PM Question of the Week - week 7 2015

Dear colleague, welcome to the "PM question of the week" newsletter for week 7 2015.

Again a "back to the basics" PMP-like question that we hope will sharpen your exam skills.

Which of the following sentences is true?
a. Controlling processes produce data that are then integrated into reports.
b. Reports are, in general, communicated to project stakeholders or team members.
c. Execution processes produce data that are then converted into reports.
d. Estimate to complete and status of deliverable are examples of data.

Answer to question and explanation

The correct answer is b. Reports are, in general, communicated to project stakeholders or team members.

Explanation: this is why reports are produced in the first place. This question is designed to test your understanding of the difference between data, information and reports: let's examine the other options. a. Controlling processes produce data that are then integrated into reports. is wrong, because they produce information, not data.c. Execution processes produce data that are then converted into reports. is wrong because data need to be converted into information before going into a report. Answer d. Estimate to complete and status of deliverable are examples of data. is wrong because they are examples of information, not data.

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