This is the first PRINCE2 process. It is a pre-project process, designed to ensure that the pre-requisites for initiating the project are in place.
The process expects the existence of a Project Mandate which defines in high level terms the reason for the project and what outcome is sought. Starting up a Project should be very short.
The work of the process is built around the production of three elements:
- Ensuring that the information required for the project team is available
- Designing and appointing the Project Management Team
- Creating the Initiation Stage Plan.