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Found issue in PMBOK® Guide 6th edition - Figure 4-7 (Direct & Manage Project Work Flow Diagram). Can anyone help?
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Hi All,
I was preparing for PMP exam and was going through the PMBOK® Guide 6th edition. I found that in figure 4-13 (Perform Integrated Change Control Flow Diagram), the Deliverables from figure 4-7 is not showing as input in figure 4-13.

But in figure 4-7 (Direct & Manage Project Work Flow Diagram), the Deliverables are showing input to 4.4, 4.6 & 8.3 process. Process 4.4 and 8.3 is correct but how the deliverables will be input to process 4.6 (Change Control)?

Not found Deliverables as input for 4.6 (Change Control) process in PMBOK® Guide 6th edition. Can anyone help if the flow diagram 4-7 need correction?

Open for any suggestions.

Thanks.
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The ITTOs and flow diagrams are not meant to be all-encompassing. They show the most common items, not necessarily all of them. For example, whether specifically listed or not, Expert Judgment can be a Tool/Technique of any process, and Enterprise Environmental Factors and Organizational Process Assets can be inputs to any process.
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1 reply by Mukunda Adhikari
Sep 15, 2018 7:18 AM
Mukunda Adhikari
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Yes, but if you trace the deliverables from Direct & Manage Project Work, it is not input to Perform Integrated Change Control process. But diagram 4-7 shows it will go to Perform Integrated Change Control. Which seems incorrect.
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Sep 15, 2018 6:34 AM
Replying to Eric Isom
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The ITTOs and flow diagrams are not meant to be all-encompassing. They show the most common items, not necessarily all of them. For example, whether specifically listed or not, Expert Judgment can be a Tool/Technique of any process, and Enterprise Environmental Factors and Organizational Process Assets can be inputs to any process.
Yes, but if you trace the deliverables from Direct & Manage Project Work, it is not input to Perform Integrated Change Control process. But diagram 4-7 shows it will go to Perform Integrated Change Control. Which seems incorrect.
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1 reply by Eric Isom
Sep 15, 2018 8:28 AM
Eric Isom
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The diagrams don't match. They don't have to match. They are not meant to match. I know, it would be simpler if they did match, and that inconsistency can be frustrating. The key is that you need to understand the purpose of the process well enough that you understand that the items listed as Inputs, Output, Tools & Techniques are not meant to be an exhaustive list, but a representative list of the most common ones. If you understand the purpose of the process well enough, then you will be able to apply your expert judgment to know which inputs you need to accomplish the purpose of the process.
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Sep 15, 2018 7:18 AM
Replying to Mukunda Adhikari
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Yes, but if you trace the deliverables from Direct & Manage Project Work, it is not input to Perform Integrated Change Control process. But diagram 4-7 shows it will go to Perform Integrated Change Control. Which seems incorrect.
The diagrams don't match. They don't have to match. They are not meant to match. I know, it would be simpler if they did match, and that inconsistency can be frustrating. The key is that you need to understand the purpose of the process well enough that you understand that the items listed as Inputs, Output, Tools & Techniques are not meant to be an exhaustive list, but a representative list of the most common ones. If you understand the purpose of the process well enough, then you will be able to apply your expert judgment to know which inputs you need to accomplish the purpose of the process.
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Don't get too caught up in the ITTO specifics as I did when I studied for the PMP. Just examine the flow, and you will begin to see patterns, themes and repetitions over time. These are going to be more useful to you than specific details about the ITTO's.
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1 reply by Mukunda Adhikari
Sep 16, 2018 3:50 AM
Mukunda Adhikari
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You may be right. Thanks.
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Sep 15, 2018 8:44 PM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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Don't get too caught up in the ITTO specifics as I did when I studied for the PMP. Just examine the flow, and you will begin to see patterns, themes and repetitions over time. These are going to be more useful to you than specific details about the ITTO's.
You may be right. Thanks.
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What you see into figure 4.13 is an detailed view then "deliverables" are showing in detail inside that picture. If you are preparing for PMP take into account that all questions are situational questions so figures like 4.13 could help (that is the intention to be included) to understand the step where you are into a situational question.

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