PMP Exam Prep Question of the Week

In order to meet the planned schedule, the project manager has decided to hire additional staff to work on critical path activities. According to the information recorded on the risk register, hiring the new staff could result in additional training costs for these staff members. What are these training costs an example of?

  1. Secondary risks
  2. Residual risks
  3. Triggers
  4. Reserve analysis

The correct answer is 1.

Hiring the additional staff is the risk response plan; paying for their training is the new risk created by the response plan. If new staff is not hired, then there will be no additional cost for training.

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