The goal of the Identification Phase is to ensure that the projects in an organization's portfolio are aligned with its strategic goals and to control and prioritize projects coming into an organization.

Main activities include approval, prioritization, categorization and estimating a project start date. 

While the Project Manager generally has limited involvement in this phase, this process must be in place in order to have effective project management within an organization.

identification flow

Activity Resources

Request project

Project request form template

Prioritize project

Prioritization model