Chapter 1. Preparing for a Great Start

Getting your project started requires a well-defined project methodology and a strong project manager. This chapter goes over some essential elements for getting your project set up for success.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Project kickoff
  • Project management and governance
  • Agile methodology

Microsoft provides Sure Step and Lifecycle Services as the methodology for implementing their enterprise-level software. While we will reference a few Sure Step and LCS tools, principles, and documents, this is not a book on How to Use Sure Step or LCS.

Project kickoff

Prepare for a great start! Projects don't fail at the end; they fail when they start. Under this topic, we will learn how to prepare for ...

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