Project Initiation Checklist

A range of topics to address before starting a project.

Project Scope
1
__What business functions are in and out of scope?
2
__What locations are in and out of scope? (attach a Scoping Diagram for clarity)
3
__What are the project interfaces?
4
__What business procedures are required?
5
__What production operations procedures are required?
6
__Will an Acceptance Test Plan and testing be required?
7
__Will Systems Analysis be required, if so what’s needed?
8
__What training is required?
9
__What documentation is required?
10
__What are the critical requirements?
Constraints
1
__What is the maximum cost of the project?
2
__What is the latest project completion date?
3
__What are the interproject dependencies?
Organization
1
__Who agrees to this project setup?
2
__Who will signoff the requirements?
3
__Who will remove obstacles?
4
__Who will accept the finished product?
5
__Who will execute the project initiation? (e.g., Project Manager or Business Analyst)
6
__What additional resources will be required?
7
__What are they expected to do?
Schedule
1
__When will the project start?
2
__When will it end?
3
__How many effort hours?
4
__How many elapsed hours?
5
__What assumptions are you making?
6
__What is the end product?
7
__What are the milestones?
8
__What are the products of the milestones?
Business Care
1
__Why do this project?
2
__What happens if we don’t do it?
3
__Why do it now?
4
__How critical will the impact of the project be?
5
__What could go wrong? (both systems-related and user-related)
6
__How will you avoid this?
7
__List all hardware, software, network, staff, facilities and other costs.
Created by Kacy526. This checklist is public.
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