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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. 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






2. 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






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






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






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






6. Communication with customer - other project - the media - and the public






7. 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






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






9. 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






10. 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






11. Model describing classes of stakeholders based on thier power - urgency and legitmacy






12. Approach for scheduling that emphasizes resources flexibility - by using duration buffers for resources - and leveling over the course of the project to accommadate






13. 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.






14. Conflict Solution where the PM ignores the problem and hopes it either fixes itself or disappears






15. 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






16. 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)






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






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






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






20. Provides details of the planned Scope for the project - this includes the Project Scope Statment - WBS - WBS dictionary. It is the key output in the Create WBS.






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






22. Document what you do - Do what you document - Document any variance (from the normal process)






23. 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.






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






25. In fixed pricing the most important consideration is ____.






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






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






28. 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






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






30. 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






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






32. The most common causes of conflict in a multi-project environment






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






34. 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






35. Process of indentify all people or organization impacted by the project and documenting relevant infromationo regarding their interests - involvement - and impact on project success






36. Special benefits offered being on a certain project of doing a certain activity Difference between Fringe and Perks






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






38. 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






39. Develop Project Charter - Develop Project Mgmt. Plan - Direct and Manage Project Execution - Monitor and Control Work - Perform Integrated Change Control - Close Project or Phase






40. When Activity A starts Activity B can starts






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






48. Shows what has been accomplished at a given time frame






49. Shows the type of resources broken down






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