Understanding your Project Manager

Xblog pointed to this Project Management glossary compiled by evolt.org user Martinb. Project Managers have a large part to play in what work you'll have to do, when you'll have to do it by, and whether you get paid. So it's pretty useful to gain credibility with them - and other stakeholders you meet - by understanding their language, and even using it on occasion. What follows is a guide to the common terms used by Project Managers and other people within a project. Like most jargon, it seems pointless until you start working with it, at which point it becomes a very useful way of describing the many people, situations and processes which almost every development project will involve. And if you're still interested in PM stuff, you may be interested in the Project Management Institute's PMBOK, Project Management Body of Knowledge. This is the PM bible.