3.8. Key Terms

Key Terms

  • Active Control: Takes a two-pronged approach: Controlling what you can by making sure you understand what’s important, taking meaningful measurements, and building an effective team focused on project success. Adapting to what you can’t control through early detection and proactive intervention.
  • Deliverable: This means anything your project delivers. The deliverables for your project include all of the products or services that you and your team are performing for the client, customer, or sponsor, including all the project management documents that you put together.
  • Deterministic Approach: Labouring under the false notion that once everyone agrees on a plan, the plan itself determines what comes next.
  • Planning: The act or process of making a plan to achieve or do something. This suggests that the ultimate goal of planning is the plan itself. It also presumes that once a plan has been formulated, you only need to follow the plan to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Planning Phase: When the project plans are documented, the project deliverables and requirements are defined, and the project schedule is created. It involves creating a set of plans to help guide your team through the implementation and closure phases of the project.
  • Project Management: Has a dual nature; it is both a series of distinct phases with a clear beginning and end and a continuous, circular process in which each end leads to a new beginning.
  • Project Planning: At the heart of the project life cycle, and tells everyone involved where you’re going and how you’re going to get there.
  • Uncertainty: Is not an exceptional state in an otherwise predictable process of work, they argue. Instead, it is a permanent feature of modern work. What’s more, the longer the time between planning and implementation, the higher the uncertainty surrounding individual activities.


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