Practical Project Initiation - Best Practices
A Handbook with Tools
Zero in on key project-initiation tasks - and build a solid foundation for successful software development. In this concise guide, critically-acclaimed author Karl E. Wiegers fills a void in project management literature by focusing on the activities that are essential - but often overlooked - for launching any project. Drawing on his extensive experience, Karl shares lessons learned, proven practices, and tools for getting your project off to the right Start - and steering it to ultimate success.
Lay a foundation for project success - discover how to:
- Effectively charter a project
- Define meaningful criteria for project success and product releases
- Negotiate achievable commitments for project teams and stakeholders
- Identify and document potential barriers to success - and manage project risks
- Apply the Wideband Delphi method for accurate estimation
- Measure project performance and avoid common metrics traps
- Systematically apply lessons learned to future projects
Companion Web site includes:
- Worksheets from inside the book
- Project document templates
- Resources for project initiation and process improvement
About the Author:
Karl E. Wiegers is a leading speaker, author, and consultant on requirements engineering, project management, and process improvement. As Principal Consultant with Process Impact, he conducts training seminars for corporate and government clients worldwide. Karl has twice won the Software Development Productivity Award, which honors excellence in productivity-enhancing products and books.
"Insightful, thought-provoking, and full of practical advice. Karl focuses on a modern project management infrastructure that´s action- and success-oriented. Recommended for every project manager."
- Don Reifer, President, Reifer Consultants, Inc.
"Another great book from Karl to add to your library. His direct approach to project initiation is just what you need to get your project off to a successful start!"
- Ellen Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting; Author, Requirements by Collaboration and Software Requirements Memory Jogger