A Step-by-Step Plan
We can now put the pieces of a plan together. Based on what we have done so far our plan to establish a PSO might look something like Figure 11.1.
Establishing a PSO is an agile project and all agile projects begin with a Project Overview Statement (POS). The POS is a one-page document that provides a high-level description of the PSO development project written for anyone in the organization who has a reason to know what you are proposing to do. It answers these five questions:
The POS also serves as a gating factor for the senior management team (SMT) because it describes the project at a level of detail sufficient for them to make a go/no go decision on committing the resources to do the detail planning. Let's take a brief look at each part of the POS: