The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Actual dates are different from planned or estimated dates. Actual Effort: The actual effort spent to complete the activity, as opposed to the planned or estimated effort. Actual Finish: The actual date on which an activity ends, as opposed to the planned or estimated finish date.

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Project Management Methodologies Review (Part 1)


Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM). CCPM avoids that by building a project schedule that first identifies a “critical chain” of tasks and then reserving resources for those tasks. CON: This approach may not be effective for projects with short deadlines, since CCPM plans build in extra time buffers along the critical chain. Critical Path Method (CPM). Event Chain Methodology (ECM).

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