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Question on Multi Phase project.

Postby sundara.damaraju Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:57 am

For a multi-phased project, when does the Close Project or Phase process needs to be done and what all need to be done?


A)The Close Project or Phase process needs to be done at the end of each phase of the project; however, it is left to the project manager's opinion on whether he/she

wants to perform this process in between phases. It necessarily needs to be done at the end of the project.

B)The Close Project or Phase process is done at the end of the project in case the work is contracted out to external performing organizations.


C) The Close Project or Phase process needs to performed at the end of the project and involves closing out the entire project scope.

D) The Close Project or Phase process needs to be performed at the end of each phase of the project and involves closing out the portion of project scope applicable to

that phase
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Re: Question on Multi Phase project.

Postby signor_rk Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:45 pm

Between Options # A) & D) , the best pick seems to be the Option # A)The Close Project or Phase process needs to be done at the end of each phase of the project; however, it is left to the project manager's opinion on whether he/she wants to perform this process in between phases. It necessarily needs to be done at the end of the project.
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Ranjit
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Re: Question on Multi Phase project.

Postby signor_rk Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:06 pm

Sorry , I would better choose the last Option # D) The Close Project or Phase process needs to be performed at the end of each phase of the project and involves closing out the portion of project scope applicable to that phase

Here is a link found justified for this:
http://4squareviews.com/2013/01/31/1828/
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Ranjit
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Re: Question on Multi Phase project.

Postby coolpmp69 Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:18 pm

The correct answer is option D.

Being a multi phase project, each phase may have some deliverables and they need to be validated and accepted by the customer before the project team proceed with the next phase work.
so having phase closure at the end of each phase helps in handing over the deliverable and easy transition of the work to the project team
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Re: Question on Multi Phase project.

Postby bs_pani Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:24 pm

This is from Scordo. Explanation Page 72 Q 41

Answer D –
In multi-phase projects, the Close Project or Phase process is done at the end of each
phase and closes out the portion of project scope and associated activities for a particular
phase. [PMBOK 5th edition, Page 101] [Project Integration Management]

I may not go with option A because of it is left to the project manager's opinion on whether he/she wants to perform this process in between phases. It necessarily needs to be done at the end of the project.
Argument 1 – Phase cannot be closed as per PM wish
Argument 2 – Phase closing cannot be done at end of project.

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Bhabani

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