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 proceed