Project Management Process Definitions

  • B

    build server

    A build server is a machine on which a software project can be continuously built from changes that are committed to the repository.

  • C

    collaboration diagram

    A collaboration diagram, also called a communication diagram or interaction diagram, is an illustration of the relationships and interactions among software objects in the Unified Modeling Language (UML). The concept is more than a decade old although it has been refined as modeling paradigms have evolved... (Continued)

  • D

    data center outsourcing (DCO)

    DCO (data center outsourcing) is the practice of outsourcing the day-to-day provisioning and management of computing and storage resources and environments to a third party provider.

  • G

    Gantt chart

    A Gantt chart is a horizontal bar chart developed as a production control tool in 1917 by Henry L. Gantt, an American engineer and social scientist.

  • I

    ISO/IEC 17799: Code of Practice for Information Security Management

    ISO/IEC 17799: Code of Practice for Information Security Management is a generic set of best practices for the security of information systems. Considered the foremost security specification document in the world, the code of practice includes guidelines for all organizations, no matter what their size or purpose. 17799 was originally published in the United Kingdom as DT Code of Practice, and then later as BS 7799. (Continued...)

  • L

    Language Workbench

    A Language Workbench (LWB) is a development toolset that facilitates the development and editing of domain specific languages (DSLs). 

  • P

    PERT chart (Program Evaluation Review Technique)

    A PERT chart is a project management tool used to schedule, organize, and coordinate tasks within a project.

  • planning poker

    Planning Poker is a teambuilding activity for achieving group consensus.  It is used by agile software development teams to estimate how long a component of a software project (story) will take to complete.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

    Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a qualification program overseen by the Project Management Institute (PMI)... (Continued)

  • R

    rapid application development (RAD)

    Rapid application development (RAD) is a model based on the concept that higher-quality products can be developed faster through more expedient processes, such as early prototyping, reusing software components and less formality in team communications.

  • S

    Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE)

    SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination) is an international framework for assessment of software processes developed jointly by the ISO and the IEC. SPICE is specified in ISO/IEC 15504... (Continued)

  • W

    work breakdown structure (WBS)

    A work breakdown structure (WBS) is a chart in which the critical work elements, called tasks, of a project are illustrated to portray their relationships to each other and to the project as a whole... (Continued)

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