The Characteristics of a Project
By Colleen Garton and Erika McCulloch
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from Chapter 1 of Fundamentals of Technology Project Management
A project is an undertaking of any size, budget, or timeline that has a clearly defined start and finish and a specific desired outcome. The most important characteristic of a project is its purpose. Unless a project team knows what the specific purpose of the project is, they will be unable to undertake it.