Tricky Question

Which of the following best describes how operations and maintenance activities impact the project. Choose the BEST Answer.


A--> they should be included as activites in the project WBS.


B--> Work involved in turning over the product of the project should be included as part of the project


C--> They should be undertaken as separate projects under a mutual program.


D--> They should not be broken out as separate phases in the project life cycle.

This is for sure tricky Ravi! However, I would go with "B" as transferring the project work to opeartions is a part of Admin Closure. Rest explanation on you Ravi. Warmly, KK :)

As I understanding

it is a question on product life cycle and project life cycle.

A product life can have many projects but a project life cycle will not be continue along with the production.

operation and maintainence is a part of product life cycle hence

option would be C.

 

Any more answers?

Nothing seems correct except for B.

Ok . Answer would be B.


Operations and maintenance activities are not part of Project but


The work to collect data, meet with operations and maintenance to explain about the project and other project related activities should be included with in the project.

this qu is from any study material, would you give the reference and complete explanation, how it is tricky .

i could not get completely what is you are saying in your explanation.

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D seems as right answer. O&M is not a project, so C is not correct, if the word portfolio was used then it could have been the answer. But still it does not impact the current project.

B does not seem related to the question. Its an independent statement which is true.

A is definitely wrong.

I will go with option B

I would go with B


- JB

All 4 options are regarding Project.


Means O&M activities are deemed as a part of a Project.


Option A and D are accomodating O&M activities under Project or Project Life Cycle.


Where as C is separating as an individual project.


Option B  - is not saying about O&M, and it is a independent and exclusive statement.


If Work involved  considered as O&M  activities then it can be accepted as correct option.


It means during transition phase of project to operation few oprational and maintenance activities may deemed in Project as project activities.


 

In my understanding of the Question, the "Best" answer is B. Why?

Let me explain.

1. The question asks about the "best" situation where operations and maintenance activities have impact on the current project.

2. On the context of Operations and Maintenance activities which is understood of course to be a post-project events. Note, the question is about a "project" and not about a life cycle. It suggests that the project's scope covers only up to the delivery of products that will be ready for operation and maintenance (another phase)

With the above premises, A is not best as this is outside the project scope.

C also is not best as this deviates from the context of the question and as it suggests that O&M activities have no impact on the current project.

D is not best, as the issue is not about phases, but whether or not O&M activities have impact on the current project, if so then how?

And that B of course answers that question.

 

Any reaction? ha ha!

 

In my understanding of the Question, the "Best" answer is B. Why?

Let me explain.

1. The question asks about the "best" situation where operations and maintenance activities have impact on the current project.

2. On the context of Operations and Maintenance activities which is understood of course to be a post-project events. Note, the question is about a "project" and not about a life cycle. It suggests that the project's scope covers only up to the delivery of products that will be ready for operation and maintenance (another phase)

With the above premises, A is not best as this is outside the project scope.

C also is not best as this deviates from the context of the question and as it suggests that O&M activities have no impact on the current project.

D is not best, as the issue is not about phases, but whether or not O&M activities have impact on the current project, if so then how?

And that B of course answers that question.

 

Any reaction? ha ha!

 

Thanks everyone for great discussion.


We all know and would be agreed that O&M does not come under project and its a separate work which is outside the project life cycle. 


But there is also work related to O&M which has to be completed with in the project itself like to meet with O&M team, manager, collect data etc etc. Such activities are very much part of project and make impact on the project.


I hope it will clear the air now. This question is from Rita 6.

You are right.. and those concerns related to O&M are most important during the handing over or turning over of the product . That is the main reason why B is the Best answer.