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Mock test query

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:05 pm
by mastemahi
Please clarify which one correct. Solution feel different from the subject

A company is struggling to define the scope of a new project that has multiple phases with a high level of dependency between the phases. How should the project manager approach this challenge?

Work with project stakeholders to recommend an iterative approach that will then help to define the project's scope.

Construct a project management plan that provides extra time within the schedule, then seek to revise the scope of work.

Contract with a third-party company that specializes in helping businesses define scope of work on large projects.

Suspend final delivery dates for the project in order to have time to revise the schedule once there is clarity on the scope of work.

The Correct Answer is C. The retrospective is used to review lessons learned and suggest corrective actions for the next iterations. Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process (2012), Chapter 22. Sprint Retrospective / Overview | The Agile Practice Guide (2017), 5. Implementing Agile: Delivering In An Agile Environment / 5.2.1. Retrospectives, pp 50-51

Re: Mock test query

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:41 am
by saket
A company is struggling to define the scope of a new project that has multiple phases with a high level of dependency between the phases. How should the project manager approach this challenge?

A. Work with project stakeholders to recommend an iterative approach that will then help to define the project's scope.
B. Construct a project management plan that provides extra time within the schedule, then seek to revise the scope of work.
C. Contract with a third-party company that specializes in helping businesses define scope of work on large projects.
D. Suspend final delivery dates for the project in order to have time to revise the schedule once there is clarity on the scope of work.

The answer in my view is A, since this is the only relevant thing I can make from the information given in the question.
Progressive Elaboration and Rolling Wave planning is good idea in all life cycles since we may not know everything in the beginning.

Yes the solution looks like coming wrong, we will search the question.

Re: Mock test query

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:05 am
by seema.sonkiya
This question is updated in the database, now the updated question is as follows -

A company is struggling to define the scope of a new project that has multiple phases with a high level of dependency between the phases. How should the project manager approach this challenge?

A. Work with project stakeholders to recommend an iterative approach that will then help to define the project's scope.

B. Construct a project management plan that provides extra time within the schedule, then seek to revise the scope of work.

C. Contract with a third-party company that specializes in helping businesses define scope of work on large projects.

D.Suspend final delivery dates for the project in order to have time to revise the schedule once there is clarity on the scope of work.

Solution
Although all mentioned options are not bad ideas for the Project Manager, the key is the first correct action they must perform. Progressive Elaboration and Rolling Wave planning is a good idea when we don't know everything at the beginning. But, introducing adaptive steps in a heavily predictive environment is never easy. So the involvement of stakeholders is important. You need a proper engagement plan to involve stakeholders in different phases.


The Correct Answer is A - Work with project stakeholders to recommend an iterative approach that will then help to define the project's scope.