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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Preface

Project initiation is the process of formally conceiving, approving, and launching a new project. You don’t really have a project until the appropriate stakeholders have approved it during initiation. The time and thought invested during initiation lays the groundwork for all the project work that follows.

All project managers know of certain steps to take at the beginning of a project. They need to develop a business case, write a project charter, obtain sponsorship and funding, assign a project manager, assemble the team, acquire other resources, and develop a project plan. I’m so confident that you already know about these essentials that, with the exception of developing a project charter, I don’t address them in this book.

However, ...

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