The objective of the Starting up a Project process is to ensure that:

✔ There is a business justification for initiating the project (documented in an outline Business Case)

✔ All the necessary authorities exist for initiating the project

✔ Sufficient information is available to define and confirm the scope of the project (in the form of a Project Brief)

✔ The various ways the project can be delivered are evaluated and a project approach selected

✔ Individuals are appointed who will undertake the work required in project initiation and/or will take significant project management roles in the project

✔ The work required for project initiation is planned (documented in a Stage Plan)

✔ Time is not wasted initiating a project based on unsound assumptions regarding the project's scope, timescales, acceptance criteria and constraints.