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TOPIC: demo question number 21: is it right??

demo question number 21: is it right?? 10 months 4 weeks ago #15410

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Hello. Sorry but I don't agree with the 21st question in the demo. And neither with the explanation. What do you think? WPR are NOT output of Direct and Manage pj works, is it?

You are managing a project to update the packaging and digital media for a popular snack food to promote a charity fundraiser. The project is well underway, and you are currently actively collecting and storing information about each deliverable team's progress, creating forecasts for your sponsor, distributing work performance reports and planning presentations to key stakeholders, and verifying delivery. Which process are you performing?

Manage Communications
Monitor Communications
Manage Stakeholder Engagement
Plan Communications Management

To answer this question, first, determine under which knowledge area the described activities fall. With reference to sponsors and stakeholders, you may guess that it is Stakeholder Management. However, the activities of collection, creation, distribution, storage, and monitoring project information fall under Communications Management.

Next, determine what process group is related to these activities. Is it Planning or Monitoring & Controlling? No, the task is not to develop the communication models in Planning, nor is the task to identify if the planned communications artifacts and activities have had the desired effect. Instead, the current activities are mostly collection, creation and distribution and delivery, which take place while executing the work of the project. An important clue is that you are distributing work performance reports, which is an output of the Direct and Manage Project Work process in the Integration knowledge area, in the Executing process group.

Therefore, the correct answer is that these activities fall under Manage Communications.

demo question number 21: is it right?? 10 months 3 weeks ago #15426

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You are right about Work Performance Report not being an output of the Direct & Manage Work process, it should be an output from Monitor & Control Work process.

May I ask what source does this question come from?
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