Project Management Dictionary of Terms

This 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 organization | 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 - parametric 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

J - Job Description to Just-In-Time

Job Description

A documented outline of the purpose, reporting lines, responsibilities and location of a job.

Joint Application Development

A facilitated and structured technique for complex analysis getting consensus or problem resolving.

Joint Venture

Two or more organizations or individuals engaged in a shared venture for a example a project or ownershp of a business.


a legal body with authority over a particular territory for example


Delivery or provision of products, services or supplies just when needed avoiding the need the for keeping stock.

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