What is a Project?

The project comes from the word “Projectum” derived from the Latin verb “Proicere” which means “before an action”.

According to Business Dictionary, “ Project is a planned set of interrelated tasks to be executed over a fixed period and within certain cost and other limitations”.

According to Project Management Institute (PMI), “ Project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service”.

According to Adam and Ebert, “ A project is a one-shot set of activities with a definite beginning and ending point”.

According to The British Standard, “ Project is a unique set of coordinated activities, with definite starting and finishing points, undertaken by an individual or organization to meet specific objectives within defined schedule cost and performance parameters”.

According to The Project Management Hut, “ A project is made up of a set of tasks that need to be completed by a variety of people within your organization”.

According to the Association of Project Management, “ A project is a unique, transient endeavor, undertaken to achieve planned objectives, which could be defined in terms of output, outcomes or benefits”.