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

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Practice Activities

  1. Complete Table 4-6 to define your project’s business objectives. Remember to make them SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-based).

  2. Complete Table 4-7 to characterize your project’s stakeholders. Determine which stakeholders carry more weight when resolving conflicting success criteria and priorities.

  3. Select an appropriate decision rule and decision-making process for making strategic project decisions.

  4. Complete Table 4-8 to determine which of the five dimensions are constraints, drivers, and degrees of freedom for your project. Draw a flexibility diagram like that in Figure 4-2.

  5. Complete Table 4-9 to list and prioritize your project’s success criteria, relating each to the pertinent business objective and to ...

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