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Forecast at completion.
One of the styles in a type family; for example, the italic style in the Arial family. Also called typeface.
A social networking site that allows users to share videos, text, and applications.
A collaborative process that uses a neutral third party to help a group reach a goal or complete a task in a way that is acceptable to all participants.
A person who acts as a neutral third party and leads a discussion or activity to extract feedback and information or to reach resolution on a dispute or conflict.
A process in which a neutral third-party investigates the facts relevant to a dispute.
See non-repro blue.
A collection of typefaces intended to be used together; for example, the Arial family. Also called type family.
Compressing a project schedule by doing some activities in parallel that would normally be done in sequence.
An assessment of the capability for successful implementation; the possibility, probability, and suitability of accomplishment.
The methods and techniques used to examine technical and cost data to determine the economic potential and practicality of a project. GUIDE
Blurring a graphic image by gradually dissipating the edge.
A United States law that requires federal agencies to develop, document, and implement agency-wide programs to provide information security.
An XML-formatted file that allows blog or podcast subscribers to access content without visiting the web site where the blog or podcast is located.
The receivers response to the sender.
The evaluation of a program or product in the intended use setting.
An illustration that appears in running text. See also table.
Process for reducing the size of one or more files. Also called archiving, zipping.
A standard, protocol, and channel for transmitting large files over the Internet.
A video editing production tool that supports real-time editing and a variety of formats.
The documentation that describes the ultimate as delivered configuration to provide for replication.
A retrospective report that describes experiences that formally closes the current project and that may benefit future projects. Also called post-implementation report. TEMPLATE
The process of managing the financial resources of a businessaccounting, financial reporting, budgeting, accounts receivable, risk management, and so onto maximize value.
A web site's ability to be found easily using directories, search engines, and other online resources.
A point in time that is associated with an activitys completion.
See logical relationship.
See logical relationship.
A security system that prevents unauthorized access to a computer.
A web graphics design tool that can create animated GIFs, create rollovers for web buttons, combine vector and bitmap graphics, optimize graphics, and reduce file sizes.
A type of contract where the buyer pays the vendor a set amount, as defined in the contract, regardless of the sellers costs.
The accounting or tax year, as opposed to the calendar year. Income statements summarize earnings over the fiscal year, and balance sheets usually summarize assets, liabilities, and equities at the end of the fiscal year.
See Ishikawa diagram.
Tangible property owned by the corporation or entity, that is not used up, consumed, or converted into cash during normal business operations. Factory machinery, buildings, and large computer systems are typical fixed assets. See also current assets.
A type of contract where the buyer pays the vendor a set amount, as defined in the contract, and the vendor can earn an additional amount if they meet defined performance criteria.
Editable Adobe Flash movie file format.
A vector graphic animation application that creates graphics that look the same across all browsers that have the plug-in installed.
Film clip file format.
Schedules that allow employees to build their work hours around their personal responsibilities; for example, flextime and telecommuting.
An online photo sharing web site for photoblogging.
The amount of time that an activity can be delayed from its early start without delaying the project finish. Also called path float, slack, total float. See also free float.
See work flow.
Text aligned on the left margin and uneven on the right side. Also called left justified, ragged right. See also alignment styles.
Text aligned on the right margin and uneven on the left side. Also called ragged left, right justified. See also alignment styles.
Flash video file format.
The visible side of the paper that is glued to the front and back of a casebound book. See also case bind.
A small group of people brought together to provide their views on a particular topic (concept, product, service, plan, etc.).
To foil stamp and emboss an image. Also called heat stamp.
A printing method that releases foil from its backing when a heated die is applied. Also called block print, hot foil stamp, stamp.
Marks indicating where a fold is to occur in a printed document.
A gatefold sheet that is bound into a publication, typically for an oversized chart or illustration. Also called gatefold, pullout.
A page number, which often appears in headers or footers.
A single width, weight, and style of a typeface.
One or two lines of information (for example, document title, page number, and date) that appear at the bottom of each page in a document. Also called running foot. See also header.
A reference or explanatory note at the bottom of a page. See also end note.
An estimate and prediction of future conditions and events based on information and knowledge available at the time of the forecast.
Scheduled cost for a task.
An introductory note in a document. See also front matter.
The initial stage of team development, in which team members identify interpersonal and task boundaries and establish dependency relationships. See also adjourning, norming, performing, storming, team development stages.
An evaluation performed before or during a course to improve course segments in response to discovered weaknesses.
The calculation of the early start and early finish for the uncompleted portions of all network activities.
Printing that simulates full-color images using black, cyan, magenta, and yellow. Also called color process printing, full-color printing, process printing.
See sentence fragment.
A single graphic image in a sequence or a single picture in a computerized movie.
Multiple, separately scrollable areas on a web page.
The number of images displayed each second to give digital video the illusion of motion.
The amount of time that an activity can be delayed without delaying the early start of any immediately following activities. See also float.
A vector-based program used to produce charts, illustrations, maps, and logos.
Software distributed on the web at no charge.
The numerical value that represents how often an event occurs, typically within a specific time period.
A graphical display that shows how often a value or set of values occurs for a specific variable. See also plot types.
A list of common questions and answers in a particular topic area.
The interface that allows a user to access an application. See also back end.
Supplemental information at the front of a document. Also called preliminary matter. See also acknowledgements, back matter, foreword, preface, rights page, table of contents, table of figures, table of tables, title page.
The procurement and implementation of a capital project or useful segment/module of a capital project. Full acquisition occurs after all planning activities are complete and the organization's Executive Review Committee or Investment Review Board selects and approves the proposed technical approach and project plan, and establishes the baseline cost, schedule and performance goals for this phase of the investment.
Screen capture software that allows the user to edit and annotate images.
The initial approved functional configuration identification that describes a products functional characteristics (product requirements). See also baseline types.
An engineering audit of a configuration item or system that is conducted to verify that the development of a configuration item has been completed satisfactorily, that the item has achieved the performance and functional characteristics specified in the functional or allocated configuration identification, and that its operational and support documents are complete and satisfactory. The FCA, with the results of the physical configuration audit (PCA), provides the decision point to confirm that the design is ready for either integration or replication.
A technique used during planning, analysis, and design to create a functional hierarchy for the software.
A project document that provides the basis of the design of the system and is used to verify and validate the system during the testing, ensuring that all the required functions are present and operate correctly.
A manager who is responsible for activities in a specialized office or function, such as manufacturing, finance, sales, or marketing.
An organizational structure in which staff are grouped hierarchically by specialty; for example, accounting at the top level, further divided into accounts payable, accounts receivable, and so on.
Requirements that specify the inputs to and outputs from the system, and behavioral relationships between them. A requirement that specifies a function that a software component, product, or system must be able to perform.
A formal statement of a systems functional requirements, it serves the same purpose as a contractthe developers agree to provide the capabilities specified from the user community. The FRD is solution independent and is a statement of what the system is to donot of how it works. Since the FRD does not commit the developers to a design, there are not any references to the use of a specific technology in the FRD. TEMPLATE GUIDE
A description of work to be performed in terms of the end purpose or results, instead of the specific procedures, processes, or equipment to be used in the performance of the work.
The group of documents that provide a blueprint for system design.
A plan for testing each function across one or more units. The plan describes how the functional testing occurs and the test procedure/test cases that will be used. The plan includes procedures for creating the test environment that allows all functions to be executed; the entry and exit criteria for starting and ending the functional testing period; and the schedule followed for starting and ending each test.
Procedures for each function or combination of functions to be tested. Procedures fully describe how the function is tested. Expected output from each test procedure is identified to compare the planned output to actual output.
Testing conducted to evaluate the compliance of a software product with specified functional requirements. Testing that focuses on the outputs generated in response to selected inputs and execution conditions. See also black-box testing.
See run-on sentence.
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