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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Communication with peers

2. Generally seen as the founding basis for total quality managment - Main Points are: 1. be proactive - not reactive 2. Utilize leadership and accountability 3. Measure and strive for constant improvement

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

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

5. 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

6. Activity B msut be Finish by the time Activity A is finish

7. 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

8. Difference between internal and external risk

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

10. When Activity A starts Activity B can starts

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

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

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

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

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

16. Communication that is on record such as as newsletter and annual report

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

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

19. 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.

20. Is a state in which the outcome of process are separate from another

21. Communication that is not on the record

22. Communication formula

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

24. Deals with how we are effeiciently using our money

25. Standard is associated with companies that wish to document their process and adhere to those processes

26. Mock-up technique that uses software to simulate project charactereristics to determine possible outcome

27. Used for very large volumes of information or for very large audiences that requires the recipients to access the communication content at their own discretion - Inclued intranet sites - e-learning - and knowledge repositories

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

29. 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.

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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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

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

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

37. 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

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

39. Activity A start before Activity B finishes

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

41. 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

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

43. Request that have been through the changes control system and approved. They are now part of the project with any potential ipact now affecting the project Difference between requested changes and approved changes

44. 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

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

46. 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

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

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

49. 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

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