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Taking the PMP® Exam Soon? A Sample Question

 

As we discussed a few weeks ago, planning for, taking, and passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam can stressful. We hope you enjoyed the article on How to Avoid the Seven Most Common PMP Exam Mistakes, and learned something, too.

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?

This sample question was provided by The PM Exam Simulator. All our questions are updated to the latest A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) standard.

 

 

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Written by Cornelius Fichtner

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a noted PMP expert. He has helped over 47,000 students prepare for the PMP Exam with The Project Management PrepCast and The PM Exam Simulator.

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  1. In my humble opinion: I think the key-word here is “PROJECT” not “PROJECTS”. If the bridges are part of ONE project, in a single metropolitan area, we had better have the INITIATING processes complete and PLANNING processes lined up for the PROJECT (all phases) before the EXECUTION of each phase. PS: I am a civil engineer and cannot but bring to bear experiences from how things are actually undertaken in real life–assuming that the scope of this work is under one project and I am a PM representing the owner.

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