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  1. NAM TRAN NGUYEN

    NAM TRAN NGUYEN Well-Known Member

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    You are leading a project team with a technology upgrade project within a project-oriented organizational structure. You were recently informed that one of your project team members falsified required certifications on their resume', and you have verified the information as accurate. You want to terminate the team member's employment. What should you do first?

    A. Refer the issue to the employee's functional manager
    B. Seek guidance from the resource management plan
    C. Immediately terminate the employee for cause
    D. Review the enterprise environmental factors
     
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  2. tim jerome

    tim jerome Well-Known Member
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    This is treated as an EEF update in Manage Team. A is the proper response.
     
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    _49219 Active Member

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    Hi Tim,
    why would it be a functional manager making a decision in a projectized organization? isn't it the PM who has the authority? We have no indication that he belongs to another department, more than that we do know it's projectized.. wouldn't it be C or D and if not can you explain why?
    thank you.
     
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    tim jerome Well-Known Member
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    You're right. In a project-oriented group, you would have a resource pool, wouldn't you? With that technical detail, does the PM still have the authority to fire people, as per the business rules?

    With resouce pooling, the team doesn't have any definition outside the project, and neither does the PM. You still have the PM focusing on the output of the team, and not the individuals, beyond their impact to the performance of the team. A more realistic and more accurate response for the exam is for the PM to raise an issue and facilate the replacement of that individual, leaving any sanctions to whoever oversees the pool - be it a FM, HR itself, or whatever governance is in place. Again, you're right - there is no FM defined. But I doubt the PM would have the responsibility of firing and firing - business just doesn't happen that way.

    I struggle with this question, for this reason, but I see logic in the answer.
     
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