IT project management and portfolio management

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  • business plan

    A business plan is a document demonstrating the feasibility of a prospective new business and providing a roadmap for its first several years of operation. Business plans are often shared with funding agencies, potential investors and venture capital... 

  • sunsetting

    Sunsetting, in a business context, is intentionally and gradually phasing something out. The term is often used in reference to brands, partnerships, agreements, business policies and hardware and software products, among other possibilities. 

  • boil the ocean

    To boil the ocean, in a business context, is to increase the scope of a project or task until it is practically impossible to accomplish as envisioned. The tendency for project requirements or scope to steadily increase is sometimes known as feature ... 

  • rolling forecast

    A rolling forecast is a business projection that adapts for the passage of time. If a forecast period is a year long, for example, when the first month, passes it is dropped from the forecast and the month following the final month in the forecast pe... 

  • IT project manager

    An IT project manager is a professional charged with overseeing the process of planning, executing and delegating responsibilities around an organization's technology pursuits and goals. 

  • Infinite Monkey Theorem

    The Infinite Monkey Theorem is a proposition that an unlimited number of monkeys, given typewriters and sufficient time, will eventually produce a particular text, such as Hamlet or even the complete works of Shakespeare. 

  • steering committee

    A steering committee is a group of high-level advisors who have been appointed to provide an organization or project with direction. 

  • project post-mortem

    Project post-mortem is a process intended to inform project improvements by determining aspects that were successful or unsuccessful. 

  • SRI International (SRI)

    SRI International (SRI), founded as Stanford Research Institute International, is an independent, non-profit research institute headquartered in Menlo Park, California. SRI International specializes in conducting client-sponsored research and develop... 

  • lean startup

    Lean startup is an approach to business development that is based on the principles of lean production, a manufacturing methodology that values a business' ability to change quickly.