This template aims to tie business case commitments to specific tracking activities and measures. Not all projects will have objective measures, but it is not acceptable to ignore that form of benefit realization for all initiatives. This plan should be completed at the same time as the business case, and the measured and total benefits identified here should align with the commitments made in the business case.
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Does your organization have a process for ensuring that a strategic initiative's desired outcomes are thoroughly understood and achievable? This two-page document helps to structure thinking around identifying, quantifying and validating the benefits of a proposed project. By discussing and answering these questions, you will address the key areas of strategic alignment, analysis and accountability.
This tool tracks progress against proposed benefits for all project benefit metrics. It compares commitments/projections made in business cases with the actual outcomes. If your projects have purely objective metrics and you monitor performance over a fixed time period, you may wish to repurpose this template into Excel to take advantage of the calculation ability. For subjective metrics and/or variable time periods, this Word version provides more flexibility and easier tracking.
Use this worksheet to assemble a best-case project schedule using real dates.
This zip file contains the White Paper "The Work Breakdown Structure: A Brief Synopsis," a Bicycle Work Breakdown Structure in both Word and Excel, a Bicycle WBS Dictionary in Word and Excel, and a PDF Appendix of the Bicycle Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Example. These resources are presented from the PMI Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure. PMI members can access a PDF of the full standard at no cost, and anyone can purchase a hard copy via the PMI Store.
Get accurate, influential information out and squelch rumors and destructive speculation with this planning tool. It aids in establishing an effective newsletter and preparing each edition
Bottom-up estimates are detailed estimates done at the work package level. Detailed information on the work package and other direct/indirect costs are used to determine the most accurate estimate possible. Use this worksheet to help you keep track.
The Bottom-Up Cost Estimation Template is to estimate the cost of any portfolio, program or project by using the Bottom-Up Cost Estimation Technique. This template can be used in any type of industry. With the Bottom-Up Cost Estimation Technique, the overall cost of the project is estimated by breaking down the project into activities to the lowest level possible (similar to the Work Breakdown Structure). After considering the cost of each activity, the overall project cost is estimated.
A crucial phase of the problem solving process is the brainstorming session. Use this worksheet to track and evaluate all ideas.