Chapter . Glossary

This glossary is a limited set of quality, software engineering, and project management terms. Only those terms used specifically in chapters within this guide are cited here. Please refer to the following referenced glossaries for a more in-depth treatment of the terminology within the body of knowledge.

Quality Engineering Glossaries

Software Engineering Glossaries

Project Management Glossaries

Quality Software Project Management Practitioner's Glossary


(1) The level of technical detail of some representation of software. (2) A cohesive model of data or an algorithmic procedure.


An element of work performed during the course of a project. An activity normally has an expected duration, an expected cost, and expected ...

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