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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Deals with the known Unkowns and is the Project Plan

2. Used for communication and information distribution on the project - not necessarily a hightech system but what ever is used for project communication on the project. Normally a mixture of technology and non-technology.

3. 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

4. Type of grid that groups the stakeholders based on their active involvement in the project and their ability to effect changes to the projects planning or execution.

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

6. 3 main components of the communication model

7. The person responsible for a risk event if it occurs and is simialr to the person responsible for completing on activity

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

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

10. Plan Quality - Perform Quality Assurance - Perform Quality Control

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

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

13. 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

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

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

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

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

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

19. Calculating the expected monetary value (EMV) of a project risk is found by....

20. Tool that factors in the communications requirments to ensure they are properly address in the communication Mgmt plan

21. An output of Define Activites that identies all milestones and indicated whether the milestone is mandatory

22. CMMI - 6 SIGMA - LEAN 6 Sigma Quality Function

23. A cumulative histogram you can use to see where the key problems lie. You can see what is causing the most frequency of problems plus a cumulative percentage of the problem

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

25. A constraint that must be completed before subsequent items can start

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

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

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

29. Communication up and down the organization

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

31. 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

32. Activity A start before Activity B finishes

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

34. 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.

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

36. 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

37. Form of power is one that project managers must earn on their own.

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

39. Cost associated with conformance to requirements and the step taken to elimate non-conformance

40. 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

41. 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

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

43. Practice of providing more than what the customer request

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

45. Type of communication that convey more than just words (inflection of voice body language)

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

47. Process that helps determine where a project fits in the big picture of planning at the company - It also could be used to address a goal-setting technique which emphasizes establishing attainable goals and monitoring for variance then adjusting as n

48. Earlier in the project - the PM does directing - as the project evolves the PM shifts towards coaching. As the project gets a great deal of work accomplished - the PM goes to a Facilitator. The PM then goes to support at project closure

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

50. Communication in writing or oral