PMP Initiating Process Group

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The Initiating Process Group consists of those processes performed to define a new project or a new phase of an existing project by obtaining authorization to start the projector phase. The purpose of the Initiating Process Group is to align the stakeholders expectations and the project purpose, inform stakeholders of the scope and objectives, and discuss how their participation in the project and its associated phases can help to ensure their expectations are met

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Process No. Project Management Process(es) Inputs Tools & Techniques Outputs
4.1 Develop Project Charter
  1. Business documents
    • Business case
    • Benefits management plan
  2. Agreements
  3. Enterprise environmental factors
  4. Organizational process assets
  1. Expert judgment
  2. Data gathering
    • Brainstorming
    • Focus groups
    • Interviews
  3. Interpersonal and team skills
    • Conflict management
    • Facilitation
    • Meeting management
  4. Meetings
  1. Project charter
  2. Assumption log
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Process No. Project Management Process(es) Inputs Tools & Techniques Outputs
13.1 Identify Stakeholders
  1. Project charter
  2. Business documents
    • Business case
    • Benefits management plan
  3. Project management plan
    • Communications management plan
    • Stakeholder engagement plan
  4. Project documents
    • Change log
    • Issue log
    • Requirements documentation
  5. Agreements
  6. Enterprise environmental factors
  7. Organizational process assets
  1. Expert judgment
  2. Data gathering
    • Questionnaires and surveys
    • Brainstorming
  3. Data analysis
    • Stakeholder analysis
    • Document analysis
  4. Data representation
    • Stakeholder mapping / representation
  5. Meetings
  1. Stakeholder register
  2. Change requests
  3. Project management plan updates
    • Requirements management plan
    • Communications management plan
    • Risk management plan
    • Stakeholder engagement plan
  4. Project documents updates
    • Assumption log
    • Issue log
    • Risk register
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