Project management Definitions

  • A

    acceptance testing

    An acceptance test confirms that an story is complete by matching a user action scenario with a desired outcome. (Continued...)

  • auditor

    In Web advertising, this usually means a third-party company that audits the number of visitors to or impression sent from a Web site during some time period.

  • C

    code review

    Code review is a phase in the computer program development process in which the authors of code, peer reviewers, and perhaps quality assurance reviewers get together to review code, line by line... (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.

  • F

    finite element analysis (FEA)

    Finite element analysis (FEA) is the use of calculations, models and simulations to predict and understand how an object might behave under various physical conditions.

  • 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.

  • 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, sometimes called a PERT diagram, 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.

  • R

    reverse engineering

    Reverse engineering is taking apart an object to see how it works in order to duplicate or enhance the object.

  • runtime

    Runtime is when a program is running (or being executable).

  • S

    smoke testing

    Smoke testing, also called build verification testing or build acceptance testing, is nonexhaustive software analysis that ascertains that the most crucial functions of a program work but does not delve into finer details.

  • stress testing

    Stress testing is the process of determining the ability of a computer, network, program or device to maintain a certain level of effectiveness under unfavorable conditions.

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