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Project Initiation

In Project Initiation you

  1. define your project end results,
  2. establish your project implementation means and methods, and
  3. receive support from key project stakeholders. 

The project initiation tasks include:

1.      Executive planning:

    • Discuss your project with the executive sponsor
    • Identify your project’s strategic goals, i.e. the business case
    • Identify project stakeholders and their contact information
    • Discuss your project with key project stakeholders
    • Identify the desired level of communication and reporting

2.      Scope Management:

    • Understand the scope of your project
    • Develop a draft project scope statement, including objectives and goals
    • Gather key scope definition documents, including project requirements, studies, reference information, procedures and standards
    • Review the scope with all stakeholders
    • Update the draft project scope statement
    • Identify the effort required to enhance and define the project scope, schedule and budget
    • Define the project delivery process
    • Gain consensus from the project stakeholders

3.      Select your team

    • Select team members based on their ability to deliver – on schedule, on budget, with high quality. 
    • Define team member responsibilities
    • Conduct a project kick-off and affirm the project scope, schedule and budget.  
    • Identify staff responsibilities.
    • Start team building exercises

4.      Communications: 

    • Develop a communications plan and start project communications
    • Start regular project meetings
    • Develop the project Action Item List

5.      Project Timeline:

    • Outline all major deliverables – what and when each deliverable is due
    • Break down major deliverables into a Network Tree of activities, tasks and sub tasks.
    • Organize the tasks to comply with the preferred schedule format
    • Develop a list of preliminary milestones

6.      Procurement: 

    • Identify labor, material and equipment procurement requirements.

7.      Project Costs:

    • Outline the major project costs and form a preliminary financial plan. 

8.      Risks:

    • Identify potential project risks. 
    • Affirm potential risks with the team.

9.      Project Quality: 

    • Establish quality standards. Review the level of quality with the stakeholders. 

 


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