Domain Initiating the Project

Initiating has ten tasks associated with it. The PMP exam will have seventeen questions from domain 1.

Tasks

1. Two questions. ''Determine project goals by identifying and working with project stakeholders in order to meet their requirements, specifications, and/or expectations.''

2. Two questions. ''Determine product or service deliverables by reviewing or generating the scope of work, requirements, and/or specifications to meet the stakeholder expectations.''

3. One question. ''Determine project management process outputs by applying appropriate practices, tools, and methodologies to ensure required product/ service delivery.''

4. One question. ''Document project constraints through coordination with stakeholders and review of policies and procedures to ensure compliance.''

5. Two questions. ''Document assumptions by determining information that must

Table 10-1. Evaluation of domains.

Domain

Percent of Test

Number of Questions

Initiating

8.5%

17

Planning

23.5%

47

Executing

23.5%

47

Controlling

23%

46

Closing

7%

14

Professional responsibility

14.5%

29

be validated or situations to be controlled during the project in order to facilitate the project planning process.''

6. One question. ''Define the project strategy by evaluating alternative approaches to meet stakeholder requirements, specifications, and/or expectations.''

7. Two questions. ''Identify performance criteria by referring to product/service specifications and process standards in order to ensure and/or support the quality assurance effort.''

8. Two questions. ''Determine key resource requirements by referring to deliverables in order to support planning and decision making.''

9. Two questions. ''Define an appropriate project budget and schedule by determining time and cost estimates in order to support decision making.''

10. Two questions. ''Provide comprehensive information by producing a formal document to obtain an approval decision from the stakeholders.''

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