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The Project Manager's Book of Checklists by Richard Newton

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5

Project definition

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 ...

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