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Bau

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BAU = Business As Usual
'Business as usual’ activities are recognisable because:

* there are known policies, processes, procedures or precedents which may be followed
* there is virtually no risk (as opposed to the problems which often occur in meeting deadlines etc)
* the activities are not new, but repeated (albeit not necessarily very frequently), therefore:
* they do not offer change

Projects are different from ‘business as usual’ activities because they have a number of distinguishing features:

* they bring about change
* projects may offer investment opportunities
* they have unknown elements, therefore they create risk

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The new project work must not affect the BAU work.

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