I am working on a project producing guidance - known as 'the guidance project'.

Within that project are individual pieces of work where guidance is produced on different subjects. These are unconnected documents, ie they stand alone and are not chapters or parts of a whole.

There is no foreseeable end to the guidance project, guidance will continue to be produced as and when it is needed. In effect, each document is a 'mini project'. I am looking for a word which encompasses all the work involved in the production of each document. Is there a single word which avoids repeating the word 'project'?

Edit To clarify, I am looking for a term for the 'work in progress' aspect of the production of the guidance (consultation, draft, edit, sign-off) and not the finished product.

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    a "module" or "training module" could fit see for example ifrs.org/IFRS-for-SMEs/Pages/Training-Modules.aspx – P. O. Jan 19 '17 at 14:40
  • @P.O. 'Module' is on the right lines, thanks, but I will edit the post to clarify. – guestzero Jan 19 '17 at 14:49
  • Perhaps "resources" or "solutions"? – Mark Hubbard Jan 19 '17 at 16:00
  • Either your projects are not related at all and then they're all called projects (project x, y, z) or if they have some connection between them but still can be envisioned as fitting a purpose on their own: they're called sub-projects (in the project management field). I don't know any other word. project-management-knowledge.com/definitions/s/subproject – P. O. Jan 19 '17 at 17:30
  • Another common word would be "component". – Barmar Jan 19 '17 at 18:53

It is a task.



The smallest identifiable and essential piece of a job that serves as a unit of work, and as a means of differentiating between the various components of a project.

  • Thanks, I had considered 'task' but I'm really looking for a word for a collection of tasks. As indicated in my edit, each piece of work is a collection of several different tasks. – guestzero Jan 19 '17 at 15:27
  • A task can consist of subtasks, if that helps. – alwayslearning Jan 19 '17 at 15:34

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