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
W to Z - War Room to Zero Float
War RoomA room used for project conferences and planning, often displaying charts of cost, schedule status, and other key project data.
Wet SignatureA manual signature using a pen and ink (or similar tool) upon a paper (or similar material) document or instrument.
What-If ScenarioFinancial calculations that are used to model the possible outcomes to anticipated changes to costs and revenue for analysis and planning purposes.
WorkSustained physical or mental effort, exertion, or exercise of skill to overcome obstacles and achieve an objective.
Work AuthorizationA permission and direction, typically written, to begin work on a specific schedule activity or work package or control account. It is a method for sanctioning project work to ensure that the work is done by the identified organization, at the right time, and in the proper sequence.
Work Authorization SystemA subsystem of the overall project management system. It is a collection of formal documented procedures that defines how project work will be authorized (committed) to ensure that the work is done by the identified organization, at the right time, and in the proper sequence. It includes the steps, documents, tracking system, and defined approval levels needed to issue work authorizations.
WBS DictionaryThe WBS dictionary documents the detailed activity, deliverable, and scheduling information for each component in the WBS. It supports the WBS and may include, the following information (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Detailed description of the component.
- Cost code(s) and cost estimates
- Description of the work
- Assumptions and constraints
- Owner and/or responsible organization
- Associated milestones
- Resoure requirements
- Quality and acceptance criteria
- Any technical references e.g. part numbers