Chapter 3. Project Definition and Management

In which the King of Sweden learns a valuable lesson about project scoping.

In this chapter, we explore the topics of project definition and project management, particularly as they relate to small- to medium-sized projects. I'm taking a pragmatic approach to these topics, based on my own experiences within the New Media sector. We'll start with project definition, that is, understanding the problem you're trying to solve. This discussion revolves largely around capturing requirements. We then move on to topics that are significant in the execution of your project: project management and quality assurance.

Get XML and SQL: Developing Web Applications now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.