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Project Management for Small Projects, 2nd Edition by Sandra R. Rowe

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CHAPTER

7

Planning for Small Projects

Defining the work and identifying the resources necessary to complete the project are important. Planning allows you to define what you are going to do, when you are going to do it, and how the project goals will be accomplished. Unfortunately, planning is often viewed as tedious and time-consuming. The response to planning is often that there is no time to plan or that planning is not needed. Either of these responses will set the project manager up for problems later on in the project. Documenting planning activities provides the project manager the opportunity to communicate to project stakeholders, obtain support from team members, and set up a basis on which to analyze and manage the impacts of change. ...

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