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Definition     Editor's Choice
See Cost-Time Resource Sheet

A person's attitudes arising out of their professional, religious, class, educational, gender, age and other backgrounds. [D02628]

The integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon peopleês capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations.
Editor's Note: See also Social Factors. [D00465]

The framework that provides people with their identity. [D04957]

Culture, organizational
The underlying beliefs, values and principles that serve as a foundation for an organization's management system as well as a set of management practices and behaviors that both exemplify and reinforce those basic principles. [D04958]

Cumulative Cost-to-Date
See Total Expenditure to Date [D02595]

Cumulative S Curve
See S Curve. [D02598]

Currency Conversion
The exchange of one international currency for another. Most rates of conversion fluctuate daily and impact the final cost of imported or exported goods supplied to a project unless the price is tied to a particular currency by prior agreement. [D02599]

Current Budget
That valid budget at a point in time. [D00466]

Current Date Line
A vertical line in a Gantt Chart or Resource Graph indicating the current date. [D00467]

Current Finish Date
The current estimate of the calendar date when an activity will be completed. [D00468]

Current FY Budget Allocation
Includes all dollars allocated to the project in the current financial year. [D00469]

Current Start Date
The current estimate of the calendar date when an activity will begin. [D00470]

Current Status
A report that compare actual progress with planned progress as of the last reporting date. See also Status Report. [D02600]

Current Year
The fiscal year in progress. [D02301]

Custom Duty and Tax
The levies made by governments on goods being imported across an international border. [D02601]

The person or group that is/are the recipient(s) of a product or service, the direct beneficiary(ies) of a project's product or service. The people for whom the project is being undertaken.
Editor's Note: The individual, group or organization that receives the project deliverables is not necessarily the user of those deliverables. [D04959]

Any person who defines needs or wants, justifies or pays for part or the entire project, or evaluates or uses the results. [D00471]

The ultimate consumer, user, client, beneficiary or second party who will be responsible for acceptance of the project's deliverables.
Editor's Note: It is vitally important for the project manager to find out who is the real customer. [D03487]

Every project should have a Customer who is responsible for acceptance of deliverables. The role may be external or internal to the organization. [D03830]

A person or organization, internal or external to the producing organization, who takes financial responsibility for the system. In a large system this may not be the end user. The customer is the ultimate recipient of the developed product and its artifacts. See also stakeholder. [D04712]

Customer Acceptance Criteria
The criteria that the customer will use to determine if he/she is satisfied with the final deliverables. [D02193]

Customer Furnished Equipment
(CFE) Equipment provided to the contractor doing the project by the customer for the project and typically specified in the contract. [D00473]

 SPM 304-9
Customer Perspective
The view that displays how the customers are to be satisfied in order to achieve the project or program mission successfully. [D04960]

Customer/Client Personnel
Those individuals working for the organization that will assume responsibility for the product produced by the project when the project is complete. [D00474]

Cutoff Date
The ending date in a reporting period. [D00475]

The event or action that takes place when the product, service, or project element contracted for by the client is placed in operation or turned over to the client (i.e. transferred to the •care, custody and controlê of the users.) [D00476]

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Also means Curriculum Vitae or Resume. [D02240]

See Cost Variance

See Contract Work Breakdown Structure

The study of man-machine relationships to optimize output performance. Generally given inadequate attention on projects. See also Method Study. [D03056]

One complete pass through the four phases: inception, elaboration, construction and transition. The span of time between the beginning of the inception phase and the end of the transition phase.
Editor's Note: Also known as Project Life Cycle PLCP or Project Life Span (PLS). [D04713]

Cycle Time
The time it takes to create a deliverable À includes staff effort time and time spent on other projects or processes. [D02194]

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