Mission Statement and Objectives
Most people jump right in to defining the deliverable of the project–what is the final product, e.g. a document, a product, a service to be offered, etc. is. But before considering the deliverable, step back and think about the overall mission statement and objectives of your organization.
Typically an organization a mission statement that defines the purpose of the organization. Salt Lake Community College’s mission statement is, as you would expect, about educating students. Even a class usually has course objectives or learning outcomes about what it hopes students will gain by taking the course that are related to SLCC’s mission statement. Individual assignments also have objectives that help you meet the goals, or mission statement, of the course.
So whether it is for class or work, think a minute of how your project will fit in to the overall mission statement of the organization. Does the project fulfill a particular objective that matches the mission statement?