The purpose of this competency is to achieve the goals of the identification process, i.e. to:
- develop an outline of the project or programme and assess whether is it likely to be justifiable;
- determine what effort and investment is needed to define the work in detail;
- gain the sponsor’s authorisation for the definition phase.
You must be able to:
This process may well be omitted from some life cycles, usually where a client or a parent programme has already done the identification.
However, it is unlikely that any project or programme manager will not have to perform this process in some form or other during their career. Even though this competency may not be applicable in every context it is applicable to every manager.
Knowledge and understanding
You need to know and understand: