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Now, let’s consider the sample question below:

 

 

Question

You are assigned to manage a project to build five bridges in a metropolitan city. The project is divided into five sequential phases, with each phase representing the construction of one bridge. You have just finished the first phase of your project, and you are about to start your second phase. Which project management process should begin the second phase of the project?

  1. Develop Project Charter
  2. Develop Project Management Plan
  3. Direct and Manage Project Work
  4. Monitor and Control Project Work

HINT: Which process group is performed at the beginning of a new project or a new phase of an existing project?

 

Answer and Explanation

The Initiating Process Group is made up of two project management processes, Develop Project Charter and Identify Stakeholders. The Initiating Process Group is performed to define a new project or a new phase of an existing project by obtaining authorization to start the project or phase.

So, the correct answer is A. Is this the answer you would have given?

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