All projects are a temporary effort to create value through a unique product, service or result. They all have a beginning and an end. They also have a team, a budget, a schedule and a set of expectations the team needs to meet. Each project is unique and differs from routine operations and the ongoing activities of an organization, because projects reach a conclusion once the goal is achieved.
The changing nature of work due to technological advances, globalization and other factors means that, increasingly, work is organized around projects with teams being brought together based on the skills needed for specific tasks.
Leading these projects are Project Professionals, people who either intentionally or by circumstance are asked to ensure that a project team meets its goals. Project professionals use many different tools, techniques and approaches to meet the needs of a project.