Chapter Six. Visualizing Success: Scope, Objectives, and Deliverables

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby

The previous chapter introduced the problem statement, project mission statement, and project strategy: three different views that represent why the project is important and what it is supposed to accomplish. Those descriptions view the project from 25,000 feet; they’re good for identifying where you started and your destination.

This chapter starts the descent into the details of a project. The scope statement, project objectives, and deliverables are a closer look at the project’s planned accomplishments. The scope statement identifies what the project’s going to do—and what it ...

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