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Term
Definition     Editor's Choice
 
Source
Scope Management
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]

 PMK87
The function of developing and maintaining project scope. [D01819]

 FWH
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]

 RUP
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]

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

 23
A chronological description of the work to be accomplished or resources to be supplied. [D01820]

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

 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]

 PMGdLns
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 project.
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 resulting product. [D01823]

 CCCP
The work required in the definition, design, fabrication and assembly of a project's deliverables into a satisfactory working whole. [D05118]

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

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

 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]

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

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

 PMMJ97
Scope Schedule
Basic time constraints. [D01826]

 PMK87
Scope Statement
A documented description of the projectÍs output or deliverables. [D01827]

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

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

 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]

 Webster
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]

 PCD
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]

 CSM
SCR
See System Concept Review

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

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

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

 MIL-STD 109A
QMPP
SDL
See Software Development Library

  
SDR
See System Design Review

  
SDWT
See Self Directed Work Teams

  
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]

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

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

 PMK87
Secondary Risk
The risk that can occur as a result of treating a risk. [D04517]

 APM
BS
The risk that may occur as a result of invoking a risk response or fallback plan. [D04524]

 APM
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]

 RAMP
Secondment Matrix
An organizational structure whereby team members are seconded from their respective departments to the project and are responsible to the project manager. [D04525]

 APM
Sector
May mean either
  1. A sociological, economic, or political subdivision of society, or
  2. A subdivision of a track on a computer disk.
[D03259]

 Webster
Sectors
A breakdown structure of enterprises based on technology in the economic system, i.e. the industrial production of goods according to three classifications: consumer, durable and capital goods, extended to include software, infrastructure, etc. [D04331]

 MEMOPT
Security
May mean any one of the following
  1. Freedom from danger, i.e. safety.
  2. Freedom from fear or anxiety, e.g. from the prospect of being laid off, i.e. job security.
  3. Something given, deposited, or pledged to make certain the fulfillment of an obligation.
  4. An evidence of debt or of ownership (as a stock certificate or bond).
  5. Measures taken to guard against espionage or sabotage, crime, attack, or escape.
  6. An organization or department whose task is security.
[D03260]

 Webster
Security Acceptance Letter
A letter prepared by the executive after reviewing security aspects of the completed project. [D03946]

 PNG
Security Plan
A plan to abide by security measures related to the project. [D01834]

 WST
Segment
A grouping of functionally related elements at a common location. Level 2 in the system hierarchy. [D04232]

 CSM
Selection
The process of singling out from a number or group according to fitness or preference. [D03261]

 Webster
Self Directed Work Teams ("SDWT")
Teams whose members are sufficiently motivated and capable, and knowledgeable of their project objectives, that they are able to perform under self-supervision, or with minimal management supervision. [D03262]

 RMW
Self-Inspection
A service by a company or organization that is responsible for inspection of its own work.
Editor's Note: Where the results of the inspection are critical to public safety and confidence, self-inspection should be avoided because of the real or perceived conflict of interest and the consequent lack of credibility. [D03266]

 RMW
The individual performing the task also conducts the measurements to ensure conformance to the requirements /specification. [D01835]

 PMK87
QMPP
Self-Insurance
A company's own insurance fund created to protect the company against claims upon it. [D03263]

 PMDT
Seller
The organization under contract to a buyer. [D04233]

 CSM
Seller's Market
A market that favors the seller. [D03264]

 PMDT
Selling
The process of getting someone to buy the product or service being offered by the organization. This can significantly affect the way a project is conceived and managed. [D03764]

 CRMP
The identification of a customer and closing a sale of an existing product. [D04304]

 SU
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