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QFD and Project Management

Project Definition

Although research has identified a number of factors that influence the success of projects, it is not surprising to find that project definition is one of the major factors that contributes to project success (Morris and Hough 1987). It is not only definition but also definition in association with client consultation that is important (Pinto and Slevin 1988), and so it would seem sensible for project managers to use appropriate tools to aid the conceptualization and definition of projects. This principle is applicable to every class of project, not just those aimed at developing products. WBSs have been used extensively in the definition of what needs to be done in the project. Although their ...

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