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The Project Workout, 4th Edition by Robert Buttrick

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Part Two

A WALK THROUGH A PROJECT

‘How narrow is the line which separates an adventure from an ordeal.’

HAROLD NICHOLSON

In this part I will explain the management framework for a single project, taking it from being an idea through the various life cycle stages until benefits start being realised in your organisation:

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  • Make sure that your projects are driven by benefits which support your strategy.
  • Manage your projects within a staged framework.
  • Place high emphasis on the early stages.
  • Treat gates as ‘entry’ points to stages, not ‘exit’ points.
  • Address and revalidate the business aspects of the project throughout its life.

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