FANDOM


From the PMBOK, a project is a "temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result." In other words, a project is distinguished from an on-going operation, repetitive process, in that it is temporary. And it must create something new, something unique. Many activities that we might use the word project for in everyday English are not projects within the project management definition.

ExamplesEdit

While there are exceptions, here are some general examples. (Please feel free to add more.)

Projects:

  • developing a new product
  • setting up a workspace
  • researching and writing a book
  • building a bridge
  • hosting a one-time academic conference

Not projects:

  • managing an assembly line
  • cleaning the kitchen
  • filling in workforms
  • running a restaurant

Related: project team, sponsor, project charter, project management plan

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.