Chapter 5. Scope management: Doing the right stuff

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Confused about exactly what you should be working on? Once you have a good idea of what needs to be done, you need to track your scope as the project work is happening. As each goal is accomplished, you confirm that all of the work has been done and make sure that the people who asked for it are satisfied with the result. In this chapter, you’ll learn the tools that help your project team set its goals and keep everybody on track.

Out of the frying pan…

The people at Ranch Hand Games have been working hard for over a year on the sequel to their most successful title, Cows Gone Wild. It seemed like the project would never end…

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…and right back into the fire

Since it took so long to get this version out, it’s already time to start working on the next version. But nobody wants to see that project spin out of control the way it did last time.

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