Professional writers are now using artificial intelligence (AI) in practice, and we can’t tell the difference.
A pattern is a description of a general solution to a common problem or issue from which a detailed solution to a specific problem may be determined . A process pattern is a pattern which describes a proven and successful way of working (WoW).
Rational Unified Process (RUP) started in the mid-1990s as a process framework for object-oriented (OO) software engineering. It quickly became the dominant process in the late 1990s, but was eclipsed by agile ways of working (WoW) in the early 2000s. It was effectively retired by IBM Rational in the early 2010s.
The term project is too narrow given how it is used in practice. That fact is that you have many types of initiatives underway, including but not limited to projects.