A team member approaches you with a change that could cut your schedule down by a month. What is the first thing you should do?
You are managing a software project. During a walkthrough of newly implemented functionality, your team shows you a new feature that they have added to help make the workflow in the product easier for your client. The client didn’t ask for the feature, but it does look like it will make the product easier to use. The team developed it on their own time because they wanted to make the client happy. You know this change would never have made it through change control. What is this an example of?
One way the Close Project or Phase process differs from Control Procurements is:
A senior manager is presenting to your client’s board of directors about your project. As part of managing communications, you must deliver status updates and other project materials to him via overnight mail. If the materials do not arrive tomorrow, your company will miss a major contract deadline and you will lose future business from this important client. The deadline cannot be negotiated. The team worked right up to the last minute in order to give you the files. Due to a traffic jam, you are running late and the overnight delivery company will close in five minutes. You can only make it if you drive over the speed limit. Which of the following is correct?
The project manager for a construction project discovers that the local city council will vote on a zoning change that would open up a new neighborhood to commercial building. She contacts other construction companies in the area that would benefit from the change to ask them to attend the council meeting in order to convince the city council to vote for the change. A “Yes” vote will benefit all of the companies. This is an example of which risk response strategy?
You’re managing a construction project to install several hundred air conditioner panels in a new office building. Every floor has identical panels. The customer, a construction contracting company, has provided specifications for the installation. The team is using a process to install and verify each panel. As the team completes each panel, your team’s quality control inspector measures it and adds the data point to a control chart. You examine the control chart, and discover that the process is out of control and you need to take a close look at it immediately. Which of the following best describes what you found on the control chart?
You are managing a construction project. During your risk identification interviews, you learn that there has been a string of construction site thefts over the past few months in the area where you will be building your project. The team agrees that it’s unlikely that people will be able to steal from your site. Even if thieves could get around your security, it’s even more unlikely that your project will lose a significant amount of material if a theft does occur. You decide to monitor the risk from time to time to be sure that it continues to have a low probability and impact. Where do you record the risk so that you don’t lose track of it?
Which of the following contracts has the most risk for the buyer?
A project manager is faced with two team members who have conflicting opinions. One team member explains her side of the conflict. The other team member responds by saying, “I know you’ll never really listen to my side, so let’s just go with her opinion and get back to work.” This is an example of:
Which of the following is not a characteristic of the Project Management plan?