PMP Acronyms

According to PMI, project management best practices are accompanied by a vocabulary. This project management vocabulary contains acronyms that are most commonly understood and used throughout project management activities.

Acronym Definition
AC Actual Cost
ACWP Actual Cost of Work Performed
AD Activity Description
ADM Arrow Diagramming Method
AE Arrow Diagramming Method
AF Actual Finish Date
AOA Activity On Arrow
AON Activity On Node
AS Actual Start Date
BAC Budget At Completion
BCWP Budgeted Cost of Work Performed
BCWS Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled
BOM Bill Of Materials
CA Control Account
CAP Control Account Plan
CCB Change Control Board
COQ Cost of Quality
CPAF Cost Plus Award Fee
CPF Cost Plus Fee
CPFF Cost Plus Fixed Fee
CPI Cost Performance Index
CPIF Cost Plus Incentive Fee
CPM Critical Path Method
CPPC Cost Plus Percentage of Cost
CV Cost Variance
CWBS Contract Work Breakdown Structure
DD Data Date
DU Duration
EAC Estimate at Completion
EF Early Finish Date
EMV Expected Monetary Value
ES Early Start Date
ETC Estimate to Complete
EV Earned Value
EVM EMEarned Value Management PTY
EVT Earned Value Technique
FF Finish To Finish
FF Free Float
FFP Firm Fixed Price
FMEA Failure Mode and Effect Analysis
FPEFA Fixed Price with Economic Price Adjustment
FPIF Fixed Price Incentive Fee
FS Finish to Start
IFB Invitation For Bid
LF Late Finish Date
LOE Level of Effort
LS Late Start Date
OBS Organizational Breakdown Structure
OD Original Duration
PC Percent Complete
PCT Percent Complete
PDM Precedence Diagramming Method
PFD Planned Finish Date
PM Project Management
PM Program Management
PMBOK Project Management Body of Knowledge
PMIS Project Management Information System
PMO Program Management Office
PMO Project Management Office
PMP Project Management Professional
PS Planned Start Date
PSWBS Project Summary Work Breakdown Structure
PV Planned Value
QA Quality Assurance
QC Quality Control
RACI Responsibile, Accountable, Consult, and Inform
RAM Responsibility Assignment Matrix
RBS Resource Breakdown Structure
RBS Risk Breakdown Structure
RD Remaining Duration
RFI Request for Information
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Quotation
SF Scheduled Finish Date
SF Start to Finish
SOW Statement of Work
SPI Schedule Performance Index
SS Scheduled Start Date
SS Start to Start
SV Schedule Variance
SWOT Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
TC Target Completion date
TF Target Finish Date
TF Total Float
T&M Time and Material
TQM Total Quality Management
TS Target Start Date
VE Value Engineering
WBS Work Breakdown Structure
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