It is amazing at times how difficult it is to establish a simple set of definitions
used in the project
management world. There are established definitions of course, but for some reason groups of
individuals have a need to re-define these terms or come up with their own terms.
There is a deep rooted issue here which becomes visible in any attempts to unify the
any discipline. some individuals simply do not like to have pre- defined terminology. Instead they
like to "make things up" as they go along.
This creates problems of course, none the least of which is a conversation is difficult
if the terms
used in the conversation don't have the same meaning for both parties.
- What is a project?
- What is project management?
- What is the role of a project manager?
- Why do we need project management,
project mangers and precise definitions of a project?
For those who practice project management as a profession, these seem silly questions.
outside this practice they seem legitimate questions.