The Start phase

In this phase, preparations are made for efficient project realization.

A good start phase can be critical for the project’s chanses of success.

  • Go through the background and work done so far.
  • Do a stakeholder analysis.
  • Clarify the project’s level of ambition by describing the business objectives.
  • Describe the rest of the project arena (project objectives, exclusions, limits and conditions).
  • Visualize the project, preferably using breakdown structures.
  • Organize the project and describe how the interaction should work both within the project and with the project environment.
  • Plan and budget the project.
  • Anchor the project internally and externally and secure resources.
  • Describe the opportunities and risks with the project, and proposed actions.
  • Describe how the work will be followed up.


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