How to write a PID

The latest in our series of webinars about the fundamentals of project controls is on the topic of the Project Initiation Document (PID).

Templates may vary from organisation to organisation, but the information included is required to properly set up a project so that success can be measured when complete.

The PID needs to answer the questions: why, what, how, when, how much (cost) and how governed.

This webinar will discuss each of the elements of a PID, including the business case and what to include, where.

Delegates will learn how to write a PID and business case that will be approved and form a sound foundation for any project.

The size of the project and the risk profile will naturally affect the size and detail of the PID, this too will be discussed.

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29 Feb 2024

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 02/29/2024 14:00 02/29/2024 15:00 How to write a PID This webinar will discuss each of the elements of a PID, including the business case and what to include.


Project Controls TN


Dave Perton

Dave Perton

Chair of the Project Controls Technical Network

David Perton started his career graduating with a B.Sc. (hons) in Industrial Engineering and worked in a number of roles in manufacturing companies, mostly in product development project teams or leading projects. Many of these projects were product development or implementing the engineering modules of ERP systems as Drawing Office Manager.


He became a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Chartered Engineer in 1996. He gained his M.Sc. in Engineering Management in 1999, form the University of Bristol, specialising in Operations Management. Since 2000 most roles have been in project management, in major automotive companies or the NHS.


The NHS roles include project management for the Department of Health and for commissioners, community services and a number of hospitals. His final role for an Academic Health Science Network was as Head of the Programme Management Office for the National Innovation Collaborative for Digital Health, retiring in June 2023.


He has been Chair of the IET’s Project Controls technical Network for several years.



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