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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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Prepare

Defining scope is a team process. Identifying project work completely requires the perspective of all contributors—from other functions, from support organizations, and from people who may only be involved later in the project. Involve the core project team and other stakeholders who can help in understanding the project.

Plan the logistics. For large projects, scope definition may take several days. Allocate at least two hours for even modest projects, and seek a quiet place away from your normal work area with ample room and open wall space. Provide necessary supplies, such as thick, dark pens, yellow sticky notes, and tape or pins to post large sheets of paper on the walls.

Assemble project documentation from project initiation and ...

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