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Free PMP® Exam Sample Question of the Week 1 year 7 months ago #14116

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Hello everyone! Here is this week's free PMP® exam sample question from the PM Exam Simulator.

You are managing a project to build a database and need to acquire information from the stakeholders of the project. The team is using brainstorming, focus groups, interviews, questionnaires, and benchmarking to understand and document the stakeholders' needs. The methods the team is using are representative of which tool and technique?

A. Data gathering
B. Data analysis
C. Decision making
D. Data representation

HINT: Which tool and technique is used to acquire information in the Collect Requirements process?

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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is A.

The project described in the scenario is in the Collect Requirements process where project stakeholders' needs and requirements are determined and documented. A tool and technique used in the Collect Requirements process to elicit requirements from stakeholders is data gathering. Data gathering includes brainstorming, focus groups, interviews, questionnaires, surveys, and benchmarking.

Details for Each Option:

A. Data gathering
Correct. Data gathering is a tool and technique used in the Collect Requirements process which includes brainstorming, focus groups, interviews, questionnaires, and benchmarking.

B. Data analysis
Incorrect. In the scenario described, the project is in the Collect Requirements process, and the project team is gathering data. While data analysis is a tool and technique of the Collect Requirements process, it involves the actual analysis of the data and not the gathering of the data.

C. Decision making
Incorrect. The project in the scenario is in the Collect Requirements process. Decision making is a tool and technique of the Collect Requirements process. However, decision-making techniques are used to select which requirements will be addressed in the project, not to collect information which is what is described by the scenario.

D. Data representation
Incorrect. According to the scenario, the project team is gathering data. While data representation is a tool and technique of the Collect Requirements process described in the scenario, it is not used to gather data. Data representation uses methods to display or diagram the collected information so that the data is easier to review and analyze.

Reference: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017, Page(s) 142-143
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Free PMP® Exam Sample Question of the Week 1 year 6 months ago #14122

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I appreciate the quick weekly question which I got correct. lol. I have been studying for the PMP exam for two weeks and feel overwhelmed, from class to reviewing PMBOK, reading other material and the podcast is a little stressful to say the least. Now that I have finished the class, I think I will put more attention on the Podcasts and Rita's book for better preparation. I will check in for the weekly questions, thanks again.

Free PMP® Exam Sample Question of the Week 1 year 6 months ago #14241

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The question was
Ada, the project manager, is meeting with a customer for initial discussions about a software implementation project. At the end of the meeting, the customer asks Ada for a general estimate of the project duration. Based on experience with three similar projects with roughly the same scope, Ada estimates an 8-10 month implementation time frame. What estimation technique is Ada basing her duration projection on?

A. Expert judgment
B. Three-point estimating
C. Analogous estimating
D. Bottom-up estimating
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HINT: Identify the estimating technique that compares a project to a previous, similar project.

Free PMP® Exam Sample Question of the Week 1 year 6 months ago #14248

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The correct answer is C, analogous estimating.

Free PMP® Exam Sample Question of the Week 1 year 6 months ago #14249

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C: Analogous estimating

Free PMP® Exam Sample Question of the Week 1 year 6 months ago #14252

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Answer is C

Free PMP® Exam Sample Question of the Week 1 year 6 months ago #14254

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Analogous Estimating
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