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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Commuincation within the project

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

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

4. Doing activites in parallel that are that are normally in sequence. Inc cost could occur with rework but additional risk could occur because of possible rework.

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

6. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. The amount of time something can be delayed w/o delaying the PUBLISHED finish date

14. The process of making relevant information availible to project stakeholders as planned

15. On creating a written project scope statement to be used in the future project decision making.

16. Shows the type of resources broken down

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

18. 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.

19. Practice of providing more than what the customer request

20. 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

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

22. 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

23. What is the number source of conflict?

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

25. Process of determining the project stakeholder information needs and defining a communication approach. Who needs what information - when they need it - how it will be provided to them and by whom.

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

27. 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

28. Type of Mgmt style that brings out the best in the team - bringing mbrs to their potential or where they need to be with regard to the project

29. 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

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

31. 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

32. Communication formula

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

34. 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

35. An after the fact look at what caused a difference between the basline and the actual performance

36. A contigency put into action when a risk reesponse and any backup plans don't work. It is the reactive "wing it" reponse

37. 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

38. Process of Confirming human resources availibilty and obtaining the team necessary to complete project assignments

39. Strategy defines as approach to increase the support and minimize negative impacts of stakeholders throughout the entire project life cycle

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

41. 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

42. 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

43. Type of Mgmt Style where managers have an appealing persona that makes team members enjoy working with them

44. Tool you can use initially in a project to evaluate what could potentially cause defects. You can use it during the project to review symptoms to determine the real problem (continue to ask questions until the root cause is determine)

45. Used to track technical performance such as how well something works or schedule or cost performance such as how things were completed on time or budget - respectively

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. Communication that is not on the record

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

49. 3 main components of the communication model

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