PMP Question of the Week: Change Request

pmpweek06In response to evidence that the primary supplier will not meet the delivery requirements, a change is requested to begin procuring the required items from a backup supplier according to pre-negotiated terms. This change request will increase costs by an amount that is within the project reserve. Who can authorize this change?

A. Sponsor
B. Customer
C. Project manager
D. Functional manager

The correct answer is C.

The change is requested in order to implement a risk response plan for an identified risk, and the costs are within the approved and available project reserves. Within the context of the change control process, the project manager can make the decision to approve use of the reserve.

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