PMP Exam Question 123

Aligned with PMBOK 6th Edition®.

Project Requirements :

In your web development project, you are determining and managing project requirements and stakeholder needs by posing a question to the project management team, then a moderator writes down all ideas in a flip chart. Which interpersonal and team skill would enhance it with a voting process to rank the most useful ideas?

A. Autocratic decision making.
B. Multicriteria decision analysis.
C. Nominal group technique.
D. Influencing.

1 responses on "PMP Exam Question 123"

  1. PMP Solution 123

    A. In this decision-making technique, one individual takes the responsibility for making the decision for the entire group. Then, it is not an interpersonal and team skill that enhances the brainstorming process.

    B. A decision-making technique that can be used (…) to identify the key issues and suitable alternatives to be prioritized as a set of decisions for implementation. Criteria are prioritized and weighted before being applied to all available alternatives to obtain a mathematical score for each alternative.

    D. Because project managers often have little or no direct authority over team members in a matrix
    environment, their ability to influence stakeholders on a timely basis is critical to project success. It is and interpersonal and team skill but it does not enhance the brainstorming process.

    The nominal group technique enhances brainstorming with a voting process used to rank the most use-ful ideas for further brainstorming or for prioritization. The nominal group technique is a structured form of brainstorming consisting of four steps:
    • A question or problem is posed to the group. Each person silently generates and writes down their ideas.
    • The moderator writes down the ideas on a flip chart until all ideas are recorded.
    • Each recorded idea is discussed until all group members have a clear understanding.
    • Individuals vote privately to prioritize the ideas, usually using a scale of 1 – 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. Voting may take place in many rounds to reduce and focus in on ideas. After each round, the votes are tallied and the highest scoring ideas are selected.
    Therefore, right answer is C. [PMBOK 6th edition, Page 144] [Project Scope Management]


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