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Perfect Phrases for Project Management: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Delivering Results on Time and Under Budget by Karen Tate, Helen S. Cooke

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CHAPTER 5

Perfect Phrases to Define the Scope and the Boundaries of the Project

The project’s sponsor can help define what will be done in the project and what is considered out of bounds. But high-level boundaries are like a fence around the project. They are not specific enough to make work assignments or guide what will be developed and when. When initiating a project, you may have to ask a lot of questions to get specific about what you are expected to deliver. Only then can you put a plan in place to manage the work. It is best if you involve the team in defining the work of the project, because it builds morale and commitment. If the team is involved in creating the elements of the plan, they understand the importance of their work in carrying ...

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