Many tools and forms of documentation are used – and specifically needed during the initiation phase of the project.  This is a critical time where getting a project started right is imperative if you hope to end it successfully.  What I want to discuss here and in the upcoming parts of this series are various forms of documentation, communication and planning that are required or suggested for projects.  Obviously, how much of this planning, formalization and documentation work your team does is somewhat dependent on five things:  Timeframe available, budget available, size of the project, your own company’s PM methodology, and the demands of the customer or project client.

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