This question -- "Mom, what is project management?" -- was posed to me by one of my sons last year. It's a simple query, but crafting the answer to accommodate a child's lens of my career was a bit more challenging. So here was my response:
"It's the profession of planning, organizing and managing many things, including people and projects, for example."
A follow-up question by my other son within earshot was, naturally, "What's a project?"