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Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies by Nick Graham

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Chapter 4

Starting Up a Project

In This Chapter

arrow Getting an overview of Start Up

arrow Checking what you need to know

arrow Getting clear on some potential problem areas

arrow Practising with exam-style questions

Start Up or, to give it the full process title, Starting Up a Project, is fairly straightforward provided that you have a clear idea of what it’s all about.

Many people misunderstand Start Up and think it’s some lengthy part of PRINCE2 that delays the start of the project. Start Up isn’t lengthy at all and in fact should happen quickly. It’s to sketch out the idea for a project and ensure that it’s worth proceeding to full planning – Initiation. The Project Brief, produced in Start Up, should indeed be brief. If you get the sketch of an idea into your head, you should then find the process much easier to understand. Start Up is very much a high level view of the project idea, so doesn’t, for example, contain fine detail such as plans, specific costings and detail of staff resourcing. A key word that may help you lock on to the nature of the process is ‘roughly’. Roughly, what will the project ...

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