PMP Definitions: I

Many of the words defined here have broader, and in some cases different, dictionary definitions. In some cases, a single glossary term consists of multiple words (e.g., root cause analysis).

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Definitions: I
Identify Risks The process of identifying individual risks as well as sources of overall risk and documenting their characteristics.
Identify Stakeholders The process of identifying project stakeholders regularly and analyzing and documenting relevant information regarding their interests, involvement, interdependencies, influence, and potential impact on project success.
Implement Risk Responses The process of implementing agreed-upon risk response plans.
Imposed Date A fixed date imposed on a schedule activity or schedule milestone, usually in the form of a "start no earlier than" and "finish no later than" date.
Incentive Fee A set of financial incentives related to cost, schedule, or technical performance of the seller.
Incremental Life Cycle An adaptive project life cycle in which the deliverable is produced through a series of iterations that successively add functionality within a predetermined time frame. The deliverable contains the necessary and sufficient capability to be considered complete only after the final iteration.
Independent Estimates A process of using a third party to obtain and analyze information to support prediction of cost, schedule, or other items.
Influence Diagram A graphical representation of situations showing causal influences, time ordering of events, and other relationships among variables and outcomes.
Information Organized or structured data, processed for a specific purpose to make it meaningful, valuable, and useful in specific contexts.
Information Management Systems Facilities, processes, and procedures used to collect,store, and distribute information between producers and consumers of information in physical or electronic format.
Initiating Process Group Those processes performed to define a new project or a new phase of an existing project by obtaining authorization to start the project or phase.
Input Any item, whether internal or external to the project, which is required by a process before that process proceeds. May be an output from a predecessor process.
Inspection Examination of a work product to determine whether it conforms to documented standards.
Interpersonal and Team Skills Skills used to effectively lead and interact with team members and other stakeholders.
Interpersonal Skills Skills used to establish and maintain relationships with other people.
Interviews A formal or informal approach to elicit information from stakeholders by talking to them directly.
Invitation for Bid (IFB) Generally, this term is equivalent to a request for proposal. However, in some application areas, it may have a narrower or more specific meaning.
Issue A current condition or situation that may have an impact on the project objectives.
Issue Log A project document where information about issues is recorded and monitored.
Iterative Life Cycle A project life cycle where the project scope is generally determined dearly in the project life cycle, but time and cost estimates are routinely modified as the project team's understanding of the product increases. Iterations develop the product through a series of repeated cycles, while increments successively add to the functionality of the product.
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