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Project Management Essentials For Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition by Nick Graham, Stanley E. Portny

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Chapter 13

Ten Questions to Ask Yourself for Project Planning

In This Chapter

arrow Clarifying your project’s objectives

arrow Describing deliverables, schedules and resources

arrow Addressing the uncertainties

When you begin a project, enthusiasm or organisational deadlines, or both, can make you want to jump in and start working on the detail immediately. However, you know you have the greatest chance of a successful outcome, including delivering the right thing, if you plan out your project before you start the actual work.

Answer the ten questions in this chapter to be sure you’ve completely identified all the work your project requires.

What Are the Objectives?

A common cause of project problems to the point of failure is unclear objectives. Check the following:

Who Do You Need to Involve?

Knowing early on who you need to involve allows you to plan for their participation. Think about:

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