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1. Activities specifically taken by management and team members to help individual team members work together effectively - thereby improving team performance

2. The planned dates to perform schedule activities and the planned dates for meeting schedule milestones. Includes planned start and finish dates for the project's activities - milestones - work packages - planning packages - and control accounts. This

3. Process of obtaining seller responses - selecting a seller - and awarding a contract

4. The document that describes the communication needs and expectations for the project; how and in what format information will be communicated; when and where each communication will be made; and who is responsible for providing each type of communica

5. Allow for non-sequential activities (e.g. Loops or Conditional Branches); e.g. - GERT(Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique) and System Dynamics

6. The expected total cost of a schedule activity - a work breakdown structure component - or the project when the defined scope of work will be completed.

7. A method of obtaining early feedback on requirements by providing a working model of the expected product before actually building it.

8. A general management technique used to determine whether a particular work can be accomplished by the project team or must be purchased from outside sources.

9. Estimating or predicting future project status and progress based on knowledge and information available at the time of forecasting.

10. Involves procedures required to close a contract as specified in the prescribed procedures for close procurements. Includes product verification and administrative closure.

11. Process of changing the schedule baseline. It is done when schedule delays are very severe - and the project schedule has to be completely changed.

12. An authorized time-phased budget at completion (BAC) used to measure - monitor - and control overall cost performance on the project. Developed as a summation of the approved budgets by time period and is typically displayed in the form of an S-curve

13. Testing identified assumptions against two criteria: assumption stability and consequences on the project if the assumption is false.

14. Descriptions of which resources will be available at what times and in what patterns necessary for schedule development

15. Outcome of activities performed to accomplish the project.

16. If the performing organization does not have a formal contracting group - then the project team will have to supply both the resources and expertise to support procurement activities

17. Requests to expand or reduce project scope - modify policies/ processes/plans/procedures/costs and - if approved - can affect budgets or revise schedules. These change requests are processed through the Perform Integrated Change Control process.

18. This compares technical accomplishments during project execution with the project management plan's schedule of technical achievement.

19. Describes how project scope will be managed and how scope changes will be integrated into the project. It should also include an assessment of the expected stability of the project scope

20. Reduce the probability and/or consequence of an adverse risk event to be within acceptable threshold limits.

21. Policies - guidelines and procedures that can help the project management team with various aspects of organizational planning.

22. Process of identifying and documenting relationships among the project activities. Sequencing can be performed by using project management software or by using manual or automated techniques.

23. Describes the processes required to ensure that the project is completed within the approved budget. It includes estimating the cost - determining the budget - and controlling the costs.

24. Formal written notice from a person or organization responsible for contract administration - informing that the contract has been completed.

25. Process of redefining the cost performance/schedule/performance measurement/technical baseline. If cost variances are severe - re-baselining is needed to provide a realistic measure of performance.

26. A hierarchically organized depiction of the project organization arranged so as to relate the work packages to the performing organizational units.

27. Defines what kinds of competencies are required from what kind of individuals or groups and in what time frames.

28. Modifications to the cost estimation prepared for the project

29. Seller prepared documents that describe the seller's ability and willingness to provide the requested product.

30. The process of identifying all people or organizations impacted by the project and documenting relevant information regarding their interests - involvement - and impact on project success.

31. Meetings with all prospective sellers and buyers prior to submittal of a bid or proposal. Used to ensure that all prospective sellers have a clear and common understanding of the procurement - and that no bidders receive preferential treatment.

32. An analytical technique used to determine the basic underlying reason that causes a variance or a defect or a risk. Root cause may underlie more than one variance or defect or risk. Root cause analysis is done as part of corrective action - Helps ide

33. Refers to the centralized management of one or more portfolios to achieve strategic business objectives. Portfolio management ensures that the portfolios are reviewed to ascertain that resources are allocated as per priority and the allocation is con

34. Changing the project management plan to eliminate the threat entirely.

35. Any numbering system used to uniquely identify each component of the work breakdown structure.

36. Used to solicit proposals from prospective sellers

37. Used to identify project and product requirements; some of the techniques used are: Brainstorming - Nominal group technique - The Delphi technique - Idea/mind mapping - and Affinity diagram.

38. Used to generate - classify - and prioritize product requirements. Some methods used to reach group decisions are: unanimity - majority - plurality - and dictatorship.

39. Responses to emerging risks that was previously unidentified or accepted. These were not planned in advance of the occurrence of the risk event.

40. A requirement imposed by a governmental body and its compliance is mandatory.

41. Process of redefining the cost performance/schedule/performance measurement/technical baseline. If cost variances are severe - re-baselining is needed to provide a realistic measure of performance.

42. Quantities to be performed for each specific category - and can be used to estimate activity durations

43. Includes the processes required to purchase or acquire products - services - or results needed from outside the project team.

44. It consists of tools and techniques used to gather - integrate and disseminate the outputs of project management processes. Supports all aspects of the project from initiating through closing - and can include both manual and automated systems.

45. Process of numerically analyzing the effect of identified risks on overall project objectives.

46. A provision in the project management plan to mitigate cost and/or schedule risk. Often used with a modifier to provide further details on what types of risk are meant to be mitigated.

47. In a projectized organization - most of the organization's resources are involved in project work - and Project Managers have a great deal of independence and authority.

48. 1. Performed by people; 2. Constrained by limited resources; 3. Planned - excuted - monitored - and controlled; 4. Ultimate goal is to achieve organizational objectives or stratregic plans

49. A documented tabulation of schedule activities that shows the activity description - activity identifier - and a sufficiently detailed scope of work description so project team members understand what work is to be performed.

50. Describes how individual requirements meet the business need for the project.