7. You are the project manager within a large multi-national company. Your current project involves a large software development project that involves coordination of resources across four different reengineering teams across three different countries. Specifically your UI team is based in India, your database team and middleware team is in U.S., and your QA team is in Canada. The engineers in each of the team report to geographic functional manger, but are currently on loan to you for your project.
You are currently in the process of assessing the completion status for each work packages. In order to develop an accurate status of the project, you’ve asked each of the engineers to report their percentage complete for their respective deliverables.
However, when asked for the percentage completion status, one of the QA engineers innocently responds, “Percentage complete of what exactly?” ever since the project started you’ve always thought that this QA engineer was difficult to manage. Especially tired of such comments, you finally decided to report to the QA engineer’s functional manager regarding the engineer’s lack of cooperation. Based on the scenario described above, which of the following BEST describes the real problem?