Question - Monitor and Control Project Work

One of the key activities in The Monitor and Control Project Work Process is to implement corrective actions to bring future project performance back in line with the project management plan. What is the best explanation regarding PMI’s philosophy on defect repair?


a. It is considered rework
: b. Defect repair is essential to bring nonconforming elements in the project back in line with performance standards 
c. It is a nonessential corrective action due to missed requirements
d. It is most effective when it works hand-in-hand with inspection processes

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A) -- Defect repair is rework.

Is it not option b.)

 Ans is -

 a. It is considered rework 

 

Defect Repair: This is rework required when an output of the project does not meet specifications.

As per PMBOK 4th ed. rework is "to bring future project performance back in line with the project management plan". Question doesn't ask for what is rework? Actual question is in last line and for that answer is B.

Option 1 looks better than 2. Here we need to differentiate between corrective action Vs rework. Defect repair can be a rework (fix it) or replace. Option 2 is a defination of corrective action.

As per PMBOK 4th edition ,page 92- Monitor and Control Project work- Ouput(4.4.3.1- change reuqest)


 Defect repair- The formally documented identification of a defect in a project component with a recommendation to either repair the defect or completely replace the component.


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