INITIATING PROCESS GROUP
PMBOK EXAM NOTES
The initiation process is when it is decided whether or not there is a business need to begin a project.
EXAMPLE: a need to enhance technology, improve business processes or any other business need that justifies starting a project.
If it is determined that a project is feasible, information will be collected and applicable research done in order to complete the project charter.
The Project Charter (an output) approves the project, assigns a project manager and defines the project manager’s authority for the project, the project provisions and high level . Additionally, the typical project charter contains historical information, the business case, risk, assumptions, constrains
, background information, lessons learned, the preliminary scope, estimated cost and identifies the names of the main stakeholders and their roles and responsibilities.
The initiation process has two outputs; The Project Charter and the Stakeholder Register.
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