Project Management CH 1

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Project Management CH 1
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  1. Best Practice
    an optimal way recognized by industry to achieve a stated goal or objective
  2. Cricical Path
    the longest path  through a network diagram that determines the earliest completion of a project
  3. Enterprise Project Management Software
    software that integrates information from multiple projects to show the status of active, approved, and future projects across an entire organization; also called protfolio project management software
  4. Ethics
    a set of principles that guide our decision making based on personal values of what is "right" and "wrong"
  5. Gantt Chart
    a standard format for displaying project schedule information by listing project activities and their corresponding start and finish dates in a calendar format
  6. Green IT or Green Computing
    developing and using computer resources in an efficient way to improve economic viability, social responsibility, and environmental impact
  7. Leader
    a person who focuses on long-term goals and big-picture objectives, while inspiring people to reach those goals
  8. Manager
    a person who deals with the day-to-day details of meeting specific goals
  9. Portfolio Project Management Software
    software that integrates information from multiple projects to show the status of active, approved, and future projects across an entire organization; also called enterprise project management software
  10. Program
    a goup of projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually
  11. Program Manager
    a person who provides leadership and direction for the project managers heading the projects within a program
  12. Project
    a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result
  13. Project Management
    the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements
  14. Project Management Institute (PMI)
    an international professional society for project managers
  15. Project Management Knowledge Areas
    project integration management, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management
  16. Project Management Office (PMO)
    an organizational group responsible for coordinating the project management functions throughout an organization
  17. Project Management Professional (PMP)
    certification provided by PMI that requires documenting project experience and education, agreeing to follow the PMI code of ethics, and passing a comprehensive exam
  18. Project Management Tools and Techniques
    methods available to assist project managers and their teams; some popular tools in the time management knowledge area include Gantt charts, network diagrams, and critical path analysis
  19. Project Manager
    the person responsible for working with the project sponsor, the project team, and the other people involved in a project to meet project goals
  20. Project Portfolio Management or Portfolio Management
    when organizations group and manage projects as a protfolio of investments that contribute to the entire enterprise's success
  21. Project Sponsor
    the person who provides the direction and funding for a project
  22. Stakeholders
    people involved in or affected by project activities
  23. Triple Constraint
    balancing scope, time, and cost goals
  24. Virtualization
    hiding the physical characteristics of computing resources from their users, such as making a single server, operating system, application, or storage device appear to function as multiple virtual resources

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