PMP® Exam Prep Question of the Week

The project scope statement is considered one of the foundational documents of project planning. Which other document is also considered to be one of the foundational documents of project planning?

  1. WBS (work breakdown structure)
  2. SOW (statement of work)
  3. Preliminary project scope statement
  4. Historical record of fact

The correct answer is 1.

The WBS is correct because the “WBS provides a deliverable-oriented decomposition of project work that defines the total scope of the project.” The preliminary project scope statement is not included in the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge—Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide) and the other two answers are distractors.

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