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The Project Workout, 4th Edition by Robert Buttrick

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The Initial Investigation Stage: Have a Quick Look at It!

Overview

Key deliverables

Process steps

The goal of the Initial Investigation Stage is for you to examine the proposal as quickly as possible (say, within one to six weeks), and to evaluate it against the existing business plans of the company to determine if what is intended is likely to be viable in financial, operational, technical and customer terms.

‘To have begun is half the job: be bold and be sensible.’

HORACE, 65–8 BC

Overview

The goal of the Initial Investigation Stage is for you to examine the proposal, as quickly as possible, (say, within one to six weeks), and to evaluate it against the existing business plans of the company. You need to determine if what is intended ...

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