Glossary of Project Management Terms

Welcome to Glossary of Project Management terms!

Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. It is often closely related to and sometimes conflated with program management.

The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honoring the project constraints. Typical constraints are scope, time, and budget. The secondary—and more ambitious—challenge is to optimize the allocation and integration of inputs necessary to meet pre-defined objectives.

In this Glossary we will try to define and explain project management terms. For ease of use and understanding, we have broken terms down into the respective areas of focus.