The purpose of the alignment process is to develop a common understanding of the purpose, agree on the means, method and establish trust. The developing a common understanding among the key stakeholders of the purpose of the project goals, means methods of accomplishing those goals are called project alignment process . It is important to accomplish this alignment during the initiation phase.Project manager usually conduct the start up meeting call kickoff meeting with the agenda items to develop a common understanding of the project scope , agreeing on the means and method of accomplishing the project purposes ,establishing trust among team members and duration depending on the complex level of the project and project with the limited scope have short duration start up meeting. The component of the alignment process are discussion of the purpose, goals, participant roles, method of tracking progress, cost and method of managing changes and building trust. develop a common understanding among the project stakeholders is requires in defining project success, determine potential barriers to success, establishing key milestones and identifying decision makers and decision making process . The effect of lack of trust are delays caused by facts checking or missing information that was not shared because the person discretion was not trusted to handle sensitive information. Project goals add clarity to the project statement and develop goals means making choice and project develop established during alignment process are broad in nature and cross the entire project. Role clarity is critical to the planing and execution of the project because project are unique in communication planing, work flow organization, approval process and role boundary spanning process The project purpose statement is sometime is reflected in the charter, vision, mission statement that provide a project with anchor or organizational focus.