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Technology Acquisition: Buying the Future of Your Business by Allen Eskelin

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1Initiation

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How does a project start? Do all projects start the same way? Are all projects justified? These are some of the questions that are discussed in Chapter 1. The Initiation phase includes all activities that define a new project.

The objective of the Initiation phase is to clearly define the business need, define and develop a solution to address the need, create a business case to justify the solution, and begin to define the initiative in a project charter.

Some argue that this phase is the most important of all the phases in the project life cycle. The argument contends that you can select the best technologies and employ the best ...

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