Sample PMP Question: July 2014

You are the project manager on a software implementation project.  Your client demands a major change in the later phase of the project. You assess the impact of the change and tell the client how much time and money it will cost to implement.  The client refuses to restructure the schedule and will not pay more for changes, despite the fact that the proposed changes are well beyond the documented scope of the original work.  What conflict resolution technique is the client using?

A.    Withdrawal
B.    Confronting
C.    Forcing
D.    Smoothing


C: The client is trying to force the conflict to be resolved in his favor by refusing to work towards solving the problem.

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About Kevin Archbold

Kevin Archbold, PMP, PMI-SP, has over 30 years of project management experience with large and small organizations in a variety of industries, including automotive, nuclear, telecommunications, trucking, IT, recruiting, mining, construction, and government. Kevin has presented at local and national levels within the Project Management Institute (PMI), is the winner of a local chapter PMI Project of the Year Award, and is the current president of a PMI Chapter.

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