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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Used for very large volumes of information or for very large audiences that requires the recipients to access the communication content at their own discretion - Inclued intranet sites - e-learning - and knowledge repositories

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

10. A milestone has a ______duration

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

12. Used for communication and information distribution on the project - not necessarily a hightech system but what ever is used for project communication on the project. Normally a mixture of technology and non-technology.

13. 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

14. Invokes determining the latest that an activity can start w/o delaying the activites that follow it.

15. Process of identifying and documenting project roles - responsibilities - and required skills reporting relationship - and creating a staffing managment plan

16. 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

17. Difference between internal and external risk

18. 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

19. 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

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

21. Considering both development and operating costs when evaluating project alternatives

22. 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.

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

24. Breakdown structure to help dreak down the risk on a project. It helps create a brainstorming type of environment that allows the team to identify and categorize additional risk. Similar to WBS but the team creates it.

25. 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

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

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

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

29. 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

30. Displays a breakdown by resource type accross an organization. This breakdown makes it possible to view where resources are being used regardless of organizational group or division they are in. Can include non-H.R. resources as well as personnel

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

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

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

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

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. Communication in writing or oral

37. Commuincation within the project

38. The person responsible for a risk event if it occurs and is simialr to the person responsible for completing on activity

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

40. Communication that is not on the record

41. 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

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

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

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

45. Communication that is on record such as as newsletter and annual report

46. Type of power comes from an attitude or presence that a person has and the corresponding type of influence this person has on the team. It could also come from someone who aligns with other people in a powerful posistion at the company or on the team

47. 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

48. 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

49. Self Actualization - Esteem - Belonging - Saftey - Physological

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