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Targets (= Project objectives)

Targets (= Project objectives)

All objectives related to and to be achieved in the project. Differentiation is made between objectives relating to the project deliverable (= quality, cost and time objectives, displayed in the so called magic triangle), objectives relating to the project result (= process and result objectives), process-related objectives (= general and operational objectives), the degree to which objectives are binding (= essential and non-essential objectives). Project objectives can compete with each other or complement each other.

Task

Task

Synonym for an activity in network analysis.

Tasks/ requirements (Kanban method)

Tasks/ requirements (Kanban method)

Can be formulated as

  • User stories
  • Features
  • Use cases, etc.

Team building

Team building

Measures and methods for building effective teams.

Team building phases (Tuckman et al.)

Team building phases (Tuckman et al.)

  • Forming
  • Storming
  • Norming
  • Performing
  • Adjourning

Technical debt

Technical debt

A certain extent of improper technical implementation in relation to the User stories. Growth in technical debt with each new Increment increases the product's complexity and reduces velocity.

Ten-point plan (= 10-point plan)

Ten point plan (= 10-point plan)

  1. Recognize conflict
  2. Identify involved people in conflict
  3. Talk about conflict
  4. Analyse conflict
  5. Visualise different sides of the conflict
  6. Categorise conflict (relationship or emotional level?)
  7. Take conflict from an emotional to an objective level
  8. Structure the conflict
  9. Consider, evaluate, select and implement possible solutions
  10. Take advantage of the conflict to introduce new approaches

Theory of constraints

Theory of constraints

Theory of constraints refers to a set of thought patterns and methods for improving the performance of systems.

Three C's (CCC)

Three C's (CCC)

  • Card
  • Conversation
  • Confirmation

Time boxed

Time boxed

Specific fixed duration interval for actions (e.g. meetings) which stop at the end of the timeframe.

Time lag

Time lag

A time value in a precedence relationship.

Time objective

Time objective

Latest deadline for the achievement of a project target or specific milestone.

Time required

Time required

The units of time required to implement an activity or process.

To-do list

To-do list

The to-do list is a tool for documenting agreements made at project team meetings. It shows who has to perform which tasks and by when.

Toilet map method

Toilet map method

A method that is helpful in becoming aware of life goals. For this, a list with two columns is made every time the bathroom is used within 14 days. One column contains private goals, the other focuses on professional goals. Everything that seems to be important and should be achieved is written down.

Total cost curve

Total cost curve

Chart or table showing the development of costs over the course of the project (y-coordinate = cumulative costs up to a specific point). The total cost curve is created by adding up the cost baseline totals.

Total float

Total float

See float.

Total project costs

Total project costs

The total amount of costs incurred by a project.