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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Responsiblity Assignment Matrix The tool lets the project team know who is involved in each area and what they are responsible for an in what area

2. A constraint that should be completed but is not absolutly required to be completed before subsequent item can start

3. ompany pays for quality in a reactive way - on the back end - decrease morale - decrease customer perception Cost of Conformance and nonconformance examples...

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

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

6. What is the number source of conflict?

7. Communication in writing or oral

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

9. Describes when and how human resource requirments will be met. It is part of the Human Reources plan wich in turn is part of the Project Managment plan

10. 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

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

12. Delphi Technique Interviewing

13. Worst form of power to use. People experience negative impact if they don't do what is desired

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

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

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

17. 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)

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

19. Shows a reporting relationship between the resources in a organization. This structure is typically shown in company division - departments and group. Typicall is does not show details related to project organization and work

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

21. Provides details of the planned Scope for the project - this includes the Project Scope Statment - WBS - WBS dictionary. It is the key output in the Create WBS.

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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.

25. 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

26. States that 100% of the work of a project needs to be represented in the creation of the WBS. What is the 100% rule?

27. Herzberg theory on motivation - basically what drives us to do things

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

29. Practice of providing more than what the customer request

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

31. Estimate is usually a total time or cost estimate that has no significant detail. Info can be created quickly - lack detail

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

33. Difference between internal and external risk

34. 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

35. PM and team work to create a complete estimate from the bottom(activity level) up and roll it up to the total estimate. Main advantage - detail accuracy. Main dis ad - can take time to create

36. 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

37. 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

38. dministrative closure for the feasibility phase of a project requires that ________.

39. Type of communication method sent to a specific recipient who needs to know the information - This method ensures that the communication is distributed but does not certify that it actually reached or was understood by the intended audience Includes

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

41. Plan Quality - Perform Quality Assurance - Perform Quality Control

42. 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

43. Activity A must be completed before Activity B

44. 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.

45. When Activity A starts Activity B can starts

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

47. The Process of prioritizing risk for further analysis or action by assessing and combining their probability of occurrence and impact - The Process of numerically analyzing the effect of identified risks on overall project objectives

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

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

50. Model describing classes of stakeholders based on thier power - urgency and legitmacy