When a team of people collaborates at some project it is critically important for them to reach unity and consistency in understanding and using of PM terms and definitions, as this is an indispensable condition for a successful project development. Each project uses its own project terminology that is conditioned by project’s character, purposes and specifics. It is an obvious fact that discrepancies can create serious obstacles hampering any work by creating unclearness in communications between participants.
In order of eliminating any counterproductive vagueness in terms used on the project it is necessary to create a shared glossary that can support and promote steady, conventional and reconcilable system of terminology. Such a document can be a library of words and expressions defined up to the smallest details, including specific cases when these terms can be used differently, how they should be understood in different situations (if certain variety of interpretation is accepted), etc. Also terms of reference is a part of documents that describe some standardized procedures, roles, practices, etc.
VIP Task Manager is real-time teamwork software for planning, controlling and analyzing projects in unified terms. It provides you with sharable interface modes (Task List, Task Tree and Calendar) that can be used for analyzing performance over your working plans in order to identify their evolution or defections.
To plan and analyze working plan in specific terms – do the following:
- start your work planning software
- explain your project in specific tasks and terms, including time, costs, etc.
- plan and schedule these tasks for performers
- control and guide the project performance