Project Intake is a process of reviewing and evaluating a proposed project during the initiation phase to make a decision on whether to approve or reject this project. The purpose is to confirm that the project is feasible and aims to address the stated problem. The process is also intended to review the organizational structure of the proposed project to define whether allocated human resources are sufficient and available for doing the project and producing desired deliverables.
Project intake relates to a needs analysis that tries to determine what need/problem to solve by a given project and what solution to use for this. The process starts with sending a project request to senior management for estimating and approving the project. If the project is approved it follows to the feasibility study stage which analyzes the project for technical feasibility and economical reasonability. Then the charter for the project should be created to define people involved and their roles. Briefly the process of project intake steps through these stages:
- Requesting for project evaluation
- Analyzing project feasibility
- Developing the project charter
- Approving the project.