PMP Exam Question 59

Aligned with PMBOK 6th Edition®.

Project Review

You have been hired project manager of a landscaping project. The project sponsor asks you to review an outdoor sculpture in order to determine if it conforms to documented standards. It will involve walkthroughs of the site with the contractor to ensure a mutual understanding of the work in progress. How would you call this?

A. Audit.
B. Inspection.
C. Work performance reports.
D. Agreements.

February 16, 2020

4 responses on "PMP Exam Question 59"

  1. PMP Solution 59

    An audit is a structured, independent process used to determine if project activities comply with organizational and project policies, processes, and procedures. A quality audit is usually conducted by a team external to the project, such as the organization’s internal audit department, PMO, or by an auditor external to the organization. On the other hand, an inspection is the examination of a work product to determine if it conforms to documented standards. The results of inspections generally include measurements and may be conducted at any level. The results of a single activity can be inspected, or the final product of the project can be inspected. Inspections may be called reviews, peer reviews, audits, or walkthroughs. In some application areas, these terms have narrow and specific meanings. Inspections also are used to verify defect repairs.Therefore, right answer is B. [PMBOK 6th edition, Page 303] [Project Quality Management]


  2. Generally, we are in Q.C
    and we are using the INSPECTION technique, but we could call this as review, peer reviews, walkthrough or AUDITS.
    Another thing, the Q ask about HOW would you CALL this, NOT which technique you are involved in.
    I think that A and B should not be put together.
    With my full respect and regards to your efforts

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