Here’s our list of the top 12 project management jargon terms. The list is based on the most-viewed videos in our Project Management in Under 5 series.
Stage Gates, Gateways, Phase Gates. The Stage Gate process is key to project governance and good project management. So, what are Stage Gates, or Gateways?
Constraints and dependencies are two important, but misunderstood project management concepts. But you need them in your project definition and planning.
Some things constrain the choices you can make, when you plan and deliver your project. So, what are Project Constraints? | Video
When you are planning and scheduling your project, there will be sequences of activities that you need to respect. They are generated by task dependencies.
When you plan your project, there’s much you must be mindful of. Some, you can control. Others are external – you cannot. These are external dependencies.
Defining your project is a vital task. And there are a lot of things to remember. Fortunately, we have some handy acronyms: RAID, CAD, and DCARI. You may find them helpful – or you may have heard them, and wondered what they mean.
It isn’t enough to deliver your project. You also need to let people know. That means learning the basics of tracking progress and project status reporting.
Nothing gets done unless people do it. And people need tools, materials, and a place to work. So, Project Resource Management is an essential skill set.
Project Implementation (aka project delivery or execution) is when things get going. After definition, scoping & planning, it’s time to make things happen.
Here’s where you implement your project, execute your plan, and deliver the benefits your sponsor commissioned. So, although I’d argue that this is the easy bit, you have to get it right.