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Chapter 7. Project Closing > Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

1.Answer C is correct. A post implementation review is a product or service performance review after the implementation has taken place.
2.Answer E is correct. Formal acceptance is the formal confirmation from the sponsor or the customer that the product or service delivered by the project meets the project deliverables. Remember that in the PMI realm, all of the project’s products and services must comply with the project objectives and deliverables and must be accepted by the project client and the project sponsor.
3.Answer C is correct. A project that ends in integration mode is the type of project where its resources are being assigned to other areas. The other project modes are extinction and inclusion. A project that ends in extinction is a project that has ended before meeting its stated objectives, and a project that ends in inclusion mode is a project that has been accepted and has transitioned to be part of the organization.
4.Answer D is correct. A project that ends in extinction mode is a project that has ended before meeting its stated objectives. The other project modes are integration and inclusion mode. A project that ends in integration mode is a project which its resources are being assigned to other areas, and a project that ends in inclusion mode is a project that has been accepted and has transitioned to be part of the organization.
5.Answer C is correct. A project that ends in inclusion mode is a project that has transitioned to be part of the organization and its support infrastructure. The other project modes are extinction and integration mode. A project that ends in integration mode is the type of project which its resources are being assigned to other areas, and a project that ends in extinction mode is a project that has ended before meeting its stated objectives.
6.Answer B is correct. The inputs for the project close process are the project management plan, contract documentation, work performance information, and project deliverables. Answer B pertains to the tools and techniques of the project close process, which include project management methodology, project management information systems, and expert judgment.
7.Answer C is correct. Administrative closure pertains to all the processes involved in closing all the activities pertaining to a specific project. Other outputs of the close project process are contract closure procedure, final product, service, or result and organizational process assets (updates).
8.Answer A is correct. The primary output of the project closing process is to formalize and distribute all the information pertaining to the closing of the project. This coordinated message is distributed by administrative closure, contract closure procedure, final product, service, or result and organizational process assets (updates).
9.Answer E is correct. The actual outputs of the contract closure are closed contracts, organizational process assets (updates), contract file, deliverable acceptance, and lessons learned documentation.
10.Answer E is correct. Lessons learned are used to collect information pertaining good and bad outcomes throughout the project execution. If you look at the output sections of the Project Management Institute methodology, lessons learned are a part of virtually all the execution processes.
11.Answer B is correct. Product verification pertains to all activities that verify that the products and services delivered by the project are in line with project deliverables and sponsor and client expectations.
12.Answer C is correct. Remember that for the PMP test, you must select the most appropriate answer. In this case, you can argue that all of them could be correct at one time or another; however, the intent of the lessons learned is to record all the course corrections that might have affected the project baseline and the reasoning behind the preventive or corrective actions.
13.Answer C is correct. The contract closure process refers to all contracts initiated during the lifetime of the project. Due to their legal nature, contracts have to be evaluated and follow formal legal dissolution or fulfillment.
14.Answer D is correct. Contract performance reporting is one of the tools and techniques described by PMI for the contract administration process.


  

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