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If you have ever been involved in a project that was less
than successful, you typically look back and lament that you wish you
would have spent more time planning. The lack of up-front planning is
seen by many people as the most common reason for project problems.
Let’s face it. Before a project begins, you need to spend
some quality time planning the work. This is not 'overhead' time. This
is the time the project manager spends ensuring that the project team
and the client have a common understanding and expectation for the
TenStep, Inc. can facilitate a workshop for your entire
project team to guide you through the project definition process. This
starts off with a discussion of the project, background, context and
business benefit. This discussion ensures everyone in the workshop has a
common, minimum understanding of the project. From there we will build a
Project objectives (what the project will accomplish)
scope of the project
Project risks and an initial risk plan for each high level risk.
Initial estimates for the project duration, cost and effort
Project staffing and organization needs
Overall project approach
Recommendations on who should review and approve the Project
information represents the foundation of the project and the work should
not be started unless this information is known.
By the end of
the workshop, you should be in a position to quickly draft the
including overview, scope, estimated effort, cost and
duration, assumptions, risks, organization and project
High-level project workplan,
with project milestones
workshop we will be available to review your draft project deliverables.
In fact, we will even create the first draft of these deliverables
Whether you are starting a crucial project, or just need general help
with all projects, TenStep Consulting Services can help you get started
right, using proven techniques and templates from the TenStep Project