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

You are part of the project team designing a new type of subway car. You have completed one of the work packages for the braking system; however, you are not sure what the acceptance criteria are for this particular work package. Where can you find that information?

A. The project management plan
B. The project scope statement
C. The requirements documentation
D. The WBS dictionary

HINT: This document is developed during the Create WBS process.

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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is D.

A work package is the lowest level of the WBS and typically provides a brief description of the work to be completed by this work package. The WBS dictionary supports the WBS by including more detailed information for each WBS work package or other WBS components. The WBS dictionary is an output of the Create WBS process and provides information such as the description of work, schedule milestones, quality requirements, and acceptance criteria for each work package. Therefore, if you are not sure of the acceptance criteria for the work package you just completed, you should look for that information at the WBS dictionary.

Details for each option:

A. The project management plan
Incorrect. The project management plan is the document that describes how the project will be executed, monitored and controlled, and closed. While the information you seek is available in the project management plan (within the WBS dictionary which is part of the scope baseline), there is another answer choice that more accurately addresses the question asked. When choosing between two seemingly correct answer choices, typically the more specific choice is the correct answer.

B. The project scope statement
Incorrect. The project scope statement is the description of the project scope, major deliverables, assumptions, and product scope. While the project scope statement does include acceptance criteria, the criteria are for the major deliverables, for example, the braking system, as opposed to acceptance criteria for individual work packages.

C. The requirements documentation
Incorrect. As part of project planning, requirements are collected to develop the scope of the project. The requirements documentation describes how these individual requirements meet the business need for the project.

D. The WBS dictionary
Correct. The WBS dictionary is a supporting document for the WBS and provides detailed information about each component in the WBS. Acceptance criteria for each of the work packages are included in the WBS dictionary, making this choice the best answer to the question asked.

Reference: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017, Page(s) 162
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