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What are some good definitions for High, Medium and Low priorities?

I am using a project management system that forces me to define feature requests as either High, Medium or Low priority. Has anyone got a good set of definitions that clarifies what those priorities ...
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Can I have a have a project without having a portfolio?

I'm studying the PMBOK Guide together with Head First PMP. I'm confused about the distinction between portfolios, programs, and projects. If I have only one project, do I still have a portfolio?
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What is the definition of “project” in Agile settings?

The context is a PMO running across two development groups, one doing Agile development, the other using the waterfall model. In order to come up with a common approach and engagement model, we would ...
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What is a Contingency Value and Value Pricing?

When it comes to Project Management Vocabs and definitions, as a beginner I find it hard to understand some of the definition I find on the web, two of those are meanings that I find hard to ...
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Difference between “Earned Value” and “Contribution Margin”?

I have been searching here and there for the meanings of "Earned Value" and "Contribution Margin", it doesn't seem to make sense to me why so many project could have a positive(+) Contribution Margin, ...
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Project metric definitions

I often read about Agile development in blogs. It seems that some PM terms are sometimes mentioned with slightly different meanings depending on the context. Could you transcribe from a book (either ...
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What's the exact definition of “Program Manager”?

I'm still confused with the title 'Program Manager' after I went through this site and searched over threads. Actually I haven't seen many 'Program Managers' in practice. Is it a regular role in ...
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What is the spiral method of project management methodologies?

What exactly is a spiral module in terms of projects management methods? What does it entail? Is it a loosely formed term akin to agile as well (as there are various variants)? Finally, In which ...
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Disregard PMBOK. How could I define a Project?

I've been placed in a new position, to manage "projects" for a help desk/tech support organization. Some of the projects on my list have arbitrarily been removed, because they were not considered a ...
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Is Agile Lean? Or are Agile and Lean totally separate philosophies?

Can I say Agile is "not" Lean and both Agile and Lean are totally different concepts or philosophies? If I take lean principles: "Self Organization" "Kaizen or Cont. Improvement" "Quality ...
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What is kanban?

I'm curious as to what kanban is. I just learned about it seconds ago reviewing another question. (a) What is involved that would consider it Kanban? (b) Also how does it different from other ...
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What is an engagement manager - what does (s)he do?

Could anyone please give me a role description of an engagement manager? I think it should be the person internally responsible for getting a deal. The more detailed the better. References are also ...
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What is the generally-accepted definition of a “software project?”

One of side discussions here on PMSE brought me to this: what exactly do we understand when we say "a project?" The most obvious thing is to start with Wikipedia definition: A project is a ...
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What is OEM-dependent consulting?

Is this a common term in consulting? Our prof mentiones this, but I can't find any definition in the inet.
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Whats the difference between a project manager and an IT manager?

What is the difference between these roles and where is the crossover? Is it possible to be both in particular jobs?
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What's the best definition and explanation of project risk?

I've had trouble in the past explaining project risk to non-PMs. For me the key element I struggle to get people to accept is that a risk is something outside the control of those on the project ...