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PMP: Project Management Professional

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Product Verfication - lesson learned - Updating records - reporting - archiving - formal acceptance






2. An after the fact look at what caused a difference between the basline and the actual performance






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






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






5. Key tool that is a statistical method or tool - that helps identify which factors may influence specific variable of a product or process under development or in production. It lets you change many factors at once.






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






7. 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






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






9. When Activity A starts Activity B can starts






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






11. Process of developing a document that formally authorizes a project or a phase and document initial requirements that satisfy the stakeholders needs and expectations






12. 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






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






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






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






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






17. Type of communication that convey more than just words (inflection of voice body language)






18. A milestone has a ______duration






19. 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






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






21. 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






22. One advantages of sensitivity analysis is?






23. 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






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






25. 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






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






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






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






30. Calculating the expected monetary value (EMV) of a project risk is found by....






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






32. Breakdown structure to help dreak down the risk on a project. It helps create a brainstorming type of environment that allows the team to identify and categorize additional risk. Similar to WBS but the team creates it.






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






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






35. Communication with peers






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






37. Doing activites in parallel that are that are normally in sequence. Inc cost could occur with rework but additional risk could occur because of possible rework.






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






39. Process of tracking member performance. providing feedback - resolving issues - and managing changes to optimize project performance.






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






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






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






43. 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






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






45. The most common causes of conflict in a multi-project environment






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






47. Diagramming type where the activity is on the arrow or line and the circle or box connects the activities






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






49. Group whose function is to review - approve or reject changes on the project as they relate to the various areas of the represented bussiness






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