The PMBOK Refresher

Standard for Project Management of a Project

Copyright © 2017 by Tomislav N. Krnich

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  1. What is the Project Management Institute’s primary reference for its professional development programs?
    • Annex A1, “The Standard for Project Management of a Project.”
  2. Where can Annex A1 be found?
    • At the back of the PMBOK Guide.
  3. Annex A1 is a standard. However, is it to be used as a methodology or a guide?
    • As a guide that provides a standard framework for managing a project.
  4. Does Annex A1 include every guideline for managing a project?
    • No.
  5. Why does the Annex A1 standard not include every guideline for managing a project?
    • Because the standard evolves along with project management profession.
  6. Annex A1 uses what term to denote the phase for a project?
    • Process group.
  7. What are the five project phases as described by Annex A1?
    1. Project Initiating Process Group
    2. Project Planning Process Group
    3. Project Executing Process Group
    4. Project Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
    5. Project Closing Process Group
  8. How do you implement the guiding framework of Annex A1?
    • By choosing project management techniques that are appropriate for each phase of the project.
  9. Projects and project phases have life cycles. What is meant by a predictive life cycle?
    • A life cycle made of tasks whose durations and results are completely known.
  10. What is another term for a predictive life cycle?
    • A plan driven life cycle.
  11. What is meant by an adaptive life cycle?
    • A life cycle made of tasks whose durations and results are not completely known.
  12. What is another term for an adaptive life cycle?
    • A change driven life cycle.
  13. May a particular project phase have a composite life cycle that ranges from predictive to adaptive?
    • Yes.

 

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