It is very important to initiate your project properly so you can continue smoothly and finish strongly, there are some actions which will protect you and help you to resolve your issues throughout the project:-
1- Get the business knowledge:
It is your project, it is your baby who you have to know everything about its business and related worldwide field. Go and do your researches, studies and collect all information available there because it will help you during the project activities and managing change requests.
2- Set the vision:
Do not look at the project as it is only a product but set a vision which will surely motivate you and share that vision among your team and stakeholders.
3- Create and Communicate Project Charter:
At this stage,
4- Get Formal Sign off:
5- Create a Project Notebook:
Project notebook will contain all signed documents and change requests which will make it easy for anyone at any time to know everything about the project and stages it went through.
6- Build Relationships:
without relationships with your stakeholder it will be very difficult to drive the project
So go and build your relationships with your client and stakeholders but make sure you can balance between professionalism and flattered.