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Managing IT Projects for Business Change - From risk to success by Chris Dale, Jeff Morgan

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5 MAKING A START

We may our ends from our beginnings know.

Sir John Denham

…nature’s handmaiden art,

Makes mighty things from small beginnings grow.

John Dryden

The business (the commissioning organisation) has decided, first, to go ahead in principle and, second, to proceed with the investment and to fund the project.

This chapter, together with Chapter 6, describes the work involved with starting the project. The business has made a commitment and it is now time for you to respond with an organised and disciplined effort to set the project up.1

Project set-up starts with ideas for team selection and initial execution. This is the time to set out development opportunities for the team and to consider risk and acceptance in more detail. It ...

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