Chapter 3. Project Initiation

Terms you'll need to understand:

  • Initiation

  • Project charter

  • Assumptions

  • Constraints

  • Management by Objectives

  • Project charter

Techniques and concepts you'll need to master:

  • The importance of project initiation

  • The purpose and elements of a project charter

  • The proper role to issue the project charter

  • The importance of the project charter to the project manager

  • The timing and importance of the project manager assignment

  • The value of project selection methods

  • The two general types of project-selection methods

  • The sources of expert judgment

  • The Management by Objectives (MBO) process

  • The relationship of project initiation to planning activities

Project initiation is the first project management process to execute in the project lifecycle, and it will be the focus of approximately 8.5% of the exam questions. Although the exam questions regarding the Initiating process tend to be straightforward and involve only 1 of the 39 PMBOK processes (Initiation), many project managers have minimal real-life experience with these activities. And for the project managers with experience in project initiation, the terms and processes they use may not be consistent with PMI's expectations.

To streamline your exam preparations, we will focus on the "gotta-know" concepts and terms that are important to PMI, and the "common" gaps you may need to close to be ready for the exam questions related to project initiation.

PMP Exam Cram 2. Project Management Professional
PMP Exam Cram 2. Project Management Professional
Year: 2003
Pages: 169 © 2008-2017.
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