Terminology

Glossary of Forecast: Quickly lookup of the terms

Consider this the dictionary of Forecast. 
Lookup words and terms for clarity, or if just want a definition from our perspective. 

Tip: If you are looking for something specific, use the 'page search'-functionality in your web browser (Ctrl+F on Windows or Command+F on Mac)
 

Client 
Someone you are doing a project for. This can be internal stakeholders, departments or external clients.

Milestone 
A milestone is a phase of the project where a specific and significant event occurs. Any given project will always have at least one milestone. In agile projects, a milestone can also be used to define dates for releases. Releases typically happen when one or more sprints has resulted in the product having enough value to outweigh the cost to deploy it.

Project 
An endeavour which is undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. A project has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources.

Project status A project stage defines where the project is in its life-cycle.
In Forecast, the possible stages are pre-defined as the following:
 - Planning
 - Running
 - Halted
 
- Done

Sprint 
An iteration (cycle) of work. Typically 1-4 weeks.

Sprint planning A meeting about what the team will do during the next sprint.

Scope The range of requirements. These include both functional and non-functional customer requirements, as well as technical team-generated requirements.

Task 
A piece of work that needs to be completed.

Subtasks 
An additional step inside of a task. 

User 
A user is a person who is able to login to Forecast.

Project manager The manager of a specific project.

Team member A member of the organization, and / or a member of a project.

Time report An Overview of registered time on each task.

Remaining time 
The remaining time of a project or task based on the forecast setup, supported by Forecast´s machine-learning technologies.

Upcoming work 
This is your personal view of what's up front. It includes all of your tasks, sorted by overdue, this week, next week and future.

Velocity An analysis of the speed at which the project actually progresses compared to the estimates. A velocity of 1.00 or 100% means that it is going according to the plan. Below 1 means it's going slower, while above 1 means it's going faster.

Non-project time Registered time that is not directly linked to a specific project. Some examples could be, sickness, vacation, meetings, workshops, etc. Non-project time is also known as non-billable time.