I was listening to the Control Communications (Part 2) lecture and I got to the sample question:
Which of the following is an example of the work performance information?
A. Actual Schedule Progress
B. Planned vs Actual Schedule performance
C. Planned vs. Actual Cost Performance
D. Planned vs. Actual Technical Performance
According to the lecture, the correct answer is A. It says B, C, and D is considered work performance data. I'm confused because it seems backwards.
According to PMBOK v5, Work Performance Data is the raw observation and measurements, whereas Work Performance Information is the analyzed data. In addition, in other PM Prepcast lectures such as Control Cost, it mentions that CPI is Work Performance Info, not Work Performance Data.
Work Performance Information
3 years 9 months ago #4191
Thank you for getting back to me on this.
There appears to be quite a bit of chatter about section 10.3.1.4 in the PMBOK guide 5th edition. One contributor of the 5th edition even said this is incorrect in the guide. According to the other sections, information such as SV, SPI, CPI are considered Work Performance Information. Therefore, I think the answers B, C, and D are also considered Work Performance Information.
6.7.3 control Schedule: outputs
184.108.40.206 Work Performance Information
The calculated SV and SPI time performance indicators for WBS components, in particular the work packages
and control accounts, are documented and communicated to stakeholders.
7.4.3 control costs: outputs
220.127.116.11 Work Performance Information
The calculated CV, SV, CPI, SPI, TCPI, and VAC values for WBS components, in particular the work packages and
control accounts, are documented and communicated to stakeholders.
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