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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Delphi Technique Interviewing

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

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

4. Employee works a great deal on the project and assumes that the reward will be relative to the amount of effort or perceived effort

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

6. Diagramming type where the activity is on the arrow or line and the circle or box connects the activities

7. 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

8. Forecasting method that incorporates intuitive judgement - opinions and probability estimates

9. 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

10. What is the number source of conflict?

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

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

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

14. 3 main components of the communication model

15. Document that develops and helps attain buy-in on a common interpretation of the project scope. It can describe what it is - as wel as what is not - in the project

16. 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.

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

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

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

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

21. An after the fact look at what caused a difference between the basline and the actual performance

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

23. 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

24. 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)

25. 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

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

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

29. Team members - quality of their work - Project Manager - quality on the project - Senior Exe - quality standards at the company

30. 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

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

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

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

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

35. Characteristics which indicate that a risk event is possible in the near future. They are identified when the risk are identified

36. 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.

37. 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.

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

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

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

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

42. Group whose function is to review - approve or reject changes on the project as they relate to the various areas of the represented bussiness

43. The company's quality system must conform to the criteria set forth in ISO 9001.

44. Tool that factors in the communications requirments to ensure they are properly address in the communication Mgmt plan

45. Strategy defines as approach to increase the support and minimize negative impacts of stakeholders throughout the entire project life cycle

46. 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

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

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

49. 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)

50. A planning technique which progressively details the work as information becomes firm - and allows for less detail in later project phase where uncertainty is greater is called