Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl WiegersZero in on key project-initiation tasks—and build a solid foundation for successful software development. In this concise guide, critically-acclaimed author Karl E. Wiegers fills a void in project management literature by focusing on the activities that are essential—but often overlooked—for launching any project. Drawing on his extensive experience, Karl shares lessons learned, proven practices, and tools for getting your project off to the right start—and steering it to ultimate success.
Lay a foundation for project success—discover how to:
Effectively charter a project
Define meaningful criteria for project success and product releases
Negotiate achievable commitments for project teams and stakeholders
Identify and document potential barriers to success—and manage project risks
Apply the Wideband Delphi method for more accurate estimation
Measure project performance and avoid common metrics traps
Systematically apply lessons learned to future projects
Companion Web site includes:
Worksheets from inside the book
Project document templates
Resources for project initiation and process improvement
Start Your Projects Right: A Complete Guide To Project Initiation
The project initiation phase is the first phase within the project management life cycle, as it involves starting up a new project. Within the initiation phase, the business problem or opportunity is identified, a solution is defined, a project is formed, and a project team is appointed to build and deliver the solution to the customer. A business case is created to define the problem or opportunity in detail and identify a preferred solution for implementation. The business case includes:. The project sponsor then approves the business case, and the required funding is allocated to proceed with a feasibility study. It is up to the project sponsor to determine if the project is worth undertaking and whether the project will be profitable to the organization. The completion and approval of the feasibility study triggers the beginning of the planning phase.
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What Is The Project Initiation Phase?
Having these two things in order can help you manage your projects easily and effectively. It has been found in many surveys that using the right project management tools and techniques can increase your overall performance, productivity, and happiness-levels at work. In this article, we are going to discuss major tools and techniques that will make your project management much easier than before. This all-in-one tool that comes packed with powerful features to eliminate the need of having too many different tools to run your business. LiquidPlanner is one of those project management software that is known to provide a better way to plan and execute work. Interestingly, it offers a responsive approach to project management by treating projects as living and evolving constructs. It makes project management easier by letting you plan, track, and collaborate in an effortless manner.