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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Using the Model

Now—at last—you’re ready to apply your prioritization model. A small group of informed decision makers should participate in the rating process. This minimizes individual biases and compensates for each individual’s limitations of knowledge about the candidate projects. One approach is to have the participants create the ratings by consensus in a meeting, discussing points of disagreement to reach an equitable resolution. Alternatively, the participants could prepare their ratings individually and then meet to review the numbers and reconcile any conflicts. The decision makers need not all be from the development group. Getting your customer representatives to understand the unpleasant reality of resource limitations and the need ...

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