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1. A hierarchically organized depiction of the project organization arranged so as to relate the work packages to the performing organizational units.

2. Describes the processes required to ensure that the project satisfies the needs for which it is undertaken. It includes quality planning - performing quality assurance and control.

3. An accepted action performed to bring projected future project performance in line with the project plan. These actions have to be documented.

4. The process in which the estimated costs of individual activities or work packages are aggregated to establish an authorized cost baseline.

5. The process to develop an approximation (estimate) of the monetary resources needed to complete project activities.

6. The process of analyzing activity sequences - durations - resource requirements - and schedule constrains to create the project schedule

7. A technique for estimating that applies a weighted average of optimistic - pessimistic - and most likely estimates when there is uncertainty with the individual activity estimates.

8. Technique that explores the validity of assumptions basing on which every identified project risk is conceived and developed. It identifies risks to the project from inaccuracy - instability - inconsistency - or incompleteness of assumptions.

9. Activities specifically taken by management and team members to help individual team members work together effectively - thereby improving team performance

10. Process of documenting project purchasing decisions - specifying the approach - and identifying potential sellers.

11. The process of making relevant information available to project stakeholders in a timely manner - as planned. Performed throughout the entire project life cycle and in all management processes.

12. An estimating technique that uses a statistical relationship between historical data and other variables to calculate an estimate for activity parameters - such as scope - cost - budget - and duration. An example for the cost parameter is multiplying

13. Process of implementing risk response plans - tracking identified risks - monitoring residual risks - identifying new risks - and evaluating risk process effectiveness throughout the project.

14. The process of identifying all people or organizations impacted by the project and documenting relevant information regarding their interests - involvement - and impact on project success.

15. Generally used when considerations like technical approach and technical skills are paramount in source selection

16. Repository that provides for collection - maintenance - and analysis of data gathered and used in the risk management process. Use of this database assists risk management throughout the organization and - over time - forms the basis of a risk lesson

17. A table that links requirements to their origin and traces them throughout the project life cycle

18. Describes the processes required to ensure that the project is completed within the approved budget. It includes estimating the cost - determining the budget - and controlling the costs.

19. Also known as "job shadowing -" it is usually done externally by the observer viewing the user performing her job.

20. The process in which the estimated costs of individual activities or work packages are aggregated to establish an authorized cost baseline.

21. Reduce the probability and/or consequence of an adverse risk event to be within acceptable threshold limits.

22. Uses a project model that translates the uncertainties specified at a detailed level into their potential impact on objectives that are expressed at the level of the total project. Project simulation uses computer models and estimates of risk and are

23. Systematic process of planning - identifying - analyzing - responding - and monitoring and controlling project risk. It increases the probability and impact of positive events - and decrease the probability and impact of negative events in the projec

24. Defines the procedures by which project scope can be changed; includes paperwork - tracking systems and approval levels necessary for authorizing changes.

25. Requests to expand or reduce project scope - modify policies/ processes/plans/procedures/costs and - if approved - can affect budgets or revise schedules. These change requests are processed through the Perform Integrated Change Control process.

26. A modification of a logical relationship that directs a delay in the successor activity.

27. Project Simulation uses a model that translates the specified detailed uncertainties of the project into their potential impact on project objectives.

28. Describes the processes required to acquire goods and services from outside the project team. It includes planning procurements - conducting procurements - administering procurements - and closing procurements.

29. The document that describes the communication needs and expectations for the project; how and in what format information will be communicated; when and where each communication will be made; and who is responsible for providing each type of communica

30. Documented direction for executing the project work to bring expected future performance of the project work in line with the project management plan.

31. This compares technical accomplishments during project execution with the project management plan's schedule of technical achievement.

32. It is used to identify stakeholders that can provide information on detailed project and product requirements. It contains the following information regarding the identified stakeholders: identification information (name - designation - location - co

33. Defines the process by which the procurement can be modified. It includes paperwork - tracking systems - dispute resolution procedures - and approval levels necessary for authorizing changes.

34. Descriptions of which resources will be available at what times and in what patterns necessary for schedule development

35. Action taken to bring a defective or nonconforming item into compliance with requirements or specifications. It is a frequent cause of project overruns in most application areas.

36. An applicable restriction that will affect the performance of the project/process.

37. Factors that will limit the project management team's options (e.g. - a predefined budget)

38. Describes the need - justification - requirements - and current boundaries for the project.

39. Technologies or methods to transfer information among project stakeholders.

40. The state - quality - or sense of being restricted to a given course of action or inaction. An applicable restriction or limitation - either internal or external to a project - which will affect the performance of the project or a process.

41. A formal - approved document used to define how the project is executed - controlled and monitored. It can either be at a detailed or high level and may contain one or more subsidiary plans.

42. A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product - service - or result

43. Describes the processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation - collection - dissemination and ultimate disposition of project information. It includes identifying stakeholders - planning communication - distributing information - mana

44. Process of defining and documenting stakeholders' needs to meet the project objectives

45. Process to monitor the status of the project to update the project budget and manage changes to the cost baseline.

46. Technique to evaluate the degree to which data about risks is useful for risk management.

47. Broader view of Project Cost Management - whereby other than project costs - we consider the effect of project decisions on the cost of using the project's product.

48. Processes and procedures developed for the closing or canceling of projects.

49. A partially complete document in a predefined format that provides a defined structure for collecting - organizing - and presenting information and data.

50. A structured review of the seller's progress to deliver project scope and quality - within cost and on schedule - as compared to the contract.