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Project Pain Reliever by Dave Garrett

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5 DEALING WITH CONSTRAINTS, ASSUMPTIONS, AND SCOPE

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DEALING WITH CONSTRAINTS,ASSUMPTIONS, AND SCOPE

5.1 We took on too much.

By Alexander Matthey

1. Problem

In the initial euphoria of being assigned the project management of an important corporate initiative, less experienced project managers nearly always overlook the precise perimeter of that assignment. A clear scope statement is often not established, reviewed, and compared within the timeline and for the budget provided.

Overlooking the preparation of a scope statement is certainly not intentional, but whatever the justification, failing to establish the precise scope remains detrimental to the organization from customer satisfaction, functionality delivery, budget overrun, and schedule ...

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