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Getting a Clear Scope for Your Project: A Conversation with Joseph Garfield | Video

Getting a Clear Scope for Your Project: A Conversation with Joseph Garfield | Video

Joseph Garfield believes the starting point for any project is discovering what users and other stakeholders need from that project. That’s why I wanted to speak with him about the core topic of getting a clear scope for your project.

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Joseph Garfield

Joseph Garfield is an IT Project Manager whose focus is on managing large teams to plan and execute complex technology programs and projects. Through his business, Phase 3 IT Project Management, Joseph has developed a simple, effective approach for setting up and operating a robust project, with a light touch.

Three Phases of Project Management

The three phases of his P3 approach are:

  • Discover
  • Design
  • Deliver

It Starts with Getting a Clear Scope

And the starting point is discovering what users and other stakeholders need from the project. That’s why I wanted to speak with him about core topic of scoping your project.

Joseph and I discuss

  1. Why is scoping a project important?
  2. What is the very first step in scoping?
  3. Who should you involve in this process?
  4. How do you document your findings?
  5. When is scoping the project complete?

How you can contact Joseph Garfield and learn more about what Joseph does…

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About the Author Mike Clayton

Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.

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