A software development project requires a highly skilled resource that is unavailable locally. A resource who can work on site is identified in another country, but the work visa process is taking longer than expected. What should the project manager do?
Two key stakeholders have different opinions about a project's goals. What should the project manager do to obtain approval of the project charter?
Because an organization has project sponsors geographically dispersed, the project management office (PMO) initiates a project to implement a customized, unified organizational process. This process includes generating required artifacts at the end of each milestone before the next phase starts. This project's outcome will be used as a prototype for future implementations. What should the project manager do to ensure that this project is a success?
A stakeholder believes that a recent project's deliverables were not achieved. What should the project manager do to gain this stakeholder's approval?
A large project involving functional groups in four countries is nearing completion. The project manager is preparing closeout documents. Who should sign off on the acceptance of project deliverables?
A project manager prepares the charter for a project that aims to automate 20 percent of product testing. The project sponsor advises the project manager to assign senior test engineers to identify the tests that can be automated. However, the test department manager is uncooperative because they believe that the project will cause downsizing in their department. What should the project manager do first?
A project team has fallen behind schedule on some tasks. The project manager tries to fix the issue by reprioritizing a few subsequent tasks. This does not resolve the scheduling problem, and the project manager must now escalate the issue to the project's stakeholders. To what plan should the project manager refer to escalate this?
A sponsor is very upset because they did not know about a project change to reduce the budget. The project manager and project team do not understand the sponsor's frustration, because the change was required and beneficial to the project. What should the project manager have done first?
A highway construction project is on schedule and within budget. The project manager has just learned that an unforeseen mineral reserve has been discovered on the site. This will require that the highway is diverted, which will displace neighborhoods. What project management tools or skills will the project manager need to handle this?
A team lead is concerned that two project teams are working on parts of the project that are highly dependent on each other. The team lead believes that this might create conflicts when the two teams' outputs are combined. What should the project manager instruct the team lead to do?