Page 1 of 1

PMP Question

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:11 pm
by taterarpit
You have just been authorized to manage a new project for your company. Which of the following BEST
describes your first action?

Create the work breakdown structure
Develop the project management plan
Develop the project charter
Create the preliminary scope statement

Re: PMP Question

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:24 am
by saket
Looks like PMBOK 4 or older question because now we do not have process called "Create the preliminary scope statement"

Create the work breakdown structure

You can not create it till you have scope
Develop the project management plan

You will start working on it but others are also part of it , not sure develop mean start or finish. because you can not make Project management plan till you make scope etc.
Develop the project charter

Should be given to you as part of authorization
Create the preliminary scope statement

As per old PMBOK this looks the closest.

Re: PMP Question

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:44 pm
by taterarpit
Hi Saket,

In current situation i.e PMBOK v5 ...what should be the correct answer according to you...i posted same question on LinkedIn and there also participants are confused in B&D so not sure...what should be the correct answer...

Re: PMP Question

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:48 pm
by saket
The D looks good.
Create the preliminary scope statement

Re: PMP Question

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:30 pm
by umeshbww
Arpit - as we discussed Rita's process chart : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1373 planning is always in set order. :D
If you follow Rita's chart - you would get your answer.

Definitely D option Create the preliminary scope statement

As pointed out by Saket - I followed same strategy.

Project Charter initiate project and authorize PM officially. (already done as per Q).
You can't create PMP or WBS until you have defined scope. (Scope management -> Collect requirement -> Define Scope -> Create WBS)

Project Scope statement, WBS and WBS Dictionary together form Scope baseline which is part of PMP.