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Project Initiation Document Template

PID stands for Project Initiation Document. The PID forms the basis for the management of a
Project Initiation Document template

The PID defines the project and forms the basis for its management and the measurement of its overall success. Read more on the purpose and content of the PID.

Contents of the PID Template

  • Cover page
  • Document Control
    • Document Information
    • Document History
    • Document Approvals
  • Table of Contents
  • Template Guide
  • Project Summary
  • Purpose
  • Project Objectives
  • Scope and Exclusions
  • Project Deliverables
  • Interfaces and Dependencies
  • Assumptions
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Project Delivery
    • Initial Risk Log
    • Project organization Structure
    • Communication Plan
      • Internal Project Communication
      • External Project Communication
    • Quality Management
      • Quality Management of the Project
      • Quality Management of the Deliverables
    • Project Milestones
    • Resource Plan
    • Project Tolerance and Exception Process
  • Appendix
    • Record of Amendments to the PID
    • Deliverable / Work Package Specification
    • Financial / Budget Requirements
    • Detailed Schedules

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Read more on the purpose and content of the PID

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