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Oliver 175 - 5th question

Postby thiru26@gmail.com Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:18 pm

5. What does the term best practice often refer to?5
o A standardized set of deliverables, like plans, reports, and checklists.
o A set of tools and techniques that a project manager should master.
o The concept of state of the art applied to project management.
o A specific sequence of work, described in terms of soft logic.
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Re: Oliver 175 - 5th question

Postby thiru26@gmail.com Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:07 am

Manish- Thank you, Saket explained very well.
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Re: Oliver 175 - 5th question

Postby jyotimayank Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:47 am

The correct answer is option D.

Refer to page 158 of PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition

A best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark. In addition, a "best" practice can evolve to become better as improvements are discovered

Best practices are used to maintain quality as an alternative to mandatory legislated standards and can be based on self-assessment or benchmarking.

Some consulting firms specialize in the area of best practice and offer pre-made 'templates' to standardize business process documentation. Sometimes a "best practice" is not applicable or is inappropriate for a particular organization's needs.
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Re: Oliver 175 - 5th question

Postby akc Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:02 am

In PMBOK6's page 2, Instead of best practice , good practice is defined as there is general agreement that the application of knowledge , skills, tools & techniques to project management processes can enhance the chances of success over many projects in delivering the expected business values & result.

Based on the same, I chose B as the answer & got the answer wrong. Author has given the reference of Harold Kerzner's book.

As you have referred the page 158 of PMBOK 5, it refers to the best practices in the context of discretionary dependencies & the option D corresponds to the same. Even in PMBOK 6's page 191, the term best practice is described in the discretionary dependency which is a soft logic.

My view point is that question is asking for best practice in the overall context of the project management . Hence, why B is not the right answer. Choice D is specific to best practices of discretionary dependency. Incase if it was categorically mentioned in the question about the best practice of discretionary dependency then I feel option D would have been the best answer.

Please share your view point.

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