Relevant valid and timely project goals and

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relevant, valid and timely. Project goals and objectives One of the most difficult aspects of project management is setting project goal and objectives. The project definition must provide a clear and refined description of the purpose or overall goal and objectives. Project goal Every project has a major purpose or direction. Once a project has been identified, the major stakeholder or sponsor will make a clear statement of what they want to achieve. This is often called the goal of the project. The sponsor’s goal describes the desired end result of the project and is usually defined by end products or services the sponsor wishes to acquire. The following are examples of particular project goals. Design and complete staff training on new WHS regulations. Increase company sales by the end of the financial year. Relocate the company to new premises. Project objectives Objectives are not actual work but are sub-goals that are used to focus work activities during the life of the project. They describe specific, measurable outcomes that will be achieved during the project or at its completion. They are also compared against these outcomes at the end of the project and continuously during the life of the project, to make sure that expectations have been met and that the project is moving in the right direction. It is extremely important to be precise about the project objectives because they are the bases from which the project plan is developed. Project objectives can influence: Project deliverables Resource requirements Timeframe Budget, and Quality. As the project manager you will work with stakeholders to identify the key project objectives for the project goal. Also, remember to limit the number of objectives for your project. Project deliverables Resource ID: TBS_18_005_BSBPMG522_SW_1of1 Page 16 of 144 © NSW TAFE 2019
Project deliverables are the building blocks of your overall project and are the tangible, measurable and specific results of the process of your project. Deliverables are the reason projects are created, and they may contain a number of smaller deliverables. They are the products and/or services you give to customers, clients and/or employees and they normally have a date for when they are due. A project deliverable can be either an outcome that is to be achieved or an outcome that is to be provided. Although they are closely related to objectives, deliverables and objectives are not the same things. Objectives have outputs that are clearly defined in terms of results, goods, or services produced during the project or at its completion. These outputs are referred to as deliverables. As the project manager, you need to specify the deliverables that need to be produced and signed-off by those in authority. Remember to include a date that each deliverable is expected to complete. You will use this for monitoring purposes as milestones.

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