PRINCE2 Dictionary of Terms
This is an A-Z Dictionary, from the 2009 edition. PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. View the Agile Dictionary. Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Dictionary. Full ITIL glossary of terms. See also Risk Management Dictionary.
- accept to avoid
- baseline to Business Case
- centre of excellence to customer's quality expectations
- Daily Log to DSDM Atern
- embedding (PRINCE2) to exploit
| F - H
- fallback to host site
- impact to Issue Report
| L - O
- Lesson Log to output
- performance targets to Project Support
- quality to quality tolerance
- records to role description
- schedule to supplier
- tailoring to trigger
| U - W
- user acceptance to Work Package
A - accept to avoid
A prioritized list of criteria that the project product
must meet before the customer
will accept it, i.e. measurable definitions of the attributes required for the set of products
to be acceptable to key stakeholders
, function or task that occurs over time, has recognizable results and is managed. It is usually defined as part of a process
Principally, software development methods that apply the project approach
of using short time-boxed iterations where product
s are incrementally developed. PRINCE2 is compatible with agile principles.
See the Agile Dictionary
for more on Agile Projects
The person or group (e.g. a Project Board) who is identified as qualified and authorized to approve a (management or specialist) product as being complete and fit for purpose.
A statement that is taken as being true for the purposes of planning, but which could change later. An assumption is made where some facts are not yet known or decided, and is usually reserved for matters of such significance that, if they change or turn out not to be true, there will need to be considerable replanning.
The right to allocate resources and make decisions (applies to project
and team levels).
avoid (risk response)
A risk response
to a threat
where the threat either can no longer have an impact or can no longer happen.
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