1 Project duration is not the only factor. A project could be short but complex and, for legal reasons, need to be implemented rapidly (new banking regulations are an example).
1 Throughout this book we use the term ‘this project’ presupposing one active initiative (project or programme). There are other options: you could plan a loose group of projects or even decide not to try and achieve the goal in one step. We discussed this in Chapter 1.
2 In this chapter we address the project manager and the project owner together. We believe that a project manager should be appointed early, to reduce the risk that they will miss important background for the project; many project managers we meet agree. However, many organisations ...