During the design process for a mining plant, the project team conducted a cost-benefit analysis based on current commodity prices. However, during project work, commodity prices fluctuate tremendously. This risk was identified, but the team did not expect such major fluctuations. Now, the project may be unviable. What should the project manager do?
A team member informs the project manager that a task deadline will be unmet because inputs required from another team member have not been received. What should the project manager do?
A project manager is working on a large project with numerous onsite and offsite team members. These team members also work on multiple other projects, which makes team updates challenging. The project manager is beginning to feel out of touch with the team. What should the project manager do?
A geographically dispersed team must implement an enterprise-wide system with an aggressive schedule. Some team members have web cameras and others have internet connectivity issues. In order to manage the team's varied media options, what plan should the project manager reference?
A project manager reviewing the issue log notices that activities assigned to certain team members are significantly behind schedule. What should the project manager do?
Project team members are used to performing changes outside of the established change control process. In a team meeting, another change request was issued to the company board of directors. What should the project manager do?
A project manager finds several inconsistencies between project deliverables and sponsor expectations. To ensure alignment, what should the project manager develop?
A functional manager, who is also a project stakeholder, has time constraints and delegates project responsibilities to someone else on the functional team. The project manager notices that this new stakeholder is not attending meetings. What should the project manager do to engage this new stakeholder?
A project manager is asked to use the company's new system for cost estimation after already having completed one. The new system is complicated, and the process will add two weeks to the project timeline. Stakeholder tolerance for extending the schedule is low. However, the new process must be followed to achieve project approval and move to the execution phase. What should the project manager do?
As part of a key project in a large organization, the manufacturing of valves is outsourced to a third party. The project manager learns that the valves will arrive earlier than expected and in greater quantities. What should the project manager do next?