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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. 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

2. Communication that is not on the record

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is the output of Identify Risk?

9. Product Verfication - lesson learned - Updating records - reporting - archiving - formal acceptance

10. Classification Models (for Stakeholder Analysis)

11. Factors that limits project options such as the number of people available - amount of time or money available to finish the job or other resources or assest issues

12. Amount of time that an activity can slip or be delayed without delaying the finish date of the project (or activity or published project completion date)

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

14. Breakdown structure to help dreak down the risk on a project. It helps create a brainstorming type of environment that allows the team to identify and categorize additional risk. Similar to WBS but the team creates it.

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

16. Process of using expert opinion - which could come from people already on the project or those outside the project or even the organization

17. Shows an aggregate or rolled up view of the various activites at the summary level. It gives senior management - the project management team - a picture of how long the summary level work packages are to take - and what sequence they occur

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

19. Shows a pattern between two variables associated with a process. This helps see a correlation (or lack of) between variable - if it exists

20. 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.

21. Process of improving the competencies - team interaction - and the overall team environment to enhance project team

22. Characteristics which indicate that a risk event is possible in the near future. They are identified when the risk are identified

23. One advantages of sensitivity analysis is?

24. Activity A start before Activity B finishes

25. Type of Grid that groups the stakholders based on their active involvement in the project and their ability to effect changes to the projects planning or execution

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

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

28. Diagramming type where the activity is on the arrow or line and the circle or box connects the activities

29. Strategy defines as approach to increase the support and minimize negative impacts of stakeholders throughout the entire project life cycle

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

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

32. Process of determining the project stakeholder information needs and defining a communication approach. Who needs what information - when they need it - how it will be provided to them and by whom.

33. Practice of providing more than what the customer request

34. Can come from the following factors: Business Need - Market Demand - technological advance - customer request - legal requirements

35. Approach for scheduling that emphasizes resources flexibility - by using duration buffers for resources - and leveling over the course of the project to accommadate

36. Type of power that comes from senior Mgmt at a company authorizing you to be a P.M. and whatever authority comes with that.

37. What % of time does a Project manager spend on communications?

38. 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

39. Used for - legal communication and project documents - When distance or extreme complexity are involve - official situations - presentations - primarily one directional communications

40. The Process of predicating furture project performance based on the actual performance to date.

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

42. Generally seen as the founding basis for total quality managment - Main Points are: 1. be proactive - not reactive 2. Utilize leadership and accountability 3. Measure and strive for constant improvement

43. The narrative description of the project scope - including major deliverables - project assumptions - project constraints - and a description of work - that provides a documents basis for making future project decisions and for confirming or developi

44. If the contract is not completed by the contractor either for failure to comply - bankruptcy etc. this is know as

45. An after the fact look at what caused a difference between the basline and the actual performance

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

47. Concept that defines a low level of detail on the WBS for immediate work being accomplished while the work to be done in the future is only at the highlevel of decomposition in the WBS until it is soon to be started. The concept that utilizes the pro

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

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

50. The most common causes of conflict in a multi-project environment