- Temporary, in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources.
- Unique, in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal. So a project team often includes people who don’t usually work together -- sometimes from different organizations and across multiple geographic areas.
How Project and Program Management Compare
In my Project Management career I've been asked, why don't I become a Program Manager? You could say it's the same thing, just bigger. Let's spend a little time defining and illustrating the difference. By the Project Management Institute's standards, a project is: