Project is used by Community Media organizations to group users, shows, and reservations. When used with Organic Groups, multiple users can submit shows or make reservations associated to the same Project.
The Project module defines very little allowing each organization using it to add and remove fields as they need to for their workflow. Projects can be as simple as just a title and used only for grouping users and other content. Projects can also include dozens of fields and replace paper "project proposal" forms. Projects can be published with a public URL that drives traffic to the organization's website or only used behind the scenes by staff and producers.
This module is used by:
- Boston Neighborhood Network
- Manhattan Neighborhood Network
- People's Channel
- Regional Educational Technology Network
It's up to each Community Media organization to configure Project to meet their needs and adjust the configuration as those needs change. Users with a basic understand of Fields and Views can use the Community Media Checklist to configure Projects. Adding users that are members of a Project and content related to a Project (like Shows, Airings, Reservations) leverages Organic Groups. Organic Groups is what runs http://groups.drupal.org and is a large part of Acquia Commons. Organic Groups is an incredibly popular used by almost 250,000 sites. As a result there are hundreds of modules that build on Organic Groups. A few work looking at include:
Project 1.x - Compatible w/ the 1.x Branch of Organic Groups
Project 2.x - Compatible w/ the 2.x Branch of Organic Groups
You can find examples of how Project has been configured at MNN, channelAustin, and PhillyCAM in the Community Media Examples module