Glossary and Usage of Terms
- The action steps or tasks to be undertaken to produce Outcomes.
- External factors that influence project success over which the project manager has no direct control. Assumptions can be monitored, influenced, and sometimes managed.
- Baseline data
- Data describing the conditions when a project is started. Provides a basis to determine the nature and extent of change caused by the project.
- Begin at the Input level and use If-Then thinking to logically link Outcomes, Purpose, and Goal. Bottom-up thinking can test the causal logic of a strategy and validate top-down planning.
- The process of logically breaking down something large into smaller parts.
- Chunking logic
- Criteria chosen for organizing project elements (e.g., phase, function, discipline, process, milestones).
- Situations in which one project element affects or depends on an element from another project. These dependencies or impacts can be recognized in the Assumptions column.
- Breaking down a large or complex Objective into smaller components.
- End of project status (EOPS)
- The set of Success Measures that identify achievement of the project's Purpose.
- An orderly examination of progress at each level of Objective using fact-based evidence. Establishes the validity of hypotheses in order to improve the current project and learn lessons for future projects. Evaluation examines the Outcome-Purpose-Goal linkages, while ...
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