Glossary

8/80 rule

A general guideline regarding the estimation of task duration. Task durations between 8 hours (or one day) and 80 hours (10 working days, or two weeks) are generally sized to a manageable duration.

accrual

The method by which a project incurs the cost of a task or a resource. The three types of accrual are start, prorated, and end.

actual

A detail about task progress recorded in a plan in Microsoft Project. Prior to recording actuals, the project plan contains scheduled or planned information. Comparing planned project information to actuals helps the project manager better control project execution.

allocation

The portion of the capacity of a resource devoted to work on a specific task.

assignment

The matching of a work resource (a ...

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