Every team member should understand the business case for a project. This business case will affect the team's tradeoff decisions and design choices, as well as go/no-go decisions at critical points like project initiation and reviews. These templates can help you understand which numbers are at play in your project's benefits, and how they are offset and affected by project costs and business opportunities. Don't miss our collection of Cost Management Know-How for an in-depth look at this important task.
New Product Business Plan
A template for a Product/Project Business Plan that describes a new project for inclusion in the corporation portfolio of projects.
Opportunity Screening Worksheet
This is an Opportunity Screening worksheet used to help determine if an idea is worth enough to the company to commission a product development project. The management team at your organization can use this worksheet to evaluate a number of factors in determining if a new product development project should be undertaken and identify the important issues in making that decision.
Cost Benefits Analysis
Is your project worth the cost? Have you included long-term costs and intangible benefits in your decisions about your project's value? This cost benefit analysis template walks you through consideration of all the angles, and a careful evaluation of the results.
Benefits Realization Plan
Don't settle for a vague sense that the project was a good thing. A Benefits Realization Plan documents the expected benefits of the project, details how they will be measured, and captures those measurements for later assessment and use in lessons learned.
Project Budgets and Cost Tracking
Spreadsheet formats for documenting the projected costs of a project and for high-level cost tracking. Two budget formats and three cost tracking formats are included, each on a separate sheet.