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Project Management for IT-Related Projects by David I. Shepherd, Norman Smith, Brian West, Roger Ireland, Bob Hughes

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2.1 Introduction

In this chapter we describe the main steps in producing an initial plan for a project. You will recall from Chapter 1 that before the detailed planning of a project starts, the business case for the project should have been set out. This shows how the benefits of the proposed IT application are expected to outweigh the costs of developing and managing it. The overall objectives of the project, which define the successful outcomes of the project, have also been identified and have been agreed by the main participants in the project.

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