Table of Contents for
Project Initiation Handbook: Laying the Foundation for Project Success
by Karl Wiegers

Introduction

Chapter 1. Define Project Success Criteria

Step 1. Define Business Objectives
Step 2. Identify Stakeholders and Their Interests
Step 3. Identify Project Constraints
Step 4. Derive Project Success Criteria
Cross-References
Practice Activities
Worksheets

Chapter 2. Define Product Vision and Project Scope

The Product Vision
The Project Scope
Context Diagram
Use-Case Diagram
Feature Levels
Cross-References
Practice Activities
Worksheets

Chapter 3. Define Product Release Criteria

How Do You Know When You're Done?
Possible Release Criteria
Precise Release Criteria with Planguage
Marketplace Expectations
Making the Call
Cross-References
Practice Activities
Worksheets

Chapter 4. Negotiate Achievable Commitments

Making Project Commitments
Negotiating Commitments
Documenting Commitments
Modifying Commitments
Your Personal Commitment Ethic
Cross-References
Practice Activities
Worksheets

Chapter 5. Study Previous Lessons Learned

Best Practices
Lessons Learned
Practice Activities
Worksheets

Chapter 6. Conduct Project Retrospectives

Retrospective Defined
The Retrospective Process
Retrospective Success Factors
Action Planning
Practice Activities
Worksheets

References