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Project Management for Flat Organizations by Laura Burford

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CHAPTER 13

DETERMINE THE BUDGET

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Covered in this chapter:

Differentiating cost, budget, and forecast numbers

Identifying direct and indirect costs

Building a budget using estimating tools and techniques

Reporting a realistic budget

Reconciling the proposed budget

Creating a budget baseline

Now that a scope and a schedule baseline have been created and approved, the original financial resources authorized by management and the cost estimates in the scope statement can be replaced with a realistic, fact-based project budget. With a realistic, fact-based budget, a final project cost estimate is provided to management and an educated decision ...

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