What is the purpose of the Initiation process?

posted 4¾years ago by Natalie2000
© Copyright: Project Management Professional (PMP) Study Guide by Kim Heldman, Sybex Inc., Alameda, CA, USA, 2002, page 78, question 11
Initiation Process

The purpose of the Initiation process is to:

A. Formally recognize the existence of a project or project phase
B. Formally recognize the need that brought about the project be it marketing demand, customer requests, business need, technological advances, or legal requirements
C. Formally recognize the stakeholders of the project and identify them in the project charter
D. Formally recognize the project sponsor and document his or her project goals

george (4¾years ago):
I think it's A, we have to recognize the existence of the project formally, specifying all its initial details in project charter. All other options are about the same, but they are sub-options of option A.

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