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Difference Between Work Performance Data, Work Performance Information and Work Performance Reports
Are you confused by these differences?

Difference Between Work Performance Data, Work Performance Information and Work Performance Reports...
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Are you confused by these differences?
WPR are the [visual] representation of WPD/WPI. WPD/WPI is used in the M&C process group and for Integrated Change Control.

-- understood, very simplified/generalized explanation.
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1 reply by George Lewis
Mar 11, 2017 6:59 PM
George Lewis
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Clear and concise...
"The Work Performance Data are the initial measurements and details about activities gathering during the project work. This Work Performance data is analyzed to make sure it confirms to the project management plan and is assessed to what it means for the project as a whole... this result is Work Performance Information. This information is then organized into Work Performance Reports which are distributed to various stakeholders who need to receive and possibly act and make decisions based on the information. The reports are outputs in monitoring and control project work." - Rita Mulcahy's book on PMP Exam Prep
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1 reply by George Lewis
Mar 11, 2017 6:58 PM
George Lewis
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You've got it Demetrius...
I'm not confused by these at all. Data to me represents the past-something had to happen to be measured, analyzed, quantified, etc for it to have been created. The data then comprises the WPI, and where do we keep all this information? In the WPR.
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1 reply by George Lewis
Mar 11, 2017 6:58 PM
George Lewis
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Ed - I see you have it clear enough...
Mar 11, 2017 6:52 PM
Replying to Ed Tsyitee Jr
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I'm not confused by these at all. Data to me represents the past-something had to happen to be measured, analyzed, quantified, etc for it to have been created. The data then comprises the WPI, and where do we keep all this information? In the WPR.
Ed - I see you have it clear enough...
Mar 11, 2017 4:07 PM
Replying to Demetrius Williams
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"The Work Performance Data are the initial measurements and details about activities gathering during the project work. This Work Performance data is analyzed to make sure it confirms to the project management plan and is assessed to what it means for the project as a whole... this result is Work Performance Information. This information is then organized into Work Performance Reports which are distributed to various stakeholders who need to receive and possibly act and make decisions based on the information. The reports are outputs in monitoring and control project work." - Rita Mulcahy's book on PMP Exam Prep
You've got it Demetrius...
Mar 11, 2017 8:06 AM
Replying to Drew Craig
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WPR are the [visual] representation of WPD/WPI. WPD/WPI is used in the M&C process group and for Integrated Change Control.

-- understood, very simplified/generalized explanation.
Clear and concise...
George
Seems it was a test
When is the next one?
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1 reply by George Lewis
Mar 12, 2017 7:16 AM
George Lewis
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Vincent - not a test, but I'm just sharing some terms that students have shown confusion on... Your expertise can help them understand much better.

thanks for your input...
Mar 11, 2017 7:18 PM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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George
Seems it was a test
When is the next one?
Vincent - not a test, but I'm just sharing some terms that students have shown confusion on... Your expertise can help them understand much better.

thanks for your input...
So do you make decisions based on the Informatin or on the reports?
I had a sample question like this and the right answer was Information:
e.g.
"What is collected from the various controlling proceses and gives sound foundation for project decisions"?
a) WPD b) WPI c) WPR d) Project documents

Demetrius` post states:
This information is then organized into Work Performance Reports which are distributed to various stakeholders who need to receive and possibly act and make decisions based on the information.
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3 replies by George Lewis, Iva Pankova, and Sungjoon Park
Mar 12, 2017 11:31 AM
Sungjoon Park
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Based on the definition in PMBOK, stakeholders can make decisions with WPI and WPR. But WPI can be produced from the various processes in M&C Process Group while WPR can be made only from the Process of Monitoring and Controlling Project Work in M&C Process Group. So correct answer might be WPI.
Mar 12, 2017 11:46 AM
Iva Pankova
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Aha, okay...wpi it is.
Thanks
Mar 14, 2017 5:59 PM
George Lewis
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Iva - interesting reply!
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