Preproject tasks consist of the basic understanding of the various types of responsibilities required of the project. These tasks may include creating the project scope, planning for mockups, planning for the functionality, production, integration steps, reports, and postanalysis. A good understanding of the skill sets and knowledge needed to perform these tasks will help in choosing the proper team.
When choosing a team, we should make sure to communicate a clearly defined list of responsibilities and needs for the project. This list will become the benchmark and expectation that the team members will use to gauge the amount of time and their availability in order to perform the tasks in a timely manner. As we gather and collect the feedback from our team, we will have a better idea of the total time it will take to complete the project.
The more accurate the estimate, the easier it is to set the stage for a successful project.