Chapter 3: Project Initiation Process

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Chapter 3: Project management process

Projects are temporary structures set up with the specific aim of delivering an identifiable end-product. All projects will therefore have an identifiable life cycle, the characteristics of which will vary according to the size and complexity of the project. However, all projects can be mapped to the following simple life cycle structure:

1. Project Initiation
2. Project Planning
3. Project Execution
4. Project Monitoring & Control
5. Project Closure

Project Initiation Processes

The initiation processes are supposed to start the project but they appear to be part of the very thing they are attempting to start.
This is really only a semantic problem and it could be argued that the project starts
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The most important function of this document is that it ensures that everyone involved is in agreement about what the project is going to deliver and that no one has any false expectations.

Developing the Project Scope Statement

As well as the project charter (PID or Project Brief) it is a good idea to produce what is usually referred to as a project scope statement.
A scope statement is an agreement that defines the work of the project and the customer’s business objectives. It can help identify changes in scope after the project has started and help plan for any modifications or adjustments that might be needed as it progresses.

Identifying the Project Stakeholders

A stakeholder is anyone who is actively involved in the project, or whose interests may be positively or negatively affected by the performance or completion of the project and they can be:
● Internal to the project.
● External to the project, but internal to the performing of the
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