Project Management Dictionary of TermsThis glossary covers all common project management terminology.
A - Acceptance Criteria to Authority | B - Backward Pass to Business Process Manager (BPM) | C - Change to Customer | D - Decision Tree Analysis to Duration | E - Early Finish Date to Event | F - Failure Mode and Effect Analysis to Functional Organisation | G - Gantt Chart to guidelines | H - Hammock task to Hyperlink | I - i-j notation to ITIL | J - Job Description to Just-In-Time | K - Kaizen to Knowledge | L - Labor, Equipment, Material to Logical Relationship | M - Manage Project Team to Monte Carlo Analysis | N - Near-Critical Activity to Node | O - Operations to Output | P - Parametic to Projectized Organization | Q - Qualitative Risk Analysis to Quantitative Risk Analysis | R - Records Management to Root Cause Analysis | S - Saved Search to System | T - Target Completion Date to Triple Constraint | U - Uncontrollable Risks to User Group | V - Validation to Voice of the Customer | W to Z - War Room to Zero Float
A - Acceptance Criteria to Authority
Actual Finish Date (AF)
Actual Finish date is also important so that you know when resources are available. For example, if Sean the network engineer finishes his task early he may be able to move onto something else ahead of schedule.
Actual Start Date (AS)
The point in time that work actually started on a schedule activity.
A legal document that binds two or more parties to specific and implied obligations, for example, a contract.
Building a common understanding of the project and developing a common view of what the solution will and will not address.
An activity for which the application sets the early dates as late as possible without delaying the early dates of any successor.
The right to apply project resources, expend funds, make decisions, or give approvals.
Avoid (risk response)
A risk is avoided by changing the project in some way. For example, by changing the project approach, technology, machinery, resources etc.