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Performance Reports (French word: Rapports d’avancement): Documents and presentations that provide organized and summarized work performance information, earned value management parameters and calculations, and analyses of project work progress and status. Common formats for performance reports include bar charts, S-curves, histograms, tables and project schedule network diagram showing current schedule status.

Portfolio (French word: Portefeuille): A collection of projects or programs and other work that are grouped together to facilitate effective management of that work to meet strategic business objectives. The projects or programs of the portfolio may not necessarily be interdependent or directly related.

Project Charter (French word: Charte de projet): A document issued by the project initiator or sponsor that formally authorizes the existence of a project, and provides the project manager with the authority to apply organizational resources to project activities.

Project Management Office (French word: Bureau de projet): An organizational body or entity assigned various responsabilities related to the centralized and coordinated management of those projects under its domain. The responsabilities of a PMO can range from providing project management support functions to actually being responsible for the direct management of a project.

Project Management Plan (French word: Plan de management du projet): A formal, approved document that defines how the projected is executed, monitored and controlled. It may be summary or detailed and may be composed of one or more subsidiary management plans and other planning documents.

Risk (French Word: risque): An uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs has a positive or negative effect on a project’s objectives.

Stakeholder (French Word: Partie Prenante): Person or organization that actively involved in the project, or whose interests may be positively or negatively affected by execution or completion of the project. A stakeholder may also exert influence over the project and its deliverables.