In This Chapter
Clarifying your project’s objectives
Describing deliverables, schedules and resources
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.
A common cause of project problems to the point of failure is unclear objectives. Check the following:
Knowing early on who you need to involve allows you to plan for their participation. Think about: