Determining What Your Project Will Deliver

Projects are conducted to create something useful. Most of the time, someone wants either a new product or service to be developed or an existing one to be improved. It is essential to understand what is needed from the project, what all will be included, and how to make sure it is delivered. In this chapter, we discuss how to collect requirements, define scope, construct work breakdown structures (WBSs), plan for risk, and plan for change.

The purpose of this chapter is to help you:

   1.  Collect specific and useful requirements so you understand what you need to develop on the project.

   2.  Create a work breakdown structure (WBS) so you know exactly what will be included and what will ...

Get Project Management Essentials now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.