Development initiatives of non-recurrent character can be grouped into three different classifications: Projects, Assignments and Tasks. The purpose of doing this is to achieve a good balance between the need for steering/formalities and simplicity.
Wenell’s project model supports these three options, adapted as they are to meet their respective, varying requirements. The three working methods share some similarities and the toolbox can be used for all of them.
Projects are initiatives with high levels of uncertainty and require a lot of coordination. The need (rationale) for the project might be unclear or ambiguous and will require clarification. Work will often be subject to frequent reconsideration as the project progresses.
Assignments are medium sized initiatives with lower uncertainty and lower need for coordination compared to projects. The need (rationale) for the assignment is clear and there is limited need for reconsideration.