Project planning and initiation


To develop a project plan for implementing the Key Principles.

The project planning and initiation phase involves:

  • building a local case to support the need to improve or change current management of the older patient with a confusion to align with the Key Principles
  • obtaining sponsorship to support the implementation of the key principles
  • developing a clear project and communication plan to drive implementation.


  1. Define the aim, objectives and scope of the implementation project
  2. Develop executive sponsorship and governance systems for implementation
  3. Establish a project team including roles and responsibilities to drive implementation
  4. Determine stakeholders and assess their readiness to be involved
  5. Undertake an audit to assess the gaps in existing systems and identify gaps in staff knowledge and attitude using below tools:
  6. Develop a comprehensive Project Plan including approach to communication to guide implementation