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 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

K - Kaizen to Knowledge

Kaizen

the Japaneze word for improvement, which in business is used to refer to continuous improvement.

Key Performance Indicator (KPI)

Financial and non-financial metrics used to quantify objectives to reflect strategic performance of an organization; often used to assess the present state of business and to prescribe a course of action.

Kick-off

A meeting early in the project lifecycle to introduce the project team, and key stakeholders to each other and to brief them on the project objectives, scope and milestones.

Knowledge

Knowing something with the familiarity gained through experience, education, observation, or investigation; it is also understanding a process, practice, or technique, or how to use a tool.
 
 

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