01. Starting a New Project (Free Preview)

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So far, we’ve talked about starting up a project. What do you think should be done next?



  1. Each project has a trigger. What do we call this trigger in PRINCE2?
  2. What topics are usually covered in the trigger?
  3. What’s the name of the highest role in the project, who is responsible for the return of investment?
  4. What are the two main outputs of starting up a project? What topics are covered in them?
  5. What’s the first Project Board decision about?


  1. Project mandate
  2. Project mandate contains very high-level information about the purpose of the project, as well as its scope, quality, cost, and benefits. Remember that it’s a very simple document.
  3. Executive
  4. One is the Project Brief, that covers general information about the project (reasons, scope, quality, cost, benefits, and team structure), and the other is our plan for the next stage.
  5. The check the Project Brief to see if it’s a good idea to proceed with this project.

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