A rose by any other name…

My concern is the lack of understanding – or is it just loose language – of the difference between programme and project. To me it is very simple: programmes are about delivering ‘outcomes’; projects are about delivering ‘outputs’.

Am I the only person to be accused of being pedantic about taxonomy? The trouble is (my perspective!) that it is very important to ‘say what we mean’ and ‘mean what we say’. All the ‘serious professional careers’ hold this very dearly: lawyers, accountants, doctors, engineers… and if you do not feel that we, project management professionals, are in this category then I think that you and I have different views on our profession!

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