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Project Management Leadership: Building Creative Teams, 2nd Edition by Rory Burke, Steve Barron

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Glossary

Ability: (see Competency)

Accountable: The state of being answerable for the satisfactory completion of a specific task to the person(s) who assigned to you the responsibility.

Accountable: (Wikipedia) A concept in ethics with several meanings. It is often used synonymously with such concepts as answerability, responsibility, blameworthiness, liability and other terms associated with the expectations of account-giving.

Action-Centered Leadership: A leadership style developed by John Adair which focuses on the task, the team and the individual.

Antagonism: Where the team’s output is less than the sum of the individual inputs (opposite to synergy).

APM: Association of Project Managers (UK)

Audit: An investigation to compare actual performance with planned or declared performance.

Authority: (PMBOK) The right to apply project resources, make decisions and sign approvals.

Autocratic: Project managers make decisions on their own without an input from the project team members.

Baseline Plan: The sum of all the individual plans which outlines how the project will be implemented. The baseline plan would typically include: the contract, scope of work, time schedule, procurement plan, resource plan, budget, cashflow, communication plan and risk management plan.

Body Of Knowledge: The body of knowledge of a profession identifies and describes the generally accepted practices for which there is widespread consensus of the value and usefulness, and also establishes a common set of ...

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