The activities to establish the strategies for
the project may be executed in parallel, but
it is recommended that the Communications
Management Strategy is completed last as it will
need to include any communications required of
the other strategies.
The strategies are derived from the corporate or
programme management strategies, standards or
practices that the project needs to comply with,
and the customer's quality expectations captured in
the Project Product Description. Once the strategies
have been defined, it is possible to set up the
project controls and create the Project Plan.
Once the controls have been established and a
Project Plan created, it is then possible to complete
the Business Case because forecast time and
costs of developing the project's products, and
managing the project, are now fully understood.
The final activity in the Initiating a Project
process is to assemble the Project Initiation
Documentation. This is a compilation of all the
documentation developed during initiation that
will be used to gain Project Board approval to