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PMP: Project Management Professional

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

2. 1 Has a specific purpose 2. Creates specifi results 3 Has a definite start and finish dates 4. Is temporary 5. Could be progressively elaborated

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

4. A jeopardy that results from the implementation of a risk repsonse

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

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

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

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

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

10. One advantages of sensitivity analysis is?

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

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

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

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

15. 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

16. Risk for which insurance can be purchased - thereby transferring the risk for financial benefit to the party accepting the risk

17. 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

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

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

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

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

22. Type of Mgmt style where the PM sees what can be - where the company or team needs to go. Focusing more on the big picture of the company - with others focusing on the day to day events.

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

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

25. States that if you seven consecutive data points on either side of the mean - without crossing the other sid - the process is considered out of control and needs investigation

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

27. The Process of determing which risk may affect the project and documents their characteristics

28. Delphi Technique Interviewing

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

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

31. 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

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

33. When Activity A starts Activity B can starts

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

35. It means that you are current on commincation activity and that you are kept in the project communication loop as musch as possible

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

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

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. 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

40. 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.

41. The control points of the Sigma proces. Typically the limits are set +/- 3 sigma

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

43. Process of tracking member performance. providing feedback - resolving issues - and managing changes to optimize project performance.

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

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

46. Any numbering system used to uniquely identify each component of the work breakdown structure

47. Self Actualization - Esteem - Belonging - Saftey - Physological

48. 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

49. 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

50. Difference between internal and external risk