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Glossary Notes
• The list below shows the range of definitions on each page:
   Select the range that includes your definition!
• The word "Project" is implied in many labels, unless the omission
   would result in a different meaning. Example: "risk" implies
   financial risk, whereas "Project Risk" is specific to project management
• For consistency, we use US spelling: E.g. "program" = "programme"
• In this update of Glosary v5.5 we have added an extra column marked "Cat" (category).
   The entries in this column show in which Glossary Domain the particular definition will
   appear in the Glossary v6.1 collection.
• For more explanation, see
A New Goal for Our Glossary.

a

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

j

k

l

m

n

o

p

q

r

s

t

u

v

w

x

y

z

Letter

From

To

   

A

ABC

Accrued Cost

 

Accrued Costs

Activity Arrow Net

 

Activity Attributes

Actual Finish

 

Actual Finish Date

Allocation

 

Allowable Cost

Approval to Proceed

 

Approve

Associated Revenue

 

Association

Award Letter

   

B

BAC

Baseline Control

 

Baseline Cost

Benefits Map

 

Benefits Plan

Bill of Quantities

 

Bills of Materials

Budget at Completion

 

Budget Cost

Business Analyst, financial

 

Business Appraisal

Bypassing

   

C

C/SCSC

Cascade Chart

 

CASE (1)

Change Budget

 

Change Control

Claim

 

Clarification

Commissioning

 

Commissioning Plan

Compatibility

 

Compensation

Computer Cost Applications

 

Computer Hardware

Configuration

 

Configuration Audit

Consent

 

Consequences

Contingency

 

Contingency Allowance

Contract Form

 

Contract Funds Status Report

Control

 

Control Account

Corporate Responsibility Matrix

 

Corporate Standards

Cost Control

 

Cost Control Point

Cost Plus Fee Contract

 

Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contract

Crash Duration

 

Crashing

Critical Sequence Analysis

 

Critical Subcontractor

Cycle Time

   

D

Daily Log

Decision Tree

 

Decision Tree Analysis

Delivery

 

Delphi Technique

Design Contingency

 

Design Contract

Development Phase

 

Development Plan

Discretionary Work

 

Discrimination

Dynamic Classification

   

E

E.g.

ECC

 

Economic Analysis

Email

 

Emotion

Environment, natural

 

Environment, project

Estimate Class C

 

Estimate Class D

Event-on-Node

 

EVM

Expectations

 

Expected Monetary Value

Extra Works

   

F

f

Feature

 

Fee

Finish Float

 

Finish to Finish

Fog Index

 

Follow-on Action Recommendations

Free Float

 

Free Riding

Fuzzy Front End

   

G

G&A

Goodwill

 

Governance

Guideline

   

H

Hammock

Hypothesis

   

I

I.e.

Incentive Scheme

 

Incentive Schemes

Informal Review

 

Information

Inspection

 

Inspection by Attributes

Integrity

 

Intellectual Property

Internet Protocol Address

 

Internet Service Provider

ITIL

   

J

JAD

Just In Time

   

K

Kaizen

KSI

   

L

Labor

Latest Start

 

Latest Start Date

Legislation

 

Legitimate

Limiting Quality

 

Limits of Authority

Lump Sum

   

M

Macro Environment

Management Reserve

 

Management Structure

Marketing

 

Marketing Plan

MBO

 

MBP

Milestone

 

Milestone Chart

Modular Design

 

Module

Must Start

   

N

N/A

New Component

 

NIH

NTE

   

O

O&M

Operational Projects

 

Operational System

Organizational Constraints

 

Organizational Context

Ownership of Quality Responsibility

   

P

P3s

PC

 

PCA

Period of Performance

 

Periodic Review

Pilot

 

Pilot Production

Point of Contact

 

Policies

Positive Float

 

Post Audit

Predecessor Activity

 

Predecessor Task

Prioritization

 

Priority

Process

 

Process and Organization

Product

 

Product Acceptance Review

Professional Liability

 

Professional Project Management

Program Director

 

Program Directorate

Programmer Trainee

 

Programming

Project

 

Project Accountant

Project Charter

 

Project Closeout

Project Engineer

 

Project Environment

Project Life Cycle (Span)

 

Project Life Cycle (Span) Cost

Project Manager

 

Project Mandate

Project Plan

 

Project Plan Development

Project Risk Characterization

 

Project Risk Grouping

Project Strategy

 

Project Structure

Projects, Unified

 

Promoter

PVWS

   

Q

QA

Quality Control

 

Quality Council

Quotation

   

R

RAG Status

Recurring Costs

 

Recurring Task

Replacement Value

 

Replan

Reschedule

 

Rescheduling

Resource Leveling

 

Resource Limited Scheduling

Responsible Organization

 

Restraint

Risk Assessment Tables

 

Risk Assessment, Quantitative

Risk Management Plan

 

Risk Management Planning

Risk Transfer

 

Risk Treatment

Runaway Project

   

S

S Curve

Schedule Risk

 

Schedule Simulation

Scope Creep

 

Scope Criteria

Secondary Risks

 

Secondment Matrix

Shop Drawings

 

Shop Inspection

Social Factors

 

Social Loafing

Specification

 

Specification Change Notice

Stage File

 

Stage Gate

Standards

 

Start Event of a Project

Storming

 

Stovepipe

Sub-portfolio

 

Subproject

Supply Side

 

Support

Systems Scope Description

   

T

T&M

Team Decision Making

 

Team Development

Technique

 

Technological

Three Point Estimate

 

Threshold

Time-Limited Scheduling

 

Time-Phased Budget

Trade-Off

 

Trades

Type

   

U

UB

Utilization

   

V

VAC

Variance Reports

 

Variance Threshold

Volume

   

W

Wage

Work Breakdown Structure

 

Work Breakdown Structure Component

WYSIWYG

   

Y

Yield

Yield

   

Z

Zero Based Budgeting

Zero Float


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