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What Goes Into a Project Definition? [Video]

Projects get a firm foundation with a clear and complete Project Definition. But what does ‘complete’ mean here? What goes into a Project Definition?

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In this video, I will describe my long list of Project Definition elements:


  • Business Drivers
  • Anticipated Benefits


  • Goal
  • Objectives
  • Scope
  • Exclusions
  • End Deliverables
  • Key Interim Deliverables


  • Dependencies
  • Constraints
  • Risks & Issues
  • Uncertainties and Assumptions


  • Key Stakeholders
  • Key Team Members or Roles…

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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 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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