the respobsibility assignment matrix. He is unsure what could have caused such a major issue. Which of the following could be the most likely reason?
The project manager has not acquired enough human resources to complete all activities.
The communications management plan is not adequate.
The resource manager has moved people away from the project.
The RAM defines assignments at component level only.
A quality issue has occurred on a project. One of project deliverables appeared to contain defect that made the project rework the whole piece. The project manager is investigating the issue in order to find the root cause of the problem and address it. The quality control engineer responsible for accepting the deliverable stated that the deliverable was just fine when he was inspecting it so defect should have been introduced later on. After talking to a few more people the project manager realizes that the quality control engineer is lying. What should the project manager do?
Fire the quality control engineer.
Make the quality control engineer admit his fault.
Talk to the quality control engineer to see if he was missing anything to do his job effectively.
Review the quality managerment plan.
Which of the following is the most important for a project manager in the Monitoring and Controlling Cost process?
Managing change requests when they occur.
Making sure the project in not over budget.
Analyzing relationship between expenditures and work accomplished.
Informing stakeholders of the approved changes to the cost baseline.
A project manager is assigning tasks to the employees. When assigning tasks, she also explains why this task is assigned to a particular employee and how it helps to achieve the project goal. The project manager does that because:
She feels insecure in her role.
She has not had enough time to earn expert power in the team.
She is managing a team of senior level employees.
She is managing a team of junior level employees.
On his predictive project, Larry asked a team member to perform an analysis of compliance requirements that the product of the project has to meet. Larry is sure that this task will challenge the employee and help her develop her analytical skills. The report was late by 2 days and was poorly written. Later, Larry finds out that that team member hated writing reports. What should Larry have done to prevent this issue from occurring? Pick one option that fits the least.
Ask the employee is she was interested in preparing the report.
Pick a team member who has done similar tasks before.
Let the team members pull tasks for themselves.
Check in with the team member to track progress.
Which two processes would a project manager be likely to combine?
Plan quality requirements and identify risks
Estimate activity durations and estimate costs
Estimate costs and estimate activity resources
Estimate costs and develop schedule
Which of the following is the least appropriate in preventing and quenching polarized communications in the team?
Remove team members who appear to be the source of polarization.
Moderate conversations to make sure project issues do not turn into personal attachs.
Set and enforce ground rules for group behavior and discussion.
Promote trust and collaboration in the team.
On his project, Larry asked a team member to perform an analysis of compliance requirements that the product of the project has to meet. Larry is sure that this task will challenge the employee and help her develop her analytical skills. The report was late by 2 days and was poorly written. Later, Larry finds out that that team member hated writing reports. What should Larry do now?
Reprimand the team member.
Ask the team member to improve the report.
Ask another team member to make the report.
Make the report by himself.
The project has a CPI of 0.96 and an SPI of 0.91. The project manager is distributing the bi-weekly project status report as per the Communications management plan. What should she state in the report?
The project is delayed and over budget.
The project will be delayed and over budget when completed.
Performance indicators and options to bring the project back on track.
Which of the following is not the output of the Control Costs process?
Project management plan updates
Work performance information
During a meeting with the customer a team member makes a presentation and remarks that he personally disagrees with the company's solution to the problem. What could you, as a project manager, have done to prevent this situation from occurring?
All of the answer options.
Foster open discussion between team members.
Monitor employee engagement and act whenever a conflict arises.
Make sure all team members consent to technical solutions chosen.
All of the following are causes for polarization of communication except:
Different approach to problem solving
An agile team has just completed a challenging 8-month project for a high profile client. Management is celebrating success of the team. The company CEO awards the team with a letter of appreciation and a branded souvenir. The project manager approaches the CEO to tell that individual rewards would be more appreciated. Why?
Members of this team tend to value individual recognition over group recofnition.
The team has low morale.
The team members are underpayed.
The group award was not valuable enough.
During a meeting with the customer a team member makes a presentation and remarks that he personally disagrees with the company's solution to the problem. How do you, as a project manager, handle this situation?
Initiate a disciplinary action against an employee.
Thank the employee for his contribution and state that the employee's opinion does not represent the opinion of the organization.
Talk to the employee to find why he did say what he said.
Make sure all team members consent to technical solutions chosen.