A project number or project code is usually assigned to even the smallest or most mundane programming change. It is definitely assigned to new requests , new programs, and all complex programming activityeven activity internal to the IT department. Along with the project number will be your name .
The project number allows for detailed reporting, management, and analysis of simple to complex and expensive programming activity using a variety of project management software tools. Savvy IT managers use a wealth of project information to track not only the progress of the project but to compare the actual costs to budgeted or projected costs, as well as to track programmer productivity and performance. If you slack off and that time ends up recorded under a particular project number, dont be surprised if it comes back to you in a very bad way.