Characteristics of a project

  1. Temporary – all projects have a definite beginning and end. They are always within a scope of time whether they achieve their objective or not. They often have intended and unintended social economic and environmental impact that far outlast the project itself.
  2. Progressive – projects have progressive elaboration developing in steps and continuing by increments.
  3. Unique – projects are unique and create unique deliverables which are products, process, services or results. the products are quantifiable, capability to perform a service, results in outcomes and produces unique products.
  4. Targets beneficiaries – projects have target beneficiaries, these are people the project is set to benefit from the products process services or results include; community, clients, customers, school church, traders etc.

Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at specified time. It’s the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements.

Processes involve – initiation, planning, executing, monitoring,controlling, and closing, Knowledge areas – integration, scope, time, cost, quality, procurement human resources,communications, risk management, stakeholder management.

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