So, the next question is do we need a Project Brief AND Project Initiation Documentation? Is this not duplication? If you consider a five year project and the extra information that is created in the Project Initiation Documentation, I don’t believe it is duplication. The Project Brief information forms part of the Project Initiation Documentation, but we add lots of good things – controls, strategies, a refined Business Case and Risk Register etc. If you have a small project or work in an environment with lots of small projects, you may think of combining the processes, Starting up a Project and Initiating a Project. This would appear on the face of it to cut out the Project Brief, but the information is still needed for the Project Initiation Documentation.