Step Six A – Establish Project Goals and Objectives – Project Goals
The project goals are defined as the end result of the project. What is the reason for performing the project? The goal of a project is the end result that the project team strives to attain. An example of this could be that by completing the project on time the organization would beat their competition to market. Following is an example of Project Goals for a Newsletter Project:
Project Newsletter Goals:
The purpose of the Project Team Newsletter Project is to produce a newsletter to facilitate communication between the Project Team and other organizational entities.
To reduce the loss of corporate productivity resulting from premature implementation of information systems technology
To provide a framework for a more comprehensive and holistic MIS strategy
To increase the Return On Investment (ROI) relative to hardware, software, and process-reengineering efforts
To reduce employees’ frustration and improve their morale by having appropriate training prior to implementing new technology
To take better advantage of the Corporate Knowledge Base relative to implementing new information technologies
To reduce the need for costly re-engineering efforts by giving stakeholders an opportunity to contribute to the process of implementing information technologies
In the example above you are showing why it is important to the firm to have a Project Team newsletter.