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.