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

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Part II. Preparing for Success

Project initiation is the project manager’s first opportunity to take steps that will give the project the best chance of success. The five chapters in Part II address several of the activities an astute project manager should perform at this point. In the frenzied rush of assembling the team, exploring requirements, and creating a plan, it’s easy for a project manager to overlook these kinds of foundation-laying necessities. Nonetheless, the activities described here are an important aspect of getting your ducks in a row so they can all quack in unison.

At the beginning of every project, the stakeholders need to reach a common understanding of how they will ...

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