The importance of temporary activities is growing and projects are proliferating in
most businesses, non-profit and public organisations. This trend has been treated by
different authors and on different levels – organisational, societal and personal, but
mainly on a single level – and under different labels (projectization, projectification,
project orientation etc.). As the integral picture is still almost missing, the article is
aimed to fill this gap, showing that the levels of projectification are distinguishable,
but tightly interconnected. Another aim is to uncover the subtopic of the extent of
projectization (and/or projectification) and the appropriate policies and strategies. In
this aspect the main issue is the balance between the temporary and the permanent,
and the defence of permanency in the world of proliferating temporary settings