Chapter 5. Getting your project started

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT THE WORK required to take a project manager from the situation in which he has a definition of what he is meant to be delivering (the scope), to the position in which he knows how he will do this and has the resources ready to start delivering. Like getting a large boulder to start rolling – these steps of planning activity, resourcing the work and mobilising staff are often the hardest part of a project. Having the idea to get it rolling was not difficult, keeping it rolling is not so tough, but overcoming the inertia to get it started can be very difficult.

A lot of good planning and resourcing has less to do with the art of the being a project manager, and has more to do with a real ...

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