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Oliver 175 - 102nd Question

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Oliver 175 - 102nd Question

Postby purav.d.shah Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:56 pm

As a project manager you can assign any one of two team members to a highly coveted task. Both are equally capable, but one of them is a member of your in-group. To the other one, you have far more distance. How should you behave?

o You disclose the situation to stakeholders and solicit a joint decision.
o You take the person not in your in-group to avoid misunderstandings.
o Chose the in-group person. The trustful relation will benefit the project.
o You delegate the decision to a third team member to avoid the conflict.

What should be answer and why?
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Re: Oliver 175 - 102nd Question

Postby manishpn Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:36 pm

purav.d.shah wrote:As a project manager you can assign any one of two team members to a highly coveted task. Both are equally capable, but one of them is a member of your in-group. To the other one, you have far more distance. How should you behave?

o You disclose the situation to stakeholders and solicit a joint decision.
o You take the person not in your in-group to avoid misunderstandings.
o Chose the in-group person. The trustful relation will benefit the project.
o You delegate the decision to a third team member to avoid the conflict.

What should be answer and why?

in group is a sociology term, not generally used in PMP
As a PM you have to be unbiased and as per the question the PM will have Bias towards the in group person, so to avoid any bias , its better to disclose this to stakeholder and seek joint decision.
Option #4 is not good as delegating to someone may not always be an unbiased decision.

This is my take on the question and I am not 100% sure if the option is indeed right one :)
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