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Project Management Step by Step, 2nd Edition by Richard Newton

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Step 2

Define the ‘why’ and the ‘what’

Step 2: Define the ‘why’ and the ‘what’

THIS CHAPTER COVERS:

  • Creating the Project Definition. This involves answering two main questions:
    • Why do you need a project?
    • What will your project deliver?

THE CENTRAL POINT IS:

  • Success in projects depends on understanding precisely, completely and unambiguously what you are trying to achieve.

Setting the scene

Imagine your partner wants you to do a DIY project on your house. If they ask you to decorate part of the house, your response will probably be ‘which part of the house?’ The clarification is ‘I want you to decorate the front room’. By asking a question, you now understand what you ...

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