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July 20, 2014

Quick Start: Project WBS

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When projects are first selected, they are largely defined by big picture goals, objectives and overall work effort. But once the go-ahead is given, it's time to create the work breakdown structure.

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July 20, 2014

Setting Realistic Criteria for Success

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Success may be found in the "eye of the stakeholder", and it's risky to leave it at that. Success criteria should be established and approved before project work begins. This is the only way to succeed.

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July 20, 2014

Make the Process Fit the Project

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Project sizing is an estimating technique used to categorize projects according to the "size" of the overall work effort. Sizing is used to allocate resources and adapt practices so that the process does not overwhelm the project.

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July 20, 2014

Quick Start: Understanding Deliverables

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Deliverables are outcomes, produced as part of the project management process and the project itself. It's the deliverable that everyone is working towards, and each key type and kind must be identified at the outset.

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July 20, 2014

Quick Start: Governance Plans

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Project governance plans provide the procedural basis for how a given project will be managed. These plans are a key project "process" deliverable, created before project work begins.

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July 20, 2014

End-User Roles in IT Projects

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End-user buy-in and engagement is essential to continued productivity within any IT project. Before project work begins, active end-user participation should be secured through negotiated roles and responsibilities.

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