I’m thinking about this. It’s complicated.
First, what do you mean by project?
- Some people mean a usually collaborative (but could be solo) activity with a goal and probably some idea of when the goal should be accomplished. When the goal is accomplished, the project is over.
- Some people mean something ongoing that may include many activities and have no definite end, like the ecovillages. Sensorica has both of those kinds of projects, too.
- Might be other kinds that I can’t think of right now.
And then, when you are thinking status, do you mean the state of the conversation about the project, or the state of doing the work of the project, or the state of evaluating the project?
See, for example, the funneloop of proposals from Value Flows Intents or the states of a Conversation for Action from Value Flows Exchange Protocols.
If doing the work of the project, it might have some internal structure, a sequence or tree or network of internal processes, and the state of the project might be the states of the active processes. Here’s an example from Sensorica. Becomes fractal the more you think about it.
Hope that helps, rather than confuses…