PM Question of the Week - week 51 2014

Dear colleague, welcome to the "PM question of the week" newsletter # 51 2014.

This week's topic is project life cycle. This is a basic topic, anyway answering correctly to simple questions like this one can earn you a good amount of points during the PMP exam. Therefore when reviewing the PMBoK be careful not to overlook the first 3 chapters: they can greatly help you increase your score!

Which of the following aspects will usually increase as the project progresses?
a. Project scope.
b. Risk.
c. Uncertainty.
d. Cost of making changes to the products.

Answer to question and explanation

The correct answer is d. Cost of making changes to the products.

Explanation: as the project progresses towards its conclusion any significant change to the requirements of the products will generally increase in cost. Options b. Risk. and c. Uncertainty. work in the opposite way, that is they generally decrease with time. Answer a. Project scope. is wrong, as you are supposed to answer considering that good project management practices have been applied by the project manager, unless otherwise stated in the question, therefore you can safely exclude issues such as scope creeping.

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