Defining the Pilot Scope and Objectives
Updated: March 28, 2003
The first step in planning your pilot is to define what you want to accomplish (the objectives, or goals) and what you plan to include and exclude (the scope). Be sure to align the pilot objectives and scope with those for the deployment project as a whole, as defined in the master project plan. Ensure that the pilot plan includes an opportunity for the team to evaluate features identified in the project plan as high priority, to ascertain that they successfully meet all of your business objectives.
If you plan to conduct multiple pilots, define the scope and objectives of each by using these guidelines.