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Definition     Editor's Choice
The number of defects-per-hundred units of any given quality of product is the number of defects contained therein divided by the total number of units of product, the quotient multiplied by one hundred (one or more defects being possible in any unit of product). Expressed as an equation: Defects per hundred units = Number of Defects x 100 divided by Number of Units. [D00493]

 MIL-STD 105
All or part of an item that does not comply with its governing requirements or specification. [D02612]

Operational need minus existing and planned capability.
Editor's Note: In construction, a deficiency usually means some attribute of the finished work that does not meet contract specifications. [D02303]

An inadequacy in the quality of a process, product, or service. [D05173]

Deficiency List
A listing of deficiencies. [D02611]

The process of quantifying performance and interface requirements during system decomposition and elaboration. [D04067]

Phase of Project. See Project Life Cycle [D02181]

Definition Phase
The second of four sequential periods in the generic project life cycle. Also known as planning phase or DEVELOPMENT phase. [D00494]

Precisely described or defined. [D02613]

Definitive Estimate
See Estimate and Detailed Estimate [D00495]

(Accuracy -5, +10 Percent) A definitive estimate is prepared from well defined data, specifications, drawings, etc. This category covers all estimate ranges from a minimum to maximum definitive type. These estimates are used for bid proposals, bid evaluations, contract changes, extra work, legal claims, permit and government approvals. Other terms associated with a Definitive Estimate include check, lump sum, tender, post contract changes. etc. [D00496]

The act of transferring all or part of a risk to another party, usually by some form of contract. [D00497]

A lowering of quality, performance or status. [D02304]

An interruption or hindrance to planned progress. [D02614]

Delay, compensable
Delay that results from the owners actions or inactions which entitle the contractor to both a time extension and delay damages. [D04962]

Delaying Resource
In resource scheduling, inadequate availability of one or more resources may require that the completion of an activity be delayed beyond the date on which it could otherwise be completed. The delaying resource is the first resource on an activity that causes the activity to be delayed. [D00498]

The process by which authority and responsibility is distributed from project manager to subordinates.
Editor's Note: The manager that is delegating still retains responsibility to his/her superiors. [D00500]

The process by which authority is distributed from the project manager to an individual working on the project. [D00499]

The act of delegating. [D02615]

Deliberate Decision Event
Decision event where the decision is made as a result of the outcomes of the preceding activities and possibly other information but it cannot be made automatically [D04424]

Another name for products, services, processes, or plans that are created as a result of doing a project. A project typically has interim as well as final deliverables. [D00504]

A report or product of one or more tasks that satisfy one or more objectives and must be delivered to satisfy contractual requirements. [D00501]

A report or product that must be completed and delivered to ensure satisfaction of contractual requirements. [D00502]

Any measurable, tangible, verifiable item that must be produced to complete the project. Often used more narrowly in reference to an external deliverable, which is a deliverable that is subject to approval by the project sponsor or customer. [D00503]

See also Product. [D03832]

An output from a process that has a value, material or otherwise, to a customer or other stakeholder. [D04716]

Any tangible outcome that is produced by the project. These can be documents, plans, computer systems, buildings, aircraft, etc. Internal deliverables are produced as a consequence of executing the project, and are usually only needed by the project team. External deliverables are those that are created for customers and stakeholders. [D04963]

Deliverable Breakdown Structure
See Work Breakdown Structure. [D02616]

Deliverable Deadline
The delivery date of a deliverable to its customer. [D02195]

The physical items to be delivered for a project. This may include organization attributes, reports and plans, as well as physical products or objects. [D00506]

 OTOB 271-4
Physical items or measurable outputs that are identified as part of the projectÍs product or objectives. Deliverables include intermediate products or services that are necessary for achieving the projectÍs final results. Deliverables are always measurable because they can be counted or observed in some way. [D00505]

End products of a project or the measurable results of intermediate activities within the project organization
Note: Deliverables may be in the form of hardware, software, services, processes, documents or any combination thereof. [D04577]

Deliverables Management
The planning, organizing and control of end items. [D02617]

The transfer or handover of a product from one party to another. [D02618]

Delphi Technique
A process where a consensus view is reached by consultation with experts. Often used as an estimating technique. [D00507]

To show clearly the merits or workings of an element or issue. [D02644]

Previously established as a matter of record. [D02645]

Demonstrated Past Experience
Highly acceptable capability based on an individual's past performance. [D02646]

Verification by witnessing operation. [D04068]

Demonstration Review
The initial formal review of a contractor's management control system to determine whether or not it satisfies the requirements of the C/SCSC. [D04631]

A distinct area or branch of an enterprise supervised by a manager. [D02647]

Departmental Budget
That portion of an enterprise's annual budget allocated to a specific department, as distinct from a project budget which is independent of fiscal constraints. [D02648]

The degree to which an item is operable and capable of performing its required function at any random time. [D02305]

Relationships between products or tasks. For example, one product may be made up of several other "dependent" products or a task may not begin until a "dependent" task is complete. See also logical relationship. [D00508]

A relation between activities, such that one requires input from the other. [D00509]

See Logical Relationship. [D00510]

The next task or group of tasks cannot begin until preceding work has been completed, thus the word "dependent" or "dependency". [D03715]

 PPS&C p339
A relationship between two modeling elements, in which a change to one modeling element (the independent element) will affect the other modeling element (the dependent element). [D04820]

Dependency Arrow
A link arrow used in an activity on node network to represent the interrelationships of activities in a project. [D04425]

Dependency Diagram
Another name for a network or precedence diagram that shows the dependencies (precedence) between tasks. [D00511]

 OTOB 271-4
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