Template & Notes
Controlled Start Up: Project Brief
The Project Brief
The Project Brief is required to enable a project to progress from a good ideaor Feasibility Study to a formal request to the Project Board. The contents of the Project Brief will eventually be expanded into a Project Initiation Document (PID), which contains the detailedproject plan. However, this will only occur if the Project Board believes that the project is worthwhile, and viable.
The Project Brief is generally short and provides an overview of the proposedproject. When a Feasibility Study has taken place the Project Brief should refer to the Feasibility study rather than reproduce it. If considerable time has passed since the Feasibility Study was produced,it will be necessary to check the contents of the report still hold true.
For further advice and support on Project Management please contact:
Reviewed by Name Organisation Date
Approved by Name Organisation DateDocument History
Version Summary of Changes Document Status Date published
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2. BACKGROUND3. PROJECT DEFINITION
4. OUTLINE BUSINESS CASE
5. CUSTOMERS QUALITY EXPECTATIONS
6. ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
7. ANY KNOWN RISKS
8. OUTLINE PROJECT PLAN1. PURPOSE
This document should provide a full and firm foundation for initiating the project, and although forming the basis of the Project Initiation Document, it is a key document in itsown right and gives the direction and scope of the project.
Refer to Project Mandate. Explain the context of the project and what it was that suggested the need for it. State...