Clarifying Some Key Points
This section contains a few notes on some of the items in the checklist, to help you revise. Here I focus on a few of the areas which can be the source of misunderstanding or concern. If you scan a section and you’re confident that you already know that point well, move on to the next one.
Getting an overview of Starting Up a Project
You can get lost in the detail a bit when studying the different parts of PRINCE2. In case you’re not absolutely clear on what Start Up is about, then in a nutshell it:
Happens before the project, and happens quickly
Sketches out the proposed project
Checks that the proposed project looks justified
Filters out a bad project idea early, rather than rushing into full planning (Initiation) straight away only to discover later on that it’s a bad idea and the planning work was all a waste of time and resources
Appoints people to project management team roles to make the decision on whether to initiate the project, and decides who will ...