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Off-The-Shelf IT Solutions: A practitioner’s guide to selection and procurement by Martin Tate

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3 INITIATION: SHAPING AND AUTHORISING THE PROJECT

‘If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.’

Laurence J. Peter (1919–1988)

3.1 WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THIS CHAPTER

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  • Understand the crucial role of project scope in off-the-shelf IT selections.
  • Realise the power of a clear scope and the relevance of scope to every subsequent stage in the method.
  • Appreciate techniques and approaches for determining and agreeing scope within a straightforward, effective scoping workshop.
  • Recognise some techniques for the feasibility study.

3.2 OVERVIEW

What is scope? Put simply, scope in the context of IT selections is ...

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