Chapter 4. Getting Started After the Business Initiative Is Approved

The purpose of this chapter is to position your project for success from the start. Planning a successful project requires leadership and management skills and includes the following tasks:

Setting the direction—Establish a goal that your stakeholders and team members can understand and work to achieve.

Sharing the vision—Provide a framework and sufficient detail so that each member of the team knows what to do and when to do it.

Establishing the rules—Establish methods for work to be accomplished, communication to occur, and methods to track status and manage the changes that will inevitably come your way.

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