Intro to Project Management Chapter 1

ethics
A set of principles that guide our decision making based on personal values of what is “right” and “wrong”.
best practice
An optimal way recognized by industry to achieve a stated goal or objective
leader
A person who focuses on long-term goals and big picture objectives, while inspiring people to reach those goals.
manager
A person who deals with the day-to-day details of meeting specific goals.
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.
program
A group of projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually.
program manager
The person who provides leadership and direction for the project managers heading the projects within a program.
project
A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.
project communications management
Generating, collecting, disseminating, and storing project information.
project cost management
Preparing and managing the budget for the project.
project human resource management
Making effective use of the people involved with the project.
project integration management
Coordinating the other knowledge areas, anticipating and dealing with issues, and making decisions each day about what is in the best interest of the entire project.
project management
The application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements.
project management knowledge areas
The scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, procurement management, and project integration management.
Project Management Professional
The certification provided by PMI that requires documenting project experience and education, agreeing to follow the code of ethics and professional conduct and passing a comprehensive exam.
project management tools and techniques
The methods available to assist project managers and their teams ; some popular tools in the time -management knowledge area include Gantt charts, network diagrams, critical-path analysis and project management software.
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.
project portfolio management
The grouping and managing of projects and programs as a portfolio of investments that contribute to the entire enterprise’s success.
project quality management
Ensuring that the project will satisfy the stated and implied needs for which it was undertaken.
project risk management
Identifying, analyzing, and responding to risks related to the project.
project scope management
Working with all appropriate stakeholders to define, gain written agreement for, and manage all the work required to complete the project successfully.
project sponsor
The person who provides the direction and funding for a project.
project time management
Estimating how long it will take to complete the work , developing, an acceptable project schedule given cost-effective use of available resources, and ensuring timely completion of the project.
stakeholders
The people involved in or affected by project activities.
triple constraint
The balancing of scope, time, and cost goals.