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Establishing objectives of a project is an activity that takes place during the planning process to determine what the project is supposed to accomplish when ended. Without a clear and comprehensible definition of objectives it is impossible to plan for the end result, that is deliverables. In the following article I tried to explain what objectives mean and how to distinguish the terms “goal” and “objective” as well as the terms “deliverable” and “objective”. This article is a part of the Implementation Guide.
As a project gets into the initiation phase, it requires an effective linkage mechanism that ensures alignment between the strategic project objectives and direction, and the path to planned outcomes over the implementation life-cycle of the project. In other words, such a mechanism must help sustain the project’s potential to deliver the stated benefits. Moreover, this mechanism must provide oversight and control over the project during the execution process. It must help managers and leaders to assess the project’s current progress and adjust content and direction to the objectives if necessary. The mechanism should also allow senior management to refine the definition of success and maintain alignment with the evolving project plan.
A Project Goal Statement is a clear picture view of what is to be accomplished by the project. It is a formal document to be created at the Initiation Phases showing the project context, including the project purpose, the quality focus, and the viewpoint. The project goal statement document should clearly and unambiguously point at the benefits that the sponsoring organization will gain in case the project will be successfully completed.
A Project Vision Statement is an idealistic view of the desired outcomes to be produced for the business after successful project completion. It is a vivid description of what the business will be like to inspire the project beneficiaries to initiate the project. The vision statement document is an attempt to visualize the project results at the initiation phase in order to focus the business on those benefits it will gain after the project accomplishment.