PM Dictionary


Models, Methods & Artifacts

The PM-Dictionary is all about consolidating the project management best practices and components from leading project management frameworks into a consolidated master list of Models, Methods & Artifacts. This will act as a reference material for the project management community once it is fully developed. If you are interested to participate in this project. It is very easy to participate. All you need to do is to post your entry in the discussion forum of PM-Dictionary, which will be added to this list.

  1. Active listening
  2. Affinity diagrams
  3. Agile Charter
  4. Agile Environment
  5. Agile Manifesto and the 12 agile principles
  6. Agile PMO
  7. Agile roles & responsibilities
  8. Alternatives analysis
  9. Application and Benefits of Agile in EPC Projects
  10. Assumption and constraint analysis
  11. Bench marking
  12. Brainstorming
  13. Cause & Effect Diagrams
  14. Change control process
  15. Check sheets
  16. Check lists
  17. Control charts
  18. Cost Benefit Analysis
  19. Cost Of Quality
  20. Decision tree analysis
  21. Document analysis
  22. Earned value analysis
  23. Emotional intelligence
  24. Flow charts
  25. Focus groups
  26. Hierarchical charts
  27. Histograms
  28. Influence diagrams
  29. Iteration burn down chart
  30. Logical data model
  31. Make or buy analysis
  32. Market research
  33. Matrix diagrams
  34. Mind mapping
  35. Multi criteria decision analysis
  36. Performance reviews
  37. Probability & Impact matrix
  38. Process analysis
  39. Proposal evaluation
  40. Questionnaires and surveys
  41. Regression analysis
  42. Reserve analysis
  43. Risk data quality assessment
  44. Risk parameters
  45. Risk probability and impact assessment
  46. Root cause analysis
  47. Scatter diagrams
  48. Sensitivity analysis
  49. Simulation
  50. Situational Leadership II by Ken Blanchard
  51. Swarming
  52. Stakeholder analysis
  53. Stakeholder mapping / representation
  54. Statistical sampling
  55. Story points
  56. SWOT analysis
  57. Technical performance analysis
  58. Trend analysis
  59. Variance analysis
  60. Velocity
  61. What-if-Scenario Analysis
  62. Work Breakdown Structure
  63. Stakeholder engagement assessment matrix
  64. Communication styles assessment
  65. Conflict management
  66. Cultural awareness
  67. Decision making
  68. Facilitation
  69. Influencing
  70. Leadership
  71. Meeting management
  72. Motivation
  73. Negotiation
  74. Networking
  75. Nominal group technique
  76. Observation / Conversation
  77. Political awareness
  78. Team building
  79. Voting
  80. Feedback
  81. Presentations
  82. Text oriented formats
  83. Advertising
  84. Agile release planning
  85. Analogous estimating
  86. Auditing
  87. Bidder conferences
  88. Bottom up estimating
  89. Change control tools
  90. Claims administration
  91. Co-location
  92. Communication methods
  93. Communication models
  94. Communication requirements analysis
  95. Communication technology
  96. Context diagram
  97. Contingent response strategies
  98. Cost aggregation
  99. Critical path method
  100. Decomposition
  101. Dependency determination and integration
  102. Design for X
  103. Expert judgment
  104. Financing
  105. Funding limit reconciliation
  106. Ground rules
  107. Historical information review
  108. Individual and team assessments
  109. Information management
  110. Inspections
  111. Knowledge management
  112. Leads and lags
  113. Meetings
  114. Organizational theory
  115. Parametric estimation
  116. Pre-assignment
  117. Precedence diagramming method
  118. Problem solving
  119. Product analysis
  120. Project management information system
  121. Project reporting
  122. Prompt lists
  123. Prototypes
  124. Quality improvement methods
  125. Recognition and rewards
  126. Representations of uncertainty
  127. Resource optimization
  128. Risk categorization
  129. Rolling wave planning
  130. Schedule compression
  131. Schedule network analysis
  132. Source selection analysis
  133. Strategies for opportunities
  134. Strategies for overall project risks
  135. Strategies for threats
  136. Test and inspection planning
  137. Testing / product evaluations
  138. Three point estimating
  139. To-complete performance index (TCPI)
  140. Training
  141. Virtual teams

Mastery of tools, techniques and methods differentiates good project managers from bad project managers

Project management situations are dynamic. The knowledge of which methods&tools to use when is key to project manager’s success. Project management methods and tools are constantly evolving, and at the same time they do not get obsolete. Hence the time spent in mastering them is a good investment for enhancing one’s effectiveness as project managers at the work place. When we analyse the bodies of knowledge of project management, it is the repetition of tools and techniques that makes them very bulky and difficult to read and understand. Once you understand the basic methods and tools, mastering professional project management becomes much easier.