Program authorization consists of the steps taken to authorize a project, including providing estimates of project size, potential revenues, and costs for acquiring and processing the data. This sample program authorization process flow provides estimates of project size, potential revenues and costs for acquiring and processing the data. If the sales, corporate executive, and finance teams do not approve the project proposal sheet, it is important to revaluate project viability (designing program parameters, client development, developing project cost estimates, setting pricing to recover program costs, and potential lease sales or licensing rounds). This process flow outlines steps such as: Generating a project idea and proposal sheet Determining project viability Obtaining approval from management This document should be used as a general guide to understand and review this business process. Organizations should customize this tool to ensure that it reflects their business operations and continuously monitor the process to ensure that the steps described are accurate.