Chapter 4. Getting Started After the Business Initiative Is Approved

In this chapter


Organizing for Success

Work Breakdown Structure

WBS Numbering

Scope Control and Change Control

Consultants’ Tips


The purpose of this chapter is to help you understand how to get your project started in the most optimal way so that you have positioned your project for success. Planning a successful project requires the skills of leadership and management and includes the following tasks:

  • Setting the direction—Establish a goal that your stakeholders and team members can understand and work to achieve.
  • Sharing the vision—Provide a framework and sufficient detail so that each member of the team knows what to do and when to do it.
  • Establishing the ...

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