Project Management Terminology

Adriana Girdler

  10 Terms Every Project Manager Should Know Project management buzz words can be confusing! In this video, you will learn 10 of the most …


10 Terms Every Project Manager Should Know

Project management buzz words can be confusing! In this video, you will learn 10 of the most common project management terms and definitions. Every project manager and project team member should know these terms:

➡ Sponsor (aka Project Sponsor or Executive Sponsor)

➡ Stakeholder

➡ Steering Committee

➡ Scope Statement

➡ Gold Platting

➡ Scope Creep

➡ Charter

➡ WBS – Work Breakdown Structure

➡ Action Plan (aka Workplan, schedule)

➡ Risk planning

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Project Management Terminology | 10 Terms Every Project Manager Should Know

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

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