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The Pre-Project Phase

This is one of the six phases in the DSDM® Process, which can be configured in different ways to create various types of lifecycle for the project.

graph TD rp(Pre-Project) --> fs(Feasibility) fs --> fn(Foundations) fn --> ed(Evolutionary Development) ed --> dp(Deployment) dp --> ed dp --> fn dp -.-> fs dp --> sp(Post-Project) style rp fill:#000,stroke:#000,color:#fff

Similar to PRINCE2®'s starting up a project process, the pre-project phase is about making sure that the project makes sense, and that we have a proper setup for running it. One of the requirements for doing so is to have clear goals for the project.

The pre-project and post-project phases are about a certain type of activities that mainly belong to the program and portfolio management layers. The reason they are mentioned in DSDM, which is a project management method, is to support those higher layers.

When we have a green light from the pre-project phase, the feasibility phase begins.

Written by Nader K. Rad

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