SYST 4080 Project Purpose - Project Purpose Statement...

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Project Purpose Statement Introduction: The project purpose statement is often the first thing that someone interested in learning more about a project might read or hear from a project team member or another project stakeholder. This purpose statement, like the proverbial elevator speech, should in a few words describe what the project is all about. The purpose statement is part of the project charter that is created during the project initiation phase. (See frame: project charter) How is it created? A project purpose statement is relatively short, typically just a few sentences. This is what makes writing one hard, because these few sentences often must describe a project that is fairly complex. In addition the audience reading it can be from different parts of the organization or possibly from outside the organization. A great way to start writing a project purpose statement is by writing down the problems and/or
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opportunities the project is supposed to resolve.
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