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Free PMP® Exam Sample Question of the Week 8 months 1 week ago #16968

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

You are a project manager working for an established construction company, building a bridge in an area that is highly regulated at 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, the project management plan, estimation databases, and PMO templates
B. Government standards, assumption log, schedule management plan, and the milestone list
C. The resource breakdown structure, the lessons learned register and scheduling methodology
D. The project scope statement, the risk register, and the 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, of 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. The charter, the project management plan, estimation databases, and PMO templates
Correct. The scenario suggests you are performing the Plan Schedule Management process. The charter, the 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. Government standards, assumption log, schedule management plan, and the milestone list
Incorrect. Government standards (part of the EEFs), assumption log, schedule management plan, and the 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. The resource breakdown structure, the lessons learned register and scheduling methodology
Incorrect. The resource breakdown structure, the 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. The project scope statement, the risk register, and the project team assignments
Incorrect. The project scope statement (part of the scope baseline), the risk register, and the 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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Free PMP® Exam Sample Question of the Week 8 months 1 day ago #17036

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