PMI-PBA: Life Cycle of the Project

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PMI-PBA: Life Cycle of the Project

Postby seema.sonkiya Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:57 am

You are assigned with business analysis responsibility to develop a car prototype. Project sponsors say that while high-level vision is in place, scope is broadly defined and there is a cap on budget and schedule, the business users are not very sure about the all the requirements right now and want to keep an option open to refine the requirement as project progresses. You realize there is a mandatory need for on-going stakeholder’s involvement. You therefore decide to prioritize and capture all requirements in product backlog for ease of tracking. What kind of project life cycle process is applicable?

A. Adaptive
B. Predictive
C. Iterative and Incremental
D. Balanced

Which one is the correct answer?
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Re: PMI-PBA: Life Cycle of the Project

Postby Vabz Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:18 pm

It is (C)
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Re: PMI-PBA: Life Cycle of the Project

Postby seema.sonkiya Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:16 am

Predictive life cycle is plan driven and hence is not applicable. Balanced is distracter - which leaves us with option A and C. Product Backlog is the Key hint, Only Adaptive (also called as Agile methods) use backlog. Kindly keep in mind the difference between iterative/incremental life cycle and Adaptive life cycle. In question’s context, if scope and objectives were changing Iterative would have been preferred option. However when requirement and scope are difficult to define in advance Adaptive is preferred.

So as per my opinion, Option A is correct
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Re: PMI-PBA: Life Cycle of the Project

Postby saket Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:43 pm

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