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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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Project Planning

Throughout project plan development, uncover project risks as you analyze the work. Follow the overall processes defined in risk management planning.

In scope planning and scope definition, consider scope risks, such as:

  • Technical system complexity

  • Conflicting or inconsistent specifications

  • Extreme performance, reliability, or quality requirements

  • Mandatory use of new technology

  • Requirements to invent or discover new capabilities

  • Incomplete or poorly defined acceptance criteria

  • Unclear or potentially changing customer requirements

  • Impact of component availability or defects

  • External sourcing for a key subcomponent or tool

  • Overall size of the project work breakdown structure

  • Large work segments that resist breakdown

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