Dictionary of Initials and Acronyms
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For Project Management Terms not included herein refer to the Wideman Comparative Glossary
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A Plain– Cut and Fill; “The land shall be turned to a plain from Geba to Rimmon (see Ref. below) south of Jerusalem.” Zechariah 14:10 A site development engineer would refer to the leveling and contouring of the land upon which something is to be built as CUT AND FILL; cut the high places and fill the low. The area described by Ezekiel is now badly scared by erosion. Often an engineer when called to correct this problem will design a retaining wall to extend across a ravine or valley and then fill in behind. Most of the retention necessary to level and contour for AKD would be on the eastern border. Homes and gardens could be part of the structure of these retaining walls. The fill material behind the retaining wall would be porous allowing space for water to be stored therein. The retaining wall would act as a dam and the fill as a reservoir. A pump extended to the base of the retaining wall would retrieve the water for irrigation, industrial, and domestic use as required. Millions of gallons of water could be stored in these fills.
Approach Statement: A high-level description of how the project will accomplish its goals and objectives.
The Prophet Ezekiel gave the description of A Kingdom District (AKD) to us 2500 years ago. AKD is described as: Ezekiel 48:20; NKJV " The entire district shall be twenty-five thousand cubits by twenty-five thousand cubits, foursquare. You shall set apart the holy district with the property of the city. ” AKD is a PRESENT given in love to YHWH, a gift of land, plans, materials, and workmanship. "As a SPECIAL GIFT, you will set aside the SACRED PORTION along with the PROPERTY OF THE CITY." NIV
AKD is a PLANNED project with SPECIAL ORDERS to DESIGN AND BUILD: "Son of man, describe the temple to the people of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their sins. Let them consider the plan, and if they are ashamed of all they've done, make known to them the design of the temple--its arrangement, its exits and entrances--its whole design and all its regulations and laws. Write these down before them so that they may be faithful to its design and follow all its regulations."
AKD is a special place, set aside for a special purpose: "While the man was standing beside me, I heard someone speaking to me from inside THE TEMPLE. He said: ‘Son of man, this is a place of MY THRONE and a place for the souls of my feet. This is where I will live among the Israelites forever.’" Ezekiel 43:6-7a NIV
AVHM = A VERY HIGH MOUNTAIN
The Mountain: a four mile in diameter dome which stands 2000 feet above the surrounding landscape. Under the dome is the Old City of Jerusalem and the New King David Hotel II. Four spiral rings around the surface of the dome form gutters that direct the water to a large mote like parameter gutter, which also acts as holding and storing water and weight to keep the dome on the earth. On the top center of the dome is the House of YHWH, 2000 feet above the ground and the city below.
Balanced Scorecard: A management and measurement system that enables organizations to clarify their vision and strategy, and translate them into action. It provides feedback for both the internal business processes and external outcomes in order to continuously improve strategic performance and results.
BRANCH (see See-MaKe)
(2) The word BRANCH is itself a motto: taking the Hebrew letters BRA (baw-raw’) which mean: to create, and, NCH (no’-akh) meaning: rest (NCH is the name of the patriarch of the flood, Noah). From this word we can envision A BRANCH Concept: “Creating a resting place, a cover or nest from the storms and from the rain.” (See Isaiah 4)
Build or Buy Decision (see “Replacement”)
Charter: A document prepared by the sponsor that includes an overview of what is expected from the project including limits, priorities, requirements and constraints. [D02189] A formal document providing authority to a project manager to conduct a project within scope, quality, time, cost, and resource constraints as laid down in the document.
canopy See throne
/kod/ (See Kodesh ??? , KoDeSh HE) 1. a defining statement about how something is built, dedicated and utilized. 2. An after the fact statement that something is built according to CODE; local, county, state, federal, national, and international; 3. A code is known and understood by insiders; trained, and educated people.
constrain: see constraints
Constraints: A condition or occurrence that might restrict, limit, or regulate the project. Generally constraints are outside the control of the project team.
Core System: Applications and enabling technologies that support critical business functions. Current core systems support the administrative business such as payroll/personnel, accounting/budgeting, and purchasing are administered by the National Heritage Foundation.
cubit: see Defining Statement: DS01
Cut and Fill: Ibid: A PLANE
DBR: Hebrew, rbd dabar' Speech, word; a business ACT (or answer). (Ref:Strong's H1697)
DBR CODE: Acronym: David's BRANCH REGULATIING (DBR) CODE. A coded identifier and source attached to a statement used to define and approve a specific portion of the design specifications of AKD.
Deliverable: Any measurable, tangible, verifiable item that must be produced to complete the project.
Discovery Project: the work for very large projects takes enough time that it should be structured as a project itself. This is the purpose of defining a separate Discovery Project. The final deliverable for a Discovery Project is a completed Project Definition, Project Management Procedures and project workplan for the subsequent large project. For the most part, all the "real" deliverables will be produced as a part of the larger, followon project.
A District is: a geographical or political division made for a specific purpose. (Webster)
Ephraim is the largest and lead tribe of the House of Israel.
Genius 48 : 11 And Israel said to Joseph, "I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!"
12 So Joseph brought them from beside his knees, and he bowed down with his face to the earth. 13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near him. 14 Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn. 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said: "God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked,
The God who has fed me all my life long to this day,
16 The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil,
Bless the lads; Let my name be named upon them,
And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."
17 Now when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; so he took hold of his father's hand to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head. 18 And Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head."
19 But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations."
20 So he blessed them that day, saying, "By you Israel will bless, saying, 'May God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh!' " And thus he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
Exposure (rank): The likely loss or consequence of a risk. It is the combined probability and impact of a risk usually expressed as the product or probability x impact.
Feasibility Study: A study to examine the viability of taking on a project.
Geba to Rimmon
The distance between Geba and Rimmon is larger than the area prescribed for AKD. Geba is approximately six miles (10K) north of Jerusalem. In addition, Rimmon South is approximately thirty-six miles (58K) South West of Jerusalem. Therefore, these two cities are 42 miles (68K) apart. The diagonal or maximum distance of the area described by Ezekiel is 35,355.34 cubits (13.95 miles or 22.45K). Therefore, the area described by Zechariah is three times as long as needed for Ezekiel’s project. This larger area allows for working room, materials, storage, grade transitions and future development.
Goal Statement: A high-level statement of the project's object of study, its purpose, its quality focus, and viewpoint. Should reference the project's business benefits in terms of cost, time and/or quality.
God: See YHWH
Grading eroded areas
Ref. A PLANE, and GEBA TO RIMMON
Jaw or YAH
“Yah, or Jaw” is a short pronounceable name of our creator, The ONE who said, "Let there be . . . Ref. YHWH
Jesus a.k.a Yahshua or Joshua = Yah (God) Saves; Emmanual = God is with us, and guides us!
Joshua, see Jesus
Judah and Israel, Israel is Judah's father.
“Land development has become a very complex industry and the designer requires a comprehensive understanding of this industry. Practitioners involved in this undertaking have had to become specialists, but the specialists should have a broad knowledge of the popular terms and principles used in the industry so as to better participate in the overall process. It is mandatory that certain of the key professionals have an overall knowledge of all facets of the process. These would certainly include the planners, engineers, and surveyors, as well as the land use attorney and, of course, the client.” (Page 7) Dewberry & Davis, 1996. Land Development Handbook: Planning, Engineering, and Surveying. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Lessons Learned: A set of statements captured after completion of a project or a portion of a project. The statements describe in a neutral way what did or did not work well, along with a statement regarding the risk of ignoring the lesson. Capturing and sharing the lessons learned is an important part of process improvement.
LORD: See YHWH
Maintenance And Operations: The process of keeping an information technology application running and performing its functions on a routine basis. Project activities do not include maintenance and operations tasks.
Modify (Extend, Enhance, Refurbish, Re-engineer, and Renovate): to change the operation of a core system without completely changing the hosting platform or the software that runs the application. A proposal to modify a core system may involve the following strategies: extend, enhance, refurbish, re-engineer, and renovate. Major proposals usually involve several, if not all, of the above strategies, so the Framework does not break down the “Modify” alternative by type of strategy employed.
Ref. A VERY HIGH MOUNTAIN
One (pronounced, own) in Hebrew means: successful effort, ability, power, wealth:--force, goods, might, strength, substance.
Peculiar People (PQRS): For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
(Titus 2:11-15) see also: ( Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 14:2; 1 Peter 2:9)
PIR (Post Implementation Review): Also known as Close Out Report. This is a report compiled upon completion of every project, which determines if the expectations established for the project outcome were met. It documents the comparison between actual results of a project and the objectives and deliverables specified in the project's Charter.
PQRS: Professionally Qualified Retired Service (PQRS or Peculiar) people (see Peculiar People)
Program: The umbrella structure established to manage a series of related projects. The program does not produce any project deliverables. They are produced by the individual project teams. The purpose of the PROGRAM is to:
Program Manager: The person who directs the planning and execution of a program and is held personally accountable for the success of the program.
A Kingdom District (AKD) is a unique District made up of several large projects managed through a PROGRAM structure..
The Program Charter describes the overall project Vision, Mission, anticipated Benefits and provides Preliminary Instructions for creating a Project Plan.
A Program is the umbrella structure established to manage a series of related projects. The Program does not produce any project deliverables. Individual project teams produces each project. Therefore this PROGRAM creates the structure necessary to manage unique AKD PROJECTS.
Project: A novel undertaking or systematic process to create a new product or service the delivery of which signals completion. Projects involve risk and are typically constrained by limited resources. [D01353]
Project Management Framework: The framework fulfills the function of a virtual project management office . . . It allows project managers to review a checklist of best practice items and choose those that are appropriate for their type of project. (http://isb.wa.gov/tools/pmframework/index.aspx)
Each period may be identified as a phase and further broken down into stages.
Public domain: means no copyright -- no exclusive rights.
Quantifiable Measures: Scientific measures.
Recruits: people who are looking for a challenge, willing to be occupied with “A BRANCH Leadership Group,” dedicated to contributing leadership, administration, experiences, accomplishments, and resources on a regular bases to Design, Build, and Operate “A Kingdom District (AKD).”
Replacement: Converting to an entirely new application that provides the same or similar business function. A replaced application is retired at the end of conversion. Replacement is an option when the cost of continued maintenance and/or proposed enhancements would exceed the cost of implementing an entirely new system. It may also be an option if there is a question of the availability of technical resources to continue with the current system.
Requirements: In terms of the “New Requirements” and “Impact Analysis” tools found within the Core System Framework, requirements are: 1) the high-level critical business factors (from alerts or trends) that are driving an organization to develop a proposal to do something or do nothing with their Core System; 2) anything new or significant (a Federal, State or Governor mandate, something to sustain or enhance a system, to leverage a business opportunity, etc.), that may result in pursuing a proposal to do something or do nothing with their Core System.
Required Approvals: Required sign offs, usually by higher authority.
Retirement: The last step in the life cycle of a system or application. It occurs when the application is turned off and removed from the organizations portfolio due to the inability to provide a useful business function.
Vision Statement: A statement that captures the long-term picture of what the organization wants to become. A vision statement must be inspirational, memorable and reflect the desires of those with vested interests. An example would be, "To be recognized for leadership, innovation and excellence in improving the health of individuals and populations."
The Creator of the Rock, Planet Earth, and all the universe, and Proprietor of the Seven Eyes (the Seven Continents) and everything within the Seven Seas.(See: Genius 1, Zechariah 3)
YHWH, meaning, I am your every breath. The letters “YHWH” spell “The Name” of our creator. At least three amazing revelations are found within this spelling of the ancient name for the “ONE TRUE GOD”:
1) These letters y-h-w-h are all breath sounds which are made when one breathes in and out; therefore, every time one breathes in and breathes out one says “The Name” of our maker.
2) These Hebrew letters y-h-w-h have noteworthy meanings: the letter “Yood, y” means “hand,” “Hey h” means “the,” and “Vav v ” means, “nail.” Our Creator is THE ONE whose hands were nailed.
3) “Yah, or Jaw” is a short pronounceable name of our creator. Our jaw-air-way is the means by which we speak and breathe. It is by speech that the Jaw-Way God created us in his image. God El-o-hem (ALL of Him) said, “Let there be . . . and their was.” God breathed (JAW) the breath of life into man. In ALL-of-Him we have and hold our being. Is it any wonder that his name is on our every breath?
Romans 10:8 “But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame." 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For "whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved." 14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?”
Note the importance of speaking, salvation takes place in the Jaw-Way. Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 15:4 “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.” 1 Peter 3:10 "For he who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.”
“Yah, or Jaw” is a short pronounceable name of our creator. Ref. YHWH
“And the LORD YHWH shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one (AKD) LORD, and his name one (AKD).” Zechariah 14:9 The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge) 1769.
Zion is the Hebrew word, pronounced zee-yone’. According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, it means “a permanent capital”. “Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the Yhwh (meaning, i am your every breath), for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden: and they shall not sorrow any more at all.” Jeremiah 31:12 Visitors come from all Nations to the seat of their government. “People from every nation will say to their neighbor; “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the YHWH, to the house of the El-lo-hem (all-to-them) of Jacob: and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the YHWH from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sward against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” “O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the YHWH.” Isaiah 2:3-5 Before we can do this, (go up to the mountain of the house of the YHWH) a dramatic reconstruction of the area must be accomplished. (see A PLANE)