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PMP: Project Management Professional

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Process of communication and working with stakeholders to meet their needs and addressing issues as they occur






2. Type of grid that groups the stakeholders based on thier level of authority and their level of concern regarding the project outcomes






3. 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






4. Components - assemblies - sub assemblies used to build a product or service Whaty are the 4 breakdown structures?






5. Used to asses the impact and consequnces of requested changes on the project






6. When an activity cannot be estimated with a resonable degree of confidence the work within the activity is decomposed into more detail. Estimates are made to the smallest incremental level need and then aggregated into a total quantity for each of th






7. 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






8. A constraint that should be completed but is not absolutly required to be completed before subsequent item can start






9. In the area of legal risks the reasons for licensing of projects






10. Communication that is not on the record






11. 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






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. Commuincation within the project






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






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






16. 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






17. 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






18. What is the number source of conflict?






19. Inputs to many processes that deal with variables external to the project - such as imfomation systems and company policies and procedures. They can include process definitions - templates - organizations communications needs






20. The control points of the Sigma proces. Typically the limits are set +/- 3 sigma






21. Type of grid that groups the stakeholders based on their level of authority and their active involvement in the project






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






23. Modern quality philosophy that states that approx 99.999% of the everything a company creates or processes it executes are error-free






24. Cost associated with conformance to requirements and the step taken to elimate non-conformance






25. Process of using expert opinion - which could come from people already on the project or those outside the project or even the organization






26. Communication up and down the organization






27. Develop Project Charter - Develop Project Mgmt. Plan - Direct and Manage Project Execution - Monitor and Control Work - Perform Integrated Change Control - Close Project or Phase






28. Communication in writing or oral






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






30. 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.






31. Which organization does conflict occur the most in managing projects






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






33. One choice does not include any other choices






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






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. 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






37. 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






38. Process of improving the competencies - team interaction - and the overall team environment to enhance project team






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






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






41. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






48. Type of grid that groups the stakeholders based on their active involvement in the project and their ability to effect changes to the projects planning or execution.






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






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