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Best answer for the question 2 years 5 days ago #5989

  • Nishant Desai
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Hi all,

Can you guide me deciding best answer for below question?

PM is managing software development project where one of stakeholder needs to make change that will affect the budget. PM follows the procedure to implement the change. Which of the following must get updated to reflect the change?

A. Project Management Plan
B. Project Cost Baseline
C. Cost Change control system
D. Project performance reviews


I chose option A as BEST answer, thinking that the change approved will change Scope baseline, schedule baseline and of course cost baseline as budget is affected too. Also other subsidiary plans of Project Management plan also need to be updated, such Risk Management plan, Quality Management plan etc. As all of these are part of Project Management Plan, I chose Answer A.

But the simulator gave Answer B as correct answer.

Can you please give your thoughts?

Thanks,
ND

Best answer for the question 2 years 4 days ago #5991

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Hi ND:

For questions like these, I would approach this by working with the facts. We can't assume that the change will affect scope or schedule. Since we only know that the budget will be affected, the cost baseline needs to be updated. Answer B.

An example of this may be that a contractor's renewal included a rate increase. Nothing changes in terms of scope or timing. Just the budget is impacted.

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Best answer for the question 2 years 4 days ago #5994

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Hi Nishant, I agree with Tracey, the budget would be impacted for sure.
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Best answer for the question 2 years 4 days ago #5995

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Nishant -- can you please also tell us where you found this question, so as to give credit to the original question creator?
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
President, OSP International LLC

Best answer for the question 2 years 4 days ago #5996

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Hi,

I found this question in book called "Head First PMP". It was under section of sample exercise in Cost Management knowledge area.

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Best answer for the question 2 years 4 days ago #6001

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Think of this request where a stakeholder has submitted a change request to purchase safety equipment for your workers. That change will only affect Cost Baseline.
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