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Project Management Checklists For Dummies by Nick Graham

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Chapter 21

Ten Sets of AKAs

In This Chapter

arrow About naming conventions in project management

arrow AKA – ‘also known as’

arrow Ten lots of synonyms

Standards in projects can be a bit of a problem. If you’ve learned one, you’re reading a book based on another but your new company uses a third one, then don’t be too surprised if your head starts to spin.

This Part of Tens chapter is to help you pin down what’s what and to find a way through the maze of terminology. In each section the term used in this book is listed first and after it the AKAs – ‘also known as’.

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet.

Juliet, in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Generally speaking the underlying concepts for parts of the project and for documents are the same, and it’s just the names that you find are different. One or two exceptions do occur though, where you need to be more careful. You’ll find a comment or two in this chapter where that is the case.

Kick Off

Kick Off: Project Start Up.

Outline Charter: Project Brief.

Planning Stage

Planning Stage: Initiation Stage.

Project Charter and Project Management Plan (PMP): Project Definition Document (PDD), Project ...

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