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Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

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13. Step 1: The Project’s Measurable Goals, Tangible Scope, and Sponsor Criteria

The Premise

Figure 13.1 Step 1 provides the blueprint for the project plan

We frequently hear user complaints about project outcomes. Scope creep is one of the most voiced issues in project management. No wonder. In the vital giving birth stage of a project, once again we witness two extremes. Either we see a 20+ page document, sometimes called a project charter, which has so much detail in it that it is almost guaranteed to put you to sleep and, further, to not be very useful in gauging whether or not the project will meet all of the key stakeholder needs. ...

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