Today, we take for granted that the items and services we consume should work well as soon as we purchase them. In fact, many Industrial and post-industrial societies have simply discarded what doesn’t work. However, there was a time when quality and effectiveness were not always the priority for goods and service providers.
Your team has a certain business process that it follows for moving an idea, work item, or bug from conception to finish. A workflow represents that process (or many processes), an agreed-upon series of steps performed to finish each work item in a quality manner. There is some disagreement about the exact meaning of business processes vs. workflows, and whether they are the same.
A project objective describes the desired results of a project, which often includes a tangible item. An objective is specific and measurable, and must meet time, budget, and quality constraints. Objectives can be used in project planning for business, government, nonprofit organizations, and even for personal use (for example, in resumes to describe the exact position a job-seeker wants).
“It’s an English world after all.”. In his blog, commentator Gwynne Dyer refers to John Adams, second president of the United States, who declared that “English will be the most respectable language in the world and the most universally spoken.”. As evidence that the prediction has come true, Dyer describes the Politecnico di Milano, whose new policy is to teach only in English.