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Project Management Glossary Sources

Source Id
Source Description

APM

Abstracted from Association of Project Management (UK) APMP Syllabus 2nd Edition, January 2000, Abridged Glossary of Project Management Terms (Rev.4), and BoK 6-ed

Asae

American Society of Association Executives

BRM

Bradley, G, Benefit Realization Management: A Practical Guide to Achieving Benefits Through Change, Gower, 2006

BS

British Standard

CCCP

Wideman, R. M. Cost Control of Capital Projects, BiTech Publishers Ltd, Richmond, BC, Canada, 1995

CMMG

Software Acquisition Capability Maturity Model Glossary, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999

Costin

Costin, Andre A., Managing Difficult Projects, Glossary, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, UK, 2008, p284

CPMUSC

Peters, G. Construction Project Management Using Small Computers, Architectural Press, London, UK, 1984

CRMP

Patel, M.B., & P.W.G. Morris. Centre for Research in the Management of Projects (CRMP), University of Manchester, UK, 1999

CSM

A Glossary of Project Management Terms Center for Systems Management, by Email September, 1999

DSMC

Derived from the glossary of terms used by the Defense Systems Management College, Virginia, USA

FAR

US Federal Acquisition Regulation, US Government, Washington, DC

FWH

Wideman, R. M. Framework Handbook, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA, 1991

GAT

A Glossary of Acquisition Terms, US Federal Acquisition Institute, Washington, DC, 1998

GCPM

Global Complex Project Management, Glossary, Wysocki & Bentley, J. Ross Publishing, FL, USA

IPMA

ICB-IPMA Competence Baseline v.3.0

ISO

International Standards Organization 21500 series

KSI

Program management course glossary, Kingston Sorel International 2000

LexPM

Lexicon of Project Management Terms. Internet, September 2014

MCh

Adapted from Managing Change in Organizations, PMI, 2013

MEMOPT

Balfour, R. J. Chair, Members Option Report, prepared for the Project Management Institute, 1996, Glossary, p40

MFC

Communicating Project Management, John Wiley & Sons, 2003, Ch5

MFP3i

Wideman, R. M., A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration, Trafford, Victoria, Canada, 2004, Glossary.

MIL-STD

US Military Standard

MoR-UK

Management of Risk: Guidance for Practitioners, Office of Government Commerce, London, UK, 2007

MSA

Meyers B.C, P Oberndorf, Managing Software Acquisition, Addison Wesley, NY, 2001

MSP98

Glossary, User's Guide for Microsoft Project 98, Microsoft Corporation, 1997, p307

MSP-UK

A Guide to Managing Successful Programmes, Glossary, Office of Government Commerce, London, UK

NPMT

Nordic Project Management Terminology, NORDNET, Reistad Offset, Oslo, 1985

OTOB

Baker, S & K. Baker. On Time/On Budget, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1992

P3O

P3O® Glossary of terms – V1.1 8/22/2012

PCD

Dinsmore, Paul C. President of Dinsmore Associates, in various PMI PMNet articles, & Luiz Rocha, Enterprise Project Governance, AMACOM 2012, Glossary

PDG

Giammalvo, P. D. Consulting Practice, Jakarta, Indonesia

PgM

Thiry, Michel, Program Management, Gower, Surrey, UK, 2015, p42

PMDT

Cleland, D.I. & H. Kerzner. A Project Management Dictionary of Terms

PMGdLns

Project Management Guidelines (Private BC Corporation), 1995

PMH

Project Management Handbook, J. K. Pinto, Editor, Jossey-Bass, 1998

PMIS

Project Management Information System (BC Government Project), 1997

PMJ

Project Management Journal: Sept'07; Mar'08

PMK00

Various original authors quoted in Project Management Body of Knowledge Glossary of Terms, Project Management Institute, 2000

PMK87

Various original authors quoted in Project Management Body of Knowledge Glossary of Terms, Project Management Institute 1987

PMK96

Various original authors quoted in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (known as "PMBOK®") reprinted with the permission of the Project Management Institute. Please refer to the entry PMBOK® for details

PMLC

Westland, J, The Project Management Life Cycle, Kogan Page, London, 2006

PMMJ97

Martin, P, & K. Tate. Project Management Memory Jogger, GOAL/QPC, 1997 MartinTate

PMST

Wagner, D. PM Software Terminology, National Information Systems, Inc. and Gil Howard, iTECH Consulting Group Ltd (Contact: ghoward@globalnet.co.uk)

PMTWG

Ward, J. L, Project Management Terms: A Working Glossary, 2nd Edition, ESI International, 2000

PNG

Projectnet Glossary, April 1997, on the web site of the UK publication Project Manager Today

PPM

Glossary of Project Management Terms in PortfolioStep v.3 by TenStep, 2007

PPS&C

Lewis, J. P. Project Planning, Scheduling & Control, Irwin Professional Publishing, Chicago, 1995

PrjDec

Virine, Lev, & Michael Trumper, Project Decisions: The Art and Science, Glossary, 2008

PRNC2

PRINCE2 Reference Manual, Office of Government Commerce, London, UK, and Internet, May 2012

PROC

Mott MacDonald Review of Large Public Procurement in the UK, HM Treasury 2002, Glossary

Q&A

Newell, M. W. & M. N. Grashina, The Project Management Question and Answer Book, AMACOM, NY, 2004

QMPP

Ireland, L. Quality Management for Projects and Programs, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA, 1991

QWF

Fleming, Q. W., & Koppelman, by Email, April 2000, & Earned Value Project Management 3rd. Edition, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA, 2005

R&D

Basu, Ron, Managing Projects in Research and Development, Gower Publishing Limited, UK, 2015.

RAMP

Risk Analysis and Management of Projects (RAMP), UK, web site circa 1998

RH

Hornby, R., Projects for Profit, Glossary, 2013

RMH

Wideman, R. M. Risk Management Handbook, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA, 1992

RMW

Wideman,R. M., Project Management Consultant, AEW Services, Ontario. Composite additions from various sources 1998-2017

RPM

Morris, Peter W. G., Reconstructing Project Management, John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex, UK, 2013, p79

RUP

Rational Unified Process 2000

SA-CMM

Software Acquisition Capability Maturity Model v. 1.02 Glossary of Terms,1999

SCL

Terminology, Project Management Manual, Syncrude Canada Ltd. April 1990

SitPM

Situational Project Management, Glossary, Oliver F. Lehmann, CRC Press, FL, USA, 2016

SKLS

Richman, Larry, Improving Your Project Management Skills, 2nd Edition, Glossary

SPM

Rosenau, M. D, Software Project Management, Lewin Associates, Los Angeles, CA, 1988

SU

Source Unknown

TGPM

Tasmanian Government Project Management Glossary, Version 3.0, 2002. See Tasmanian Government Project Management Home Page

TM

Mochal, T, the TenStep Project Management Process Glossary

TML

Batten, J. D, Tough-Minded Leadership, AMACOM, New York, NY, 1989

USDoD

US Department of Defense, Philadelphia, PA, USA

VPM

Forsberg, K, H. Mooz, & H. Cotterham, Visualizing Project Management, John Wiley, New York, NY, 1996

Webster

Intent extracted from Webster's US Dictionary

wiki

Wikipedia , and extracted from Internet dictionaries

WSG

Washington State Glossary (accessed 1/31/05)

WST

Various original authors quoted in Welcom PM Glossary, Project Management Solutions, Internet: 1998

WTRFL

Davis, Barbara & Daren Radford, Going Beyond The Waterfall, J. Ross Publishing, 2014, p103

001

From notes provided by IT Divn, Min Tpt, BC 97

002

Various Construction Industry Institute Publications

003

Cleland, D. I. in Field Guide to Project Management, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998

004

U.S. Department of Defense Directives, The US Army Library, The Pentagon, Washington, DC, USA

005

DOD TQM Master Plan, August, 19885

006

Defense Standardization Manual

007

Ono, D, in Field Guide to Project Management, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998

008

Quality Management and Quality Assurance Standards, Geneva, Switzerland, 1996

009

From various issues of Management Today

010

Criteria for performance management in the management of projects, Canadian General Standards Board, approved draft February 23, 1999

011

Turner, J.R. The Handbook of Project Based Management: Improving Processes for Achieving Your Strategic Objectives. 1992

012

From notes provided by Canadian Treasury Board, 1984

013

Revay and Associates Limited, Montreal, PQ, Cda

014

Integrated Business Information Solutions (IBIS) project by BC Gas Utility Ltd., PMI Project of the Year Award Program, Feb. 1999.

015

Harris, P.R. & R. Moran. Managing Cultural Differences, Professional Manager, January 1999, p15

016

DeYoung-Currey, J. PMI PMNet, Dec 98, p16

017

Kennedy, Dr. G. Professional Manager, May 1999, p14

018

From brochure by Management Concepts Inc. 1999

019

Helle, M. Martin Frank International, by Email February, 1999

020

Packard, V. The Pyramid Climbers

021

Verma, Vijay, & R.M. Wideman. Project Manager to Project Leader? And the Rocky Road Between... PMI 25th Annual Seminar Symposium, Proceedings, 1994

022

From notes provided by Transport Canada, 1984

023

Turner, R. Interpreted from the Gower Handbook of Project Management, 3rd. Edn, Ch 1

024

Ryall, M. J. International Magazine of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, July 1999, p35

025

Mazur, G. University of Michigan College of Engineering, by Email October, 1999

026

Mitchell, G. A. Mason & Hanger Corp., Texas, by Email October, 1999

027

Abstracted from Hydra Development Corporation Ltd. Programme Management web site

028

Knutson, J. President of Project Mentors, in various PMI PMNet articles

029

Keiserman, M. PMI PMNetwork, May 1999, p17

030

Way, J. By Email January 2000

031

Haney III, George E. By Email January 2000

032

Donavan, K. By Email February 2000

033

Seely, M, and Q. P. Duong. Abstracted from The Dynamic Baseline Model©, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, web site, June 1999

034

Newbold, R. Project Management in the Fast Lane, St. Lucie Press, 1998, pp264-268

035

Tam, P. W. M., & T.Y.Y. Ng and P.B.G. Dissanayake. An innovative approach for constrained scheduling, Civil Engineer International, November 1999, p25.

036

Olney, J. Measuring Project Manager Competence, PMNetwork, October 1999, p21

037

Beckey, M. Project or Program Management?, PMNetwork, October 1999, p78

038

Archibald, R. D. What CEOs must demand to achieve effective project management, Proceedings, First Ibero American Project Management Forum, June 6-7, 2000

039

Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge, IEEE Computer Society, Sept 1998

040

Novakowski, L. Vancouver lecture notes, February 2000

041

Walker, J.H. Hill Walker, Inc, by Email 4/28/2000

042

Definitions, Microsoft Project 2000

043

Cooke-Davies, T. J., From an unpublished thesis, August 2000

044

CCTA, Achieving benefits from business management, London, 1994, p1

045

Huber, G. P. Application of Behavioral Science Theory, Academy of Management Journal 10, #3, 1967

046

Burgess, J. A. Design Assurance for Engineers & Managers, Dekker, 1984, p84 Constraint, project constraint - A factor that will limit the

047

Harris, P, & R. Moran. Managing Cultural Differences, Professional Manager, January, 1999, p15

048

International Recommended Practice # 17R-97, AACE, Inc. 1997

049

Denison, D. R. Corporate culture and organizational effectiveness, Wiley, US, 1990, p1

050

Office of Management and Budget DOD, USA, 2001

051

A Guide to the Integrated Baseline Review, NDIA, US Dept. of Defense, March 2001

052

Beasley, J. E. From Operations Research at Imperial College, London, 2001

053

Skulmoski, G. Project Participant Competence, University of Calgary, December, 2000

054

Heller, R. Management Today, October 2000, p52

055

Al-Bahar & Crandall. Project Management Journal. September 2000, p13

056

Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (UK) 2000

057

British Standard BS6079, 1996

058

Rad F. R. Project Management Journal, December 2000, p3

059

Turoczy, R. ProSight, Inc, by Email 7/2/01

060

Baker, B.N. et al. Project Management Handbook, 2nd Edition, Wiley, NY, 1988, p903

061

Walker, J.H. Hill Walker, Inc, by Email 4/28/2000

062

Wideman, G. M. By Email 8/15/00

063

Black, W.E. & K. A. Moreau. Information Management Strategies for Project Management, Project Management Journal, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA, March 2001, p12

064

Cantor, M., Software Leadership, Wesley, 2002

065

Harpham, A., Chairman, APM Group, UK, 2002.

066

Fitzgerald, D. By Email 11/1/02

067

Focused Performance FAQs. See http://www.focusedperformance.com

068

Commercial Item Acquisition, 2000

069

Project Performance Management, Government of Canada, 1999

070

Westney, Richard, E., in Project Management for Business Professionals, Ed. Joan Knutson, Wiley, 2001, pp128-141

071

Open Systems Joint Task Force (ISO 10303-1)

072

DRM Associates (Accessed 2/14/05)

073

Construction Experts. Inc. (Accessed 2/14/05)

074

Piney, C, PMJ, September 2003, p28

075

Steinhardt, G, by Email 6/18/2004

076

Lefcowitz, M, by Email 10/2/2003

077

Patterson, D, PM Network, May 2004, p55

078

Walton, J, Schlumberger Ltd., ProjectTimes, Summer 2003, p16

079

Dye, L. D, Projects & Profits, ICFAI Press, India, October 2003

080

Rogers, R, Innovation, October 2003, p22

081

Six Sigma (accessed 2/14/05)

082

Charvat, J, consolidated from Project Management Methodologies, Wiley, 2003

083

New Civil Engineer, April 2006

084

Schwalbe, K., Information Technology Project Management, Thompson Learning, NY, 2002, p74

085

Dinsmore, P., & T. Cooke-Davies, The Right Projects Done Right!, Wiley, Jossey-Bass, 2006

086

Wenger, E.

087

Black's Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, West Publishing Co., MN, 1979

088

Kendall, G., & S. Rollins, Advance Project Portfolio Management, J. Ross & IIL, 2003

089

Fleming, W. Q., Project Procurement Management, FMC Press, CA, 2003

090

Cappels, T., Financial Focused Project Management, J. Ross Publishing, 2004

091

Software Process Engineering Management (SPEM) Glossary, 2001

092

Defense Contract Audit Agency, Contract Audit Manual, 1992

093

Rad P.F., & G. Levin, Achieving Project Management Success using Virtual Teams, Ross Publishing Inc., 2003

094

Carnegie Mellon University, 2005

095

Charvat, J., Project Management Methodologies, Wiley, 2003

096

Van Weele, A.J., Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Thompson Learning, London, 2002

097

Levine, H., Project Portfolio Management, Jossey-Bass, 2005

098

Parker, G.M., Cross-Functional Teams, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1994

099

Mayer, M., The Virtual Edge, Project Management Institute, PA, 1998

100

Perrow, M., in The Software Development Edge, author Joe Marasco, Addison Wesley, 2005

101

Marasco, J, Software Development Edge, Pearson Education, Inc., 2005

102

Bourne, M. & S, Professional Manager, November 2007

103

Hahn, T, by Email 8/17/2006

104

OPM3 Glossary, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA,

105

Business Analyst's Body of Knowledge (BABoK), v1.6

106

Reich, B, by Email 5/21/2007

107

ProjectExperts

108

Cooke-Davies Aspects of Complexity: Managing Projects in a Complex World, also by Email 10/1/2012

109

Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp., 2008

110

Lloyd's Register.

111

Office of Government Commerce (OGC), UK

112

Marchewka, J. T, The Nature of Information Technology Projects, 2006

113

Kerzner, H., Value Driven Project Management, 2009

114

Wysocki, R. K, Effective Project Management, Wiley, 2007, p6

115

IT Governance Institute

116

Jackson, B, cOrdin8 Technologies, LLC, 9/1/2007

117

Booker, G. L, by Email 7/30/2007

118

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, International Convergence of Capital Measurement and Capital Standards ("Basel II"), November 2005. http://www.bis.org/publ/bcbs118.pdf.

119

Modernizing Evaluation Tools, Treasury Board of Canada (Value for Money Profile), 2006

120

Bredillet, Dr. C. N, Project Management Journal, March 2008, p4

121

Mersino, A., Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers, 2007

122

Allan, Davis, Godfrey, Ten steps to managing strategic risk, New Civil Engineer, November 2007, p26

123

Portfolio Management Guide, OGC, 2009

124

Senge, Peter M., The Fifth Discipline, Doubleday, 1990

125

Lester, A., in Project Management and Control Glossary, 5th Edition, Butterwoerth, UK, 2007

126

PMnet publication, Project Management Institute, USA

127

Business Analysis Body of Knowledge v.2.0, 2009

128

Andersen, 2005

129

Couillard, Garon, & Riznic, 2009

130

Shandler, Judy, 2008

131

Hobbs, Lawrence, Strategic DNA

132

PMBoK Guide, 3rd & 4th Edition, Project Management Institute, 2004 & 2008

133

Management Plaza Glossary, Internet, June 2016

134

PMBOK Guide 3rd Edition, Project Management Institute 2004

135

PMBOK Guide 5th Edition, Project Management Institute 2013

136

Total Cost Management Framework, 2012

137

OECD, 2004, p11

138

Albanese, R., & Van Fleet, Rational behavior in groups: The free riding tendency, Academy of Management Review, 10(2), 244-255, 1985

139

Turner, R., Handbook of Project Management, 5th Edition, p20

140

ASAPM/IPMA aPRO - Standard for Assessing Organizational Project Management Performance 2010

141

Williams, Meri, Principles of Project Management

142

Nieto-Rodriguez, Antonio, The Focused Organization, Gower Publishing Limited, Surrey, England, 2012

143

Vanhoucke, Mario, Journal of Modern Project Management, May-August Issue, 2014, Vol 02, Number 01, p98.

144

Jucan, George, Chair, CAC\ISO\TC258 Plenary Brochure, 2015

145

Holloway, Jake, et al, A Practical Guide to Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders, Gower, Surrey, England, 2015, p1

146

Shenhar, Aaron J., What Project Strategy Really is: The Fundamental Building Block in Strategic Project Management, PMJ, February 2012, pp4-20 & Wikipedia

147

IEEE Standard 1220,1994

148

http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/service.html

149

Gilsdorf, Mark by Email 05-13-2016

150

Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBOK Guide) v1.6 http://sebokwiki.org/wiki/Service_(glossary) accessed August 2016

151

University of Iowa http://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/100362

152

Brinkworth, John, Bridging the Business-Project Divide, Gower, Dorchester, UK, 2014, p180

153

Byatt, Gareth, Gary Hamilton, and Jeff Hodgkinson 9/7/2012

154

Hawajreh, Nizar Al, et al, Towards Approach for Better User Satisfaction, Journal of Modern Project Management, May-August Issue, 2014, p52

155

Locke, Dennis, Project Management 10th Edition, Gower, 2013, p131

156

Business Continuity Management Institute (BCM Institute) Glossary

157

Business Dictionary Glossary


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