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Free PMP® Exam Sample Question of the Week 1 year 3 months ago #14970

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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 leading a project to investigate the feasibility of constructing a dam to generate hydroelectric power. The project needs to be analyzed from technical, economic, and social points of view. The project manager has created the project charter on behalf of the project sponsor, and it is now approved. Which of the following processes should be performed next?

A. Develop Project Management Plan
B. Identify Risks
C. Identify Stakeholders
D. Develop Project Charter

HINT: All of the project initiation processes should be completed before moving on to the planning processes.

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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is C.

The Identify Stakeholders process is the process of identifying all people or organizations impacted by the project and documenting relevant information regarding their interests, involvement, and impact on project success. Both the Develop Project Charter process and the Identify Stakeholders process are part of the Initiating Process Group which should be completed before proceeding to the processes in the Planning Process Group. In this scenario, since the project charter has been developed and approved, the Identify Stakeholders process should be performed next.

Details for Each Option:

A. Develop Project Management Plan
Incorrect. Although one may start to develop the project management plan before identifying all the stakeholders, it would be quite difficult to complete the project management plan without identifying and soliciting requirements from the stakeholders. Additionally, the stakeholder management plan is one of the subsidiary plans of the project management plan. For these reasons, it would be best to perform the Identify Stakeholders process before the Develop Project Management Plan process.

B. Identify Risks
Incorrect. The stakeholder register, which is an output of the Identify Stakeholders process, is an input to the Identify Risks process. Therefore, the Identify Stakeholders process should be completed before the Identify Risks process.

C. Identify Stakeholders
Correct. The main output of the Identify Stakeholders process, the stakeholder register, is used as an input to many other project management processes, making it necessary to identify the stakeholders before performing other processes. Additionally, both the Identify Stakeholders process and the Develop Project Charter process are part of the Initiating Process Group which should be completed before moving on to the Planning Process Group. Therefore, the Identify Stakeholders process should be performed right after the project charter has been developed and approved.

D. Develop Project Charter
Incorrect. Based on the scenario, the project charter has already been developed so this answer choice can be eliminated.

Reference: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017, Page(s) 507
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