PMP Exam –Process Inputs and Outputs – Risk

Posted on February 12, 2009 by


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In the fourth edition PMBOK®, there are 42 processes—each with its own set of inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs. When learning these processes for your PMP® exam, look for patterns in the inputs and outputs and focus especially on any that are unique to a particular process.

For example, in the fourth PMBOK, there are six risk processes: Plan Risk Management, Identify Risks, Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis, Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis, Plan Risk Response and Monitoring and Control Risk.

Here are some things to note:

o Plan Risk Management has the risk management plan as its only output
o The risk management plan is then an input to the five other processes
o Identify Risk  has the risk register as its only output
o The risk register is then an input to the four remaining processes
o Updates to the risk register is also an output to the four remaining processes
o Only Plan Risk Response and Monitor and Control Risk do not have organizational process assets as inputs
o Only Plan Risk Response and Monitor and Control Risk have more than one output
o Except for Monitor and Control Risk (which is a Monitoring and Controlling process) the risk processes are Planning processes

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