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Performance Domain I: Initiating the Project

Domain IInitiating the Project—11%
Task 1Conduct project selection methods (e.g., cost benefit analysis, selection criteria) through meetings with the customer and experts, in order to evaluate the feasibility of new products or services.

Knowledge of:

  • Customer needs and expectations

  • Similar projects and/or areas

  • Organization’s internal goals

  • Business environment

  • Presentation techniques

  • Approval procedure

Skills in:
  • Active listening to the stakeholders and domain experts

  • Preparing a presentation that is well targeted to the audience

  • Communicating with the stakeholders and domain experts

  • Analysis and decision-making techniques

  • Analyzing cause and effect

  • Presenting the project vision to convince an audience

Task 2Define the scope of the project based on the business need, in order to meet the customer’s project expectations.

Knowledge of:

  • Customer needs

  • Stakeholders’ expectations

  • Historical information

  • Customer organizational structure

Skills in:
  • Communicating

  • Interviewing stakeholders

  • Collecting historical information and lessons learned

  • Analysis and decision-making techniques

Task 3Document high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints using historical data and expert judgment, in order to understand project limitations.

Knowledge of:

  • Risk identification tools and techniques

  • Historical information

  • Estimation tools and techniques

  • Existing skills available in internal organization

Skills in:
  • Identifying risk

  • Collecting historical information and lessons learned

  • Conducting estimates for budget, resource requirements, duration, and benefit

  • Interviewing stakeholders

  • Identifying assumptions and constraints

  • Writing meaningful documents targeted to the planned audience

Task 4Perform key stakeholder analysis using brainstorming, organizational charts, interviewing techniques, and any available information, in order to gain buy-in and requirements for the success of the project.

Knowledge of:

  • Stakeholders

  • Project objectives

  • Organizational structure

  • Brainstorming

Skills in:
  • Identifying the requirements of stakeholders

  • Aligning project objectives and stakeholders’ requirements

  • Stakeholder analysis techniques

  • Brainstorming and interview techniques

  • Facilitating

  • Communicating with stakeholders

Task 5Develop the project charter through review with key stakeholders, in order to confirm project scope, risks, issues, assumptions, and constraints.

Knowledge of:

  • Development of the project charter

  • Organizational templates

  • Scope definition

  • Risks, assumptions, and constraints

  • Stakeholders

Skills in:
  • Writing a synthetic and meaningful document targeted to the planned audience

  • Creating a project charter

  • Capturing and synthesizing primary information

Task 6Obtain project charter approval from the sponsor and customer (if required), in order to formalize authority, gain commitment, and project acceptance.

Knowledge of:

  • Project charter

  • Organizational structure, policies, and procedures

  • Approval process

  • Presentation techniques

Skills in:
  • Communicating

  • Preparing a presentation

  • Presenting the project vision to convince an audience



  

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