The project life cycle comprises five phases: Initiation, planning, implementing, monitoring and control and closure.
The initiation phase is the foundation of your project. You need to ensure that you get it right. You will be able to identify the problem you want to solve or the opportunity you want to take advantage of. You will need to define clear your idea, justify the need and outline your project and move on to the planning phase.
The PROJECT INITIATION is the first phase in the project life circle and very crucial. Therefore, you need to define your project with clarity and link it with the problem you want to solve or the opportunity you want to take advantage of.
Failure to prepare this phase effectively may lead to lack of understanding about the project and its deliverable within the project team and other stakeholders. It will eventually lead to project failure.
All the TEMPLATES you need to initiate your project are put together for you. They will help you communicate your idea and goals, find out if it feasible or not, what are the resources you will need, appoint the project manager and give the approval to kick off the project. The templates include: