Question 5) Project Management Professional Certification

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SubObjective: Perform Quality Control

 

Single Answer Multiple Choice

 

Which of the following is an output of the Quality Planning process and an input to the Perform Quality Control process?

 

A. quality policy
B. project scope statement
C. product description
D. quality metrics

 

Answer:
D. quality metrics

 

Tutorial:
Quality metrics are an output of the Quality Planning process and an input to the Perform Quality Control process. Quality metrics are operational definitions used to define specifically how something is measured in the Perform Quality Control process. For instance, in a software development project, you may track the process quality by measuring the number of trouble reports opened during the reporting period. The Perform Quality Assurance and Perform Quality Control processes would use this operational definition as inputs for quality audits and inspection, respectively.

 

The quality policy is not an output of the Quality Planning process and an input to the Perform Quality Control process. The quality policy is an expression of the top management’s intentions on the overall directions with respect to quality in the organization. This may include the management’s view on the quality philosophy to be adopted by the organization. For instance, an organization adopting the Deming philosophy would define quality as conformance to specifications. However, an organization following the Juran philosophy would treat quality as fitness for use. The quality policy is an important input to the Quality Planning process.

 

The project scope statement is not an output of the Quality Planning process and an input to the Perform Quality Control process. The project scope statement is an output of the Scope Definition process. It documents the project deliverables and is an important input to the Quality Planning process.

 

The product description is not an output of the Quality Planning process and an input to the Perform Quality Control process. The product description may be included in the scope statement, and contains important technical details required as an input to Quality Planning.

 

Reference:
1. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – PMBOK Guide 3rd Edition – Project Quality Management – 8.3.1 Perform Quality Control: Inputs – 8.3.1.3 Inputs to Perform Quality Control
2. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – PMBOK Guide 3rd Edition – Project Quality Management – 8.1.3 Quality Planning: Outputs

 

These questions are derived from the Self Test Software practice test for the Project Management Institute’s exam #PMP3ED: Project Management Professional, Third Edition.

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