Project identification stage

Archived Content

The National Project Management System has been replaced by Project Navigator effective October 15, 2021. Therefore, this page has been archived and will be taken down in 2024.

The purpose of the Identification Stage is to ensure that a project or a program of work (POW) submitted for project approval/expenditure authority (planning and design) has been adequately developed and analyzed in the context of the Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Program and Centralized Portfolio management and represents the best investment solution.

The project identification stage can also assist our custodian clients in identifying and developing the most appropriate projects for their departmental objectives and in support of the government agenda for real property, business projects and information technology.

Identification Stage diagram

project identification stage diagram. Long description below.

This image describes the project identification stage, its phases, control points and deliverables:


Control points


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