Initiating

Initiating Process Group

The purpose of the Initiating Process Group is to authorize a project, provide a high-level definition of the project, and identify stakeholders. There are two processes in the Initiating Process Group:

  • Develop project charter
  • Identify stakeholders

The intent of the Initiating Process Group is to at least:

  • Select project manager
  • Determine company culture and existing systems
  • Collect processes, procedures and historical information
  • Divide large projects into phases or smaller projects
  • Understand business case and benefits management plan
  • Uncover initial requirements, assumptions, risks, constraints and existing agreements
  • Assess project and product feasibility within the given constraints
  • Create measurable objectives and success criteria
  • Develop project charter
  • Identify stakeholders and detemine their expectations, interest, influence and impact
  • Request changes
  • Develop assumption log
  • Develop statkeholder register

As the first processes in the project, the initiating processes are vital to starting a project effectively.

These processes can be revisited throughout the project for validation and elaboration as needed.

The forms used to document initiating information include:

These forms are consistent with the information in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. Tailor them to meet the needs of your project by editing, combining, or revising them.

 
 

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