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PMP: Project Management Professional

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. One of the biggest potential problems facing a project team member in a strong matrix is....






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






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






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






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






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






7. 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






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






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






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






11. 3 main components of the communication model






12. Communication up and down the organization






13. Process of Confirming human resources availibilty and obtaining the team necessary to complete project assignments






14. Type of communication method between two or more parties performing a multidirectional exchange of information. It is the most efficient way to ensure a common understanding by all participants on specified topics - and inclues meetings - and phones






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. Best form power to use. Someone receives a benefit for doing something that is needed






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






18. Activity A must be completed before Activity B






19. Deals with how we are effeiciently using our money






20. 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






21. Delphi Technique Interviewing






22. Communication that is not on the record






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






24. CMMI - 6 SIGMA - LEAN 6 Sigma Quality Function






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






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






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






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






29. 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)






30. The amount of risk remaining after a risk response 9from the risk reponse plan) has been implemented






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






32. 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






33. The consequences (good or bad) or the amount at stake if something does occur






34. A milestone has a ______duration






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






36. 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.






37. 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






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






39. What % of time does a Project manager spend on communications?






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






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






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






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






44. Communication in writing or oral






45. 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






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






47. 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






48. 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






49. 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






50. The process of making relevant information availible to project stakeholders as planned