This document consolidates information from the External Risk Checklist and Internal Risk Checklist templates to provide a summary of the expected risk exposure for a proposed initiative and adds additional information designed to assist in decision making.
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This document is intended to help provide more detailed data for lessons learned or project post-mortem exercises that can be compared with previous projects over time. It is inspired by the article A More Scientific Approach to Lessons Learned?
When an organization undertakes a major initiative, there is potential for many different factors to influence the project. This checklist identifies categories of risk that exist Internal to the organization that may impact its ability to successfully deliver the project.
So you're starting your project...have you considered your communication strategy? What about project structure and steering committee/stakeholder commitments? These considerations--along with a more detailed RACI/RASCI approach to roles and responsibilities--infuse our newest sample Project Charter with even more for you to think about.
When an organization undertakes a major initiative, there is potential for many different factors to influence the project. This checklist identifies categories of risk that exist external to the organization that may impact its ability to successfully deliver the project.
Defining a solution to a problem without conducting a cause/effect analysis is like shooting an arrow without aiming. By utilizing this presentation, you are ensuring that the solution you define will hit the mark by getting to the root cause of problems and understanding their impacts.
What does a requirement look like? Is there a standard structure for them beyond just "one line on your spreadsheet"? Requirements information varies a LOT in structure. How the information is used and "who needs to use it" varies a lot as well. At some point there are much better ways to manage them then on that spreadsheet you've been using.
This planning guide will help you with the review and selection of project requirements to be included in the current scope. All requirements candidates are captured here, along with some basic information about them. Each candidate is then scored based on a number of different factors. The completed template provides a validation that the requirements ultimately approved are the ones that are the most appropriate for inclusion.
By completing and referencing this template, you will gain an improved understanding of the project from the perspective of each stakeholder. You will find this template indispensable throughout the project for managing and getting the most out of your stakeholder relationships.
What is the most neglected phase of a project? Get help with your closeout survey using this template in combination with one of the many online survey tools available. The survey is easy to implement, repeatable, customizable, anonymous and valuable for getting better at what we do.