A project manager measures the project against the project management plan to determine if the project is in control. Which of the following is also done in project monitoring and controlling?
Barriers can hinder communication when sending or receiving information. Communication can be particularly difficult when the team is not collocated, are from different cultures, and speak different languages. Which of the following is not a barrier?
A fixed-price contract is a good contract type when you can accurately estimate and control costs. While this strategy confers advantages, it can be difficult at times for all concerned parties to reap its full benefits. Who has the cost risk in a fixed-price (FP) contract?
The project has been going relatively well, although there have been some problems with resource availability and the project scope has changed more than was expected. The project is now completing one of its phases. Of all decisions, the sponsor must consider during an end-of-phase review meeting, the most difficult is:
You are the project manager at a media company. You have been busy working on a large campaign that will result in print, TV, social media, and online ads for your client, a hardware manufacturer. The campaign is expected to be very innovative, as it includes so many different media outlets. You and your team completed all the work specified in the procurement statement of work and the final deliverable has been received by the customer. The customer has confirmed that the deliverable satisfies the contract requirements. From your perspective, what is the status of the project?
After the kickoff meeting, two team members engage in a casual conversation about the project objectives and deliverables. It is clear they heard different messages during the meeting. One team member is so adamant that the other team member gives up arguing the point. In talking to the project manager, the second team member confirms that the first team member is mistaken. At this point, what is the best course of action?
The project manager has noticed there have been a lot of changes on the project. This was not considered to be a problem until one day he discovers he cannot determine how many scope changes are currently being reviewed. This problem indicates an error in which of the following?
Instead of celebrating the end of the project, the stakeholders are breathing a sigh of relief. None of them were confident the project would meet the end date. Which of the following is probably not one of the reasons this project had difficulty?
A project team is worried the integration of the components of the project will result in uncovering flaws. Instead of continuing their work, they are constantly looking for flaws to try to prevent their system from being the only one found to have flaws during integration. Quality and technical experts were called in to advise and found little possibility of error on this project. An agreement was reached by all parties on what would be done to prevent errors. It might be best for the project manager to: