The objective of the Initiating a Project process is to ensure that there is a common understanding of:

✔ The reasons for doing the project, the benefits expected and the associated risks

✔ The scope of what is to be done and the products to be delivered

✔ How and when the project's products will be delivered and at what cost

✔ Who is to be involved in the project decision making

✔ How the quality required will be achieved

✔ How baselines will be established and controlled

✔ How risks, issues and changes will be identified, assessed and controlled

✔ How progress will be monitored and controlled

✔ Who needs information, in what format, and at what time

✔ How the corporate (or programme's) project management method will be tailored to suit the project.