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

O - Operations to Output


Something toward which work is to be directed; a strategic position to be attained or purpose to be achieved; a result to be obtained; a product to be produced; or a service to be performed.


A condition or situation favorable to the project; a positive set of circumstances; a positive set of events; a risk that will have a positive impact on project objectives; or a possibility for positive changes. Contrast with threat.


A group of persons organized for some purpose or to perform some type of work within an enterprise.

Organization Chart

A method for depicting interrelationships among a group of persons working together toward a common objective.

Output [Process Output]

A product, result, or service generated by a process. May be an input to a successor process.

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