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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Set the Baseline

Meet with your sponsor and present your project data.

When it is necessary, shift project objectives using fact-based negotiation and consensus-building for your ideas. Convince project sponsors and stakeholders to support a project that makes sense and serves everyone’s interests.

Following presentation of the project plans, seek agreement on a specific deliverable, a resource commitment, and a deadline, all consistent with a feasible plan. Validate the plan and verify that the resulting objective is acceptable both to the project sponsor and to your project team.

Set the baseline plan of record using your project plans.

  • Publish the final versions of the project documents.

  • Communicate plans and arrange for distribution and access ...

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