ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) program

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Certified Automation Professionals (CAPs) are responsible for the direction, design, and deployment of systems and equipment for manufacturing and control systems.

CAP question

A project manager prepares a work breakdown structure (WBS) identifying each major task and related subtasks required to fulfill the project objective. Subtasks are further reduced into units and subunits with associated cost projects and assigned responsibilities. This activity occurs during which phase of a project’s life cycle in the ISA CAP program’s model?

A. Project definition
B. Feasibility study
C. System design
D. Software development

CAP Answer

The correct answer is A, is the correct answer, "Project definition".

In the ISA model, detailed plans for all the engineering-related work for the remainder of the project are documented in the Project Plan. This plan is developed in the Project Definition phase.
The Project Definition phase includes deliverables such as the Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS), the baseline schedule, project design budget, and a detailed list of deliverables required for the remainder of the project.

Reference: Trevathan, Vernon L., A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, Second Edition, ISA, 2006.

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