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Chapter 2. Figuring Out the Goal of Your Project

How to figure out the goal of your project

If you want to have a fast project, the key thing is to know precisely what you’re being asked to do. In order to do that, do the following:

  1. Ask yourself the question, ‘What event marks the end of this project?’

  2. Make a list of all the project stakeholders and for each stakeholder write down their win-conditions. A stakeholder is any individual or group of people affected either positively or negatively by your project. Win-conditions are the things that would make a successful project for that stakeholder.

  3. The point in time you chose as the end point of your project should deliver all of the win-conditions. If not, the point in time needs to change or else ...

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