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Project Management Definitions – Part 10

Project Management Definitions – Part 10

Project management system

This tool is an aggregation of the processes, tools and techniques, methodologies, resources, and procedures to manage a project

Project management team

The members of the project team who are directly involved in project management activities.  On some smaller projects, the project management team may include virtually all of the project team members

Project manager

The person assigned by the performing organization to achieve the project objectives

Project organization chart

A document that graphically depicts the project team members and their interrelationships for a specific project

Project phase

A collection of logically related project activities, usefully, mating in the completion of a major deliverables.  Project phases are mainly completed sequentially, but can overlap in some projects situations.

A project phase is a component of a project life cycle.  A project phase is not a project management process group

Project procurement management

The project procurement management includes the processes to purchase or acquire the products, services, or results needed from outside the project team to perform the work

Project quality management

Project quality management includes the processes and activities of the performing organization that determine quality policies, objectives, and responsibilities so that the project will satisfy the needs for which it is undertaken

Project risk management

Project risk management includes the processes concerned with conducting risk management planning, identification, analysis, responses, and monitoring and control on a project

Project schedule

The planned dates for performing schedule activities and the planned dates for meeting schedule milestones

Project schedule network diagram

Any schematic display of the logical relationships among the project schedule activities.  Always drawn from left to right to reflect project work chronology

Project scope

The work that must be performed to deliver a product, service, or result with the specified features and functions

Project scope management

Project scope management includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully

Project scope statement

The narrative description of the project scope, including major deliverables, project assumptions, project constraints, and a description of work, that provides a documented basis for making future project decisions and for conforming or developing a common understanding of project scope among the stakeholders

Project time management

Project time management includes the processes required to manage the timely completion of a project

Projectized organization

Any organisational structure in which the project manager has full authority to assign priorities, apply resources, and direct the work of persons assigned to the project


The degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfills requirements

Quality management plan

The quality management plan describes how the project management team will implement the performing organizations quality policy.

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