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ANSWER: A PMBOK Guide 4th Edition, pages 73 and 284.
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ANSWER: C
Expert judgment. Although (B) is somewhat true, expert judgment is a more correct answer; it is the knowledge of the product and how to decompose it that helps us identify the work more completely. PMBOK Guide Guide Fourth, Chapter 5
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ANSWER: A
A standard. Framework Chapter 1 Choice 'b' a regulation, is a requirement imposed by a governing body. Choice 'c' a preferred approach, is similar to a best practice. Choice 'd' a specification, is a document that specifies how a deliverable will be measured for completeness.

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ANSWER: C
Stakeholder management strategy. All other selections are tools and techniques, not outputs. PMBOK Guide Fourth Edition, Chapter 10, Section 10.1.3
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ANSWER: C
Programs are a collection of projects with a common cause. A is incorrect because a program is a collection of projects, not just one large, complex project. B is incorrect because programs are not made up of just small projects. D is incorrect since projects with a common customer do not necessitate a program.
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ANSWER: B
Reference: PMBOK Guide 4th Edition, page 442.
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ANSWER: B
This question can be tricky, especially if you have spent so much time studying that you have forgotten some good project management practices. A quick look at Rita's Process Chart in the PMP Exam Prep book might draw you to conclude that the FIRST thing would be to start planning. Wouldn't it be smart to make sure what you have in the initial project scope statement and project charter are clear and complete before moving on? This is why choice B is the best choice.
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In a functional organization, the project manager has the least support for the project and has little authority to assign resources. Choices C and D are roles in a weak matrix organization.
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ANSWER: C
A project is a temporary endeavor to create a unique product or service. Operations are ongoing activities. A is incorrect, because a program is a collection of projects with a common cause. B is not a valid choice as operations are ongoing activities. Subprojects (answer D) represent portions of a project broken off into smaller endeavors.
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In the case of stakeholders with positive expectations from the project, their interests are best served by helping the project succeed. The interests of negative stakeholders are served by impeding the project"s progress. Overlooking negative stakeholders can result in an increased likelihood of failure. Reference\: PMBOK(r) Guide Fourth Edition, Page 24
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