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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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Select the Project

Identify why the project is being considered. Projects originate from a wide spectrum of sources:

  • To solve a current problem

  • To respond to a stated request

  • To meet (or create) a market demand

  • To comply with shifting legal requirements or standards

  • To improve a process or lower costs

  • To exploit a technical advance or perform basic research

  • To pursue a business strategy or opportunity

Define the expected value of the project overall and describe why the project will make a difference, beginning with the process of setting a project vision.

Create a rough estimate of both the project benefits and costs. Draft a preliminary scope statement describing the project deliverables. For each defined deliverable, determine the timing required ...

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