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

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CHAPTER

8

Planning for Simple Projects

Defining the work and identifying the resources necessary to complete a project is also important for simple projects. Simple projects generally involve three or fewer people and occur over a short period, have few task dependencies and no dependencies with other projects, and produce three or fewer deliverables. But simple projects still benefit from planning. You still need to define how you will achieve the objective, who will do the work, when the work will get done, and, if necessary, what it will cost.

Planning for simple projects requires less formality than planning for small projects. Many of the activities are abbreviated, with tools and techniques discussed for small projects used on an as-needed ...

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