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A Guide to Project Management

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Unformatted text preview: ntial project phases whose name and number are determined by the control needs of the organization or organizations involved in the project. Project Management (PM). The application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). An inclusive term that describes the sum of knowledge within the profession of project management. As with other professions--such as law, medicine, and accounting--the body of knowledge rests with the practitioners and academics that apply and advance it. The PMBOK includes proven, traditional practices that are widely applied, as well as innovative and advanced ones that have seen more limited use. Project Management Professional (PMP). An individual certified as such by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Project Management Software. A class of computer applications specifically designed to aid with planning and controlling project costs and schedules. Project Management Team. The members of the project team who are directly involved in project management activities. On some smaller projects, the project management team may include virtually all of the project team members. Project Manager (PM). The individual responsible for managing a project. Project Network Diagram. Any schematic display of the logical relationships of project activities. Always drawn from left to right to reflect project chronology. Often referred to as a PERT chart. Project Phase. A collection of logically related project activities, usually culminating in the completion of a major deliverable. Project Plan. A formal, approved document used to guide both project execution and project control. The primary uses of the project plan are to document planning assumptions and decisions, facilitate communication among stakeholders, and document approved scope, cost, and schedule baselines. A project plan may be summary or detailed. Project Plan Development. Integrating and coordinating all project plans to create a consistent, coherent document. Project Plan Execution. Carrying out the project plan by performing the activities included therein. Project Planning. The development and maintenance of the project plan. Project Procurement Management. A subset of project management that includes the processes required to acquire goods and services to attain project scope from outside the performing organization. It consists of procurement planning, solicitation planning, solicitation, source selection, contract administration, and contract closeout. Project Quality Management. A subset of project management that includes the processes required to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken. It consists of quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control. A Guide to the A Guide to the Project Project Management Management Body of Body of KnowledgeE L KnowledgeE PL MP AM SA S A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowled...
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