Episode #79 - Project Management: Proper project initiation

The stability of any project is found in the initiation of that project. Like the foundation of a building it is often barely seen, but without it even the most well-built structure above it would be weak.

Initiation launches a project by the establishment of authority and responsibility for the project. Unfortunately, in many organizations initiation is done on an informal basis if at all. This then leads to poor project results.

In this episode, we will explore the possibility that making project initiation more formal might have a dramatic impact on the positive results of most projects.


Ed Kless

Ed Kless joined Sage in July of 2003 and is currently the senior director of partner development and strategy. He develops and delivers curriculum for Sage business partners on the art and practice of small business consulting. Courses include: Sage Consulting Academy, Business Strategy and Customer Experience Workshops. Ed is the author of The Soul of Enterprise: Dialogues on Business in the Knowledge Economy, a compendium of a few of the episodes of his VoiceAmerica talk-show The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy with Ron Baker, founder of the VeraSage Institute where Ed is also a senior fellow.