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Free PMP® Exam Sample Question 8 months 3 weeks ago #28664

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You are managing a project to construct a bridge at a location that is highly regulated by multiple levels of government. You are in the process of developing a plan that will establish the criteria and the activities for developing, monitoring, and controlling the schedule.

Which of the following should you gather to complete this process?

A. The charter, project management plan, estimation databases, and PMO templates
B. Government standards, the assumption log, schedule management plan, and milestone list
C. The resource breakdown structure, lessons learned register, and scheduling methodology
D. The project scope statement, risk register, and project team assignments

HINT: You are performing the Plan Schedule Management process. Look for the inputs to this process.

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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is A.

Establishing the criteria and the activities for developing, monitoring, and controlling the schedule is the main purpose of developing the schedule management plan, which is the primary output of the Plan Schedule Management process.

To develop this plan, four inputs are required: project charter, project management plan, enterprise environmental factors (EEFs), and organizational process assets (OPAs). The project charter and the project management plan are explicitly called out in the correct answer choice, whereas the EEFs and the OPAs are represented by the estimation databases and PMO templates correspondingly.

Therefore, among the available options, the charter, the project management plan, estimation databases, and PMO templates represent the best answer to the question asked.

Details for each option:

A. Correct. The scenario suggests you are performing the Plan Schedule Management process. The charter, project management plan, estimation databases, and PMO templates are among the inputs to this process. The last two items are examples of EEFs and OPAs, respectively.

B. Incorrect. Government standards (part of the EEFs), the assumption log, schedule management plan, and milestone list are among the inputs to the Sequence Activities process. According to the question text, you are still in the Plan Schedule Management process.

C. Incorrect. The resource breakdown structure, lessons learned register, and scheduling methodology (part of the OPAs) are among the inputs to the Estimate Activity Durations process. They are not inputs to the Plan Schedule Management process implied by the scenario.

D. Incorrect. The project scope statement (part of the scope baseline), risk register, and project team assignments are among the inputs to the Develop Schedule process, while the scenario suggests you are performing the Plan Schedule Management process.

Reference: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017, Page(s) 180, 187, 195, 205
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