PMI - the Project Management Institute and owner of the PMBOK standard - defines a project as temporary and unique:
- A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources.
- A project is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal.
More simply put a project collects all tasks you need to do to achive a specific outcome - and usually you have some idea when this should be finished.
Assigning Tasks to Projects on-the-fly
Tap or click a task to open the Task Details Inspector. Tap or click the Project entry to display the selector. Here you can assign a task to an existing project, search for existing project by entering the first letters of the project title or create a new project on-the-fly by entering a project name and pressing "Return":
To assign the task to the project tap or click on the project name in the list. The task is now moved to the new project.
Creating a Project Structure
Your projects are listed in the Library Sidebar on the Projects tab:
To add a new project on the top level press the + button at the bottom of the list and enter the project title.
For more complex projects you can divide your projects into as many sub-projects as needed (on as many levels as needed). Select the current project and tap or click the ... at the bottom of the project list:
Select "Add Subproject" and enter the project title.
Setting Project Details
To edit project details select a project. The title of the project will be displayed in the top bar (above the task list) with a ... menu next to the project title. Tap or click the ... menu next to the project title and select "Edit" from the menu:
The Project Details Editor can be used to set planned start/due dates, color, status and flagging for your projects as well as many other details: