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PMP Question

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:05 pm
by taterarpit
One phase is planned at any given time and the planning for the next is carried out as work progresses on the current phase and deliverables. Which of the following correctly defines the above text?

Overlapping relationship
Sequential relationship
Multi-phase relationship
Iterative relationship

Re: PMP Question

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:55 pm
by Venkat
Hi,

This is Overlapping relationship, as one the planning is done for the next phase during the current phase.
Sequential cannot be as the name says, the phases must be sequential one after the other.
Multiphase is/are different phases and it's not a relationship
Iterative means once a phase is completed, it must be started again with the new requirements.

This is my understanding.
Venkat

Re: PMP Question

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:06 pm
by taterarpit
even i thought A but answer is Iterative and even after looking at the answer i thought should be D because here we are talking about PLANNING of next phase whereas in other relationship we do execution of two phases at the same time.

However, i need an expert judgement here to know if what i am thinking is correct or not? Please suggest.

Re: PMP Question

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:57 pm
by umeshbww
Question point towards Iterative

PMBOK Pg 45 -
Project phases (also called iterations). In Iterative : planning of next iteration is carried out as work progresses on the current iteration's scope and deliverable


Iterative phases can be performed in overlapping or sequential. Question suggests overlapping Iterative phases.