You are a consulting project manager

You are a consulting project manager with over 15 years experience running software development projects. You have been engaged to manage a finance application project for a new customer. However on the first day onsite at the customer's headquarters you are told the project has been cancelled, but there is a need for a project manager to manage a major infrastructure project to deploy a large number of servers and storage devices. The customer asks if you would be interested in leading this project. You have never managed this type of project before but would be interested in the challenge. Which of the follow is the best response?
1. Do not mention your lack of experience, but ask for more information about the project. After reviewing the information and see that you could probably wing the project, accept the project.
2. Accept the job with the caveat you can bring in any needed resources to work on the project, then hire a project manager you know that works in this area to handle the implementation details.
3. Decline the opportunity, citing your lack of experience and knowledge in this area.
4. Do not mention your lack of experience and accept the job.

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Since this is a large project , you must confess that you do not have the required experience or knowledge in this area. After that its upto the client to hire you for your managerial skills. So option 3 .

Option : 3

It is a no-brainer that you should choose A. Even though you have no experience, if you listen to the scope and information, you might have the idea of how it is supposed to work. - Paul Savramis

It is a no-brainer that you should choose A. Even though you have no experience, if you listen to the scope and information, you might have the idea of how it is supposed to work. - Paul Savramis