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Authorising a Project with PRINCE2

Written by Andy Trainer – Mon 04 Feb 2013

Within the Directing a Project (DP) stage of PRINCE2®, authorising a project is a particularly important process.

Without it, the next stage plan cannot be approved which means that the project cannot proceed.

In this post we'll take a look in more detail at why it is a necessary process, who is responsible for each aspect and how it should be carried out.

If you'd like to find out more about PRINCE2 processes like authorising a project, try our PRINCE2 Courses.

Why is it Needed?

By using this process it means that the project board can make sure that there is:

  • An acceptable Business Case in place (read 'What is a Business Case?' for more details)
  • The goals and methods of the project match that of the corporate strategy
  • An acceptable set of tolerances (and scope) has been set
  • Risks are accepted and outlined fully
  • The right controls have been set

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