The definition of a project
A project is not a physical object or a result, but a series of temporary activities aimed at achieving specific goals and objectives within specified time and resources (financial and human resources) (Choudhury 1988).
The features of a project
A project is characterized by certain features as outlined using the Australian high speed rain that connects Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne (Australian Government, Department of Infrastructure and Transport, 2012):
Projects have specific goals and objectives: The high speed rail Project had a specific goal, to serve electric trains moving at 350 kph to:
Reduce train crowding;
Improve train reliability and flexibility;