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What is a Task in Project Management?

What is a task in project management? A task is a single unit of work – an action to accomplish in a project, a single step in a multi-step project. A task is accomplished by a set deadline, and must contribute toward work-related objectives.

Just as project management is the coordination of individual tasks, a task can be broken down further into subtasks, which should also have clear start and end dates for completion.

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