A ____ can have many different job descriptions, which can vary tremendously based on the organization and the project.
According to the Standish Group study describing what factors contribute most to the success of
information technology projects, ____ percent of successful projects are led by experienced project managers.
____ is crucial in information technology projects because once a project team implements a new system, it takes a considerable amount of effort to change the system.
Research shows that ____ is the number one reason cited for why organizations invest in information technology projects.
____ states that work expands to fill the time allowed.
____ involves reviewing the project charter, requirements documents, and organizational process assets to create a scope statement, adding more information as requirements are developed and change requests are approved.
The main outputs of ____ are accepted deliverables and change requests.
In the mathematical formula for determining the NPV, the variable n is ____.
In the ____, you use a similar project’s WBS as a starting point.
The goal of ____ is to know the status of the schedule, influence the factors that cause schedule changes, determine that the schedule has changed, and manage changes when they occur.
The ____ should list and describe all of the deliverables required for the project.
What works on one project may not work on another, so it is essential for project managers to continue to develop their knowledge and ____ in managing projects.
In the ____ stage, organizations tie information technology strategy to mission and vision of organization and identify key business areas.
You can determine a project’s ____ by finding what discount rate results in an NPV of zero for the project.
Achieving high performance on projects requires ____, otherwise called human relations skills.
The goal of ____ is to influence the factors that cause scope changes, assure changes are processed according to procedures developed as part of integrated change control, and manage changes when they occur.
____ uses highly organized and intensive workshops to bring together project stakeholders—the sponsor, users, business analysts, programmers, and so on—to jointly define and design information systems.
The Project Management ____, a Web site for people involved in project management, provides an alphabetical directory of more than 300 project management software solutions.
____ provide(s) a standard format for displaying project schedule information by listing project activities and their corresponding start and finish dates in a calendar format
Project ____ management is an overarching function that affects and is affected by all of the other knowledge areas.
The term ____ describes a product produced as part of a project.
A PMO, or Project ____ Office, is an organizational group responsible for coordinating the project management function throughout an organization.
The ____ provide(s) schedule-related information about each activity, such as predecessors, successors, logical relationships, leads and lags, resource requirements, constraints, imposed dates, and assumptions related to the activity.
Project managers often illustrate progress with a ____ showing key deliverables and activities.
The ____ focuses on different groups’ roles and responsibilities in order to meet the goals and policies set by top management.
A(n) ____ is a deliverable-oriented grouping of the work involved in a project that defines the
total scope of the project
____ is a set of shared assumptions, values, and behaviors that characterize the functioning of an organization.
Many organizations assert that using project management provides advantages, such as ____.
____ results in supporting detail to document important product information as well as assumptions and constraints related to specific activities.
Critical chain scheduling protects tasks on the critical chain from being delayed by using ____, which consist of additional time added before tasks on the critical chain that are preceded by non-critical-path tasks.
In the ____ phase, the project team creates a definitive or very accurate cost estimate, delivers the required work, and provides performance reports to stakeholders.
Examples of ____ include acquiring and developing the project team, performing quality assurance, distributing information, managing stakeholder expectations, and conducting procurements.
Project managers have the least amount of authority in a pure ____.
An up-to-date ____ is an important document for developing and confirming a common understanding of the project scope
The activity list, activity attributes, activity resource requirements, resource calendars, project scope statement, enterprise environmental factors, and organizational process assets all include information that affect ____.
____ involves formalizing acceptance of the project deliverables and during this phase the key project stakeholders, such as the customer and sponsor for the project, inspect and then formally accept the deliverables during this process.
Outputs from ____ include work performance measurements, organizational process assets updates, change requests, project management plan updates, and project document updates.
PMI provides certification as a Project Management ____ (PMP), someone who has documented sufficient project experience and education, agreed to follow the PMI code of professional conduct, and demonstrated knowledge of the field of project management by passing a comprehensive examination.
During ____ processes for a new project, the organization recognizes that a new project exists, and completes a project charter as part of this recognition.
A ____ is a meeting held at the beginning of a project so that stakeholders can meet each other, review the goals of the project, and discuss future plans.
Project management software highlights the critical path in ____ on a network diagram.
A(n) ____ is a document that describes the products or services to be created by the project team.
The majority of time on a project is usually spent on ____, as is most of the project’s budget.
The project cost management knowledge area maps to the ____ process group through the activities of estimating costs and budget determination.
____ should serve as the foundation for deciding which projects to pursue.
The project procurement management knowledge area maps to the ____ process group through the activity of administering procurements.
Project managers often use the ____ approach for projects that represent entirely new systems or approaches to doing a job, or to help create buy-in and synergy with a project team.
The ____ approach is best suited to project managers who have vast technical insight and a big-picture perspective.
The ____ approach involves refining the work into greater and greater levels of detail.
There are ____ main processes involved in project integration management.
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