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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Process of indentify all people or organization impacted by the project and documenting relevant infromationo regarding their interests - involvement - and impact on project success

2. 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

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

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

5. 1 Has a specific purpose 2. Creates specifi results 3 Has a definite start and finish dates 4. Is temporary 5. Could be progressively elaborated

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

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

8. 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

9. Inputs to many process because they deal w/ variables external to the project such as government requlations and market conditions. Examples are org structure govt standards - personnel - policies business market

10. Plan defines the communication needs of the stakeholders - the communications format and frequency and who delivers them. It can include reports meeting scehdules - changes process and contact information for the team.

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

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

13. It means that you are current on commincation activity and that you are kept in the project communication loop as musch as possible

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

15. Communication formula

16. Used to asses the impact and consequnces of requested changes on the project

17. PM and team work to create a complete estimate from the bottom(activity level) up and roll it up to the total estimate. Main advantage - detail accuracy. Main dis ad - can take time to create

18. 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

19. Model describing classes of stakeholders based on thier power - urgency and legitmacy

20. Modern quality philosophy that states that approx 99.999% of the everything a company creates or processes it executes are error-free

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

22. When Activity A starts Activity B can starts

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

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

25. Communication that is on record such as as newsletter and annual report

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

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

28. Communication in writing or oral

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

30. Communication with peers

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

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

33. Request that have been through the changes control system and approved. They are now part of the project with any potential ipact now affecting the project Difference between requested changes and approved changes

34. Type of Grid that groups the stakholders based on their active involvement in the project and their ability to effect changes to the projects planning or execution

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

36. 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.

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

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

39. A comprehesive list including all schedule activites required on the project

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

41. 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

42. 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.

43. Activity A must be completed before Activity B

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

45. Type of power comes from an attitude or presence that a person has and the corresponding type of influence this person has on the team. It could also come from someone who aligns with other people in a powerful posistion at the company or on the team

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

47. Risk for which insurance can be purchased - thereby transferring the risk for financial benefit to the party accepting the risk

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

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

50. Risk that is typically uninsurable. Its a risk inherent in the porcess of doing business