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PMP: Project Management Professional

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

2. 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

3. Communication in writing or oral

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

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

6. 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

7. 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

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

9. 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

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

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

12. Activity B msut be Finish by the time Activity A is finish

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

14. Amount of time that an activity can slip or be delayed without delaying the finish date of the project (or activity or published project completion date)

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

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

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

18. Used for - legal communication and project documents - When distance or extreme complexity are involve - official situations - presentations - primarily one directional communications

19. Benefits that everyone receives in the company i.e Ins or paid holidays

20. One choice does not include any other choices

21. 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)

22. 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

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

24. Commuincation within the project

25. 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

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

27. 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

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

29. Close out any contracts w/ outside vendors - Deliver any required reports associated w/ closure (OPA updates) - Complete any close project or phase activites - Performed lessons learned - Complete the archives of any project files (OPA updates) - Rel

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

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

32. Any numbering system used to uniquely identify each component of the work breakdown structure

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

34. 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

35. Play a huge role in planning - When you perform project management part of the concept of Planning is to deal with items unkown. You must make assumptions for scheduling and bugeting. In most cases as the project evoles - you learn more about it.

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

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

38. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

44. What the project consist of - What is involved to create the project - What it is expected to do when complete ( to avoid confusion) What is the ? What are the elements

45. 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.

46. Deals with how we are effeiciently using our money

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

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

49. 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

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