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Is everything a project?

I am a project manager for a decade now, and today, I had this question that suddenly occurred to me, is everything a project? I thought of this while I was cleaning the house, I started around 9, and I intended to finish around 2 (a project has a clear beginning and a clear end), I allocated myself and my husband to the project (resource management), and I allocated the resources (us) to the tasks. Oh, and my project had a goal, which was to make the house tidy.

I was thinking that this applies for nearly every activity that we do in our lives, even when going on vacation. So isn't true that everything is really a project?
asked 8 years ago by anonymous

1 Answer

I think you're right, everything we do is a project. Any day that passes by in our lives is a project, even if it's Sunday and we only want to watch TV (that's the goal of the project). Anything that we do is a project, even if it's cooking, cleaning, fishing, camping, etc... That's why project management is gaining steam exponentially because of its relevance to our daily lives.

Here are a list of things that are projects (the list is endless of course, but this is what i can think of at the moment):

- Studying
- Finding a job
- Finding a girl
- Getting married
- Getting divorced
- Having a baby
- Traveling
- Buying a home
- etc...

EVERYTHING that we do in our lives is a project, it has a clear beginning and end and it has a goal and objectives.
answered 8 years ago by FastProjectManager (10,100 points)

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