Department of Health

Element 1: Project initiation

Element 1 involves establishing an organisational governance framework for the project, including scope, project plan, risk management plan and communication strategy.


  • Identify organisational drivers for change.
  • Establish project timeframes.
  • Engage appropriate stakeholders.
  • Develop multi-layered communication.
  • Develop a risk management plan.


Element 1 activities take place in the months one and two of the recommended nine-month timeline for the project.


Element 1 uses all three of the overarching principles: consultation, organisational priorities and change management.

Reviewed 04 October 2015


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