chapter  3
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Project stage 1: define

Clearly understanding and documenting the sponsor’s requirements is the first stage in defining a project. This is a fundamental process that requires a significant amount of time from the project manager to get it right. By understanding your sponsor’s requirements you will be identifying the project objectives and scope. You are trying to answer the questions:

● What is this project all about (the objectives and scope)? ● What does the sponsor want from this project (the deliverables)? ● When does the sponsor want the deliverables? ● When will this project end? ● What will the cost be? ● Who will be involved?