Project Targets refer to a set of fixed goals or objectives that determine how a given project is expected to be done and what result or effect is supposed to be produced by the project. They identify project purpose while ensuring that there is no conflict between project goals and project deliverables. Project targets are established for a certain piece of project work. They cannot be changed or modified once established.
Project targets describe a project in terms of goals or objectives to be reached by the project with a predefined set of rules and requirements, including fixed deliver period, product specification, team size and composition, resource pool, others. Any target is always fixed and attached to the respective piece of project work. A floating or changeable target exists only if there is a project that has no definite or preset product/effect to be developed/reached.
Project targets help structure projects into smaller pieces of work and thereby simplify project management activities. Complex goals and high-level objectives can be structured by a range of targets that project teams are required to complete under a fixed amount of resources (time, technology, funds etc.).