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Project Management for Flat Organizations by Laura Burford

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CHAPTER 7

DEFINE THE PROJECT SCOPE

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Covered in this chapter:

Formalizing the project with a scope statement

Clarifying the project description and requirements

Refining the project objective(s) using SMART logic

Identifying constraints, assumptions, risks, exclusions, and acceptance criteria

Summarizing the cost estimates and timeline

Signing off on the scope statement

It is common to hear people say, “Let’s just get started. We know what we want.” The project manager and sponsor have met and discussed the project. The project manager is clear on management’s vision. The project stakeholders have been identified, their levels of interest ...

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