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Glossary Notes
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Letter

From

To

   

A

ABC

Acquisition Plan

 

Acquisition Plan Review

Activity on Node

 

Activity Oriented

Affected Parties

 

Agency

Apportioned Effort

 

Apportioned Task

As-of Date

 

As-Performed Schedule

Award Letter

   

B

BAC

Baseline Review

 

Baseline Schedule

Bid List

 

Bid Package

Bribe

 

BSA

Burst Node

 

Business Actor

Bypassing

   

C

C/SCSC

Cash Flow

 

Cash Flow Analysis

Change Order

 

Change Order/Purchase Order Amendment

Code of Accounts

 

Coding

Compensation

 

Compensation and Evaluation

Concept Study

 

Conception Phase

Configuration Management

 

Configuration Management Board

Contemplated Change Notice

 

Contending, in negotiating

Contract Dates

 

Contract Dispute

Contractual Conditions

 

Contractual/Legal Requirements

Corporate Responsibility Matrix

 

Corporate Standards

Cost Effective

 

Cost Element

Cost Plus Percentage of Cost Contract

 

Cost Reimbursable Contract

Criterion

 

Critical

CTP

 

CTR

Cycle Time

   

D

Damages

Defective

 

Defects-Per-Hundred-Units

Dependency Diagram

 

Dependency Links

Detailed Design Stage

 

Detailed Engineering

Discipline

 

Discipline Maintenance

Dynamic Classification

   

E

EAC

Economy of Governance

 

ECP

End-Phase Assessment

 

Engineering Change Notice

Estimate

 

Estimate at Completion

Event-driven Review

 

Event-on-Node

Extra Works

   

F

f

File

 

File Transfer

Fixed Start

 

Fixed-Duration Scheduling

Forward Pass

 

FP

Fuzzy Front End

   

G

G&A

Guideline

   

H

Hammock

Hypothesis

   

I

I/T

Inception

 

Inclusion

Information Input

 

Information Management

Instrumentation

 

Instruments

Interface Specification

 

Interfaces

Iteration

   

J

JIT

Just-In-Time

   

K

Key

KSI

   

L

Labor

Lead

 

Lead Contractor

Leverage

 

LF

Local Area Network

 

Locate Responsibility

Lump Sum

   

M

Macro Environment

Manager Interfaces

 

Manager of Project Management

Material Handling

 

Material Requirements Planning

Methodology

 

Methods Study

Mixed Organization

 

MOA

Must Start

   

N

N/A

Node

 

Non-Conformance

NTE

   

O

O&M

Opportunity

 

Opportunity Cost

Ownership of Quality Responsibility

   

P

PA

Pedigree

 

Peer Review

Pessimistic Duration

 

Pessimistic Time

Plug Date

 

Plugged date

Pre Award Meetings

 

Pre Award Survey

Pricing

 

Pricing Data Index

Process

 

Process and Organization

Product Breakdown Structure

 

Product Champion

Program Definition Phase

 

Program Definition Statement

Progress Date

 

Progress Draw

Project Boundary

 

Project Breakdown Structure

Project Cost Management

 

Project Cost Systems

Project Leader

 

Project Leadership

Project Manager

 

Project Manual

Project Procedures

 

Project Procedures Manual

Project Success

 

Project Success Criteria

PVWS

   

Q

QA

Quality File

 

Quality Function Deployment

Quick Reaction Capability

   

R

RAM

Regulations

 

Regulatory

Request for Proposal

 

Request for Quotation

Resource Availability

 

Resource Availability Date

Resourcing Plan

 

Response Planning

Risk Analysis

 

Risk Analysis and Management for Projects

Risk Quantification

 

Risk Ranking

Runaway Project

   

S

S Curve

Schedule Status

 

Schedule Update

Scope Interfaces

 

Scope Management

Selling

 

Semantics

Slack

 

Slack Time

Specification

 

Specification Change Notice

Stakeholder Expectations

 

Stakeholder Need

Status

 

Status Date

Sub-Optimization

 

Subproject

Support Team

 

Surplus/Deficit

Systems Scope Description

   

T

T&M

Team Development

 

Team Development Plan

Telecommunications

 

Teleconferencing

Time Box

 

Time Compression

Top Down Cost Estimating

 

Top Down Estimating

Type

   

U

UB

Utilization

   

V

VAC

Volume

   

W

Wage

Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary

 

Work Breakdown Structure Element

WYSIWYG

   

Y

Yield

Yield

   

Z

Zero Based Budgeting

Zero Float


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