Glossary

The National Project Management System (NPMS) for IT-Enabled Projects provides users with lists of current English acronyms, terms, expressions and official titles taken from NPMS documents.

The fields featured in the Glossary and Definitions lists are finance, administration, project management and informatics related. It is designed for anyone preparing NPMS documents.

A

AD
Approval Document
ADM
Assistant Deputy Minister
AFR
Approved Feasibility Report
APPP
Approved Preliminary Project Plan
ARB
Architecture Review Board IM/IT
ASoR
Approved Statement of Requirements

B

BOC
Business Operations Committee

C

CAB
Change Advisory Committee
CI
Continual Improvement
CIO
Chief Information Officer
CIR
Continual Improvement Representative
CIT
Continual Improvement Team
CO
Change Order or Contract Officer
COD
Close Out Document
CODA
Close Out Document Approval
COE
Centre of Expertise

D

DISC
Departmental IM/IT Steering Committee
DG
Director General
DM
Design Manager
DP
Departmental Policy
DPC
Departmental Policy Committee

E

E-CAB
Enterprise Change Advisory Board
E-DRM
Enterprise Document and Records Management
ELF
Electronic Forms
EPA
Effective Project Approval

F

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
FIP
Federal Identity Program
FR
Feasibility Report
FRA
Feasibility Report Approval

H

HR
Human Resources

I

IAR
Investment Analysis Report
ICOD
Identification Close Out Document
IDP
Integrated Design Process
IMB
Investment Management Board
IM/IT
Information Management / Information Technology
IT
Information Technology

K

KA
Knowledge Area

M

MAF
Management Accountability Framework
MERX
Electronic Tendering Service
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
MRO
Ministers' Regional Office

N

NCA
National Capital Area
NPMS
National Project Management System

O

OGD
Other Government Department

P

PCRA
Project Complexity and Risk Assessment
PDO
Project Delivery Office
PM
Project Management
PMAC
Project Management Advisory Council
PMBOK®
Project Management (Institute) Body of Knowledge
PMD
Project Management Directorate
PMI
Project Management Institute
PMO
Project Management Office
PMP
Project Management Professional or Project Management Plan
PMPA
Project Management Plan Approval
PPA
Preliminary Project Approval
PPP
Preliminary Project Plan
PPPA
Preliminary Project Plan Approval
PRAC
Project Review Advisory Committee
PRB
Project Review Board
PSR
Project Status Report
PTO
Product Turn-Over
PWGSC/PSPC
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Q

QA
Quality Assurance

R

RFP
Request for Proposal
RM
Regional Manager
RMP
Risk Management Plan
RPP
Revised Project Plan

S

SoR
Statement of Requirements
SOW
Statement of Work
SPM
Senior Project Manager
SSA
Specific Service Agreement

T

TB
Treasury Board
TBS
Treasury Board Secretariat
TOA
Turn-over Approval
TOR
Terms of Reference

W

WBS
Work Breakdown Structure
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