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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Plan Quality - Perform Quality Assurance - Perform Quality Control

2. Communication formula

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

4. A constraint put in place by something external to the project team or organization

5. 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.

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

7. 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

8. Key tool that is a statistical method or tool - that helps identify which factors may influence specific variable of a product or process under development or in production. It lets you change many factors at once.

9. Components - assemblies - sub assemblies used to build a product or service Whaty are the 4 breakdown structures?

10. Inputs to many processes that deal with variables external to the project - such as imfomation systems and company policies and procedures. They can include process definitions - templates - organizations communications needs

11. Shows the risk that potentially occur broken down by risk category

12. 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

13. Form - creation of the team - Storm - refers to the chaos that occurs when people start working together - Norm - behavior starts to normalize - Perform - activity that transpires as the team works as a team instead of solo - Adjourn - work is compl

14. 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

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

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. From the Buyers perspective the riskiest form of contract is

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

19. Process of Confirming human resources availibilty and obtaining the team necessary to complete project assignments

20. 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

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

22. An inventory managment process that lets a company have little or no excess inventory in stock- Ideally a stocks ZERO inventory with supplies arriving only when needed for the products being built

23. A contigency put into action when a risk reesponse and any backup plans don't work. It is the reactive "wing it" reponse

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

26. A milestone has a ______duration

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

28. Best form power to use. Someone receives a benefit for doing something that is needed

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

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

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

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

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

34. 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

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

36. 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

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

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

39. One advantages of sensitivity analysis is?

40. Commuincation within the project

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

42. 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

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

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

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

46. Process of indentify all people or organization impacted by the project and documenting relevant infromationo regarding their interests - involvement - and impact on project success

47. Type of Mgmt style where managers have strong or unlimited power and authority

48. Activity A start before Activity B finishes

49. Conflict Solution that entails considering insights and views from a variety of sources and leads to consensus management which in turn leads to commitment

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