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Arjie Maghanoy

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What is the difference between work performance data and work performance information?

A. Work performance data is the representation of work performance information, intended to generate decisions or raise issues, actions, etc.
B. Work performance information is the result of an analysis of the work performance data.
C. Work performance data is the data of activity progress, while work performance information focuses on the team's performance.
D. Work performance data is the data collected during project execution by the project team while work performance information is provided by external parties.

HINT: What is the difference between data and information?

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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is B.

Work performance data is raw data collected during the project execution and used as the input to create the work performance information in various controlling processes. For example, the number of change requests is considered the project data while the status of a change request is the work performance information.

Details for each option:

A. Work performance data is the representation of work performance information, intended to generate decisions or raise issues, actions, etc.
Incorrect. The representation of work performance information corresponds to a work performance report, not work performance data.

B. Work performance information is the result of an analysis of the work performance data.
Correct. The work performance data is the raw data collected during carrying out the project work, analyzed in context to create work performance information.


C. Work performance data is the data of activity progress, while work performance information focuses on the team's performance.
Incorrect. Work performance data and work performance information are both about work performance, including activity progress and team performance.

D. Work performance data is the data collected during project execution by the project team while work performance information is provided by external parties.
Incorrect. Both work performance data and information are collected and analyzed by the project team.

Reference: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017, Page(s) 26-27, 95, 109, 112, 116

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