Project Directive can be understood in the following meanings:
- Project Directive is the top management of a project – its board of directors (stakeholders) and the project manager. They direct the project by defining the working priorities, philosophy, and a way to develop the project. They are people who make vital decisions to revise their project’s scope, schedule and budget when this seems necessary (they enable implementing a change), as they are empowered by the appropriate level of competence and authority.
- Project Directive is a governing act produced by the project management in order to implement certain policies, or influence a way in which things are done. By issuing a directive a project’s governing body administrates this project and its staff, and provides regulative input to optimize whether the current or future project situation (to get rid of some inefficiencies that endanger successful project completion). A project directive, to be enacted upon the project, should be signed by all members of the governing body (should be verified by all stakeholders who have appropriate voting authority).