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Defining goals, scope, and measurements for a project

Why is it important to define scope, goals, and measures of success when embarking on a performaance improvement project?

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When improving performance, whether it be within a company, in a global situation, or in life, it helps to know and understand exactly what is being improved, how it is being improved, and if there actually is improvement. To do this, one must define the various aspects of the project. As importantly, this is best done at the planning stage. It makes it part of the thought processes to making a project a success.
Planning includes identifying what is happening and what needs to ...

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300+ words on the importance of defining the scope, goals, and measures of success before embarking on an improvement project.