Prove Your Project Is Worth Your Time
How Projects Are Financed
Your Sponsors and Your Stakeholders
Business Objectives—Underlying Reasons for Your Project
I once worked with a company that had plans to create a “corporate portal.” It seemed like every time someone in the company asked for a new technical solution for a business issue or even a new report, the response was, “It will be in the portal.” It became a running joke. No matter what question arose in a meeting, some smart aleck would say, “It'll be in the portal.” When the technically quite sound portal actually materialized, it inevitably was met with disappointment from the business users because everyone had different expectations of it. You see, if people don't ...