PM's Qualifications to take on a project - how would you answer this ?
I came across the following question on PMStudy and I disagree with the answer.
Before I give the answer that PMStudy stated as being correct, I would like to get a few responses as to what the forum members believe to be the correct answer.
Your company has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to build a combined-cycle gas turbine plant. You have been assigned to manage this project, but your expertise as a PM is in the field of information technology. In this context, what should you do ?
A) Explain to your senior management about your knowledge and experience
B) Ask for adequate training in your new area of operation
C) Accept the responsibility and put in your best efforts
D) Reject the assignment stating that it is beyond your capabilities and experience
Since a few of you have responded, I will update my post now with my answer and reasoning and PMStudy's answer and reasoning. Based on my studies, I felt that "D" is the correct answer. My basis is from the PMI Code of Ethics - Section 2.2 "Responsibility: Aspirational Standards". Section 2.2.2 states "We accept only those assignments that are consistent with our background, experience, skills, and qualifications."