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kunwar
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control procurement

Postby kunwar Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:25 pm

Which of the following techniques can help a project manager review a
supplier’s internal work processes to ensure compliance to standards
during the production of the deliverables? (Assume that all of the given
choices are available to the project manager.)
A. Audits
B. Performance reporting
C. Contract change control
D. Inspections


As per source answer is D (Inspection) and in my view it should be A( Audit- page 498 PMBOK 6- as it related to compliance-12.3.2.5 and 8.2.2.5)
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Re: control procurement

Postby ihuseynli Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:21 pm

Think like this: inspection is Verification, audit is Validation. here you don't make final acceptance testing (validation), you just check if proses is going according to procedures and etc. You don't check the result product, you check process.

Inspection is the right answer
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Re: control procurement

Postby nazrulq Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:23 pm

Anohther clue in vendor's internal work process which is Inspection in execution process group not validate as M&C process group.
I think Inspection would be the right choice.
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Re: control procurement

Postby salman_2005 Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:36 pm

Dear Manish,
I am not able to understand the reason. Can you please explain. In my opinion, Audit should be the right answer as it is related to the process.

Thanks

Salman
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Re: control procurement

Postby manishpn Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:43 pm

kunwar wrote:Which of the following techniques can help a project manager review a
supplier’s internal work processes to ensure compliance to standards
during the production of the deliverables? (Assume that all of the given
choices are available to the project manager.)
A. Audits
B. Performance reporting
C. Contract change control
D. Inspections


As per source answer is D (Inspection) and in my view it should be A( Audit- page 498 PMBOK 6- as it related to compliance-12.3.2.5 and 8.2.2.5)


What is the source and what is explanation provided?

Audit is always about the processes and inspection is always about the deliverable. So I will go with option A
There is a thin line there based on information provided in PMBOK
12.3.2.4 INSPECTION
An inspection is a structured review of the work being performed by the contractor. This may involve a simple review
of the deliverables or an actual physical review of the work itself. On a construction/engineering/infrastructure project,
inspections involve walkthroughs of the site by both the buyer and the contractor to ensure a mutual understanding of
the work in progress.

If you consider review of the actual work been done as review of compliance with standard then there can be confusion
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Re: control procurement

Postby salman_2005 Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:55 am

Thank you for the clarification.

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