This glossary provides a summary of the project management terminology used in this book. It also describes jargon commonly used in project management circles that has not been referred to in this book. You may come across this jargon when talking to others involved in projects. If you want to work in the project domain or with project managers this is useful to know.

All the definitions are my own and are specific to the context of project management. The descriptions reflect everyday usage of the term, rather than formally agreed definitions, which do not always reflect common usage.


Agile is a way of delivering projects that differs from traditional project management – using very short rapid iterative development techniques ...

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