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PMP: Project Management Professional

Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Benefits that everyone receives in the company i.e Ins or paid holidays






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






3. When Activity A starts Activity B can starts






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






5. Communication with peers






6. From the Buyers perspective the riskiest form of contract is






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






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






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






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






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






12. Type of Mgmt style that drives the direction of the team or team members to accomplish specific activties and goals






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






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






15. 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






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






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






18. 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






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






20. Practice of providing more than what the customer request






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






22. 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






23. The Process of predicating furture project performance based on the actual performance to date.






24. Deals with how we are effeiciently using our money






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






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






27. Shows the type of resources broken down






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






29. 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






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






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






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






33. 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






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. 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






36. 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






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






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






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






40. Worst form of power to use. People experience negative impact if they don't do what is desired






41. Plan Quality - Perform Quality Assurance - Perform Quality Control






42. 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






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






44. 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






45. 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






46. 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






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






48. 3 main components of the communication model






49. Communication in writing or oral






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