You have just received last month's earned-value information that must be shown to the customer in the
You have just received last month's earned-value information that must be shown to the customer in the monthly status review meeting. Last month's data showed unfavorable variances that exceeded the permissible threshold limits on time and cost variances. This was the result of a prolonged power outage in the manufacturing area. Your manufacturing engineer tells you that this is not a problem and next month you will be right on target on time and cost as you have been in the last five months.
A. Provide the data to the customer and be truthful in the explanation of the variances.
B. Adjust the variances so that they fall within the threshold limits since this problem will correct itself next month.
C. Do not report any variances this month.
D. Expand the threshold limits on the acceptable variances but do not tell the customer.
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