Project Decisions Template™
This is a template I use with my customers when we are designing a project proposal. The Project Decisions Template™ is used to guide the project process that is undertaken, from initial identification of the problem or challenge through to reporting the findings and producing the outputs.
|Project Decision Parameters||Questions|
|Challenge/Problem||What do you want to change? Adapt? Improve?|
|Project Aim/s||Why is this project important?
What difference will it make?
What impact and outcome do you want to achieve?
|Project Design||Who are the participants?
How will you gain participant consent to engage in the project?
What are the ethical considerations?
What are potential risks and how will these be managed?
|Data Collection Methods||What will the participants be doing in the project?
How will you gather feedback from the participants?
What other data do you need to collect?
|Data Analysis||How will you analyse the data to produce findings?|
|Measuring Benefits||Who will benefit from the project findings and outcomes?
How will the participants benefit from engaging in the project?
What are the short and long-term benefits of the project?
|Organisational Impact||How will the organisation act on the key project findings?|
|Outcomes and Outputs||How will the anticipated outcomes impact on and/or enhance the organisation’s strategic goals?
What outputs are expected from the project?
|Dissemination||Who are the key stakeholders with a vested interest in the project outcomes?
How will the project findings be communicated to key stakeholders?
|Reporting||How will the project findings be reported to stakeholders?|