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Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter 2. Obtaining Approval for a Project

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL:

  • Identify the information you need to get approval for a project

  • Learn how to obtain the information for a project overview

  • Understand how to work with different types of stakeholders

  • Learn how to obtain approval to proceed to the planning phase

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you will probably end up somewhere else.”

LAURENCE J. PETER

Your brother calls and asks to borrow your car and $10,000 for a project he has to do. He promises to return both when the project is done. You probably won’t hand over the keys and the cash until you find out what his project is, why he is doing it, what he means by “done,” and, if you’re smart, what’s in it for you. You should respond with ...

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