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Best next action to do when almost all variance reports are at alarming state?
ABC construction company specializes in complex road construction projects. The Government has awarded the company for road construction in difficult terrain. Mark is leading the current project. The contract has stringent conditions around quality and timely completion. Thus, Mark has put a strong governance and introduced a weekly reporting around project health. Few months into project Mark had to move due to family reasons, and Sandra took over as new project manager.
On Friday Sandra received various variance reports from her project team, and she found Cost Variance and Scope Variance reports quite alarming. Cost variance was at 0.7 and Schedule variance was 0.8. She is afraid that the current cost variance can derail the whole project and she wants to bring this to stakeholders attention, at the same time she also feels concerned about the scope variance, what should she do next?
Select the Best.
A. Since Project contract has stringent conditions, she should call for emergency meeting and raise this issue to sponsor by sending all variance reports
B. Since Project contract has stringent conditions, she should call for emergency meeting and share all these reports with stakeholders and ask their view on situation
C. Since Project contract has stringent conditions, she should prepare Project Work Performance Report and share it with all stakeholders and recommend for Steering Group Meeting.
D. Since Project contract has stringent conditions, she should give a call to the previous Project Manager and ask for advice on contractual implications, to understand if project deadline will be missed.
Which option is correct?