The next stage in the project lifecycle is the Project Planning phase, and follows the approval to continue given at the first review, Review of Start Up.
This is when you turn the idea for the project in to a plan for how you will achieve it. It is also the opportunity to make sure that all the people involved in the project, or will be affected by it, are clear about what it will achieve and what they need to do. This stage is important because the preparation you do now, will determine how successfully the project delivers what you set out to.
This stage includes:
The first step is to conduct a Project Definition Workshop involving the key stakeholders in order to define the project in detail.