CHAPTER 2Defining and Authorizing the Project

THE PROJECT MANAGER IS RESPONSIBLE for achieving project results. Therefore, he must be sure he understands and can adequately convey the project’s overall goal and specific objectives. The project manager is the steward of the project scope, so even if he or she inherits a project where the project has been predefined and there is little flexibility, the first obligation of the project manager is to validate the project goals, objectives, and scope.

The aim of this chapter is to help you understand how to define the goals, objectives, and scope of your project and secure agreement from key stakeholders. At the highest level, the goals and objectives of the project are defined in clear, simple, nontechnical ...

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