You distributed your RFP to your list of qualified vendors and with only a few days before the deadline, one of them reaches out to you with some questions. However, you are extremely busy finishing up another project and your time is limited. The vendor offers to take you out to a lunch meeting to discuss their concerns on the RFP since you will have to eat at some point anyway. What is the best thing for you to do in this situation?
A. Accept since this really the best way to work them into your busy schedule
B. Accept but offer to pay for your own meal
C. Decline and propose another time for the meeting that is not during lunch
D. Ask your manager what your company policy is on outside meetings with vendors
During a critical juncture of a project, Gary decides to bring his project team from several local offices to a single location for two weeks. That way, they can work more closely together to ensure the milestone is on-time and on-budget. This is called:
B. Enterprise environmental factors
C. Virtual team
As a project manager for a pharmaceutical company, you have managed many projects for developing products. A new product is planned as a joint venture and you are paired with another project manager in another company. This is due to leveraging core competencies between the two companies in order to maximize revenue potential on the product. This type of risk strategy is referred to as:
You just inherited a project from Laura, who is on maternity leave. The project schedule includes a task that was estimated for 10 days but after speaking to the person assigned to it, you learn that the task will likely increase to a total of 15 days. You decide that you only need to notify the sponsor if this change will delay the project end date. Which of the following indicators should you use to determine whether or not you need to notify the sponsor?
At your company’s annual corporate meeting, you discover that one initiative for the upcoming year is the development of a new project management office (PMO). Since you have been project manager for the company for the last five years, you know that the PMO can provide you with support that you have not had. Most likely, these PMO responsibilities could mean that the company’s project managers will:
A. Report to the new PMO
B. Receive consistent guidance and training across departments
C. Be forced to use templates for their project documents
D. Rely on the PMO to approve project changes