Project Management: Project Initiation Document

Sep 10th, 2009Comments Off on Project Management: Project Initiation Document

Project Management is not only a title; it is a daily job function for business professionals everywhere.

How to get started?

First, you will need a Project Initiation Document (PID). This document will help you as you are starting out in your project.

Why do you need a PID?

Have you ever been a part of a project where not everyone has the same view of where the project is heading?

This lack of clarity can breed confusion.

Focus on how to get everyone on the same page. Putting the detailed plans, controls, and reporting mechanisms out there will create the foundation to get started on your project. The initiation phase is the first part of any project.

 

What will PID do for me?

Your Project Initiation Document does the following:

-Defines your project and its scope

-Justifies your project

-Secures funding for the project, if necessary

-Gives people the information they need to be productive and effective right from the start

 

The components of PID (in order) are:

What?

Why?

Who?

How?

When?

 

Join us in our next segment to learn and implement these components in your next project!