Project Initiation Document

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Project Initiation Document
Project Initiation Document

The Project Initiation Document Template aggregates the information which was acquired through the Initiating Stage of a project. Keeping that in mind, the Project Initiation Document, or PID, is a term representing the planning approach in project management.

It is assembled from a series of other documents, including:

  • Business case
  • Terms of Reference,
  • Communication Plan,
  • Risk register
  • Project Tolerances
  • Project Plan
  • Any specific project controls or inspections as part of a departmental quality plan.

The PID represents a detailed version of the basic project start-up document called the Project Brief/Charter. The PID bundles together documentation to form the logical document that brings together all of the key information needed to start and run the project on a sound basis.

It should be conveyed to all stakeholders and agreed and signed off by the business sponsors. In short, this is the, “who, why, and what”, part of the project. It defines all major aspects of a project and forms the basis for its management and the assessment of overall success.

The project initiation document builds upon the business case (if it exists) using the information and analysis data produced during initiation activities.

A common part of formal project methodologies such as PRINCE2 the document is a major milestone in the Initiating a Project process. It is the document that goes before the Project Board for sign- off to commence a project.

The Project Initiation Document Template will provide a reference point throughout the project for both the customer and the Project Team.

Why use templates:

Project Managers often have various templates on their PC or laptop. When they start a new project, they sift through them trying to find something relevant, consuming valuable time and energy – only to have to start again from scratch when nothing suitable turns up.

That’s where this Project Management Template bundle is invaluable. For every project you’re involved with, you can simply open a template from the kit and start filling it in.

It saves you time and effort, and because each template has been professionally laid out, you can generate higher quality documentation as a result. Buy and download the Project Management Bundle today.

The Project Initiation Document Template contains the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Project Objectives
    1. Goals and Objectives
    2. Critical Success Factors
  3. Scope
    1. Organizational Scope
    2. Logical Scope
    3. Temporal Scope/Phasing
    4. Related Projects
    5. Out of Scope
  4. Risks, Constraints and Assumptions
    1. Risk Management Approach
    2. Risks
    3. Constraints
    4. Assumptions
  5. Project Organization
    1. Project Structure
    2. Roles & Responsibilities
  6. Project Control
    1. Issue Control
    2. Change Control
    3. Quality Assurance
    4. Financial Control
    5. Information Management
  7. Reporting
    1. Reporting within the Project Team
    2. Management Reporting
  8. Stakeholders
    1. Identification and Analysis
    2. Communication
  9. Planning
    1. Approach
    2. Milestone Plan

Every project management template:

  • Is professionally laid out
  • Has the charts and tables you need
  • Comes with step-by-step instructions
  • Contains practical examples
  • Includes tips & hints

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By Alex Puscasu

I am a Project Management practitioner with more than 5 years experience in hardware and software implementation projects. Also a bit of a geek and a great WordPress enthusiast. I hope you enjoy the content, and I encourage you to share your knowledge with the world.