The whole idea of a project is so simple when it is boiled down yet, it is at the same time so broad and so all encompassing that it can be easy to become overwhelmed in the process of breaking down exactly what a project in fact is. To put it somewhat simply, a project refers specially to any short-term and or temporary task engagement or endeavor in which a particular and unique result, often in the form of a specific product and or service is generated or created. This is usually done via the utilization or a predetermined project management team and run by a designated project management team leader. It also involves the utilization of a number of specific and particular supplemental concepts and utilizations including project staff, project scheduling, project calendars, project life cycles, etc. In general, a project has a fixed time and a fixed goal and multiple projects may run at the same time,
This term is defined in the 3rd and the 4th edition of the PMBOK.