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Project Definition Documents

"The project charter and project plan are crucial to the success of any project. They should have been in place before the project began. Without them, no one is accountable for the runaway project."

Project Charter

"The project charter (also called the Statement of Work or SOW) is the defining document of a project. It serves as the project's operating plan and indicates things such as how the deliverables are defined and who has acceptance authority."

Project Plan

"The project plan has its own set of key questions associated with early diagnosis. Although similar to the project charter key questions, these key questions will give you an insight into the day-to-day operations of your project."

Project Staffing

"Troubled projects can be well planned and well funded but poorly executed. Team experience and team chemistry play a major role in the success or failure of projects. The more important the project, th emore you rely upon exprience for success. Next we will look at how having the wrong people in certain key project roles leads to a project's downfall."

The above is an excerpt from a book written by Sanjiv Purba and Joseph Zucchero, published by McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2100 Powell Street, 10th Floor, Emeryville, California 94608 U.S.A. Sanjiv has over 20 years of experience managing large projects and many years engaged in rescuing ailing projects.