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a solution is defined. . the business problem or opportunity is identified. a project is formed and a project team is appointed to build and deliver the solution to the customer.INCEPTION PHASE  Inception is the smallest phase in the project. and ideally it should be quite short. Within the initiation phase.

Demonstrate at least one candidate architecture. acceptance criteria.Primary Objectives  Establish project software scope and boundary     conditions Includes operational concept. . Estimate the cost and schedule for the entire project. and a clear understanding of what is and what is not intended in the product. Estimate potential risks. Identify critical use cases (core functionalities) of system and the primary scenarios that will drive the activities.


risks and issues A description of the preferred solution A summarized plan for implementation. costs. A business case is created to define the problem or opportunity in detail and identify a preferred solution for implementation.  Develop a business case The trigger to initiating a project is identifying a business problem or opportunity to be addressed. The business case includes: A detailed description of the problem or opportunity A list of the alternative solutions available An analysis of the business benefits.      .

scope and deliverables for the new project. The feasibility study will also investigate whether the forecast costs are reasonable. the solution is achievable. Establish the terms of reference The terms of reference define the vision. They also describe the organization structure. .  Undertake a feasibility study The purpose of a feasibility study is to assess the likelihood of each alternative solution option achieving the benefits outlined in the business case. resources and funding required to undertake the project. and activities. the risks are acceptable and the identified issues are avoidable. objectives.

such as telephones. the manager will ideally be appointed prior to recruiting the project team. Communications infrastructure. stationery and materials. Appoint the project team A project manager may be appointed at any stage during the life of the project. file storage. Equipment. . computer network.  • • Set up a project office The project office is the physical environment within which the team is based. such as office furniture. Internet access. database storage and backup facilities. e mail. and recruits people into each role based on their relevant skills and experience. computer equipment. The project manager creates a detailed job description for each role in the project team.

 Quality Management Plan A plan for the management of the quality of the project. standards. project planning and risk modeling software. forms and registers. This is basically a checkpoint to ensure that the project has achieved its objectives as planned. Tools.• • Documentation. including change management. processes. . such as a project methodology. defect management. such as accounting. testing and quality assurance reviews.  Perform a phase review At the end of the initiation phase. perform a phase review.

 Preliminary Budget Estimate A financial summary of the resources and costs associated with delivering the project. Design Workflows A small amount of the analysis workflow may be performed during the inception phase Information needed for the design of the architecture is extracted Accordingly.  Risks and Impacts The identified risks. a small amount of the design workflow may be performed. and mitigation strategy. probability and impact assessment. .  Analysis.

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