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PMP: Project Management Professional

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

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. Shows what has been accomplished at a given time frame

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

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

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

7. Responsiblity Assignment Matrix The tool lets the project team know who is involved in each area and what they are responsible for an in what area

8. 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.

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

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

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

12. 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

13. The amount of time something can be delayed w/o delaying the PUBLISHED finish date

14. A constraint that must be completed before subsequent items can start

15. 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

16. In the project coordinator form of a matrix organization - project coordinators often....

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

18. 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

19. 3 main components of the communication model

20. The Process of prioritizing risk for further analysis or action by assessing and combining their probability of occurrence and impact - The Process of numerically analyzing the effect of identified risks on overall project objectives

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

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

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

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

25. 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.

26. What is the output of Identify Risk?

27. What is the number source of conflict?

28. 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

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

30. 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

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

32. Earlier in the project - the PM does directing - as the project evolves the PM shifts towards coaching. As the project gets a great deal of work accomplished - the PM goes to a Facilitator. The PM then goes to support at project closure

33. 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

34. 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

35. Risk for which insurance can be purchased - thereby transferring the risk for financial benefit to the party accepting the risk

36. 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

37. Type of Mgmt style where the PM sees what can be - where the company or team needs to go. Focusing more on the big picture of the company - with others focusing on the day to day events.

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

39. Conflict Solution where there is an action in which a direct order to resolve something is given. It is typically the worst type of conflict resolution.

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

41. dministrative closure for the feasibility phase of a project requires that ________.

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

43. Techinque of systemically gathering and analyzing quantitative and qualitative information to determine whose interest should be taken into account throughout the project

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

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

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

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

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