Project+ PK0-004 – Question074

During the execution phase, the project manager discovered that the testing phase is dependent on completion of the vendors tasks. The project team has just informed the project manager their activities are almost complete, and they would like permission to begin testing. The vendor is not scheduled to deliver the products for two months.
Which of the following should have occurred to prevent this issue?

A.
During the planning phase, the project manager should have recognized the relationship between the vendors and project teams tasks and adjusted the schedule for the project team to begin activities two months later.
B. The project manager should have crashed the schedule for the vendor to keep it at the same work pace as the rest of the project team.
C. During the project teams regular status meeting with the vendor, the project team should have informed the vendor that the team was ahead of schedule and to speed up their work.
D. During the project teams regular status meeting with the vendor, the vendor should have informed the project team that it required another two months, and to slow down.

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

References: Kim Heldman, CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, 2nd Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2017, p. 170