This glossary contains common project management terms. This is not an all-inclusive list; rather, it includes terms specifically addressed in this book.

The entries with asterisks reproduce, in whole or in part, definitions from the PMBOK® Guide, sixth edition, with the permission of PMI.1

acceptance criteria.* A set of conditions that is required to be met before deliverables are accepted.

accountability. Being answerable for the outcome of a project assignment.

action plan. A list of activities required to complete project deliverables. An action plan also includes when the activities will be done and by whom.

activity.* A distinct, scheduled portion of work performed during the course of a project.

adaptive life cycle.* A project ...

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