What Defines a Project?
“A project is temporary, it is unique, and it is progressive” (Balakian & Bergmann, 2009, p. 18).
Projects have a defined start and end date; they do not go on forever and do not repeat. Processes that are repetitive are operations, not projects. Projects accomplish something new. While there may be phases or tasks within a project that have been done before, the outcome will be unique. A project is progressively elaborated, meaning that we can expect to learn more as the project progresses and the details of the plan and the requirements may change to meet the needs of the stakeholders (Balakian & Bergmann, 2009).
Select what you believe was a project that you have been a part of. Using the explanation above, decide if it truly was a project or part of ongoing operations. Justify your decision. Your initial post should contain at least 200 words and be supported by at least one additional professional or academic source. Use this week’s lecture as a basis for your post. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Provide examples or experiences to support your comments or position. Your replies should be between 100 and 150 words.