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Project Initiation Templates
This is the most important phase of any project as it sets the terms of reference within which the project will run. If this is not done well the project will have a high likelihood of failure.
The initiation phase is where the business case is declared, scope of the project decided (what's in and what's out) and stakeholder expectations set.
Time spent on planning, refining the business case and communicating the expected benefits will help increase the likelihood of success. It's tempting to start working quickly, but a poor initiation phase often leads to failure.
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Project Planning A Step by Step Guide
The key to a successful project is in the planning. Creating a project plan is the first thing you should do when undertaking any kind of project. Often project planning is ignored in favour of getting on with the work. However, many people fail to realise the value of a project plan in saving time, money and many problems.
BOSCARD (Terms of Reference)
When looking to gain support and approval for your next project, it might be worth thinking BOSCARD. The acronym stands for background, objectives, scope, constraints, assumptions, risks and deliverables. These headings are commonly found in terms-of-reference and project initiation documents.
10 Golden Rules of Project Risk Management
The benefits of risk management in projects are huge. You can gain a lot of money if you deal with uncertain project events in a proactive manner. Experience shows that 10 golden rules exist for implementing risk management successfully in your project.
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