The original approved plan (for a project, a work package, or an activity), plus or minus approved scope changes. Usually used with a modifier (e.g., cost baseline, schedule baseline, performance measurement baseline).
See scheduled finish date.
See scheduled start date.
A general creativity technique that can be used to identify risks using a group of team members or subject-matter experts. Typically, a brainstorming session is structured so that each participant´s ideas are recorded for later analysis. A tool of the risk identification process.
The sum of the total budgets for a project.
This term has been replaced with the term earned value.
This term has been replaced with the term planned value.
The smallest unit of time used in scheduling the project. Calendar units are generally in hours, days, or weeks, but can also be in shifts or even in minutes. Used primarily in relation to project management software .
A formally constituted group of stakeholders responsible for approving or rejecting changes to the project baselines.
Any numbering system used to monitor project costs by category (e.g., labor, supplies, materials, and equipment). The project chart of accounts is usually based upon the corporate chart of accounts of the primary performing organization. See also code of
See project charter.
A listing of many possible risks that might occur on a project, it is used as a tool in the risk identification process. Checklists are comprehensive, listing several types of risk that have been encountered on prior projects.
Any numbering system used to uniquely identify each element of the work breakdown structure. See also chart of accounts.
Determining the information and communications needs of the project stakeholders: who needs what information, when they will need it, and how it will be given to them.
A constituent part, an element.
Applicable restriction that will affect the performance of the project. Any factor that affects when an activity can be scheduled.
See reserve and contingency planning.