PMP Certification Prep Flashcards

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PMP Certification Prep Flashcards
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FOUNDATION KEY CONCEPTS
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  1. What is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result?
    PROJECT
  2. What is a group of related projects that are coordinated allowing for more control?
    PROGRAM
  3. What is a collection of projects and programs that are aligned to achieve strategic business objectives?
    PORTFOLIO
  4. What is a group of related project activities that allows for more control and often completes a major deliverable?
    PHASES
  5. What is a group of project phases defined by an organization into a framework allowing for more control?
    PROJECT LIFECYCLE
  6. What is the original approved plan plus/minus all approved changes; the current approved version of the plan?
    BASELINE
  7. What is a set of formal policies, procedures, rules, or processes that defines how things are done?
    SYSTEM
  8. What is an iterative approach to planning; plans are created in multiple passes rather than all at once?
    PROGRESSIVE ELABORATION
  9. What do you call documents or data from previous projects which are used to assist in future project decisions?
    HISTORICAL INFORMATION
  10. What do you call the environment you work in that can impact your project; corporate culture, industry standards, infrastructure, political climate, market conditions, etc.?
    ENTERPRISE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS (EEF)
  11. What do you call any documented processes and procedures; corporate knowledge base (e.g. project archives)
    ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESS ASSETS (OPA)
  12. What is a departmentalized structure where employees work for only one manager; project manager has little to no power?
    FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
  13. What is this statement describing? Employees report to both the functional manager and a project manager (power is shared); in a week matrix the PM has little power, in a balance matrix the PM has moderate power, and in a strong matrix the PM has nearly full power and authority.
    MATRIX ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
  14. What is this statement describing? Employees work directly for and report only to the Project manager; project manager has full power and authority.
    PROJECTIZED ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
  15. What is a person or organization who is actively involved in the project, or whose interests may be positively or negatively impact by the project, or who might exert influence over the project?
    STAKEHOLDER
  16. What is market demand, business need or strategic opportunity, customer request, technological advance, legal requirement, ecological impact, social need?
    BUSINESS CASE (reasons to do a project)
  17. Who is the staff assistant to the executive who has responsibility for the project; can make few if any decisions; primary responsibility lies in assuring the timely arrival of resources?
    PROJECT EXPEDITOR
  18. Who is it that reports to a higher level in the hierarchy; has authority to sign work to individuals, but lacks the full authority of project manager?
    PROJECT COORDINATOR
  19. Who is the person tasked with achieving the project objectives; lead person responsible for communicating with all the stakeholders including sponsors; may report to the functional manager or program or portfolio manager?
    PROJECT MANAGER

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