Chapter 8. Define Scope, Objectives, and Stakeholders


"We're lost but we're making good time."

Ed Furillo (Bruno Kirby) [1]

[1] City Slickers , Ron Underwood, Director; Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, Writers, 1991.

In this chapter we start getting really dirty. The next step in planning a project is for you to determine as clearly as possible the scope and objectives of the project and to analyze your project's stakeholders and the relationships that you'll have with them (see Figure 8.1). As discussed earlier, it is in this step and the related steps of determining benefits analysis and quality expectations that you'll most likely have the most disagreement , so take it easy and don't panic.

Figure 8.1. Define scope, objectives, and stakeholders

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What we face here is one of the most difficult and least understood questions in project management.



Radical Project Management
Radical Project Management
ISBN: 0130094862
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 136
Authors: Rob Thomsett

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