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Be a Great Problem Solver – Now! by Adrian Reed

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Chapter 4

Assessing scope and impact

4.1     The danger of ‘scope creep’

4.2     Know the difference: impacted, interested and involved

4.3    Understand the problem situation

4.4     Find the roles and goals

4.5     Make it visual with a business use case model

4.6     Set the priorities

4.7     Set the boundaries of scope

 

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4. Assessing scope and impact

4.1 The danger of ‘scope creep’

As problem-solving projects or initiatives progress, there is a tendency for their scope to inadvertently increase. Stakeholders mention other related (but different) problems, and there is a desire to fix those too. Care must be taken not to try to ‘boil the ocean’ – if the scope of our project or initiative is not controlled, we may end up taking ...

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