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Housam Bassal
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What do you do?

Postby Housam Bassal Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:26 pm

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 the potential impacts of this deadline change to your manager and the project stakeholders. Once they know how the project could be impacted, the team can explore options for going forward with the change. The PMI code of ethics and Professional Conduct mandates that the project manager always provide accurate information. It is the project manager's job to appropriately document all project changes; intentionally omitting the information behind this change is a violation of the code. [Reference: PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Page 4,5] [Prof. Responsibility]

I think the correct option should be D , as everyone aware of the situation and requirements, and even the Sponsor/manager asked the PM to do whatever it take to finish the project on time, hence the next PM will do is to compress the project to finish the project on time, and earn the bonus? what do you think ? :?
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Re: What do you do?

Postby manishpn Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:48 am

the question already mentions 'However, as the project manager, you know the project will complete approximately 2 weeks after that date as it is currently scheduled'

why would you choose option D?
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