|Process ||Overview ||Smaller project? |
|Appoint the Executive and the Project Manager||Exec/PM needed for key decisions/day-to-day planning and control||Sponsor becomes Exec by default – appoints PM|
Design and appoint the project management team
Team must reflect interests of Corp/Progr Mgt, Users of final product, Suppliers. Decision on need for Proj Ass(PB) and Proj Support(PM).
PB members carry out own Assurance. Executive and Senior User roles combined. Internal projects – all 3 roles can be combined.
|Select the project approach and assemble the Project Brief ||To ensure sufficient info is available for PB to decide to continue into Initiation. ||No real difference – resist pressure to skip. Need scope and value for later judgements.|
Prepare the outline Business Case
Scope and justification for the project. Reasons.
Equally valid for small projects.
|Plan the Initiation Stage ||PID production is important work, needs planning and since Initiation will consume resources, needs PB approval.||Initiation may only take a few hours and so may not need a formal plan.|