Milestone schedule will be a part of?

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  1. _56468

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    You are finalizing a detailed product and project description. The customer is demanding certain milestone schedule. The milestone schedule will be a part of?

    Options:

    A: Project Charter

    B: Scope Statement

    C: Project Statement of work

    D: Business Case

    You Answered: A

    Correct Answer: B
     
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    Here are my inputs Milestone schedule is part of schedule Data
    A project charter : Do have summary milestone schedule.
    B Project Scope Statement : Output of Define Scope process ,documents the entire scope, both project and product scope Includes Product scope description , Deliverables, Acceptance criteria and what is out of scope. no direct mention of Milestone schedule.
    C Project Statement of work : no mention in PMBOK 6. it is 5th edition artifact
    D Business Case Economic feasibility Study that lists objectives and reason of Project initiation. No mention of Milestone Schedule.

    WBS is created from Scope statement and WBS Directory has mention of Schedule mile stone and associate activities >> Activities are defined from WBS by decomposition > milestone list is output of Define Activities. in short Milestone is in Scheduling.
    what PM is finalising is define scope Process and out put of This process is Scope Statement.

    I would Also would go with A project charter till the time Schedule is developed.

    Please quote source of question and explanation given for Selecting B as answer.

    Arvind
     
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    Source is PMZest. No explanation was provided since it was a free material with just questions.
     
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    There is another questions which asks for summary milestone and the answer is project charter:

    A summary milestone schedule would normally be part of which document?

    A. Project sign-off document
    B. Project charter
    C. Project requirements document
    D. Project scope statement

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    B. Project charter
     
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    There is one more question in which I have a doubt, I think it should be option D, but A is the correct one.
    Your company has just completed an unexpected round of layoffs. Morale is low, and resources are tighter than ever. Your project is now behind schedule because of the loss of resources. Overtime work will be required of everyone for the next several weeks in order to close the gap. One of the critical resources on your project has an upcoming vacation that was approved and scheduled months ago. However, without this resource you will be unable to get back on schedule. What do you do?

    A. Notify the project stakeholders of the situation immediately.
    B. Cancel all vacations.
    C. Find another resource.
    D. Compress the schedule further.

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    A. Notify the project stakeholders of the situation immediately.
     
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  6. NAM TRAN NGUYEN

    NAM TRAN NGUYEN Well-Known Member

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    Project Charter and Scope Statement both have milestones. If the question ask for detail, go with scope statement.
    If the question ask for summary or key, go with the charter.
     
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    thanks
     
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  8. tim jerome

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    For the last question, look at the incorrect options - they are taking action without analysis. "One of these things is not like the other."

    The correct option looks like you provide an update, but remember - communication = 'two-way exchange of information', which allows you to collect information (for analysis) as well as provide information. This makes for a better decision, and therefore a better outcome.

    In this last question, it's the four options that provide the hints to solve the problem.
     
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  9. AS12345

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    Following up on this question:
    I would go woth option A as project charter has milestones.
    Please let em know if its correct.

    Regards,
    Archana
     
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    Both the charter and Scope Statement have milestones. A type of Project Schedule may represent only the Milestone schedule. If you are talking about definitive milestones, it's the Scope Statement. If you are looking at summary or "high level", you're discussing the Charter.
     
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    Thank you Tim.
     
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    Following up on this question:
    Tim,
    As per PMBOK pg 155 ---the chart does not say anything about milestones.
    Am i missing something here.Please advice.

    Archana
     
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    Following up on this question:
     
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  14. tim jerome

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    It's not that the scope has milestones; it's that the charter does, AND they are high level.

    The milestone schedule may be one representation of the project schedule. it's a 'when'. The closest thing you have to a milestone in the Scope is a Control Account. The Milestone is a 'when' for control, and Control Accounts reference a level of detail.
     
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  15. AS12345

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    Tim,

    Project charter has high level milestones
    and then define activities also has milestones which is an output of this process.
    Confused as the question below says "detailed product and project description" which we do in project scope statement.

    Please advice.
    Referring to this question:
    You are finalizing a detailed product and project description. The customer is demanding certain milestone schedule. The milestone schedule will be a part of?

    Options:

    A: Project Charter

    B: Scope Statement

    C: Project Statement of work

    D: Business Case


    Archana
     
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