Project Categorization Chart


On the subject of the Categorization of Projects

17 May 2017

Dear David,

Russ Archibald has suggested that the attached chart adds to the discussion of systematic categorization of different types of projects which is basic to their management by a project manager.  The chart shows that within the life cycle of any project that there most probably will be sub-projects of different categories.

Take a normal construction project.  The conception and or feasibility phase will be a research-type project with white collar-type analysts looking at many different alternatives and needs.

The following design phase will be a normal planning-type project with engineers and managers developing detailed plans and costs.

Perhaps others will want to contribute to this important project management subject.

Bob Youker
Maryland, USA