I am currently designing a project management tool and I want to know if there is a more generic term for projects.

For example, event companies undertake events, software companies undertake projects etc.

  • On Google type "synonym project".
    – Hot Licks
    Jun 23, 2015 at 12:45

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'Event' and 'Project' are not synonymous.

A project is a series of connected tasks that, when executed, deliver some required outcome. That outcome could be absolutely anything at all and an "Event" (or anything else for that matter) could be delivered by a project, but there is no requirement that it must be.

A general term for project could be 'endeavor' (or 'Endeavour' in British English), however whilst all projects are endeavors, not all endeavors are projects!


1 An attempt to achieve a goal:

[with infinitive]: ‘an endeavour to reduce serious injury’



Task is an alternative.


A piece of work to be done or undertaken.

I do however think 'project' is pretty generic as is.


An assignment

an undertaking that you have been assigned to do




//scheme skiːm/ noun

A large-scale systematic plan or arrangement for attaining some particular object or putting a particular idea into effect.

synonyms: plan, project, plan of action, programme, strategy, stratagem, game plan;


  • 'Scheme' is a synonym of Project, but I think the OP is looking for hypernym for all things like projects and schemes etc.
    – Marv Mills
    Jun 23, 2015 at 14:53

The simplest, most generic term is: "jobs".

  • thank you so much. will wait for any more suggestions :D
    – Harsha M V
    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:37

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