The planning phase of the formal review is the planning phase. In this phase, the review process begins with a request for review by the author to the moderator. A moderator has to take care of the scheduling like date, time, place, and invitation of the evaluation for the formal reviews that the moderator performs.
Then, there is the entry check and also defines the formal exit and criteria. You remain in this stage of the strategic management process until you embark on the next formal planning sessions.
Selecting the personnel, allocating roles.-evaluating the options:in this case, elimination will work best. follow-up is not a planning activity. its a post task. hence eliminate option b. individual meeting preparation is an activity for individual. its not a planning activity. hence eliminate option d. now we are left with 2 options a and b, read those 2-3 times. we can identify that option b is most appropriate. planning phase of formal review does include selecting personnel and allocation of roles. explaining the objectives is not part of review process. (this is also written in the fl syllabus)the answer is b