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    • Video Vocab .com
    • Projects Text
    • study method Hear the words in context. Study the meaning of the words and see examples of how they can be used. Practice your new vocabulary. Text
    • introduction Working in the field of project management requires a number of distinct skills. A project manager needs to be able to define the scope of a project clearly, estimate the cost and time required to complete it, set deliverables and specifications for every stage from start to finish, and allocate the needed resources as efficiently as possible. Text
    • introduction The ability to manage people is also a critical skill. A good project manager can deal productively with a broad range of stakeholders, including employees, clients, subcontractors and others affected by the project. He or she will need to sign off on major decisions, such as change orders, while choosing the best possible team to make day-to-day decisions. Text
    • learn Text
    • project manager (PM) The person with overall responsibility for planning and managing a project. Text
    • project manager (PM) This title is used in the construction industry, information technology and many other industries that are based on the production of a product or ser vice. Text
    • example: “A project manager needs to begin by setting clear objectives.” Text
    • sponsor The person who has authority over a project, provides funding, approves scope changes and champions the project within an organization. Text
    • sponsor The project sponsor is usually a representative of the client, since the client has commissioned and funded the project. Text
    • example: “The sponsor should provide high-level guidance while letting the project manager handle day-to-day issues.” Text
    • stakeholder Anyone who has an interest in a project or will be affected by it. Text
    • stakeholder Stakeholders can be people inside or outside the organization carrying out the project. Text
    • example: “We need to remember that the homeowners near our new factory are also s t a k e h o lde rs i n t h e expansion project.” Text
    • subcontractor A business or person who is paid to do part of the work assigned to another person or company. Text
    • subcontractor This noun has a related verb: to subcontract Text
    • example: “We can’t permit our IT provider to subcontract any work on our database, since this would put the security of our customer records at risk.” Text
    • scope The overall definition of what the project is supposed to accomplish, ... Text
    • scope including the project’s goal, the resources to be used to carry it out, and a specific description of the expected end result. Text
    • example: “The scope of this project is a complete redesign of our customer database.” Text
    • deliverables A deliverable may be either a physical object, such as a newly designed product, or an outcome, such as the completion of a business plan. Text
    • example: “For a project to succeed, its deliverables need to be both achievable and clearly defined.” Text
    • specifications Specifications is often abbreviated to: specs Text
    • specifications Specifications are detailed descriptions of the deliverables for a project and include all the technical, time and cost requirements of a project. Text
    • example: “This customer management soft ware doesn’t meet our original specifications.” Text
    • baseline A set of standards for a project, usually based on previous experience, that can be used to evaluate its progress. Text
    • baseline The baseline will include the project’s expected costs, schedule and any technical requirements. Text
    • example: “Our baseline expectation is to complete the project by December at a cost of no more than $4 million.” Text
    • resources All items needed to complete a project, such as a tool, supply item, facility or person. Text
    • resources People (human resources) and money (financial resources) are often the most important elements of a project. Text
    • example: “The scope of a project needs to match the resources available to carry it out.” Text
    • to estimate To calculate or guess the value, size or amount of something. Text
    • an estimate The noun form can be either: an estimate or an estimation Text
    • example: “The value of the deal is estimated at $12 million” Text
    • top-down estimate An estimate for the cost, time, and risks of a project made by looking at the entire project ... Text
    • top-down estimate ‘from the top down’ , or in great detail, and comparing it to similar projects in the past. Text
    • example: “Richard has worked on several similar projects before, so he can give us a top-down estimate of how much this one should cost.” Text
    • to allocate To decide that an amount of money, time or other resources should be used for a certain purpose. Text
    • to allocate This verb often appears in t wo strong collocations: to allocate funds & to allocate resources Text
    • example: “Du Pont has allocated funds to build t wo new factories in Asia.” Text
    • margin A spare amount of money, time or other resources that is set aside in case of unforeseen problems, costs or delays. Text
    • example: “This construction project has a t wo-week margin to allow for delays due to bad weather.” Text
    • The meaning of margin is similar to our next word ... Text
    • contingency A planned allocation of resources that are to be used in the event that something unforeseen, ... Text
    • contingency such as a bad weather, affects the completion of a project according to the schedule. Text
    • example: “We need to develop plans to deal with any contingencies before starting the project.” Text
    • change order A request for a change in a project’s scope, deliverables or cost. Text
    • change order Most large projects will require change orders, either because the project manager sees the need for changes or because the client’s needs have changed. Text
    • example: “It’s important to get the client to approve any change orders before allocating more resources.” Text
    • to sign off To give approval for someone else’s decision. Text
    • example: “The finance director needs to sign off on any change in our approved vendors.” Text
    • practice Now, it’s your turn to practice Text
    • example For example, if you hear… The value of the deal is <beep> at £12 million. Text
    • example You should say ... The value of the deal is estimated at £12 million. Text
    • question 1 We need to <beep> more resources to meet the new deadline. Text
    • answer 1 We need to allocate more resources to meet the new deadline. Text
    • question 2 It’s important to consult with all the <beep> who may be affected by the relocation of our plant. Text
    • answer 2 It’s important to consult with all the stakeholders who may be affected by the relocation of our plant. Text
    • question 3 Since the <beep> of this project is quite broad, we’ll need to make our plans as detailed as possible. Text
    • answer 3 Since the scope of this project is quite broad, we’ll need to make our plans as detailed as possible. Text
    • question 4 The finance director needs to <beep> on any changes to our accounts. Text
    • answer 4 The finance director needs to sign off on any changes to our accounts. Text
    • question 5 Any project that doesn’t allow for <beep> is likely to run into problems. Text
    • answer 5 Any project that doesn’t allow for contingencies is likely to run into problems. Text
    • question 6 Unfortunately, the new software doesn’t meet the original <beep>. Text
    • answer 6 Unfortunately, the new software doesn’t meet the original specifications. Text
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