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Project management

Referring to the discipline of planning, organizing, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project objectives.

Contributors in Project management

Project management

project management information system (PMIS)

Business services; Project management

An information system consisting of the tools and techniques used to gather, integrate, and disseminate the outputs of project management processes. It is used to support all aspects of the project ...

direct material costs

Business services; Project management

Costs accruing from material acquisition, including purchase price, freight, and taxes.

special cause

Business services; Project management

A source of variation that is not inherent in the system, is not predictable, and is intermittent. It can be assigned to a defect in the system. On a control chart, points beyond the control limits, ...

project management knowledge area

Business services; Project management

An identified area of project management defined by its knowledge requirements and described in terms of its component processes, practices, inputs, outputs, tools, and techniques.


Business services; Project management

The number of work periods (not including holidays or other nonworking periods) required to complete a schedule activity or work breakdown structure component. Usually expressed as workdays or ...

specialty groups

Business services; Project management

Functional groups responsible for specialized services or products (Environmental, Traffic, Bridge & Structures, Geotechnical, Right of Way, Materials, etc.)

project management office (PMO)

Business services; Project management

An organizational body or entity assigned various responsibilities related to the centralized and coordinated management of those projects under its domain. The responsibilities of a PMO can range ...

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