The Basics: What is Project Management
Author: Jeff Davidson
Format: Kindle Edition
What exactly is a project? You hear the word used all the time at work, as well as at home. People say, “I am going to add a deck in the backyard. It will be a real project.” Or, “Our team’s project is to determine consumer preferences in our industry through the year 2010.” Or, “I have a little project I would like you to tackle. I think that you can be finished by this afternoon.”
When you boil it all down, projects can be viewed as having four essential elements: a specific time-frame, an orchestrated approach to codependent events, a desired outcome, and unique characteristics.