Project Attributes are a collection of descriptive characteristics and parameters of some project to define key information about the project and communicate it to stakeholders. They describe project performance and activity status. Examples of project attributes are: goal, phase, duration, requirement, risk, deliverable, scope, etc.
Project attributes serve as the basis for collecting and analyzing project data. They are used in planning, monitoring, measuring and controlling project activities. Project analysis uses various project attributes to explore unsolved risks, check deadline status, monitor milestones, allocate resources, manage changes, and do other activities of the project management process.
Most project attributes can be organized, sorted and summarized in certain categories. For instance: some of the categories may include such attributes as project duration, people involved in the project, time and costs required for completion, scope and deliverables, etc. Categorization of project attributes makes it easier to organize and understand project data.