PMP Question 149

During the planning phase of your project, your team decided to procure a certain brand of hardware because it had the lowest price and free shipping and installation. This approach saved $6,000 over the other brands being considered. Since that purchase, however, it has been discovered that the annual maintenance costs for this hardware are $2,500 per year, and $12,500 over the life of the hardware. These costs were not budgeted in the project, nor were they included in the TCO analysis that was done as part of the project business case. What should you do?

A. Request a new budget.
B. Notify the stakeholders immediately.
C. Revise the business case.
D. Do nothing. This will not impact the project budget.

B. Notify the stakeholders immediately.