A project is the manifestation and implementation of a change. The Project Initiation Process ensures a successful project start-up to achieve the project objectives. The Project Sponsor or Project Initiator should submit the project idea by completing the project idea card. A PMO member will reach out to the submitter to develop the preliminary project charter along with the estimated timeline using a thorough vetting process to clarify the urgency of the objectives. If and when the project is prioritized, the project will become active and move into the define phase.