Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video On a project vs. business as usual, part of Insights from a Project Manager.
- A project, by definition,…has a distinct beginning, and an end.…You create a product that does not exist.…And when that product is created,…you stop the project.…It is a contained…piece of work.…It's not ongoing.…So let's take a real, big, fun, wild example, okay.…You create a new commercial airplane.…
That is a massive project,…but it starts with the idea of,…are we going to create a big commercial airplane?…Are we going to create a fuel-efficient airplane?…Are we going to create a military aircraft, whatever it is.…And it ultimately ends up in the first product…that you're going to manufacture and sell.…At some point in time, you go from that…and just make 27 or 87 or 507 of them…and a manufacturing line thereafter.…The project is to create that product…and the capability to build it.…
Then the project ends.…Business as usual, this a pretty big business as usual,…but business as usual is then the ongoing manufacture…of the product that you create.…In a different example, I might create…a set of tools and scripts…
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