A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to provide an expected and beneficial
outcome. A project life cycle is the series of phases that a project passes through from its
initiation to its closure. Project goals should align with organisational goals such as improved
operations or increased revenues, reducing costs or improving efficiencies.
Before resources can be committed to a project, the reason for its proposal and the benefits
it is expected to deliver need to be understood by people in positions empowered to make
decisions about the expenditure of an organisation’s resources. The selection of
organisational projects is typically performed through a method of classification and review
of the project’s business case. That method of course should be applied consistently to all
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For this assessment, you research different methods of selecting projects and examine the
initiation process. You also consider the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
guide and, more specifically, explore the initiation documents.
Assessment 2: Project Selection Methods and Initiation Documents (35%)
In essay writing, use the given/approved project throughout this assessment.
As you have discovered in your learning resources, examine project selection methods that
can be applied appropriately to the given project and processes to conduct these methods.
Consider the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and describe the initial
process group and project documents that are created or used as inputs for a new project.
Your assessment should contain 1500 words.