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A list of the most common standard abbreviations and acronyms for use within Information Technology and IT Project-Management.

List of Computing / IT Acronyms

  • SMB - Small Midsize Business
  • ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning
  • ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  • API - Application Program Interface
  • BAPI - Business API
  • CASE - Computer Aided Software Engineering
  • DOM - Document Object Model
  • EAI - Enterprise Application Integration
  • GUI - Graphical User Interface
  • HTML - HyperText Markup Language
  • J2EE - Java 2 Enterprise Edition
  • JSP - Java Server Page
  • JRE - Java Runtime Environment
  • LUW - Logical Unit of Work
  • LIFO - Last in First Out
  • MVC - Model-View-Controller
  • ODBO - OLE DB for OLAP
  • OLAP - Online-Analytical-Processing
  • OLTP - Online-Transaction-Processing
  • RFC - Remote Function Call
  • RFC - Request for Change / Comments
  • RPC - Remote Procedure Call
  • RSS - Rich Site Summary
  • RSS - Really Simple Syndication
  • SaaS - Software as a Service
  • SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol
  • SOA - Service-oriented architecture
  • SSL - Secure Sockets Layer
  • SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics
  • TCP - Transmission Control Protocol
  • UML - Unified Modeling Language
  • VPN - Virtual Private Network
  • XML - Extensible Markup Language

 

 

List of Management / Business Abbreviations

  • (Project) Management
  • AIDA(S) - Attention, Interest, Desire, Action, Satisfaction
  • KISS - Keep it short and simple
    Business version: Keep it Simple, Stupid
  • KPI - Key performance indicator
  • LOI - Letter of Intent
  • MBO - Management by Objectives
  • NPV - Net present value
  • PM - Project Manager
  • POC - Proof of Concept
  • POS - Point of sale
  • PQP - Project Quality Plan
  • RFI - Request for Information
  • RFP - Request for Proposal
  • RIP - Rest in Peace
  • ROI - Return on Investment
  • ROI - Region of Interest
  • SMART - Specific, Measurable,
    Achievable, Relevant, Time-Specific
  • SOD - Statement of Direction
  • T&M - Time and Material
  • TCO - Total cost of ownership
  • TQM - Total Quality Management
  • UAT - User Acceptance Test
  • USP - Unique Selling Point / Proposition
  • WIP - Work in Process
  • Business Process / Area
  • AP - Accounts Payable
  • AR - Accounts Receivables
  • BI - Business Intelligence
  • BW - Business Warehousing
  • BPM - Business Process Management
  • CPM - Corporate Performance Management
  • CoA - Charts of Accounts
  • CpD - Conto-pro-Diverse
  • DWH - Data Warehouse
  • CMS - Content Management System
  • CRM - Customer Relationship Management
  • ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning
  • GL - General Ledger
  • KM - Knowledge Management
  • SCM - Supply Chain Management