Glossary of Project Management Terms

Our glossary of project management let you find the terms and definitions that are commonly used in business and project management. Use the form below to find a term.

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A piece of work requiring effort, resources and having a concrete outcome (a deliverable). Although a task may be of any size (a project is a very large task), the term task is ...
Task management
Task management generally refers to a software package, or sometimes a non computerized process allowing to create tasks, assign them to an owner and track their execution.
Task Manager
A member of the functional organization who has accepted responsibility for accomplishing project tasks for a project manager. Thus, the task manager has functional (competence and performance) ...
Team Building
The process of influencing a group of diverse individuals, each with their own goals, needs, and perspectives, to work together effectively for the benefit of a project such that their team will ...
Team charter
A Team Charter is a brief written document used to define the mission and objectives of the team. The charter typically includes a statement of mission, objectives or statement of work; background; ...
Team management
Team management is the direction of a group of individuals that work as a unit. Effective teams are results-oriented and are committed to project objectives, goals and strategies.
Test Plan
A description of the tests needed to complete a project or a sub-project properly.
Time to market
The length of time it takes to develop a new product from an early initial idea for a new product to initial market sales. Precise definitions of the start and end point vary from one ...
Tool launch
In industrial projects, tool launch or tooling launch is a milestone at which the capital for a production tool is fully committed to a supplier. It typically require the approval of senior ...
Total Quality Management
Total Quality Management (TQM) is an organizational management approach for making all individuals responsible for improving the quality of goods and services supplied. ...

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