The process baseline is best described as "what were things like before the project?" There are several reasons for obtaining this information:

Figure 11.17. Boxplots of salary by job category.
  • To determine if the project should be pursued. Although the project charter provides a business case for the project, it sometimes happens that additional, detailed information fails to support it. It may be that the situation isn't as bad as people think, or the project may be addressing an unimportant aspect of the problem.

  • To orient the project team. The process baseline helps the team identify CTQs and other ...

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