Preparing a project
Preparing a project

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Preparing a project

1 What is a project?

1.1 A definition

One definition is

‘A project is a one-off, non-repeated activity or set of tasks which achieves clearly stated objectives within a time limit.’

Most managers work on projects, often small or short-term projects, rather than large ones that take several years to complete. Size or length of time do not indicate that one project is more important than another – often small projects pave the way for major improvements to be made. A project is often about creating something new or implementing a major change that can be viewed as a complete event.

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