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

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

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A business case is created to define the problem or opportunity in detail and identify a preferred solution for implementation. risks and issues A description of the preferred solution A summarized plan for implementation. 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.  Develop a business case The trigger to initiating a project is identifying a business problem or opportunity to be addressed. costs.      .

. scope and deliverables for the new project. the solution is achievable.  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. the risks are acceptable and the identified issues are avoidable. resources and funding required to undertake the project. They also describe the organization structure. Establish the terms of reference The terms of reference define the vision. The feasibility study will also investigate whether the forecast costs are reasonable. and activities. objectives.

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

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

.  Analysis. a small amount of the design workflow may be performed. probability and impact assessment. Preliminary Budget Estimate A financial summary of the resources and costs associated with delivering the project. and mitigation strategy.  Risks and Impacts The identified risks. 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.

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best-management-practice.References : http://www.com/gem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cm Crag larmen ebook ? .

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