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Term
Definition     Editor's Choice
Cat Source
Trades
The workers in various construction skill groups such as plasterers and painters. [D05747]

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CH

 RMW
Training Program
The set of related elements that focuses on addressing an organization's training needs. It includes an organization's training plan, training materials, development of training, conduct of training, training facilities, evaluation of training, and maintenance of training records. [D05218]

GJN
CH

 SA-CMM
Training, in project management
Project management training may be defined as the passing on of procedural skills to enable repetition in the future of what has been taught in the past. The knowledge is essentially prescriptive. The benefit is in "How to do it." For example, upon returning to his or her job function, that individual can quickly put into practice the skills that have just been learned. (See also Education.) [D02083]

JN

 RMW
Tranche
A block of work within the program, identified to facilitate the program's management.
Editor's Note: It may also refer to a block of funding for a program or large project. This term is not commonly used in North America. [D05135]

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CH

 KSI
Transaction
A unit of processing consisting of one or more application programs initiated by a single request. A transaction can require the initiation of one or more tasks for its execution. [D04886]

N

 RUP
Transfer of Care, Custody and Control ("TCCC")
The transfer of a project's completed deliverable into the hands of the user together with responsibility for its care, usage and maintenance. [D03364]

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CHMT

 RMW
Transfer Phase
The fourth and final phase in the generic Project Life Cycle (Span) wherein the product of the project is transferred to the Owner or Customer. Also known as Final, Close-out, or Termination Phase. [D06598]

FGJN
CHMT

 RMW
Transformation Project
A project devised to move an organization to a new level or to introduce a new product or service that will dominate the market place. [D05848]

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HMT

 097
Transit Time
Dependency link that requires time and no other resources. It may be a negative time. [D04556]

N

 APM
BS
Transition
Passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another. [D03365]

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CHMT

 Webster
The fourth phase of the Unified Process, in which the software product is moved to the care, custody and control of the user community. The four phases of the Unified Process are Inception, Elaboration, Construction, and Transition. [D04887]

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CHMT

 RMW
Transition Plan
A component of the program definition statement, describing how the transition is to be managed from the current business operation to the new blueprint environment. [D03968]

FG
HMT

 PNG
Part of the program definition statement that describes how the transition from the current business operation to the new environment of the blueprint will be managed. [D02084]

FG
HMT

 WST
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol ("TCP/IP")
A protocol used over the Internet to control connectivity. [D04888]

N

 RUP
Transmit
To send or convey from one person or place to another. [D02085]

N

 PMK87
Transportation
Means of conveyance or travel from one place to another. Public conveyance, e.g. public transit, of passengers or goods especially as a public or commercial enterprise. [D03366]

JN

 Webster
Trend
A general tendency (of events, etc.) [D02086]

N

 NPMT
Trend Analyses
Mathematical methods for establishing trends based on past project history allowing for adjustment. refinement or revision to predict cost. Regression analysis techniques can be used for predicting cost/schedule trends using data from historical projects [D02087]

N

 PMK87
Trend Analysis
See Trending. [D05748]

N

  
Trend Line
A line on a schedule or chart showing the pattern of progress that is being set over time, i.e. from measurement period to measurement period. [D03367]

N

 RMW
Trend Monitoring
A system for tracking the estimated cost/schedule/resources of the project vs. those planned. [D02088]

N

 PMK87
Trend Reports
Indicators of variations of project control parameters against planned objectives. [D02089]

N

 PMK87
Trend Schedules
Schedules which are used during the implementation of the project to record factors which could change the future risk profile of a project. [D05137]

JN
CHMT

 RAMP
Trending
A review of current progress compared to last reported progress which, when displayed graphically, shows whether a course correction is necessary to achieve the baseline plan [D01852]

N
CHMT

 RMW
Analysis of trends. [D02090]

N

 NPMT
The review of proposed changes in resources allocation and the forecasting of their impact on budget. To be effective, trending should be regularly performed and the impacts on budget plotted graphically. Used in this way trending supports a decision to make a course correction, or seek an authorized a change. [D02091]

N

 PMK87
Trial Balloon
A tentative plan offered to test the reaction of a particular audience. [D03579]

N

 GAT
Triangular Distribution
A statistical distribution in which the parameter is estimated using minimum, maximum, and most likely estimates. [D06543]

N

 PrjDec
Trigger
See Risk Trigger [D05594]

JN

  
Triple Constraint
The term used to describe the three key project objectives that must be simultaneously accomplished, namely, the performance specification, the time schedule, and the monetary budget.
Editor's Note: An obsolete term. There are four fundamental and interrelated project management objectives or variables, namely: scope, quality, time and cost. [D02092]

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 SPM p304-9
TRR
See Test Readiness Review

JN
CHMT

  
Turbulence
Disturbance, agitation or tumult. [D03368]

J

  
Turnaround Report
A report created especially for the various responsible managers to enter their progress status against a list of activities that are scheduled to be in progress during a particular time window. [D02093]

JN

 WST
Turnkey
A contract whereby the sponsor confers design-build responsibility to a third party through a performance specification. The project sponsor may, in addition, assign responsibility for project financing to the turnkey contractor. See also Design Build. [D06544]

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C

 Costin
A form of contract in which a facility or equipment is to be designed, built, supplied, or installed complete and ready for operation. [D03369]

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CH

 RMW
Type
Description of a set of entities which share common characteristics, relations, attributes, and semantics. [D04889]

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C

 RUP
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