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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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Justify the project start-up workshop by outlining the benefits you expect to achieve. One primary benefit of a face-to-face meeting is establishing teamwork and trust on the project team. For global teams and other virtual teams, it is often the difference between project success and disaster. Additional benefits include unambiguous understanding of the project, a fast and efficient project beginning, collaborative initial project plan development, and team motivation. With these benefits come costs—for travel, time, and other investments. Build the business case for a workshop and get approval to conduct one.

Prior to the workshop, assemble the project documents you will use, including the project objective, project charter, user needs ...

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