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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. 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.

2. 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

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

4. 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

5. 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

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

7. Shows the type of resources broken down

8. Process of tracking member performance. providing feedback - resolving issues - and managing changes to optimize project performance.

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

10. An inventory managment process that lets a company have little or no excess inventory in stock- Ideally a stocks ZERO inventory with supplies arriving only when needed for the products being built

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

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

13. 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

14. Request made by someone on a project not approved and has no impact

15. Best form power to use. Someone receives a benefit for doing something that is needed

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

17. The Process of determing which risk may affect the project and documents their characteristics

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

19. Deals with how we are effeiciently using our money

20. 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

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

22. An output of Define Activites that identies all milestones and indicated whether the milestone is mandatory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30. One advantages of sensitivity analysis is?

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

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

33. Activity A must be completed before Activity B

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

35. A milestone has a ______duration

36. It means that you are current on commincation activity and that you are kept in the project communication loop as musch as possible

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

38. Conflict Solution where there is an effort in which attempts are made to work out the actual problem. It is the best type of conflict resolution

39. 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)

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

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

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

43. A constraint put in place by something external to the project team or organization

44. 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

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

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

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

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

49. Conflict Solution where there is an attempt to focus on the positive and distract the attention from the negative

50. When Activity A starts Activity B can starts