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PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms

Access to PMI main project management glossary added to PMWL

12 September 2016 – Dallas, TX and Philadelphia, USA - A new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) in the Glossaries and Dictionaries section.  The new resource is titled "PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms."

Those new to program and project management (PPM) need to understand the meanings of PPM terms and phrases.  Project managers need to ensure that everyone on the team, including contractors, share a common understanding of terms and concepts.  Professionals working on diverse teams, especially those with participants in or from different countries and cultures, may need to take specific actions to clarify words and meanings.  Those conducting PPM research need to carefully define terms to reduce ambiguity and enhance understanding of results.  Everyone working in the PPM field needs to communicate clearly and effectively in order to promote understanding.

The PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms was launched in 2012 (updated in 2015) as a PMI tool for project, program, and portfolio managers, providing access to a set of frequently used terms with clear and concise definitions. The Lexicon contains foundational terms used within professional project, program, and portfolio management.

To access this resource, go to the Glossaries section in the PMWL at, click on PPM Glossaries and scroll down to find the resource.  Free access, but must be registered and logged in.