Burning Questions on Objectives, Scope, Requirements & WBS
The development of the project plan starts from a high level definition and then is iteratively refined. The process get going with a Kick-off meeting, during which the team develops the Charter and defines the high level project objectives from the project concept and/or business case that initiated the effort. This effort is then followed by development of the Project Scope, which specifies the goals and deliverables of the project — what is being developed — and the major activities that will be performed to achieve those goals. In parallel the project and product requirements are gathered, analyzed and captured to provide the definition of the outputs of the project effort. This information feeds development of the Work Breakdown Structure, which is used to define the tasks necessary to accomplish the project objectives and deliver the outcomes. We've answered questions and situational problems from project managers like you related to these topics in an effort to help you be better prepared, or find a solution to your current situation.