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Unformatted text preview: WBS A Guide to the A Guide to the Remaining Duration Request for Proposal Request for Quotation Scheduled Finish date or Start-to-Finish Statement of Work Schedule Performance Index Scheduled Start date or Start-to-Start Schedule Variance Target Completion date Total Float or Target Finish date Total Quality Management Target Start date Value Engineering Work Breakdown Structure 3. DEFINITIONS Many of the words defined here have broader, and in some cases different, dictionary definitions. The definitions use the following conventions: Terms used as part of the definitions and that are defined in the glossary are shown in italics. When synonyms are included, no definition is given and the reader is directed to the preferred term (i.e., see preferred term). Related terms that are not synonyms are cross-referenced at the end of the definition (i.e., see also related term).
Accountability Matrix. See responsibility assignment matrix. Activity. An element of work performed during the course of a project. An activity normally has an expected duration, an expected cost, and expected resource requirements. Activities can be subdivided into tasks. Activity Definition. Identifying the specific activities that must be performed to produce the various project deliverables. Activity Description (AD). A short phrase or label used in a project network diagram. The activity description normally describes the scope of work of the activity. Activity Duration Estimating. Estimating the number of work periods that will be needed to complete individual activities. Activity-on-Arrow (AOA). See arrow diagramming method. Activity-on-Node (AON). See precedence diagramming method. Activity Sequencing. Identifying and documenting interactivity logical relationships. Actual Cost (AC). Total costs incurred that must relate to whatever cost was budgeted within the planned value and earned value (which can sometimes be direct labor hours alone, direct costs alone, or all costs including indirect costs) in accomplishing work during a given time period. See also earned value. Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP). This term has been replaced with the term actual cost. Actual Finish Date (AF). The point in time that work actually ended on an activity. (Note: In some application areas, the activity is considered "finished" when work is "substantially complete.") Actual Start Date (AS). The point in time that work actually started on an activity. Administrative Closure. Generating, gathering, and disseminating information to formalize phase or project completion. Project Project Management Management Body of Body of KnowledgeE L KnowledgeE PL MP AM SA S A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 2000 Edition 2000 Project Management Institute, Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA NAVIGATION LINKS ACROYMNS LIST ACRONYMS LIST 197 ACROYMNS LIST Glossary ment ment geE L geE PL P Application Area. A category of projects that...
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