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Tricky Question

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:11 am
by Prembalaji
You are assigned as the PM for an Highy important [project in your organization. You have only been given 10 resources and there are no more resources available in the company, The Project should be completed in a period which is half the time that will take you to complete the project with the available resources. Due to the Projects high priority, management does not accept any change in the Projects required completion date. What will you do in this situation

1.Relax some Quality Requirements
2.Provide the available resources with some training to increase their performance
3.Look for any part of the scope that can be cut
4.Ask your available resources to work overtime

Re: Tricky Question

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:47 pm
by shanthi priya
May be its Option 4.

Re: Tricky Question

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:17 pm
by rahul.kanugo
1.Relax some Quality Requirements :- Highly important project Quality cant be compromised
2.Provide the available resources with some training to increase their performance .(Is not measurable )
3.Look for any part of the scope that can be cut (No scope for any change)
4.Ask your available resources to work overtime(Only option left)

Answer as D

Re: Tricky Question

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:28 pm
by manishpn
asking resources to work over time ( on a continuous basis) is against PMI ethics

now think what could be the option

Re: Tricky Question

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:40 am
by nazrulq
Asking for overtime and work in the weekends( Not Mentioned) are against PMI Code of Ethics.
On job Training ( Not mentioned PMP exam should be clear that ) is the possible right choice!
Sometimes made up an answer just missed some information which can clear the right choice.
In that case, PMI should scrutinize the answer and questions with special attention.

Re: Tricky Question

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:55 am
by dmegha
ANS: 3 (Cut the scope)

Time and Cost are constraints, hence, PM should priorities the requirements and deliver only the high priority requirements

Re: Tricky Question

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:07 am
by Prembalaji
yes , the answer provided was to CUT the SCOPE .

But im not able to make peace with the answer .

Re: Tricky Question

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:02 am
by dmegha
Use the process of elimination.

1.Relax some Quality Requirements - Quality cannot be compromised, hence eliminated
2.Provide the available resources with some training to increase their performance - Competancy is not the issue, hence eliminated
3.Look for any part of the scope that can be cut
4.Ask your available resources to work overtime - PMI doesn't promote overtime.

Hence, C

Re: Tricky Question

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:07 am
by sandeep.gulvadi
From the above ans shall be 4.

May comes under PMBOK Schedule compression, crashing - to shorten the schedule duration, overtime can be approved when activities are on critical path.

Regards
Sandeep

Re: Tricky Question

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:21 pm
by ankurece012
I believe Option D will be the right choice.
I was also thinking about option B, but that again requires an additional budget for training and I didn't see any data that tells us about the reserve that project had planned for training.