Believe it or not, the set of tasks sitting on your desk are projects. They have a set scope statement, a schedule and a list of activities that need to be completed prior to moving on to a greater event or activity. Often, professionals may make the mistake of diminishing a value of a task by not escalating it to a project, and it may sit for days, weeks or even months unfinished because it’s lacking the proper project controls.
Every project has a very specific goal in mind that must be noted in the scope statement. The scope statement is extrapolated by the project manager who understands the unique, identifiable needs within the statement and standardizes the actions around the project to develop schedules, outline resources and conduct risk assessments.
Project managers are responsible that these activities are not only executed against a baseline schedule but continuously follow the mission and vision of the overall project. It is essential to assess the events that are constrained by the project limitations including but not limited to time, budget, a customer requirement and other defined success criteria.