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Project Management Processes for a Project
Chapter 3
PMBOK®
Fourth Edition
3.3 Initiating Process Group
3.3 Initiating Process Group
Introduction
Those processes performed to
DEFINE
a new project
or
a new phase of an existing project
by obtaining authorization to START the project or phase.

Two Process
Develop Project Charter
Identify Stakeholders
3.3 Initiating Process Group
Introduction
 Within the initiating processes,
 initial scope is defined
 initial financial resources are committed
 Internal and external stakeholders are identified
 If not already assigned, the project manager will be selected.

This information is captured in the PROJECT CHARTER and
STAKEHOLDER REGISTER.

When the project charter is approved, the project becomes
officially authorized.
3.3 Initiating Process Group
Introduction
 Large or complex projects may be divided into separate phases in
this process group. [PHASING]

Although the project management team may help write the project
charter, approval and funding are handled external to the project
boundaries.
3.3 Initiating Process Group
Introduction
Benefits
 Invoking the initiating processes at the start of each phase helps
keep the project focused on the business need

Verification of success criteria

Influence & objectives of the stakeholders are reviewed.

Decision point: Whether the project should be continued, delayed,
or discontinued.
3.3 Initiating Process Group
Introduction
 Customer And Stakeholders’ Involvement
Involving the customers and other stakeholders during initiation
generally improves the
 probability of shared ownership,
 deliverable acceptance, and
 customer and other stakeholder satisfaction.

Authorization of Project Manager
As part of the Initiating processes the project manager is given the
authority to apply organizational resources to the subsequent
project activities.
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3.3.1 Develop Project Charter
is the process of
developing a document
that formally authorizes a project or a phase
and
documenting initial requirements
that satisfy the stakeholder’s needs and expectations.

In multiphase projects, this process is used to
validate or refine the decisions made during the previous iteration
of Develop Project Charter.
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3.3.1 Develop Project Charter
Inputs
Outputs
1. Project Statement of Work
2. Business Case
3. Contract
4. Enterprise Environmental Factors.
5. Organizational Process Assets.
1. Project Charter
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3.3.3 Identify Stakeholders
is the process of
identifying all people or organizations
impacted by the project,
and
documenting relevant information
regarding their
interests,
involvement, and
impact on project success.
3.3 Initiating Process Group
3.3.2 Identify Stakeholders
Inputs
Outputs
1. Project Charter
2. Procurement Documents
3. Enterprise Environmental Factors.
4. Organizational Process Assets.
1. Stakeholder Register
2. Stakeholder Management Strategy

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