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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Type of Mgmt style that drives the direction of the team or team members to accomplish specific activties and goals

2. Plan Quality - Perform Quality Assurance - Perform Quality Control

3. Invokes determining the latest that an activity can start w/o delaying the activites that follow it.

4. Displays a breakdown by resource type accross an organization. This breakdown makes it possible to view where resources are being used regardless of organizational group or division they are in. Can include non-H.R. resources as well as personnel

5. Shows the overall state of the project - aka the sum of all reports

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

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

8. Practice of providing more than what the customer request

9. Commuincation within the project

10. What the project consist of - What is involved to create the project - What it is expected to do when complete ( to avoid confusion) What is the ? What are the elements

11. Putting more resources on the Critical Path activites. Usually increases cost but minimal risk exposure

12. Benefits that everyone receives in the company i.e Ins or paid holidays

13. In the area of legal risks the reasons for licensing of projects

14. Type of Mgmt style that tries to find a common goal when there is a disagreement. This style is ideal when there are varying technical opinions or disagreement among resources managers

15. Company pays for quality in a proactive way - typically up front in the planning area of a project ie - increase morale

16. A planning technique which progressively details the work as information becomes firm - and allows for less detail in later project phase where uncertainty is greater is called

17. 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

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

19. Activity A start before Activity B finishes

20. Develop Project Charter - Develop Project Mgmt. Plan - Direct and Manage Project Execution - Monitor and Control Work - Perform Integrated Change Control - Close Project or Phase

21. From the Buyers perspective the riskiest form of contract is

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

23. Process of developing a document that formally authorizes a project or a phase and document initial requirements that satisfy the stakeholders needs and expectations

24. Techinque of systemically gathering and analyzing quantitative and qualitative information to determine whose interest should be taken into account throughout the project

25. Quality philosophy that focus on proactive attitude toward quality with a detail toward statistical analysis to document improvement

26. Forecasting methods that uses the assumption that is possible to identify the underlying factors that might influence the variable that is being forcasted

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

28. Team members - quality of their work - Project Manager - quality on the project - Senior Exe - quality standards at the company

29. Document that develops and helps attain buy-in on a common interpretation of the project scope. It can describe what it is - as wel as what is not - in the project

30. The consequences (good or bad) or the amount at stake if something does occur

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

32. Used with sceduling enviroments in which a forward pass establishes the easrliest the activities can start (ES) and finish (EF) and a backward pass establishes the latest the activites can start (LS) and finish (LF)

33. One of the biggest potential problems facing a project team member in a strong matrix is....

34. Close out any contracts w/ outside vendors - Deliver any required reports associated w/ closure (OPA updates) - Complete any close project or phase activites - Performed lessons learned - Complete the archives of any project files (OPA updates) - Rel

35. Type of grid that groups the stakeholders based on thier level of authority and their level of concern regarding the project outcomes

36. What is the output of Identify Risk?

37. ID all potential project stakeholders - Identify the potential impact or support each other stakeholder could generate and classify them ...ie the grids - Assess how key stakeholders are likley to react or respond in various situations

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

39. Communication up and down the organization

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

41. Communication formula

42. Communication with customer - other project - the media - and the public

43. Communication with peers

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

45. 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

46. Group whose function is to review - approve or reject changes on the project as they relate to the various areas of the represented bussiness

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

48. The Process deciding how to approach and conduct the risk managment activities for a project

49. 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

50. Key tool for comparing a product or service to other standards