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

A project manager is planning a research and development project for a government agency and is in the process of identifying quality requirements and standards. The project team has produced the quality management plan, updated the project management plan, and completed the project document updates. Everything that was completed by the project team was reviewed by the project management office (PMO) and found to be consistent with project management best practices. Later in the project, the project team is performing the Control Quality process and realizes something was missed during quality planning that is necessary to verify compliance. What might the project team have missed?

A. Determining quality metrics
B. Determining quality roles and responsibilities
C. Updating the requirements traceability matrix
D. Updating the lessons learned register

HINT: An output of the Plan Quality Management process which serves as an input to the Control Quality process is missing.

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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is A.

The question suggests that the Plan Quality Management process was performed, and an element of this process was missed. Quality metrics are one of the outputs of the Plan Quality Management process, which was not mentioned by the scenario as being completed. All of the other outputs are stated as being completed and verified by the PMO. A quality metric, an input to the Control Quality process, specifically describes a project or product attribute and how the Control Quality process will verify compliance with it. Therefore, quality metrics are what was most likely missed by the project team.

Details for Each Option:

A. Determining quality metrics
Correct. A quality metric specifically describes a project or product attribute and how the Control Quality process will verify compliance with it. Quality metrics are an output of the Plan Quality Management process and was not stated as being completed. Therefore, the quality metrics are what was most likely missed by the project team.

B. Determining quality roles and responsibilities
Incorrect. Determining quality roles and responsibilities is a key component of the quality management plan. The question indicates that the quality management plan was reviewed and found in compliance with project management best practices. Therefore, this element was not missed by the project team.

C. Updating the requirements traceability matrix
Incorrect. The requirements traceability matrix is a project document which may be updated during the Plan Quality Management process. The scenario indicates that all project documents were updated and this was verified by the PMO. Therefore, this answer choice can be eliminated.

D. Updating the lessons learned register
Incorrect. The lessons learned register is a project document which may be updated as part of the Plan Quality Management process. The question states that all project documents were updated and verified by the PMO. Therefore, this option is not correct.

Reference: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017, Page(s) 287
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