• Asynchronous communication - A communication in which the two communicating entities do not have to be present on both ends of the communication line at the same time. E-mail is an example of asynchronous communication because when the sender of the e-mail pushes the send button, the intended recipient of the e-mail message does not have to be logged on to the e-mail server.
• Corrective actions - Directions for executing the project work to bring expected project performance in conformance with the project management plan. This is an output item of the QA process.
• Issue log - A notebook or a database to track and manage issues. This process includes entering the issue, modifying its status, and closing the issue.
• Preventive actions - Directions to perform an activity that will reduce the probability of negative consequences associated with project risks. These preventive actions are recommended by the QA process during process analysis.
• Virtual team - A team of members working on the same project with few or no face-to-face meetings. Various technologies, such as e-mail, video conferencing, and the World Wide Web, are used to facilitate communication among team members.
• War room - A conference room used for project team meetings.
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