How Processes Disguised as Projects Can Hurt Your Business (and What You Need to Do About It Today)
A while back, Alex Hughes wrote about the Project vs Process dilemma like this:
Project management is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the enterprise environment. These days, it seems that any organized effort that includes tasks with due dates is deemed to be a project.
But what if it isn’t? Misidentifying it could set your project or initiative back at the very outset.
Ask yourself: “What are the main tasks for my next project?” If you answer with responses such as, “begin requisition,” “send notification letter,” or “log hours,” ask yourself another question. “Is what I am describing actually a project?” Are you sure that it is not in fact a process that you are describing that just happens to have steps with due dates associated with them?