Chapter 5 contains checklists associated with defining a project in detail.
A large part of project management is concerned with removing uncertainty and ambiguity, and this starts with understanding what the project is about. This understanding is written into a document known as a Project Definition, Project Scope, Project Initiation Document, or something similar.
Creating a project definition can be difficult. Often project customers know they want something, but they are not sure what it is or cannot explain it in a clear way. Different stakeholders may have incompatible views.
A scope may be defined quickly and be stable for the life of the project. On the other hand, the whole project may be an exploration in ...