What is ITTOs in the PMBOK Edition 6?

Discussion RoomCategory: Interview QuestionWhat is ITTOs in the PMBOK Edition 6?
Ashly asked 5 years ago

In the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition, ITTOs (Inputs, Tools, Techniques, and Outputs) is the basic building block of all 49 processes. These are the components of a process and understanding of these processes gives you a solid foundation for executing your project.
Inputs: Anytime, whether internal or external to the project which is required by a process before that process proceeds. May be an output from a predecessor process. E.g.:

  • Project charter
  • Project schedule
  • Resource calendars
  • Approved change requests
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEF), such as government or industry standards, project management information system, organizational structure, culture, practices, and infrastructure, etc.
  • Organizational Process Assets (OPA), such as standardized guidelines, work instructions, project management templates, project files from previous projects, and other historical information, etc.

Tools:  Something tangible, such as a template or software program, used in performing an activity to produce a product or result.

  • Analytical techniques
  • Project management information system(s)
  • Benchmarking
  • Product analysis

Techniques: A defined systematic procedure employed by a human resource to perform an activity to produce a product or result or deliver a service, and that may employ one or more tools. Meetings

  • Expert judgment
  • Inspection
  • Interviews
  • Decomposition

Outputs: A product, result, or service generated by a process. May be an input to a successor process.

  • Work performance information
  • Change requests
  • Project management plan updates
  • Organizational process assets update
  • Project documents updates (Source:Projectmanagementprep)


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