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Project management is a methodical approach to planning and guiding project processes from start to finish. The discipline can be applied to almost any type of project and is widely used to control the complex processes of software development projects.

How much do you know about the essential terminology of project management? Take our quiz to find out. Would you like to brush up first? See our Quick Start Glossary: Project management.

 

1. An RFP is a document that an organization posts to elicit bids from potential vendors for a desired IT solution. What does RFP stand for?
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2. Which development model is based on the concept that higher-quality products can be developed faster through processes such as early prototyping, reusing software components and less formality in team communications – RAD or JAD?
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3. This agile development model involves multiple small teams working in an intensive and interdependent manner. The term is named for a formation in rugby used to restart a game after an event that causes play to stop. What is it?
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4. What does it mean if your project’s bus number is one – and why is that a problem?
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5. In product development, a _____ is a set period of time during which specific work has to be completed and made ready for review. Sprint or spike?
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6. A WAG is an estimate for how long it will take to complete a project. What does WAG stand for?
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7. Does a burn down chart represent the amount of work completed or the amount of work yet to be done?
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8. TCO is a type of calculation designed to help consumers and managers evaluate both direct and indirect costs and benefits related to the purchase of something. What does TCO stand for?
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9. Which type of graph illustrates task dependencies, the Gantt chart or the PERT chart?
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10. What kind of document provides an argument designed to convince a decision maker to approve some kind of action, usually by providing evidence that the action will lead to a good return on investment?
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This was last updated in March 2015
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