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PMP Exam Prep
2011-02-12 21:09:39

Framework Terminology
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  1. Actions to make sure the project objectives are completed successfully
    Monitoring and Controlling Processes
  2. A group of programs or projects related and managed in a coordinated way to achieve specific strategic business goals
  3. An organization or individual authorized and capable of starting a project
  4. A specific function performed by a member of a project team with defined behaviors and activities
  5. Any internal or external organization variables that can influence the project success; Examples: company culture, the business market, technology, and personnel
    Enterprise Environmental Factors (Output/Input)
  6. The generally sequential phases of a product
    Product Life Cycle
  7. A company, business, or other formal structure that encompasses a business function
  8. An approach for measuring the variance associated with the scope, time, or cost of the project
    Variance Analysis (Technique)
  9. A phrase that describes a war room or close environment for the team; can also be used as a noise answer on organizational-related questions
    Tight Matrix
  10. A structure within a company where people are organized by (and report to) a combination of Project and Functional Managers
    Matrix Organizational Structure
  11. The entity whose personnel are most directly involved in performing the work of the project
    Performing Organization
  12. A requirement developed by a government organization
  13. An approach to meeting project objectives by utilizing defined methodology which includes knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques
    Project Management
  14. A temporary undertaking to create a unique product, service, or result
  15. The beginning processes in a project, which happen prior to Planning
    Initiating Processes
  16. The various process-related assets from the organizations involved in the project work; can include templates, documentation, methods and procedures, and policies
    Organizational Process Assets
  17. Analyze variances between actual performance and planned performance to effect improvements
  18. The elements needed to manage a project: processes, tools, methods etc.
    Project Management System
  19. A person or organization that is not necessarily directly related to the project but can influence the project in either a good or bad way
  20. The process that can result in the authorization of a project
    Project Initiation
  21. A room shared by project personnel that can be used for planning and meetings, and display charts, graphs, and various other project information
    War Room
  22. A Planning process that considers the requirements the customer really needs when technical requirements are created
    Voice of the Customer (VOC)
  23. A group of people with similar goals who form a team but spend little (if any) time together
    Virtual Team
  24. The individual, group, or company that will own the work of the project when it is complete
  25. A manager of a department or unit in a functional organization
    Functional Manager
  26. Standards to which project variables are compared for acceptability
  27. Activities during which formal acceptance and completion procedures are attained from either a phase or the project itself
    Closing Processes
  28. The agreement to be able to assign project resources, make project decisions, and spend project funding
  29. Performing day-to-day operations by a project management approach
    Management by Projects
  30. The nine project management knowledge areas are integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk, and procurement
    Project Management Knowledge Area
  31. The person responsible for ensuring that project objectives are met
    Project Management (PM)
  32. The day-to-day repeatable activities that a company performs
  33. A partially filled-out document that can serve as a shell for completion of project documents
  34. A procedure executed by a resource to complete activities on the project
  35. The process of completing work on the project - It is not the project management of the work, but rather the work process such as the building process of creating a house. This life cycle typically coexists with the project management life cycle
    Project Life Cycle
  36. A group of people formed for the purpose of performing work within a company or enterprise
  37. An established norm or requirement
  38. A group of project activities making up a piece of the project that interrelates with other pieces to make up the project
    Project Phase
  39. Work performed without resulting in a physical product
  40. Person or entity whose interests are positively or negatively affected by the project or whose influence can positively or negatively affect the project
  41. A group of related projects that are managed to obtain synergistic benefits and control
  42. Products that have been created and are available for purchase
  43. The central group of project management at a company; can be a centralized group of Project Managers or the office that standardizes policy or procedures
    Project Management Office
  44. Person or group who provides the financial resources for the project
  45. A smaller piece of the project, as a result of decomposition; is usually created as a result of creating the work breakdown structure
  46. The knowledge within the profession of project managment
    Project Management Body of Knowledge
  47. The capability to execute project-related activities based on individual subject matter expertise and abilities
  48. A set of procedures used in project management
  49. A division of a phase of a project
  50. Information from previous projects that can be used to learn from success and failure
    Historical Information
  51. An organization which authorizes the project manager to assign resources to the project, to establish priorities, and to direct the work of the project
    Projectized Organization
  52. A structure within a company where people are grouped by similar skill set (e.g., accounting, marketing, engineering)
    Functional Organizational Structure
  53. The process of beginning a project and, as more information is discovered, adjusting the plan to reflect the information and progress
    Progressive Elaboration (Technique)
  54. The coordination of personnel and additional resources to implement the project management plan and create the deliverables of the project
    Executing Processes
  55. The processes required to develop the activities to attain an objective
    Planning Processes
  56. The group of processes that complete a project (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing
    Project Management Process Groups
  57. A team-building technique in which team members are located together, or as close to each other as possible
  58. The management of projects in a coordinated way to achieve better results than if managed separately
    Program Management
  59. Managing various portfolios that include the projects and programs of which they consist; can include prioritization, authorization, and management
    Portfolios Management (Technique)