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Project Management Basics: How to Manage Your Project with Checklists by Melanie McBride

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© Melanie McBride 2016

Melanie McBride, Project Management Basics, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2086-3_2

2. Getting Started on Your First Project

a.k.a. The Initiating Phase

Melanie McBride

(1)Chandler, Arizona, USA

Starting projects can be overwhelming . Where do you start, what exactly do you do first, and who the heck do you need to talk to now versus later? These are just a few of the questions racing through your mind when you get assigned your first project, and it can be pretty overwhelming. You’re in the storm path and those swirling, gale-force winds are tugging at your hair but you know that you’re just at the edge and that it’s gonna get a lot worse before you figure out what the heck you’re doing. Welcome to the Initiating Phase of project management! ...

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