Project Or Task?
Are these projects or a tasks?:
- Get oil change
- Set up website
- Write ten things I am grateful for
- Record lesson on goal-setting
Any Outcome…Is A Project
Going by our definition, any outcome that requires more than one step to complete is considered a project.
Therefore, only item 3 is a task, whereas the rest on the list above are projects.
Why? In order to get an oil change, I will need to:
- Look for a workshop
- Call the workshop to make an appointment
- Go to the workshop to get an oil change
Because it would not be possible for me to simply drive into any car workshop and ask for an oil change. Also, I am not capable of doing the oil change myself.
Action: Review your tasks and see if you might be able to further define some sub-tasks for each of them. If you can, then these are really projects rather than tasks.