Define a clear, specific and measurable
project objective. Avoid vague objectives such as "Create
A project's objectives may
A list of project deliverables. A deliverable is a
tangible and measurable result, outcome, or item that must be
produced to complete a project or part of a project. Both, project
team and project stakeholders must agree on the deliverables before
the project can start. Stakeholders are individuals or organizations
that are actively involved in the project or whose interests might
be affected by the project.
Specific due dates, both for the ultimate
completion of the project and for intermediate milestones.
Milestones are reference points marking major events in a project
and are used to monitor the project’s progress
Specific quality criteria that must
To begin planning, you make educated
guesses and then use those estimates to create your schedule.
Project stakeholders can critique them and then formally agree to a
set of project assumptions. Update the schedule when you have
additional information on these factors.
List your project's constraints to ensure
that all project stakeholders are aware of them and have the
opportunity to comment on the list. Your projects have a
specific finish date, scope and perhaps budget (project
The project's scope is the combination of
all project goals and tasks, and the work required to accomplish