Category: Project Initiation

Define essential project charter

Initiate a project based on the contracted scope. Run a project initiation workshop and publish a project initiation document and related materials. Project initiation workshop Projects are serious endeavor undertaken to support the development of a new environment. What makes them different from ‘business as usual’ is the degree of change …

Define solid business case

It is extremely likely that this activity is pre-sales and executed prior to the engagement.  However, a business case to support the project should have been developed and signed-off.  The business case need to re-visit to make sure that the proposed work aligned to both the business case and its …

Creation of safe financial plan

The commercial framework is extremely important to the success (or failure) of a project.  Insufficient funding, loosely defined milestones, deliverables and payment schedules can all lead to poor commercial contract management. Two contract forms are common: Time and Material Fixed-price Creation of safe financial plan Time and Material contract An …

Establish strong project governance

Establish project governance is key to the overall success and communication of that success. Establish Strong Project Governance Project governance is the management framework within project decisions reached. Project governance is a critical element of any project since while the accountabilities and responsibilities associated with an organization’s business as usual …

Massive business case checklist

The purpose of this checklist is to ensure all sections of the project Business Case have been completed to the required quality. The checklist can be used as a job aid or as a final check after the project Business Case has been prepared but before circulating to stakeholders. Massive …