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PMI Project Management Vocab

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1. A formal proposal to modify any document - deliverable - or baseline.






2. The series of phases that represent the evolution of a product - from concept through delivery - growth - maturity - and to retirement.






3. An estimate of the shortest activity duration that takes into account all of the known variables that could affect performance.






4. A logical relationship in which a successor activity cannot start until a predecessor activity has finished.






5. An enterprise whose personnel are the most directly involved in doing the work of the project or program.






6. A collection of logically related project activities that culminates in the completion of one or more deliverables.






7. The amount of time that a schedule activity can be delayed without delaying the early start date of any successor or violating a schedule constraint.






8. The expected cost to finish all the remaining project work.






9. A schedule method that allows the project team to place buffers on any project schedule path to account for limited resources and project uncertainties.






10. An activity where effort is allotted proportionately across certain discrete efforts and not divisible into discrete efforts. (Note: Apportioned effort is one of three earned value management [EVM] types of activities used to measure work performance






11. In the critical path method - the latest possible point in time when the uncompleted portions of a schedule activity can start based on the schedule network logic - the project completion date - and any schedule constraints.






12. A representation of the plan for executing the project's activities including durations - dependencies and other planning information - used to produce a project schedule along with other scheduling artifacts.






13. The person assigned by the performing organization to lead the team that is responsible for achieving the project objectives.






14. A formally chartered group responsible for reviewing - evaluating - approving - delaying - or rejecting changes to the project and for recording and communicating such decisions.






15. An iterative planning technique in which the work to be accomplished in the near term is planned in detail - while the work in the future is planned at a higher level.






16. An activity that logically comes before a dependent activity in a schedule.






17. The authorized budget assigned to scheduled work.






18. A grid for mapping the probability of each risk occurrence and its impact on project objectives if that risk occurs.






19. The measure of work performed expressed in terms of the budget authorized for that work.






20. A dependency between two activities - or between an activity and a milestone.






21. A person or group who provides resources and support for the project - program - or portfolio - and is accountable for enabling success.






22. A significant point or event in a project - program - or portfolio.






23. In the critical path method - the latest possible point in time when the uncompleted portions of a schedule activity can finish based on the schedule network logic - the project completion date - and any schedule constraints.






24. A process whereby modifications to documents - deliverables - or baselines associated with the project are identified - documented - approved - or rejected.






25. The expected total cost of completing all work expressed as the sum of the actual cost to date and the estimate to complete.






26. The realized cost incurred for the work performed on an activity during a specific time period.






27. A component of a project or program management plan that describes how costs will be planned - structured - and controlled.






28. A technique used for constructing a schedule model in which activities are represented by nodes and are graphically linked by one or more logical relationships to show the sequence in which the activities are to be performed.






29. A management structure that standardizes the program-related governance processes and facilitates the sharing of resources - methodologies - tools - and techniques.






30. A management control point where scope - budget - actual cost - and schedule are integrated and compared to earned value for performance measurement.






31. A component of the project - program - or portfolio management plan that describes how risk management activities will be structured and performed.






32. A risk that would have a positive effect on one or more project objectives.






33. A calendar that identifies the working days and shifts upon which each specific resource is available.






34. A technique for determining the cause and degree of difference between the baseline and actual performance.






35. A technique used to estimate cost or duration by applying an average of optimistic - pessimistic - and most likely estimates when there is uncertainty with the individual activity estimates.






36. A diagramming and calculation technique for evaluating the implications of a chain of multiple options in the presence of uncertainty.






37. A risk that would have a negative effect on one or more project objectives.






38. In the critical path method - the earliest possible point in time when the uncompleted portions of a schedule activity can finish based on the schedule network logic - the data date - and any schedule constraints.






39. The sequence of activities that represents the longest path through a project - which determines the shortest possible duration.






40. A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product - service - or result.






41. The knowledge gained during a project which shows how project events were addressed or should be addressed in the future for the purpose of improving future performance






42. The level of an organization's ability to deliver the desired strategic outcomes in a predictable - controllable - and reliable manner.






43. A document in which the results of risk analysis and risk response planning are recorded.






44. A technique for estimating the duration or cost of an activity or a project - using historical data from a similar activity or project.






45. An estimate of the most probable activity duration that takes into account all of the known variables that could affect performance.






46. An individual - group - or organization who may affect - be affected by - or perceive itself to be affected by a decision - activity - or outcome of a project - program - or portfolio.






47. The application of knowledge - skills - tools - and techniques to a program to meet the program requirements and to obtain benefits and control not available by managing projects individually.






48. A measure of the cost performance that is required to be achieved with the remaining resources in order to meet a specified management goal - expressed as the ratio of the cost to finish the outstanding work to the remaining budget.






49. A risk response strategy whereby the project team decides to acknowledge the risk and not take any action unless the risk occurs.






50. A document that provides detailed deliverable - activity - and scheduling information about each component in the work breakdown structure.