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PMI Project Management Vocab

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The uncontrolled expansion to product or project scope without adjustments to time - cost - and resources.






2. An estimate expressed as a percent of the amount of work that has been completed on an activity or a work breakdown structure component.






3. The amount of time that a schedule activity can be delayed or extended from its early start date without delaying the project finish date or violating a schedule constraint.






4. The iterative process of increasing the level of detail in a project management plan as greater amounts of information and more accurate estimates become available.






5. A component of the project or program management plan that establishes the activities for developing - monitoring - and controlling the project or program.






6. A component of the project - program - or portfolio management plan that describes how risk management activities will be structured and performed.






7. The sum of all budgets established for the work to be performed.






8. A critical path method technique for calculating the late start and late finish dates by working backward through the schedule model from the project end date.






9. A condition or capability that is required to be present in a product - service - or result to satisfy a contract or other formally imposed specification.






10. A logical relationship in which a successor activity cannot finish until a predecessor activity has started.






11. The level of an organization's ability to deliver the desired strategic outcomes in a predictable - controllable - and reliable manner.






12. A logical relationship in which a successor activity cannot start until a predecessor activity has started.






13. The document that describes how the project will be executed - monitored - and controlled.






14. A process used to investigate or analyze the output of the schedule model in order to optimize the schedule






15. A dependency between two activities - or between an activity and a milestone.






16. A risk that would have a positive effect on one or more project objectives.






17. A group of related projects - subprograms and program activities that are managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits not available from managing them individually.






18. The number of labor units required to complete a schedule activity or work breakdown structure component - often expressed in hours - days - or weeks.






19. The realized cost incurred for the work performed on an activity during a specific time period.






20. A distinct - scheduled portion of work performed during the course of a project.






21. A risk response strategy whereby the project team shifts the impact of a threat to a third party - together with ownership of the response.






22. A group of potential causes of risk.






23. A person or group who provides resources and support for the project - program - or portfolio - and is accountable for enabling success.






24. A dependent activity that logically comes after another activity in a schedule.






25. The sequence of activities that represents the longest path through a project - which determines the shortest possible duration.






26. The series of phases that a project passes through from its initiation to its closure.






27. A component of the project or program management plan that describes how the scope will be defined - developed - monitored - controlled - and verified.






28. The amount of time that a schedule activity can be delayed without delaying the early start date of any successor or violating a schedule constraint.






29. A risk that arises as a direct result of implementing a risk response.






30. A set of conditions that is required to be met before deliverables are accepted.






31. An uncertain event or condition that - if it occurs - has a positive or negative effect on one or more project objectives.






32. A management structure that standardizes the project-related governance processes and facilitates the sharing of resources - methodologies - tools - and techniques.






33. A review at the end of a phase in which a decision is made to continue to the next phase - to continue with modification - or to end a project or program.






34. Any activity on the critical path in a project schedule.






35. A logical relationship in which a successor activity cannot finish until a predecessor activity has finished.






36. An estimate of the most probable activity duration that takes into account all of the known variables that could affect performance.






37. A component of the human resource plan that describes when and how team members will be acquired and how long they will be needed.






38. Projects - programs - subportfolios - and operations managed as a group to achieve strategic objectives.






39. A technique for estimating the duration or cost of an activity or a project - using historical data from a similar activity or project.






40. The description of the project scope - major deliverables - assumptions - and constraints.






41. A component of the project or program management plan that describes how the roles and responsibilities - reporting relationships - and staff management will be addressed and structured.






42. An intentional activity that realigns the performance of the project work with the project management plan.






43. An activity that can be planned and measured and that yields a specific output. (Note: Discrete effort is one of three earned value management [EVM] types of activities used to measure work performance.)






44. A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product - service - or result.






45. The amount of time whereby a successor activity is required to be delayed with respect to a predecessor activity.






46. A hierarchical representation of resources by category and type.






47. A document that provides detailed deliverable - activity - and scheduling information about each component in the work breakdown structure.






48. A collection of logically related project activities that culminates in the completion of one or more deliverables.






49. A component of a project or program management plan that describes how costs will be planned - structured - and controlled.






50. The application of knowledge - skills - tools - and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.