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Project vs. Policy — What's the Difference?

Project vs. Policy — What's the Difference?

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Project

A project (or program) is any undertaking, carried out individually or collaboratively and possibly involving research or design, that is carefully planned (usually by a project team, but sometimes by a project manager or by a project planner) to achieve a particular aim.An alternative view sees a project managerially as a sequence of events: a "set of interrelated tasks to be executed over a fixed period and within certain cost and other limitations".A project may be a temporary (rather than permanent) social system (work system), possibly staffed by teams (within or across organizations) to accomplish particular tasks under time constraints.A project may form a part of wider programme management or function as an ad hoc system.Note that open-source software "projects" or artists' musical "projects" (for example) may lack defined team-membership, precise planning and/or time-limited durations.

Policy

Policy is a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. A policy is a statement of intent, and is implemented as a procedure or protocol.

Project

An undertaking requiring concerted effort
A community cleanup project.
A government-funded irrigation project.

Policy

A course or principle of action adopted or proposed by an organization or individual
It is not company policy to dispense with our older workers
The government's controversial economic policies

Project

An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
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Policy

A contract of insurance
They took out a joint policy

Project

A plan or proposal for accomplishing something.

Policy

An illegal lottery or numbers game
He swore that he had never played policy in his life

Project

Also projects A housing project.

Policy

A plan or course of action, as of a government, political party, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters
American foreign policy.
The company's personnel policy.

Project

To thrust outward or forward
Project one's jaw in defiance.

Policy

A course of action, guiding principle, or procedure considered expedient, prudent, or advantageous
Honesty is the best policy.

Project

To throw forward; hurl
Project an arrow.

Policy

Prudence, shrewdness, or sagacity in practical matters
It is never good policy to speak rashly.

Project

To send out into space; cast
Project a light beam.

Policy

A written contract or certificate of insurance.

Project

To cause (an image) to appear on a surface by the controlled direction of light
Projected the slide onto a screen.

Policy

A numbers game.

Project

(Mathematics) To produce (a projection).

Policy

A principle of behaviour, conduct etc. thought to be desirable or necessary, especially as formally expressed by a government or other authoritative body.
The Communist Party has a policy of returning power to the workers.
It's company policy that all mobile phones are forbidden in meetings.

Project

To direct (one's voice) so as to be heard clearly at a distance.

Policy

Wise or advantageous conduct; prudence, formerly also with connotations of craftiness.

Project

(Psychology) To attribute (one's own emotion or motive, for example) to someone else unconsciously in order to avoid anxiety or guilt.

Policy

Specifically, political shrewdness or (formerly) cunning; statecraft.

Project

To convey an impression of to an audience or to others
A posture that projects defeat.

Policy

The grounds of a large country house.

Project

To form a plan or intention for
Project a new business enterprise.

Policy

(obsolete) The art of governance; political science.

Project

To calculate, estimate, or predict (something in the future), based on present data or trends
Projecting next year's expenses.

Policy

(obsolete) A state; a polity.

Project

To extend forward or out; jut out
Beams that project beyond the eaves.

Policy

(obsolete) A set political system; civil administration.

Project

To direct one's voice so as to be heard clearly at a distance.

Policy

(obsolete) A trick; a stratagem.

Project

A planned endeavor, usually with a specific goal and accomplished in several steps or stages.

Policy

(obsolete) Motive; object; inducement.

Project

An urban low-income housing building.
Projects like Pruitt-Igoe were considered irreparably dangerous and demolished.

Policy

(law)

Project

(dated) An idle scheme; an impracticable design.
A man given to projects

Policy

A contract of insurance.

Project

A raw recruit who the team hopes will improve greatly with coaching; a long shot diamond in the rough

Policy

A document containing or certifying this contract.
Your insurance policy covers fire and theft only.

Project

(obsolete) A projectile.

Policy

(obsolete) An illegal daily lottery in late nineteenth and early twentieth century USA on numbers drawn from a lottery wheel (no plural)

Project

(obsolete) A projection.

Policy

A number pool lottery

Project

(intransitive) To extend beyond a surface.

Policy

(transitive) To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.

Project

(transitive) To cast (an image or shadow) upon a surface; to throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.

Policy

Civil polity.

Project

(transitive) To extend (a protrusion or appendage) outward.

Policy

The settled method by which the government and affairs of a nation are, or may be, administered; a system of public or official administration, as designed to promote the external or internal prosperity of a state.

Project

(transitive) To make plans for; to forecast.
The CEO is projecting the completion of the acquisition by April 2007.

Policy

The method by which any institution is administered; system of management; course.

Project

To present (oneself), to convey a certain impression, usually in a good way.

Policy

Management or administration based on temporal or material interest, rather than on principles of equity or honor; hence, worldly wisdom; dexterity of management; cunning; stratagem.

Project

To assume qualities or mindsets in others based on one's own personality.

Policy

Prudence or wisdom in the management of public and private affairs; wisdom; sagacity; wit.
The very policy of a hostess, finding his purse so far above his clothes, did detect him.

Project

(cartography) To change the projection (or coordinate system) of spatial data with another projection.

Policy

Motive; object; inducement.
What policy have you to bestow a benefit where it is counted an injury?

Project

(geometry) To draw straight lines from a fixed point through every point of any body or figure, and let these fall upon a surface so as to form the points of a new figure.

Policy

A ticket or warrant for money in the public funds.

Project

(neuroanatomy) (of a neuron or group of neurons) to have axon(s) extending to and therefore able to influence a remote location

Policy

The writing or instrument in which a contract of insurance is embodied; an instrument in writing containing the terms and conditions on which one party engages to indemnify another against loss arising from certain hazards, perils, or risks to which his person or property may be exposed. See Insurance.

Project

To speak or sing in such a way that one can be heard from a large distance away.

Policy

A method of gambling by betting as to what numbers will be drawn in a lottery; as, to play policy.

Project

The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth.

Policy

To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.

Project

That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan.
Vented much policy, and projects deep.
Projects of happiness devised by human reason.
He entered into the project with his customary ardor.

Policy

A line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government;
They debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation

Project

An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects.

Policy

A plan of action adopted by an individual or social group;
It was a policy of retribution
A politician keeps changing his policies

Project

To throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
Before his feet herself she did project.
Behold! th' ascending villas on my sideProject long shadows o'er the crystal tide.

Policy

Written contract or certificate of insurance;
You should have read the small print on your policy

Project

To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme; as, to project a plan.
What sit then projecting peace and war?

Project

To draw or exhibit, as the form of anything; to delineate; as, to project a sphere, a map, an ellipse, and the like; - sometimes with on, upon, into, etc.; as, to project a line or point upon a plane. See Projection, 4.

Project

To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches project from the tree.

Project

To form a project; to scheme.

Project

Any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted;
He prepared for great undertakings

Project

A planned undertaking

Project

Communicate vividly;
He projected his feelings

Project

Extend out or project in space;
His sharp nose jutted out
A single rock sticks out from the cliff

Project

Transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another

Project

Project on a screen;
The images are projected onto the screen

Project

Cause to be heard;
His voice projects well

Project

Draw a projection of

Project

Make or work out a plan for; devise;
They contrived to murder their boss
Design a new sales strategy
Plan an attack

Project

Present for consideration

Project

Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind;
I can't see him on horseback!
I can see what will happen
I can see a risk in this strategy

Project

Put or send forth;
She threw the flashlight beam into the corner
The setting sun threw long shadows
Cast a spell
Cast a warm light

Project

Throw, send, or cast forward;
Project a missile

Project

Regard as objective

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