PMBOK Glossary Flashcards

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Tailoring
Determining the appropriate processes and the appropriate degree of rigor for each process on a specific project.
Technique
A defined systematic procedure employed by a numan resource to perform an activity to produce a product or result or deliver a service, and that may employ one or more tools.
Project
A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result
Monitor
Collect project performance data with respect to a plan, produce performance measures, and report and disseminate performance information
Assumptions
Assumptions are factors that, for planning purposes, are considered to be true, real, or certain without proof or demonstration.
Process
A set of interrelated actions and activities performed to achieve a prespecified product, result, or service.  Each process is characterized by its inputs, the tools and techniques that can be applied, and the resulting outputs
Verify Scope
(Process)
The process of formalizing acceptance of the completed project deliverables
Progressive Elaboration
Continuously improving and detailing a plan as more detailed and specific information and more accurate estimates become available as the project progresses and, thereby, producing more accurate and complete plans that result from the successive iterations of the planning process.
Portfolio
A collection of projects or programs and other work that are grouped together to facilitate effective management of that work to meet strategic business objectives.  The projects or programs of the portfolio may not necessarily be interdependent or directly related.
Product Scope
The features and functions that characterize a product, service or result
Corrective Action
Documented direction for executing the project work to bring expected future performance of the project work in line with the project management plan.
Activity
A component of work performed during the course of a project.
Administer Procurements
The process of managing procurement relationships, monitoring contract performance, and making changes and corrections as needed.
Closing Processes
 
(Process Group)
Those processes performed to finalize all activities across all project management process groups to formally close the project or phase.
Change Control System
 
(Tool)
A collection of formal documented procedures that define how project deliverables and documentation will be controlled, changed, and approved.  In most application areas, the change control system is a subset of the configuration management system
Executing Processes
 
(Process Group)
Those processes performed to complete the work defined in the project management plan to satisfy the project objectives.
Control Scope
(Process)
The process of monitoring the status of the project and product scope and managing changes to the scope baseline
Collect Requirements
(Process)
Collect requirements is the process of defining and documenting stakeholders' needs to meet the project objectives
Activity Identifier
A dhort unique numerical or text identification assigned to each schedule activity to differentiate that project activity from other activities. Typically unique within any one project schedule network diagram.
Project Scope
The work that must be performed to deliver a product, service or result with the specified features and functions
Project Scope Management
(Knowledge Area)
Project Scope Management includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully
Monitoring and Controlling Processes
 
(Process Group)
 
 
 
Those processes required to track, review, and regulate the progress and performance of the project, identify any areas in which changes to the plan are required, and initiate the corresponding changes.
Develop Project Charter
 
(Process)
The process of developing a document tht formally authorizes a project or a phase and documenting initial requirements that satisfy the stakeholder's needs and expectations.
Enterprise Environmental Factors  (EEFs)
Any or all external environmental factors and internal organizational environmental factors that surround or influence the project's success.  These factors are from any or all of the enterprises involved in the project, and include organizational culture and structure, infrastructure, existing resources, commercial databases, market conditions, and project management software. 
Acquire Project Team (Process)
The process of confirming human resource availability and obtaining the team necessary to complete project assignments.
Activity Duration
The time in calendar units between the start and finish of a schedule activity
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
Approved Change Request (Output/Input)
A change request that has been processed through the integrated change control process and approved.
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