Chapter 6

Scope and initiation

 In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

—Dwight D. Eisenhower

As we said earlier, starting the deployment of your DG program entails standard program startup activities. Therefore, we must ensure that scope and span are adequately understood, and then produce a plan that will sufficiently guide the team through DG deployment.

As with any other effort related to EIM, our practice has observed that, simply stated, it is difficult to get started. This is usually due to the need for some specialized activities. Most companies have experience with projects but bog down in starting the new activity. Like any other EIM-type effort, there will be the need to execute ...

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