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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Inputs to many process because they deal w/ variables external to the project such as government requlations and market conditions. Examples are org structure govt standards - personnel - policies business market






2. 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






3. Difference between internal and external risk






4. Communication that is not on the record






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






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






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






8. 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






9. What warranty type relates to merchantablily or fitness for use?






10. Used with sceduling enviroments in which a forward pass establishes the easrliest the activities can start (ES) and finish (EF) and a backward pass establishes the latest the activites can start (LS) and finish (LF)






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






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






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






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






15. Which organization does conflict occur the most in managing projects






16. Schedule typically used in executive repoting with each milestone having a zero duration. It lack detail - generally listing only the main project milestones as diamonds instead of the Gantt bars






17. Considering both development and operating costs when evaluating project alternatives






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






19. Plan Quality - Perform Quality Assurance - Perform Quality Control






20. 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






21. Classification Models (for Stakeholder Analysis)






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






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






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






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






26. 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






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






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






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






30. Plan defines the communication needs of the stakeholders - the communications format and frequency and who delivers them. It can include reports meeting scehdules - changes process and contact information for the team.






31. 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






32. 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.






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






34. 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






35. Process of collecting and distributing performance information - including status reports - progress measurements and forecast






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






37. An accelerant of an activity You use a lead when something can begin before its predecessor is totally complete






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






39. Forecasting method that incorporates intuitive judgement - opinions and probability estimates






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






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






42. Group whose function is to review - approve or reject changes on the project as they relate to the various areas of the represented bussiness






43. Commuincation within the project






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






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






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






47. Process of communication and working with stakeholders to meet their needs and addressing issues as they occur






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






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






50. In the project coordinator form of a matrix organization - project coordinators often....