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PMO Project Lifecycle


A lifecycle allows the project to be considered as a sequence of phases which provides the structure and approach for progressively delivering the required outputs.


  •  Ensures next phase of work is understood
  • Better estimating (shorter durations)
  • Limits risk
  • Go/No go decisions
  • Flexibility 
  • Early phase success reinforces stakeholder commitment
  • Lessons learnt can be applied to future phases

Edinburgh Napier's project lifecycle is broken down into 3 main phases and below describes the steps required to successfully run a project from initiation to close. Please note that these steps should be reviewed and tailored as required to meet each project demands.

PMO Overview image

You can also download the above image as a PDF​​​