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Term
Definition     Editor's Choice
 
Source
Dependency Links
Different types of links connecting activities in a precedence network. [D00512]

 WST
Dependency Management
Management of the relationships or dependencies between activities or elements of a project. [D02649]

 RMW
Deployment
A discipline in the software-engineering process, whose purpose is to ensure a successful transition of the developed system to its users. Included are artifacts such as training materials and installation procedures. [D04717]

 RUP
Deployment Lessons Learned Document
The document that records lessons learned from the deployment and system validation activities. [D04069]

 CSM
Deployment Plan
The document that defines that approach to transition the system from the factory environment to the staging site or operational mode. [D04070]

 CSM
Deployment Procedures
The document that defines the step by step instructions for carrying out the deployment plan. Typically includes details of marking, packaging, shipping, transportation, precautions, transportation environment, unpacking, assembly, and special risk management actions. [D04071]

 CSM
Deployment Readiness Review
A control gate to approve readiness for deployment into the staging or operational environment. [D04072]

 CSM
Deployment View
An architectural view that describes one or several system configurations; the mapping of software components (tasks, modules) to the computing nodes in these configurations. [D04821]

 RUP
Depreciation
The decrease in value of tangible property (without loss of property) due to causes such as wear, tear, age, and obsolescence. [D02650]

 PMDT
A charge to current operations which distributes the cost of a tangible capital asset, less estimated residual value, over the estimated useful life of the asset in a systematic and logical manner. It does not involve a process of valuation. [D03492]

 GAT
Descriptive
Portrayal of content in words, either orally or written. When applied to instructions, implies information concerning how something is to be done, rather than step by step details of what is to be done, i.e. Prescriptive. [D02651]

 RMW
Design
The process of developing and documenting a solution to a problem using technology experts and tools. [D04073]

 CSM
The creation of final approach for executing the project's work. [D00513]

 PMK87
The activity of defining what is to be delivered. To a significant extent the design will influence how the product will be made. [D03434]

 CRMP
In construction, defining the construction requirement (including the functional relationships and technical systems to be used, such as architectural, environmental, structural, electrical, mechanical, and fire protection), producing the technical specifications and drawings, and preparing the construction cost estimate. [D03493]

 GAT
The part of the software development process whose primary purpose is to decide how the system will be implemented. During design, strategic and tactical decisions are made to meet the required functional and quality requirements of a system. See analysis. [D04718]

 RUP
Design & Development Phase
The second phase in the generic project life cycle encompasses detailed technical, commercial and organizational decisions. There is often substantial opportunity to optimize these decisions without the expenditure of significant resources. Modeling, prototyping and testing may thus be effort well spent. Management approval gates will be necessary where major decisions are to be made, for example, technical and design or procurement and commercial. In some industries this phase is dealt with as two separate phases with a management gate between the two. This is to allow the design to be developed in further outline before approval is given for significant resource expenditure on full design/development. Equally, the gate may be required before major procurement decisions and commitments are made after initial design but prior to full design/development. [D03432]

 CRMP
The time period in which production process and facility and production processes are developed and designed. [D00515]

 WST
Design Alternatives
During feasibility and the design stage (concept, development, and working drawings), the designer will identify several technical solutions that all satisfy the functional requirements and the standards that constrain the choices. The alternate designs are compared in terms of cost effectiveness, often using an analysis of trade-offs to arrive at an optimum solution. Ideally, the one that is finally chosen and implemented is the most economic combination of design alternatives. Used extensively in value management. [D00514]

 CCCP
Design Appraisal
An appraisal of the complete design for a project or a component deliverable. [D02652]

 RMW
Design Authority
A role within the program executive, with responsibility for

 KSI
Design Baseline
The design which forms the basis of the project control estimate. [D00516]

 CPMUSC 176-8
Design Bid Build
The traditional delivery method where design and construction are sequential and contracted for separately with two contracts and two contractors. [D03488]

 GAT
Design Brief
The design synopsis of a project, usually at the end of the feasibility phase. [D00517]

 CPMUSC 176-8
Design Build
Combining design and construction in a single contract with one contractor. [D03494]

 GAT
Design Concept
An early stage in the design development process, in which the design for a project is presented in some imaginative form such as a broad description, sketches, models, etc. [D02653]

 RMW
Design Contingency
The estimated allowance for the cost of changes to the design that are required during construction to make the project scope work in practice. [D00518]

 CCCP
Design Contract
A contract for design work [D00519]

 PMK87
Design Control
A system for monitoring project scope, schedule and cost during the project's design stage. [D00520]

 PMK87
Design Development
The process of identifying and verifying technical solutions to meet the requirements of the Conceptual Design. It brings a Conceptual design to the next level of detail, but not as detailed as the Detailed Design Stage. Depending on the size and nature of the project, it may be a separate Stage in the Project Life Cycle. [D03627]

 RMW
Design Management
Management of the complete design process specific to the technology involved. [D02654]

 RMW
The process of ensuring that there is:

 CRMP
Design Management Plan
A component of the program definition statement which helps to:
It includes:
[D04964]

 KSI
Design Model
An object model describing the realization of use cases; serves as an abstraction of the implementation model and its source code. [D04822]

 RUP
Design of Experiment
The planning of an experiment to minimize the cost of data obtained and maximize the validity of range of results. Each experiment contains three parts: the experimental statement, the design, and the analysis. [D00521]

 PMK87
QMPP
The planning of an experiment to minimize the cost of data obtained and maximize the validity range of the results. Requirements for a good experiment include clear treatment comparisons, controlled fixed and experimental variables and maximum freedom from systematic error. The experiments should adhere to the scientific principles of statistical design and analysis. Each experiment should include three parts: the experimental statement, the design and the analysis. Examples of experimental designs include: single/multi factor block, factorial, Latin square and nested arrangements. [D00522]

 PMK87
Design Package
A collection of classes, relationships, use-case realizations, diagrams, and other packages, it is used to structure the design model by dividing it into smaller parts. It's the logical analogue of the implementation subsystem. [D04823]

 RUP
Design Review
A formal, documented, comprehensive and systematic examination of a design to evaluate the design requirements and the capability of the design to meet these requirements and to identify problems and propose solutions. [D00523]

 ISO 8402
QMPP
Design Subsystem
A model element which has the semantics of a package (it can contain other model elements) and a class (it has behavior). The behavior of the subsystem is provided by classes or other subsystems it contains. A subsystem realizes one or more interfaces, which define the behavior it can perform. Contrast: design package. [D04824]

 RUP
Design Time
Refers to something that occurs during a design phase of the software development process. See modeling time. Contrast: analysis time. [D04719]

 RUP
Design to Budget
A requirement placed on the ProjectÍs Designers to verify that not only do their own costs in preparing the designs fall within agreed Budget line-items, but also that the estimated costs of constructing the designs that they produce also fall within agreed Budget line-items. [D00524]

 PMGdLns
Design to Cost
Management of the design process to meet predetermined or agreed cost goals. [D02306]

 RMW
A process that constrains design options to a fixed cost limit. The cost limit is usually what the buyer can pay or what the marketplace demands. [D04074]

 CSM
A concept that establishes cost elements as management goals to achieve the best balance between life cycle cost, acceptable performance, and schedule. Under this concept, cost is a design constraint during the design and development phases and a management discipline throughout the acquisition and operation of the system or equipment. [D03495]

 GAT
Design-to Specifications
Documents that specify the "Design-to" requirements and may include functionality, performance, interfaces, constraints, effectiveness, and verification. [D04075]

 CSM
Desirable Logic
Network Logic that is desirable, based on some preference or advantage. See also Irrefutable Logic
Editor's Note: Desirable logic may impose unnecessary conditions that preclude an optimum solution. In general Desirable Logic should be avoided. [D04359]

 30
Detail Documentation
A written description at an exacting level. [D02655]

 RMW
Detail Schedule
A schedule used to communicate the day-to-day activities to working levels on the project. [D00525]

 PMK87
Detailed Design
The conversion of design-to specifications into designs and associated build-to and code-to documentation. Includes behavior analysis, requirements flowdown, concept trades, risk management, concept testing, producibility analysis, models, etc. [D04076]

 CSM
Detailed Design Stage
That part of a project life cycle during which working drawings, standards, specifications and tender documents are prepared. See also implementation phase. [D00526]

 CCCP
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