Perry recognizes that documentation is essential for leading, defining, planning, organizing, controlling, and closing a project. He also realizes that too much documentation is as much a problem as too little. A balance must exist, depending largely on the size and importance of the project.
Good documentation serves as an excellent communication tool. It provides an audit trail for analysis and project reviews. It lends order and structure to the project by giving direction and setting parameters. It increases efficiency and effectiveness because everyone follows the "same sheet of music." And it gives team members confidence, especially when things appear chaotic or there are too many unknowns.
Project documentation consists of the following items:
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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.