Record the details of all project stakeholders accessing this document.
Name Position Signature Date
Record all approved changes to this document.
Revision # Change Description Approval Date Author
Record the project name in a way that clearly communicates what it is about.
Record a unique identifier for the project that enables appropriate referencing.
Record the date the project was proposed.
Record the name and contact details of the project sponsor/client.
Record the name and contact details of the project manager.
Record a summary of the history and justification for the project.
2 Business Drivers
Record the organisational driver/context for the project.
3 Justification Criteria
Record which of the following investment criteria are being used to support the project. More than one may be applicable.
Value • Regulated Compliance • Improved
Capacity • Efficiency
Return • Organisational Impact • Strategic Alignment • Operating Necessity
Directive • Profit
Growth • Product
Extension • Other
4 Proposed Solution
Record what the sponsor/client and or other stakeholders have agreed to.
5 Options Evaluated
Record all other proposals, options and or alternatives considered, but discarded. Include any criteria used in making these decisions.
6 Key Objectives
Please record the measurable SMART objectives that have been identified with this project.
7 Priority Status
Record the priority status for the project.
• Critical • Urgent • Important • On-hold
Record the identified benefits that will be measured throughout and or after the project.
Record how the project will impact business activity, organisational capability and or processes.
Record the details (role, responsibility, information needs, communication strategies …) of all stakeholders either influencing and/or being impacted by the project.
Record the key process and/or output (as built) deliverables required throughout the project.
Record what will be (explicitly) included in the specification for the project.
Record what will be (explicitly) excluded in the specification for the project.
Record all key milestones and or deadlines due throughout the project
15 Indicative Schedule
Record the information supporting the start and finish timeline for the project.
16 Indicative Budget
Record the information supporting the budget.
17 Indicative Resource Capability
Record the information supporting the resources (including calculations, confidence, constraints and contingencies) for the project.
Issues and Obstacles
Record all constraints that will restrict the performance and delivery of the project.
Record all assumptions (accepted as correct) that will impact the performance and delivery of the project.
20 Potential Issues
Record all potential issues impacting the performance and delivery of the project.
Record all related and or inter-dependent projects impacting the performance and delivery of the project.
Record all internal and external sources of risk impacting the performance and delivery of the project.
Record the recommendation being presented for approval.
Record the decision that has been made on the project.
• Approved • Postponed • Cancelled • Review
25 Sign off
Record the name, signature and date of all appropriate stakeholders (sponsor/client, project manager, project steering group …) signing this document.
Record the details of any other information and or documentation supporting the project.