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Business Process Management: Profiting From Process by Roger T. Burlton

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Project Management Stages

As mentioned earlier, four major stages are involved in delivering the results of a whole project, a phase of a process renewal project, or even a small deliverable. Each concept applies to everything deliverable and everyone delivering or accepting:

  • Initiating (defining the work)

  • Planning (planning the work)

  • Controlling and Improving (working the plan)

  • Accepting (accepting the work)

Initiating Stage

It’s important to get a project going in the right direction. A small deflection from the right direction at this point can mean a large variance when magnified over time. Well-designed initiation documentation will give management the information necessary to authorize the planning for the upcoming project. It will provide ...

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