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Selling the plan: project initiation

Getting your project off to a good start

(and forestalling problems at the end too)

Project initiation

Quote for the week:

"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him" Luke 14:28-29

Project initiation

The first stage for most projects is Project Initiation

Most attention and effort during a project is focused on the end point; final delivery. If projects were managed more carefully during the initiation stage, we might have fewer problems in the final stage

By the end of this lecture you should be able:

Refer to Cotterell & Hughes, Chapter 3

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