Initiation Phase - Project Initiation Phase

Project Initiation Phase

The Project Initiation Phase is the 1st phase in the Project Management Life Cycle, as it involves starting up a new project. You can start a new project by defining its objectives, scope, purpose and deliverables to be produced. You'll also hire your project team, setup the Project Office and review the project, to gain approval to begin the next phase.

Overall, there are six key steps that you need to take to properly initiate a new project. These Project Initiation steps and their corresponding templates are shown in the following diagram. Click each link below, to learn how Method123 templates help you to initiate projects.

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Develop a
Business Case

Undertake a
Feasibility Study

Establish the
Project Charter

Appoint the
Project Team

Set up the
Project Office

Perform a
Phase Review

The Project Initiation Phase is the most crucial phase in the Project Life Cycle, as it's the phase in which you define your scope and hire your team.

Only with a clearly defined scope and a suitably skilled team, can you ensure success. The Project Initiation Templates will help you to do this, by giving you all of the templates you need to initiate new projects now.

These templates describe in depth, the steps taken to initiate a project. They also include loads of practical examples, tips and hints. Using these templates, you'll always have a head-start and you'll never have to start-from-scratch.

By following the steps described in these templates, you can quickly and easily create all of the deliverables needed to initiate your new project today.

Learn more about the Project Initiation Templates.

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"These templates make it
easy to initiate projects,
because they tell you exactly
what you need to do and
when. They're certainly the
best project templates I've
come across."

Trine Glad Romlund
Project Manager
Pitjo Interactive

"If you want to start up a new
project, then the Project
Initiation Template suite

is really good. It gives you all
of the templates needed to
properly define your project,
get funding and support."

Chris Nicholls
Senior Consultant
Strategy Consulting Ltd

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