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1 month 2 weeks ago #23866

Joe Pang

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Hi Nupur, validate scope is indeed under the monitoring and control group. However the question is asking about the monitor and control project work process, which is under the integration chapter.
1 month 2 weeks ago #23865

Nupur Dayal

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The answer should b D as Validate scope is a process which comes under Monitor And Control Process area. Could you please explain why not Validate Scope is the answer.
1 month 3 weeks ago #23806

Arjie Maghanoy

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A project manager is leading a process improvement project for a factory operation. Currently, the project manager and the team are performing the Monitor and Control Project Work process.

Which of the following activities might be carried out during this process?

A. Comparing actual project performance against the project management plan
B. Implementing approved change requests to achieve the project's objectives
C. Analyzing change requests and either approving or rejecting them
D. Gaining formal acceptance of the deliverables by the customer or sponsor

HINT: The Monitor and Control Project Work process is the process of tracking, reviewing, and reporting overall progress to meet the performance objectives defined in the project management plan.

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Answer and Explanation
The correct answer is A

Monitor and Control Project Work is the process of tracking, reviewing, and reporting overall progress to meet the performance objectives defined in the project management plan. Of the available choices, only comparing actual project performance against the project management plan is performed during the Monitor and Control Project Work process.

Details for each option:

A. Comparing actual project performance against the project management plan
Correct. Comparing actual project performance against the project management plan is performed during the Monitor and Control Project Work process.

B. Implementing approved change requests to achieve the project's objectives
Incorrect. Implementing approved change requests occurs in the Direct and Manage Project Work process and not the Monitor and Control Project Work process.

C. Analyzing change requests and either approving or rejecting them
Incorrect. Analyzing change requests and either approving or rejecting them occurs during the Perform Integrated Change Control process rather than the Monitor and Control Project Work process.

D. Gaining formal acceptance of the deliverables by the customer or sponsor
Incorrect. Formal acceptance of deliverables is gained during the Validate Scope process as opposed to the Monitor and Control Project Work process.

Reference: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017, Page(s) 107

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