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# Which of the following best completes the passage below?

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Which of the following best completes the passage below?
When a project is failing and should be terminated, plan to bring in a new manager. New managers are more likely to terminate the project than are the original managers because______

(A) the project may have failed for reasons that the original manager could not have foreseen
(B) organizations tend to reward managers who can overcome problems
(C) managerial decisions to terminate a project should depend on the likelihood of the project’s eventual success
(D) the original managers were not necessarily able to overcome problems caused by external events over which they had no control
(E) the new managers have no need to justify the earlier decision to maintain the project
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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18 Jan 2009, 22:36
IMO D....Keep all things constant....now new manager will try to overcome all the possible problems those which are in his hands....however if some external factor is causing project to terminate and nobody from the organization have a control on that....then project has to be terminated....

therefore IMO D.
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18 Jan 2009, 22:39
E it is!

priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
When a project is failing and should be terminated, plan to bring in a new manager. New managers are more likely to terminate the project than are the original managers because______

(A) the project may have failed for reasons that the original manager could not have foreseen
if this is the case, the new manager should not terminate project, instead as he knows the reasons he will probably work on it
(B) organizations tend to reward managers who can overcome problems.
The old manager too can do it if he is getting reward.
(C) managerial decisions to terminate a project should depend on the likelihood of the project’s eventual success
again if this is the case the old manager too can terminate the project
(D) the original managers were not necessarily able to overcome problems caused by external events over which they had no control .
this can happen with new manager as well.
(E) the new managers have no need to justify the earlier decision to maintain the project
this is something old manager can not do. and new manager can easily do.
PLease give reasons for choosing your answer
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19 Jan 2009, 00:02
It should be E. The question asks for a valid reason for the new manager terminating the project. E says that old manager had justifications to mainatain the project which is a hurdle in the termination process. but new managers have no such reason so they can easily terminate it. E is the clear winner
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
When a project is failing and should be terminated, plan to bring in a new manager. New managers are more likely to terminate the project than are the original managers because______

(A) the project may have failed for reasons that the original manager could not have foreseen
(B) organizations tend to reward managers who can overcome problems
(C) managerial decisions to terminate a project should depend on the likelihood of the project’s eventual success
(D) the original managers were not necessarily able to overcome problems caused by external events over which they had no control
(E) the new managers have no need to justify the earlier decision to maintain the project
PLease give reasons for choosing your answer
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19 Jan 2009, 18:33
Got an E as well.
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19 Jan 2009, 19:34
Thanks for explanations. OA is E indeed.

I ignored the fact "new manager" and reinforced more on "project termination" so got answer C.
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19 Jan 2009, 21:01
can somebody explain more on this?
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21 Jan 2009, 10:25
reply2spg wrote:
can somebody explain more on this?

Just read the stimulus with out looking at answer choices and think for a sec on possible reasons

When a project is failing and should be terminated, plan to bring in a new manager. New managers are more likely to terminate the project than are the original managers because______

So old managers are not terminating failing projects but new M's will do possibly because

old M's have reputation at stake, getting kick backs from vendors, have their job at stake if the project fails and wants to make it a success from the doors of failure.

The commonality in all the reasons I said above is summed up in E.

the new managers have no need to justify the earlier decision to maintain the project

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21 Jan 2009, 15:23
alpha_plus_gamma wrote:
E it is!

priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
When a project is failing and should be terminated, plan to bring in a new manager. New managers are more likely to terminate the project than are the original managers because______

(A) the project may have failed for reasons that the original manager could not have foreseen
if this is the case, the new manager should not terminate project, instead as he knows the reasons he will probably work on it
(B) organizations tend to reward managers who can overcome problems.
The old manager too can do it if he is getting reward.
(C) managerial decisions to terminate a project should depend on the likelihood of the project’s eventual success
again if this is the case the old manager too can terminate the project
(D) the original managers were not necessarily able to overcome problems caused by external events over which they had no control .
this can happen with new manager as well.
(E) the new managers have no need to justify the earlier decision to maintain the project
this is something old manager can not do. and new manager can easily do.
PLease give reasons for choosing your answer

I don't like this question but the above analysis is a good explanation.
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21 Jan 2009, 15:50
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
When a project is failing and should be terminated, plan to bring in a new manager. New managers are more likely to terminate the project than are the original managers because______

(A) the project may have failed for reasons that the original manager could not have foreseen
(B) organizations tend to reward managers who can overcome problems
(C) managerial decisions to terminate a project should depend on the likelihood of the project’s eventual success
(D) the original managers were not necessarily able to overcome problems caused by external events over which they had no control
(E) the new managers have no need to justify the earlier decision to maintain the project
PLease give reasons for choosing your answer

The argument needs to be strengthened and E does so.
It gives a reason why one should appoint a new manager to terminate the failing project.
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21 Jan 2009, 16:09
botirvoy wrote:
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
When a project is failing and should be terminated, plan to bring in a new manager. New managers are more likely to terminate the project than are the original managers because______

(A) the project may have failed for reasons that the original manager could not have foreseen
(B) organizations tend to reward managers who can overcome problems
(C) managerial decisions to terminate a project should depend on the likelihood of the project’s eventual success
(D) the original managers were not necessarily able to overcome problems caused by external events over which they had no control
(E) the new managers have no need to justify the earlier decision to maintain the project
PLease give reasons for choosing your answer

The argument needs to be strengthened and E does so.
It gives a reason why one should appoint a new manager to terminate the failing project.

The argument does not need to be strengthened (that's not what the question is asking)
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21 Jan 2009, 16:36
chicagocubsrule wrote:
botirvoy wrote:
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
When a project is failing and should be terminated, plan to bring in a new manager. New managers are more likely to terminate the project than are the original managers because______

(A) the project may have failed for reasons that the original manager could not have foreseen
(B) organizations tend to reward managers who can overcome problems
(C) managerial decisions to terminate a project should depend on the likelihood of the project’s eventual success
(D) the original managers were not necessarily able to overcome problems caused by external events over which they had no control
(E) the new managers have no need to justify the earlier decision to maintain the project
PLease give reasons for choosing your answer

The argument needs to be strengthened and E does so.
It gives a reason why one should appoint a new manager to terminate the failing project.

The argument does not need to be strengthened (that's not what the question is asking)

I see it as a "strengthen" question in disguise. The argument says "bring a new manager". E says why. Let us know if your thinking differs.
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21 Jan 2009, 20:26
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
When a project is failing and should be terminated, plan to bring in a new manager. New managers are more likely to terminate the project than are the original managers because______

(A) the project may have failed for reasons that the original manager could not have foreseen
(B) organizations tend to reward managers who can overcome problems
(C) managerial decisions to terminate a project should depend on the likelihood of the project’s eventual success
(D) the original managers were not necessarily able to overcome problems caused by external events over which they had no control
(E) the new managers have no need to justify the earlier decision to maintain the project
PLease give reasons for choosing your answer

The argument needs to be strengthened and E does so.
It gives a reason why one should appoint a new manager to terminate the failing project.[/quote]

The argument does not need to be strengthened (that's not what the question is asking)[/quote]
I see it as a "strengthen" question in disguise. The argument says "bring a new manager". E says why. Let us know if your thinking differs.[/quote]

Botir,

Thats a good way of looking at it.
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21 Jan 2009, 23:04
I still don't agree that this is a strengthen question. Nothing in the question stem indicates that it is a str. q.
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21 Jan 2009, 23:16
Agree with E.

Why is new manager required to terminate the project? This is because the current manager has to justify the continuity of the project. New manager does not have any such thing in the background.
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22 Jan 2009, 00:01
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IMO D....Keep all things constant....now new manager will try to overcome all the possible problems those which are in his hands....however if some external factor is causing project to terminate and nobody from the organization have a control on that....then project has to be terminated....

therefore IMO D.

reply2msg if the old managers have no control over the external factors and the project needs to be terminated then there would be no use to bring in a new manager.....so the option D holds invalid.....

and the only option that seems logical is that the new manager doesn't need to give any justification to terminate that project.......

IMO E.......
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