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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Classification Models (for Stakeholder Analysis)

2. 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.

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

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

5. Shows a pattern between two variables associated with a process. This helps see a correlation (or lack of) between variable - if it exists

6. Considering both development and operating costs when evaluating project alternatives

7. When Activity A starts Activity B can starts

8. Commuincation within the project

9. Activity B msut be Finish by the time Activity A is finish

10. 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

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

12. Difference between internal and external risk

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. One advantages of sensitivity analysis is?

16. Communication with customer - other project - the media - and the public

17. Document what you do - Do what you document - Document any variance (from the normal process)

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

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

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

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

22. Used with sceduling enviroments in which a forward pass establishes the easrliest the activities can start (ES) and finish (EF) and a backward pass establishes the latest the activites can start (LS) and finish (LF)

23. Any numbering system used to uniquely identify each component of the work breakdown structure

24. Is a state in which the outcome of process are separate from another

25. 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

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

27. A cumulative histogram you can use to see where the key problems lie. You can see what is causing the most frequency of problems plus a cumulative percentage of the problem

28. 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.

29. Used for very large volumes of information or for very large audiences that requires the recipients to access the communication content at their own discretion - Inclued intranet sites - e-learning - and knowledge repositories

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

31. What is the number source of conflict?

32. Shows the overall state of the project - aka the sum of all reports

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

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

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

36. Type of power that comes from senior Mgmt at a company authorizing you to be a P.M. and whatever authority comes with that.

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

38. 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

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

40. Communication formula

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

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

43. States that 100% of the work of a project needs to be represented in the creation of the WBS. What is the 100% rule?

44. 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

45. 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

46. Deals with how we are effeiciently using our money

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

48. 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)

49. 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.

50. 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