Passing the #PMP Exam—Study Group Discussions (The Process Matrix— Quality Knowledge Area)



 In the last post, I went through the 3 processes in the Cost knowledge area (chapter 7 of the PMBOK® Guide).

 In this post, I go through the 3 processes in the Quality knowledge area (chapter 8 of the PMBOK® Guide).

Here’s where we are so far: the boxes in green are what has already been covered, and the boxes in yellow are being covered in this post. (Boxes in grey are to be covered in future posts.)

Initiating Planning Executing Monitoring & Controlling Closing
Integration 6

1

1

1

2

1

Scope 5

3

2

Time 6

5

1

Cost 3

2

1

Quality 3

1

1

1

Human Resources 4

1

3

Communications 5

1

1

2

1

Risk 6

5

1

Procurements 4

1

1

1

1

2

20

8

10

2

Here’s the portion of the process matrix that lists the processes in the Quality knowledge area, which is chapter 8 of the PMBOK® Guide.

Knowledge area # Initiating Planning Executing Monitoring & Controlling Closing
Quality 3

1

1

1

Here’s a description of the three processes that are included in the Cost Knowledge Area, 1 of which is in the Planning Process Group, 1 of which is in the Executing Process Group, and 1 of which is in the Monitoring & Controlling Process Group.

Process

Group

Process

Number

Process
Name
Process Description
Planning 8.1 Plan Quality Identifying quality requirements and/or standards for the project and product; documenting how project will demonstrate compliance.
Executing 8.2 Perform Quality Assurance Auditing quality requirements and results from quality control measurements to ensure appropriate quality standards are used.
Monitoring & Controlling 8.3 Perform Quality Control Monitors and records results of quality activities to assess performance and recommend necessary changes.

8.1 Plan Quality

The question being answered here is: what are the quality standards that will be used on the project?

8.2. Perform Quality Assurance

The question being answered here is: are the quality standards appropriate for the project? The auditing focuses on the quality of the processes themselves.

8.3 Perform Quality Control

The question being answered here is: are the deliverables meeting the quality standards? The monitoring focuses on the quality of the deliverables. If they don’t meet the standards, then this becomes a basis for a recommendation for change. Basset boasts burst of brillianceBasset boasts burst of brilliance

The next post will cover the next Knowledge Area, that of Human Resource management.

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