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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Forecasting methods that uses the assumption that is possible to identify the underlying factors that might influence the variable that is being forcasted

2. 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

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

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

5. 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)

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

7. 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)

8. 3 main components of the communication model

9. 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

10. 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

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

12. Communication formula

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

14. 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

15. Conflict Solution Negotiation attempt to get everyone involved to give (concede) a little to find a common ground and resloution. It is sometimes viewed as undesirable because when everyone give something up there is a potential that the solution wil

16. ompany pays for quality in a reactive way - on the back end - decrease morale - decrease customer perception Cost of Conformance and nonconformance examples...

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

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

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

20. Key tool for comparing a product or service to other standards

21. 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

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

23. 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

24. 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

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

26. 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.

27. Shows the risk that potentially occur broken down by risk category

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

29. 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.

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

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

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

33. Tool you can use initially in a project to evaluate what could potentially cause defects. You can use it during the project to review symptoms to determine the real problem (continue to ask questions until the root cause is determine)

34. 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

35. A deliverable or project work component at the lowest level of each branch of the work breakdown structure

36. A network diagramming technique in which schedule activites are represented by boxes (or nodes)

37. Type of communication method sent to a specific recipient who needs to know the information - This method ensures that the communication is distributed but does not certify that it actually reached or was understood by the intended audience Includes

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

39. What is the output of Identify Risk?

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

41. The process of subdividing project deliverables and project work into smaller more managable components

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

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

44. 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

45. 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

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

47. Inputs to many process because they deal w/ variables external to the project such as government requlations and market conditions. Examples are org structure govt standards - personnel - policies business market

48. 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

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

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