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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. A deliverable or project work component at the lowest level of each branch of the work breakdown structure

2. Process of collecting and distributing performance information - including status reports - progress measurements and forecast

3. Document what you do - Do what you document - Document any variance (from the normal process)

4. A schedule network analysis technique applied to a schedule that has already been analyzed by the critical path method. It can be used when shared or critical required resources are only available at certain time - are only available in limited quan

5. Type of Mgmt style that helps keep things progressing making them occur. This style is not super proactive nor does it have ownership

6. Chart used Project Management on the left - Talbe of information (Usually activities - dates - resources etc) on Right - horizontal bars showing when those activities are occuring use it to track the day-to-day.

7. Employee works a great deal on the project and assumes that the reward will be relative to the amount of effort or perceived effort

8. Information Gathering Techniques from Identify Risks - tools and technique

9. Deals with how we are effeiciently using our money

10. A network diagramming technique in which schedule activites are represented by boxes (or nodes)

11. Conflict Solution Negotiation attempt to get everyone involved to give (concede) a little to find a common ground and resloution. It is sometimes viewed as undesirable because when everyone give something up there is a potential that the solution wil

12. Formula use to calculate time or cost. It performs a weighted avg of the pessimistic - optimistic - and realistic estimates.

13. You determine how the much of something must be tested to ensure that defects are caught

14. Risk that is typically uninsurable. Its a risk inherent in the porcess of doing business

15. Used to track technical performance such as how well something works or schedule or cost performance such as how things were completed on time or budget - respectively

16. Risk for which insurance can be purchased - thereby transferring the risk for financial benefit to the party accepting the risk

17. Proactive stance to development - one that makes improvement throughout a process

18. Type of Mgmt style that brings out the best in the team - bringing mbrs to their potential or where they need to be with regard to the project

19. Inputs to many process because they deal w/ variables external to the project such as government requlations and market conditions. Examples are org structure govt standards - personnel - policies business market

20. Deals with the Unkown Unkowns and are not in the Project Plan Contingency Reserves VS Mgmt Reserves

21. Doing activites in parallel that are that are normally in sequence. Inc cost could occur with rework but additional risk could occur because of possible rework.

22. Request made by someone on a project not approved and has no impact

23. A comprehesive list including all schedule activites required on the project

24. Conflict Solution where there is an action in which a direct order to resolve something is given. It is typically the worst type of conflict resolution.

25. The amount of risk remaining after a risk response 9from the risk reponse plan) has been implemented

26. Modern quality philosophy that states that approx 99.999% of the everything a company creates or processes it executes are error-free

27. Process of identifying and documenting project roles - responsibilities - and required skills reporting relationship - and creating a staffing managment plan

28. People make good project manager simply because they are good in their fields - regardless of background training in project management

29. Forecasting method that uses historical data as the basis for estimating future outcomes

30. Process of tracking member performance. providing feedback - resolving issues - and managing changes to optimize project performance.

31. Formal or informal system used in project mgmt to ensure that work is done as planned. It ensures that right work is done in the right order at the right time by the right people

32. When an activity cannot be estimated with a resonable degree of confidence the work within the activity is decomposed into more detail. Estimates are made to the smallest incremental level need and then aggregated into a total quantity for each of th

33. Special benefits offered being on a certain project of doing a certain activity Difference between Fringe and Perks

34. The process of subdividing project deliverables and project work into smaller more managable components

35. Shows what has been accomplished at a given time frame

36. Type of communication method between two or more parties performing a multidirectional exchange of information. It is the most efficient way to ensure a common understanding by all participants on specified topics - and inclues meetings - and phones

37. It means that you are current on commincation activity and that you are kept in the project communication loop as musch as possible

38. Conflict Solution where there is an attempt to focus on the positive and distract the attention from the negative

39. Customer Satisfaction - Prevention over inspection - Continous Improvement - Management Responsibility

40. Communication formula

41. Type of grid that groups the stakeholders based on their level of authority and their active involvement in the project

42. Considering both development and operating costs when evaluating project alternatives

43. The company's quality system must conform to the criteria set forth in ISO 9001.

44. Type of power comes from an attitude or presence that a person has and the corresponding type of influence this person has on the team. It could also come from someone who aligns with other people in a powerful posistion at the company or on the team

45. Aka Standard Deviation. It is considered the quality standard. 1 Sigma - 68.26% 2 Sigma - 95.45% 3. Sigma - 99.73%

46. Forecasting method that incorporates intuitive judgement - opinions and probability estimates

47. A delay between activities. You use it when there is some type of constraint in which something must wait before it can continue

48. Classification Models (for Stakeholder Analysis)

49. The Process of determing which risk may affect the project and documents their characteristics

50. Standard is associated with companies that wish to document their process and adhere to those processes