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PMP: Project Management Professional

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The process of making relevant information availible to project stakeholders as planned






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






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






4. When Activity A starts Activity B can starts






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






6. 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






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






8. 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.






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






10. Type of Mgmt style that brings out the best in the team - bringing mbrs to their potential or where they need to be with regard to the project






11. 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.






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






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






14. Activity A start before Activity B finishes






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






16. Type of Mgmt style where managers have strong or unlimited power and authority






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






24. 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






25. 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






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






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






28. 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






29. Shows the type of resources broken down






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






31. Plan Quality - Perform Quality Assurance - Perform Quality Control






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






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






34. 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






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






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






37. Describes when and how human resource requirments will be met. It is part of the Human Reources plan wich in turn is part of the Project Managment plan






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






39. Deals with how we are effeiciently using our money






40. Proactive stance to development - one that makes improvement throughout a process






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






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






43. 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






44. 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.






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






46. 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






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






48. Request made by someone on a project not approved and has no impact






49. Communication with peers






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