Chapter 5 – Project Life Cycle, Scope, Charters, Proposals

5.1. Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of understanding a project’s context, and the potential for that context to change as you begin the initiation process.
  2. Describe the living order approach to project planning.
  3. Discuss S.M.A.R.T. goals in relation to project planning.
  4. Explain the importance of designing good monitoring practices.
  5. Describe elements of effective project monitoring and controlling.
  6. Decide what to monitor and when, and list some useful items to monitor.
  7. Distill monitoring information into reports that are useful to different stakeholders.
  8. Identify the process of project closure.