The below question is answered as per pmbok 5 or 6

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  1. Manjari (2457)

    Manjari (2457) Active Member

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    And for what we just need Sponsor approval, is it taking about project charter approval or deliverable approval
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  2. Saumya uppaluri

    Saumya uppaluri Active Member

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    Waiting for Tim's response.

    As per the 5th edition, who approves the deliverables? Customer or sponsor or stakeholder?
    I am guessing Sponsor approves the project charter.
     
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    I believe it's the 5th edition.

    I also think the that customer could be considered as a sponsor. That is why it referred to the "new examination content". Tim can validate
     
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    Actually, it's neither 6th or 5th edition, and it's both. Besides the PMBOK Guide, the Exam content Outline and Code of Ethics are documents that may elicit questions for the exam. You can find the Exam Content Outline off the PMP exam application page (link to Exam Content Outline here). This document defines the general tasks a PM may performed, and can be used as a guideline for the exam.

    Both 5th and 6th editions describe the Charter as containing authorizations or approvals from sponsor / or others. The charter itself will state this.

    The Exam Content Outline changes in 2015/16 moved ownership to the Sponsor/initiator(s), and the PM was now participating in the activities leading up to the approval of the charter and project.

    Generally, the task falls on the Sponsor to authorize, but this may be modified in the Carter to include others as necessary. For instance, a Data Center project budget may come from the CIO, but the CEO needs to approve the project.

    For deliverables and acceptance, a high level description may be in the charter, since it may impact the success of the project and therefore needed before you move forward. The PM Plan itself talks about the specific individuals, groups, steps surrounding the process of scope validation. In fact, the Scope Statement, a component of the Scope baseline (part of the PM Plan) is the specific document that will house this.

    The real problem above is the term "customer". This really isn't a role in our paradigm; we call them team members, stakeholders, or sponsor (sponsor and team member is a subset of stakeholder). The exam is really strict in terminology.

    A - 'customer' is not a valid role in the PMBOK Guide.
    B - Exam Content Outline states "PM participates..."
    C would be the best, if it weren't for the term 'customer'.
    D - This is the most accurate.
     
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  5. Saumya uppaluri

    Saumya uppaluri Active Member

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    As per the 5th edition, who approves the deliverables? Customer or sponsor or stakeholder?
     
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  6. tim jerome

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    Grin - yes. The answer is the same in both.

    The Charter generally (high-level detail) states who determines a project is complete, and what success criteria are. The information is available in that document in order to ensure project success at the time of charter approval.

    The Scope Statement includes 'acceptance criteria' which are the specific description of how this is to occur. The Scope Statement is a component of the Scope Baseline, and the Scope Baseline is a component of the PM Plan.

    In the PMBOK Guide, participants are generally referred to as the standard roles - PM, Sponsor, Team Member, Stakeholder.
     
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