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Term
Definition     Editor's Choice
Cat Source
Scope Criteria
Standards or rules composed of parameters to be considered in defining the project. [D01815]

GJ

 PMK87
Scope Definition
The division of the major deliverables into smaller, more manageable components to:
  1. Improve the accuracy of cost, time, and resource estimates
  2. Define a baseline for performance measurement and control
  3. Facilitate clear responsibility assignments.

Editor's Note: See also Work Breakdown Structure. [D06256]

GJN
CHMT

 PMTWG
Breaking down a deliverable in to smaller manageable parts to ensure better control. [D01816]

N

 WST
Scope Description
A detailed description of the final deliverable [D02210]

GJN
CHMT

 PMMJ97
Scope Interfaces
Points of interaction between the project or its components and its/their respective environments. [D01817]

JN

 PMK87
Scope Management
The function of developing, managing and producing the project's scope, from given goals and objectives through explicit definition to production to satisfactory delivery of the required product. [D05117]

GJN
CHMT

 RMW
The function of developing and maintaining project scope. [D01819]

J

 FWH
The function of controlling a project in terms of its goals and objectives through the processes of conceptual development, full definition or scope statement, execution and termination. [D01818]

J

 PMK87
The process of prioritizing and determining the set of requirements that can be implemented in a particular release cycle, based on the resources and time available. This process continues throughout the lifecycle of the project as changes occur. See also change management. [D04769]

J
T

 RUP
Scope Management Plan
The documented and agreed policies, procedures and guidelines for directing and controlling the Project, Program or Portfolio scope. A part of the Project Management Plan. [D05732]

GJN
CHMT

 RMW
Scope of Work
The work content of a project or any component of a project, such as a work package or a cost class, e.g. a summary description of the work involved in constructing a product.
Editor's Note: Scope of Work describes the work involved in producing the product of the project, whereas "Scope" or the "Scope Statement" describes the boundaries of the resulting product itself. [D01823]

JN
CHMT

 CCCP
A chronological description of the work to be accomplished or resources to be supplied. [D01820]

N

 WST
A narrative description of the work to be accomplished or resource to be supplied. [D01821]

N

 PMK87
A statement of the work content of a project required to achieve the project scope. The work content of a project is the sum of all necessary tasks and activities required to complete the project scope in its entirety (i.e. its complete work breakdown structure). See also Work Scope. [D01822]

JN

 PMGdLns
The work involved in the design, fabrication and assembly of the components of a project's deliverable into a working product. [D02625]

J
HMT

 023
A description of the totality of work to be accomplished or resources to be supplied under a contract.
Editor's Note: Note that Scope of Work refers to the work involved in the project rather than the deliverables. [D06257]

JN
CHMT

 PMTWG
See also Statement of Work [D06258]

N

  
Scope Performance/Quality
Basic objective of the project. Defines the characteristics of the project's end product as required by the sponsor. [D01824]

N
CHMT

 PMK87
Scope Quality
The degree to which the final deliverable meets the customerís acceptance criteria. [D02211]

J
CHMT

 PMMJ97
Scope Reporting
A process of periodically documenting the status of basic project parameters during the course of a project. The three areas of scope reporting are: [D01825]

FGJN
CHMT

 PMK87
Scope Risk
The potential problems the team might encounter in creation of a final deliverable. Also known as Technical Risk. [D02212]

J
CHMT

 PMMJ97
Scope Risk Limits
The limit for how much risk the organization is willing to accept in the creation of the deliverables. [D02213]

VFG

 PMMJ97
Scope Schedule
Basic time constraints. [D01826]

JN

 PMK87
Scope Statement
A documented description of the project's output or deliverables. [D01827]

GJN
CHMT

 PMK87
A summary description of the project's measurable products, intermediate or end-items, or deliverables. [D01828]

JN
C

 CCCP
Scope Verification
Ensuring all identified project deliverables have been completed satisfactorily. [D01829]

N
HMT

 WST
Score
An account or reckoning. A number that expresses accomplishment or excellence (as in quality) either absolutely in points gained or by comparison to a standard. Success in obtaining something. [D03257]

N

 Webster
Scoring
Ranking of competing items based on assigning numerical values for certain properties. [D05492]

FGN

 RMW
Scoring a Project's Contribution
An assessment of the contribution to the company of each of its projects using a technique called "Balanced Scorecard" that suggests that the health of a business be sized up from four different angles: financial, client, internal processes, learning and growth. [D04352]

FGJN

 PCD
Scoring Model
In project portfolio management, a set of weighted criteria and corresponding key indicators to measure and score components for comparison and prioritization purposes. [D06259]

FGN
T

 PPM
Scoring Plan
Scoring plans provide guidance to proposal evaluators to ensure an orderly and uniform approach for evaluating proposals. It is part of the Source Selection Plan. [D04230]

GJN
CHM

 CSM
SCR
See System Concept Review

JN
T

  
Scrap
Property that has no value except for its basic material content. [D03567]

J
CHM

 RMW
Screening
Determination of suitability and acceptance based on rules and standards. [D05493]

FGJN

 SU
Techniques used for reviewing, analyzing, ranking and selecting the best alternative for the proposed action. [D01830]

FGJN

 PMK87
Screening Inspection
Inspection in which each item of product is inspected for designated characteristics and all defective items are removed. [D01831]

N

 MIL-STD 109A
QMPP
S-Curve
A plot of cumulative progress against time, which, in practice, typically follows the shape of the letter "S". [D01754]

JN
CHMT

 FWH
The curve of cumulative project cost plotted against time. [D01755]

N

 CPMUSC 176-8
S-Curve Tracking
A graphical display of the accumulated costs, labor hours or quantities, plotted against time for both actual and budgeted amounts to show actual progress versus planned. [D01756]

JN
CHMT

 RMW
SD
See Standard Deviation

N

  
SDL
See Software Development Library

N
T

  
SDR
See System Design Review

N

  
SDWT
See Self Directed Work Teams

JN
T

  
Sealed Bid
A competitive bidding process where tenders are submitted in sealed envelopes and opened at a prescribed time, usually in public. Late-delivered tenders are discarded unopened. [D05494]

JN
CH

 RMW
Sealed Bidding
A method of contracting in which competitive bids are opened in public and awards made on the basis of lowest price of a compliant bid. [D03568]

GJN
CH

 RMW
Second Source
An acquisition strategy to approve two (or more) capable suppliers. [D04231]

JN
CH

 CSM
Secondary Float ("SF")
The difference between the CPM calculated early finish and the imposed finish date. [D01833]

N

 PMK87
Secondary Risk
The risk outcome that may occur as a result of containing an original risk response or fallback plan. [D04524]

JN
CH

 APM
The risk that can occur as a result of treating a risk. [D04517]

N

 APM
BS
Secondary Risks
Risks which arise from actions taken to mitigate other risks or from extensions to the original scope of the project. Secondary risks can sometimes be important and always need to be analyzed in their own right. [D05119]

JN

 RAMP
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