Sally, made a testing error that cost the project several thousand dollars and a week delay. However, when the project sponsor learned of the mistake, he tells everyone that it must have been caused by something else because Sally is always careful. This is an example of:
A. Halo effect
B. Theory X
C. Theory Y
D. Motivation agent
While interviewing for a new job, the hiring manager tells you that there are perquisites tied to the position. Based on what you know about these benefits, these could include any of the following except:
A. Company car
B. Health plan
C. Office with windows
D. Use of executive cafeteria
While building a new community park, you hired a contractor to complete a small visitor center that includes restrooms, a snack shop, and bulletin boards. You agreed to a fixed price contract payable upon completion of their deliverable. Midway through the project, they contractor informs you that the economy has affected their bottom line and they could use some funds upfront to pay their subcontractors. Which is the following is the best thing for you to do?
A. Insist that you agreed to pay upon completion and are not willing to violate the contract.
B. Negotiate a change to the payment conditions.
C. Pay the contractor for the work accomplished to date.
D. Start the search for another contractor.
You are the project manager for a utility company. While determining the type of contract with one of your suppliers, you realize that the scope has not been defined yet. Which of the following contract types is your best choice?
A. Firm Fixed Price (FFP)
B. Time and Material (T&M)
C. Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF)
D. Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF)