Project Initiation Document (PID) (Definition)

A logical document the purpose of which is to bring together the key information needed to start the project on a sound basis; and to convey that information to all concerned with the project. The Project Initiation Document is a contract between the Project Board and the Project Manager so that there is a common understanding of: the reasons for doing the project, how, when and what key products are to be delivered, scope, constraints, roles, quality requirements, risks, project control procedures, reporting information and the next stage plan.

Last Reviewed: 11 December 2017