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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Communication with peers

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

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

4. Process of communication and working with stakeholders to meet their needs and addressing issues as they occur

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

6. Communication up and down the organization

7. The Process deciding how to approach and conduct the risk managment activities for a project

8. What is the number source of conflict?

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

10. If the contract is not completed by the contractor either for failure to comply - bankruptcy etc. this is know as

11. When Activity A starts Activity B can starts

12. 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

13. One of the biggest potential problems facing a project team member in a strong matrix is....

14. Conflict Solution where there is an attempt to focus on the positive and distract the attention from the negative

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

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

17. A jeopardy that results from the implementation of a risk repsonse

18. Can come from the following factors: Business Need - Market Demand - technological advance - customer request - legal requirements

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

20. What warranty type relates to merchantablily or fitness for use?

21. You determine how the much of something must be tested to ensure that defects are caught

22. 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)

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

24. Type of Mgmt style that helps keep things progressing making them occur. This style is not super proactive nor does it have ownership

25. 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

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

27. Delphi Technique Interviewing

28. 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

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

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

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

32. Activity A must be completed before Activity B

33. Conflict Solution that entails considering insights and views from a variety of sources and leads to consensus management which in turn leads to commitment

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

35. 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.

36. 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.

37. 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

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

39. Mock-up technique that uses software to simulate project charactereristics to determine possible outcome

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

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

42. Deals with the known Unkowns and is the Project Plan

43. Process of determining the project stakeholder information needs and defining a communication approach. Who needs what information - when they need it - how it will be provided to them and by whom.

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

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

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

47. 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

48. 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

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

50. 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