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Project Management Checklists For Dummies by Nick Graham

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Chapter 7

Templates for Kick Off

In This Chapter

arrow A template for the Idea

arrow A template for the Recommendation

arrow A template for the Outline Charter

Templates have the big advantage that they help you ensure that you have everything you need in a document. Note that word need though. If the templates in this chapter and elsewhere in the book have sections that you don’t need, then simply edit them out. You should always guard against the problem where templates become the excuse for over-documentation that just wastes time.

The three templates in this chapter are to give you a steer on completing the documents in Kick Off. Following on from the thought in the last paragraph, you should find them particularly fast to complete. Unlike the templates in other chapters which are more generic, these are taken from the PRIME project method, with permission. PRIME is designed to go particularly quickly in its early stages. In fact you could be starting the project and moving on to full planning in two weeks, even for a large project, and in many cases much less than that.

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