Defining the Project

If you don't know where you are going, how will you know when and if you ever get there? So many times we have seen projects get off to a terrible start simply because there never was a clear understanding of exactly what was to be done. This chapter gets you started on the right foot with a series of activities that lead to a clearly defined and understood definition of what the project is all about. We begin with a communications tool called Conditions of Satisfaction.

Chapter Learning Objectives (continued)

♦ Understand the role of the Project Overview Statement in the project management life cycle

♦ Write clear goal and objective statements

♦ Establish measurable criteria for project success

♦ Identify relevant assumptions, risks, and obstacles

♦ Discuss attachments to the Project Overview Statement and their role in project approval

♦ Create a Project Definition Statement

♦ Understand the approval process for the Project Overview Statement

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Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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