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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. 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)






2. ID all potential project stakeholders - Identify the potential impact or support each other stakeholder could generate and classify them ...ie the grids - Assess how key stakeholders are likley to react or respond in various situations






3. 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.






4. A schedule network analysis technique applied to a schedule that has already been analyzed by the critical path method. It can be used when shared or critical required resources are only available at certain time - are only available in limited quan






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






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






7. 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.






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






9. Plan Quality - Perform Quality Assurance - Perform Quality Control






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






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






12. 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)






13. Shows how the project organization is structure to accomplish project activities






14. The conflict resolutions modes that are least likely to resolve situations






15. Activity A must be completed before Activity B






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






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






18. Type of grid that groups the stakeholders based on their level of authority and their active involvement in the project






19. 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






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






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






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






23. Tool that factors in the communications requirments to ensure they are properly address in the communication Mgmt plan






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






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






26. People make good project manager simply because they are good in their fields - regardless of background training in project management






27. What is the output of Identify Risk?






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






29. A planning technique which progressively details the work as information becomes firm - and allows for less detail in later project phase where uncertainty is greater is called






30. 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






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






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






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






34. 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






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






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






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






38. A milestone has a ______duration






39. 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






40. 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






41. 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






42. Delphi Technique Interviewing






43. 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






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






45. Communication that is not on the record






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






47. 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.






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






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






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