Asked 27th Feb, 2014

What is the best way to go with constructing a Project Initiation Document (PID)?

I am working on constructing a PID for a piece of coursework in Project Management and Field Operations at university for use in my module and would love to get a better understanding of ways I should go about doing this or hear any advice someone might have towards constructing it (I'm not asking you to do the work for me just some added information as to things to consider or look out for).

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28th Feb, 2014
Derek Smith
University of Cape Town
It is commonly called a Project Charter and should be derived from an existing Business Case. One of the main aspects is to develop, along with the Project Sponsor, the project objectives.
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10th Mar, 2014
Sanjay Jain
George Washington University
The PRINCE2 methodology calls for development of a PID as the first document for initiating a project. An on-line search can lead to some templates showing the typical contents of a PID including project objectives, business case, etc. A similar document in the PMI's PMBOK is called the project charter. In my opinion the project charter contains a subset of the information that is typically expected in a PID.

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