Glossary of Terms

This glossary contains definitions used by the Project Change Frame® and other methodologies supported by Lindsay McKenna Limited.

A number of definitions are taken from the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK®) from the Project Managment Institute. These are denoted by having (PMI) at the end of the definition..

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Opportunity
The possibility that your project may go better than plan, or that changes outside your project make it possible for you to achieve your goal in a different, simpler, or more cost-effective way. See also Issue and Risk.
Optimum Solution
The solution which is most capable of achieving the Project Goal within the agreed parameters of Customer satisfaction, cost, quality and time.
Organisational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
A depiction of the project organisation arranged so as to relate work packages to organisational units. (PMI)
Outputs
The tangible results that people will receive from the project upon its completion.
Outputs are often expressed in a noun/verb format.
The outputs in themselves, however good, may not guarantee that the desired changes do occur, or that the planned benefits are realised, as this also depends on how the outputs, once received, are then used by the Customers and Stakeholders.
Overt Resistance
Resistance that is openly expressed, and as a result can be managed and dealt with appropriately. The opposite of Covert Resistance. See also Resistance.

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