PM Dictionary


Project Management Dictionary

The PM-Dictionary is all about consolidating the project management best practices across leading project management frameworks into a consolidated master list of best practices . 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. Swarming
  51. Stakeholder analysis
  52. Stakeholder mapping / representation
  53. Statistical sampling
  54. Story points
  55. SWOT analysis
  56. Technical performance analysis
  57. Trend analysis
  58. Variance analysis
  59. Velocity
  60. What-if-Scenario Analysis
  61. Work Breakdown Structure
  62. Stakeholder engagement assessment matrix
  63. Communication styles assessment
  64. Conflict management
  65. Cultural awareness
  66. Decision making
  67. Facilitation
  68. Influencing
  69. Leadership
  70. Meeting management
  71. Motivation
  72. Negotiation
  73. Networking
  74. Nominal group technique
  75. Observation / Conversation
  76. Political awareness
  77. Team building
  78. Voting
  79. Feedback
  80. Presentations
  81. Text oriented formats
  82. Advertising
  83. Agile release planning
  84. Analogous estimating
  85. Auditing
  86. Bidder conferences
  87. Bottom up estimating
  88. Change control tools
  89. Claims administration
  90. Co-location
  91. Communication methods
  92. Communication models
  93. Communication requirements analysis
  94. Communication technology
  95. Context diagram
  96. Contingent response strategies
  97. Cost aggregation
  98. Critical path method
  99. Decomposition
  100. Dependency determination and integration
  101. Design for X
  102. Expert judgment
  103. Financing
  104. Funding limit reconciliation
  105. Ground rules
  106. Historical information review
  107. Individual and team assessments
  108. Information management
  109. Inspections
  110. Knowledge management
  111. Leads and lags
  112. Meetings
  113. Organizational theory
  114. Parametric estimation
  115. Pre-assignment
  116. Precedence diagramming method
  117. Problem solving
  118. Product analysis
  119. Project management information system
  120. Project reporting
  121. Prompt lists
  122. Prototypes
  123. Quality improvement methods
  124. Recognition and rewards
  125. Representations of uncertainty
  126. Resource optimization
  127. Risk categorization
  128. Rolling wave planning
  129. Schedule compression
  130. Schedule network analysis
  131. Source selection analysis
  132. Strategies for opportunities
  133. Strategies for overall project risks
  134. Strategies for threats
  135. Test and inspection planning
  136. Testing / product evaluations
  137. Three point estimating
  138. To-complete performance index (TCPI)
  139. Training
  140. 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.