PMP Definitions: T

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: T
Tacit Knowledge Personal knowledge that can be difficult to articulate and share such as beliefs, experience, and insights.
Tailoring Determining the appropriate combination of processes, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs, and life cycle phases to manage a project.
Team Charter A document that records the team values, agreements, and operating guidelines, as well as establishing clear expectations regarding acceptable behavior by project team members.
Team Management Plan A component of the resource management plan that describes when and how team members will be acquired and how long they will be needed.
Technique A defined systematic procedure employed by a human resource to perform an activity to produce a product or result or deliver a service, and that may employ one or more tools.
Templates A partially complete document in a predefined format that provides a defined structure for collecting, organizing, and presenting information and data.
Test and Evaluation Documents Project documents that describe the activities used to determine if the product meets the quality objectives stated in the quality management plan.
Threshold A predetermined value of a measurable project variable that represents a limit that requires action to be taken if it is reached.
Time and Material Contract (T&M) A type of contract that is a hybrid contractual arrangement containing aspects of both cost-reimbursable and fixed-price contracts.
To-Complete Performance Index (TCPI) A measure of the cost performance that is required to be achieved with the remaining resources in order to meet a specified management goal, expressed as the ratio of the cost to finish the outstanding work to the remaining budget.
Tolerance The quantified description of acceptable variation for a quality requirement.
Tool Something tangible, such as a template or software program, used in performing an activity to produce a product or result.
Tornado Diagram A special type of bar chart used in sensitivity analysis for comparing the relative importance of the variables.
Total Float The amount of time that a scheduled activity can be delayed or extended from its early start date without delaying the project finish date or violating a schedule constraint.
Trend Analysis An analytical technique that uses mathematical models to forecast future outcomes based on historical results.
Trigger Condition An event or situation that indicates that a risk is about to occur.
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