Chapter 3

Project Analysis and Planning

Once the charter is completed and initial funding is confirmed, the project formally begins and the documents around it become the blueprints for success. For modest initiatives, it may be sufficient to use condensed documentation such as the project summary template found in Appendix 6, which concisely presents all of the salient information on the project in a very condensed form. However, more sizeable projects are optimally served by more comprehensive efforts and records, beginning with the Business Requirements Document described next.

3.1 Business Requirements Document

The Business Requirements Document (BRD) specifies the concrete, measurable business improvements that are needed in order ...

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