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PMP question on lessons learned 5 months 2 weeks ago #17701

  • Aarati Sonkusare
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Please see the attached image that has a PMP QUESTION. I don't understand why the correct answer is lessons learned and not OPA, because OPA includes lessons learned and much more. Any help is appreciated! [attachment =294]423D38A7-592F-48A1-9460-0E381957C9B2.png[/attachment]
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PMP question on lessons learned 5 months 2 weeks ago #17723

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Hi Aarati,

In the PMP exam, your aim is to select the most relevant answer. I'd say OPA is definitely not wrong but in this instance, a better answer is present (The lesson learned register).

I do agree that the wording in that question could be written a little better. I realize it happens to a lot of the free PMP exam simulators out there. To ensure your exam prep is as flawless as possible, I strongly recommend a reputable product like Prepcast.

Hope this helps,
Joe
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PMP question on lessons learned 5 months 2 weeks ago #17739

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Hi Aarati,

The lessons learned register, as defined by PMI is "A project document used to record knowledge gained during a project so that it can be used in the current project and entered into the lessons learned repository." The lessons learned repository is an organizational process asset. Thus the 'best' answer would be to review the lessons learned repository, but that answer choice is not provided as an option. Therefore, in my personal opinion, I would go with OPA as the correct answer over the lessons learned register.

I am wondering if this particular question has not been updated for the 6th edition of the PMBOK® Guide. If I recall correctly, the concept of the lessons learned repository was introduced in the 6th edition. In your preparations, make sure that your study material has been updated to the 6th edition to avoid confusion.
Donald Terry, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP

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PMP question on lessons learned 5 months 2 weeks ago #17748

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