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Alpha Teach Yourself Project Management by Nancy Mingus

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HOUR 2
Initiating a Project
CHAPTER SUMMARY
LESSON PLAN:
In this hour you will learn about ...
• Listing project needs.
• Determining project feasibility.
• Evaluating project risk.
• Writing a project recommendation.
• Identifying a sponsor.
• Obtaining authorization to proceed.
A project always starts with someone uncovering a need he or she thinks a project can satisfy. Often, though, this need is ill defined or is too small to justify the project required to meet that need. Yet, the common approach is to plunge in anyway. In the following sections of this hour, you’ll learn the steps to take before taking the plunge.

LIST PROJECT NEEDS

Projects often start out as fuzzy images of a need to do something. You may see a problem that needs fixing, ...

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