This practical book provides entry-level project tools and skills for newcomers to project management. It helps student teams become more effective at doing course projects by learning and applying project management tools and techniques. It also provides invaluable skills that students can utilize when they enter the workplace. Chapters focusing on project initiation and planning are followed by coverage of the human resource issues involved in project leadership and how to write up project reports. Appendices introduce the use of earned value analysis and show how critical paths are calculated.
Chapter 2: Determining the Direction and Initial Specifications of a Project
Determining the Direction and Initial Specifications of a Project
- Introduction 14
- The Project's Mission Statement 16 [Page 14]
- The Project's Objectives and Deliverables 20
- Project Parameters: Project Scope, Costs, and Timeline 25
- The Project Charter 28
- The Project Plan 30
- Summary 31
- Review Questions 33
- Exercise 34
- Endnotes 34
- Key Terms 35
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