02. Planning the Project (Free Preview)

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We talked about starting up a project in the previous lesson. At the end, the Project Brief and a plan for the next stage was prepared. How do you think we should proceed?

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At this point, the project is planned, and we’re ready to start developing the product. We’ll talk about product delivery stages next. Do you have any ideas on how they should be?



  1. What’s the name of the first stage in the project?
  2. To know the product, we break it down into its building elements. What’s the name of this concept?
  3. How do we explain the building elements of the product?
  4. What’s the name of the high-level plan we create for the whole project in the initiation stage?
  5. What’s the name of our detailed plans?
  6. In which document do we explain the justification of the project, and when do we create it?
  7. What’s the name of the package that contains most of the plans, management strategies, and other basic documents that we create in the initiating stage?
  8. What are the 3 main outputs of the initiation stage?
  9. What registers do we create for the project?
  10. What are the second and third Project Board decisions about?


  1. Initiation stage
  2. Product Breakdown Structure
  3. Using Product Descriptions. Product Descriptions explain the scope and quality of each element.
  4. Project Plan
  5. Stage Plan. Remember that we prepare the stage plans one stage at a time, not all in the beginning.
  6. Business Case. It’s first outlined in pre-project (starting up a project process), and then refined in the initiation stage (initiating a project process)
  7. Project Initiation Documentation (PID)
  8. PID, next Stage Plan, Benefits Management Approach
  9. Risk Register, Issue Register, and Quality Register.
  10. The second one is about checking the PID and approving the project. The third one is about checking the next Stage Plan and authorizing the stage to begin.

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