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SOFTWARE AIDE - The 7 Steps

Step 2 : Prepare To Win

Suggested Tasks & Tools

Suggested Task     Useful Tools
  Develop a project plan (i.e., activities, tasks, dates and deliverables).     Project plan template (to be modified as appropriate).  
  Create a project structure (identify the selection of team members, steering committee, etc. and define their roles).     Samples of project structures from similar projects.  
  Specify the scope of your project (should it include budgeting, management reporting, performance measures, capital planning, etc.).     Samples of scope documents from similar projects.  
  Revisit the Objectives, update as appropriate.     Statement of Objectives (first draft).  
  Put the project objectives, scope, and structure into a "Project Charter" document.     Samples of other Project Charters.  


Common Roles
Buttonwood     Client
  Contribute the project plan template
Provide guidance on developing/ refining the project plan.
    Make decisions to include or exclude tasks.  
  Contribute samples of other project structures from similar projects.
Provide guidance on developing/ refining the [Lawrence - is something missing?]
    Make decisions on project structure (steering committee, etc.).  
  Contribute samples of other scope documents from similar projects.
Provide guidance on developing/ refining the scope.
    Make decision on what is in, and what is out of scope.  
  Draft the Project Charter document (Objectives, Scope & Structure).     Review & refine Project Charter, obtain final approval.  


 
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