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PMP: Project Management Professional

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1. Communication with peers

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Form - creation of the team - Storm - refers to the chaos that occurs when people start working together - Norm - behavior starts to normalize - Perform - activity that transpires as the team works as a team instead of solo - Adjourn - work is compl

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

7. The control points of the Sigma proces. Typically the limits are set +/- 3 sigma

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

9. Conflict Solution where the PM ignores the problem and hopes it either fixes itself or disappears

10. 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

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

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

13. Responsiblity Assignment Matrix The tool lets the project team know who is involved in each area and what they are responsible for an in what area

14. When Activity A starts Activity B can starts

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

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

17. Communication in writing or oral

18. Shows the risk that potentially occur broken down by risk category

19. 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

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

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

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. Process of collecting and distributing performance information - including status reports - progress measurements and forecast

24. 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

25. 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)

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

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

28. What % of time does a Project manager spend on communications?

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

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

31. Formal or informal system used in project management to ensure that the work is done as planned. It ensures that right work is done in the right order at the right time by the right people

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

33. A contigency put into action when a risk reesponse and any backup plans don't work. It is the reactive "wing it" reponse

34. A constraint put in place by something external to the project team or organization

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

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

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

38. 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

39. Type of Mgmt style that drives the direction of the team or team members to accomplish specific activties and goals

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

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

42. The consequences (good or bad) or the amount at stake if something does occur

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

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

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

46. 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.

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

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

49. 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.

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