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Comparing projects and jobs

As part of marketing resource management, you can create basic projects, multi-stage projects, and jobs. To help you understand when to use one or the other, the following table lists characteristics of each.

Basic projectMulti-stage projectJob
Which is the best-suited workflow?Linear task chaining.Waterfall.Cyclical.
Is the process predefined?You can predefine it through a project template.You can predefine it through a project template.The process is predefined in a state flow.
How does the process end?When the assignee completes the final task.When the assignee completes the final task.With the end of the predefined state flow (if not cyclical).
Does it have timeline, duration, and due date functionalities?Defined due date and duration. The project duration is the total duration of all the project tasks. It contains a single phase.Defined due date and duration. Typically, long-running campaigns or programs. It includes multiple phases, stages, and milestones. You can use it to group projects into one program.No defined due date. Mostly used for long running campaigns or programs.
Can I add ad-hoc tasks to the job or project when it has started?Yes.Yes.No, the state flow process defines the tasks.
How do I assign roles?Assign manually or copy from a template.Assign manually or copy from a template.You need to assign the roles manually, but they can also be driven by the state flow.
How do I assign work to users?Assign user tasks manually or copy from a template.Assign user tasks manually or copy from a template.The state flow automates user task assignment. You can also assign them manually.
Can I manage the budget?Yes.Yes, for each stage individually.No.
Can I manage my resources?Yes.Yes, for each stage individually.No.

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