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Oliver 75 - 58th Question

Postby jyotimayank Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:03 am

58. You are the manager of your company's project management office. The company is running many concurrent projects; most of them share a resource pool of technical staff. Understanding how resources are utilized across projects has been found essential to overall project performance, including cost effectiveness and profitability.
This morning you received a message that the resource pool members will be unable to perform as planned for the next months because the overall work load has grown too high and while delays are adding up, the morale of the staff is going down.
What should you do next?

A. Ensure that quantitative information for all projects is made available in a uniform and reliable fashion and verify that the project management methodology is adhered to. Then consolidate the information to get an understanding of the problems related with the use of shared resources.

B. Implement an enterprise project management software solution which is able to level the human resources across the various projects and which has the capability to model resource assignment on a percentage level thus optimizing resource utilization for the overall organization.

C. Do nothing related to the described problem unless you are explicitly requested by the organizations upper management. Supporting decision making on the level on which project portfolio management is done, is not the project management office's business.

D. Evaluate project management software which supports planning and scheduling across enterprise-wide project portfolios. Avoid managing the availability of shared enterprise resources for the projects run by an organization because this is not the business of a project management office.
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Re: Oliver 75 - 58th Question

Postby Ananyapmp Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:58 pm

A looks best
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Re: Oliver 75 - 58th Question

Postby sarthy Wed May 11, 2016 6:44 am

I think D - Evaluate project management software which supports planning and scheduling
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Re: Oliver 75 - 58th Question

Postby jyotimayank Thu May 19, 2016 11:19 am

The correct answer is A.

As per PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition primary functions of a PMO are

• Managing shared resources across all projects administered by the PMO;
• Identifying and developing project management methodology, best practices, and standards;
• Coaching, mentoring, training, and oversight;
• Monitoring compliance with project management standards, policies, procedures, and templates by means of project audits;
• Developing and managing project policies, procedures, templates, and other shared documentation (organizational process assets); and
• Coordinating communication across projects.


The project manager controls the assigned project resources to meet objectives and goals of the project , while the PMO optimizes the use of shared organizational resources across all projects.

Refer to Page 10-12 of PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
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