Project Abstract is a short statement of work a proposed project is intended to accomplish. It can be formed either as a single document, or a component or section of the project plan. Project abstract aims to stress the key points of project work, with the details about methods and ways of project implementation.
There are four basic components of the project abstract document/section:
- Problem statement: Why do we need to launch our project? What practical or theoretical gap does the project fill?
- Approach: What do we need to do to address the problem? What is the approach of our project?
- Findings/product: What results do we anticipate by completing our project? What is the product or service of the project?
- Conclusion: What is the impact of the project results to the problem? Can we confirm the project really address the problem?
When writing project abstract the following principles should be followed:
- Gist: the document should stress the key points of the project.
- Brevity: it should be concise yet complete and comprehensive.
- Presentation: it should aim to describe the project from the perspective of "problem-solution".