Chapter 7. Inception: Kicking Off the Project

All projects start with excitement and high expectations. Successful projects harness this excitement and maintain it consistently throughout the project. How is this accomplished? Certainly a large part of this is communication among all members of the project team. Another factor is establishing a sense of mission and using it to instill a sense of urgency in the project team. This chapter covers the following:

• The purpose and goals of the Inception phase

• Artifacts to be produced in the Inception phase

• The “soft” skills needed on a successful project, such as

• The importance of setting the project vision

• Best practices for maintaining communication throughout all organizations involved ...

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