"How do you begin a project? "It seems easier than it is," he says. "For every 100 projects started, 94 must go back to ground zero." That's because the project team didn't have a clear idea of the resources that would be needed (funding, staff, software); the time frame; or even the desired product. And the project manager didn't ask the key questions: Who are the stakeholders? What is the scope of the project? Who controls the process? "Those questions need to be asked up front," says Clark."
Thanks to American Planning Association