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Table of Contents
1 Executive summary................................................................................4
1.1 Project description and owner.........................................................4
1.2 Business requirements...................................................................4
1.3 Strategic contribution....................................................................4
1.4 Financial summary........................................................................4
1.5 Critical success factors...................................................................4
1.6 Risk analysis................................................................................4
1.7 Recommended next steps...............................................................4
2 Background..........................................................................................4
2.1 Problem analysis...........................................................................4
3 Objectives............................................................................................4
3.1 Business objectives.......................................................................4
3.2 Project objectives..........................................................................4
3.3 Critical success factors...................................................................5
4 Project scope........................................................................................5
4.1 Outcomes and deliverables.............................................................5
4.2 Inclusions and exclusions...............................................................5
4.3 Dependencies...............................................................................5
4.4 Stakeholder analysis......................................................................5
4.5 Assumptions.................................................................................5
4.6 Constraints..................................................................................5
4.7 Related documents........................................................................5
4.8 IT Architectural compliance.............................................................5
5 Project approach....................................................................................5
5.1 Options considered........................................................................6
5.1.1 Option 1:.........................................................................6
5.1.2 Option 2:.........................................................................6
5.2 Preferred approach........................................................................6
6 Project schedule....................................................................................6
6.1 Project duration............................................................................6
6.2 High-level implementation plan.......................................................6
7 Resources.............................................................................................6
7.1 Internal project stakeholders..........................................................6
7.2 Personnel resource requirements.....................................................6
7.3 Other project resources..................................................................7
8 Initial risk analysis.................................................................................7

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1 Executive summary
1.1 Project description and owner

1.2 Business requirements

1.3 Strategic contribution

1.4 Financial summary


Must include benefits and costs

1.5 Critical success factors

1.6 Risk analysis

1.7 Recommended next steps

2 Background

2.1 Problem analysis

3 Objectives

3.1 Business objectives

3.2 Project objectives

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3.3 Critical success factors

4 Project scope

4.1 Outcomes and deliverables

4.2 Inclusions and exclusions

4.3 Dependencies

4.4 Stakeholder analysis

4.5 Assumptions

4.6 Constraints

4.7 Related documents

4.8 IT Architectural compliance

5 Project approach

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5.1 Options considered


5.1.1 Option 1:
5.1.1.1 Expected results

5.1.1.2 Benefits

5.1.1.3 Costs

5.1.1.4 Return on investment

5.1.2 Option 2:
5.1.2.1 Expected results

5.1.2.2 Benefits

5.1.2.3 Costs

5.1.2.4 Return on investment

5.2 Preferred approach

6 Project schedule
6.1 Project duration

6.2 High-level implementation plan

7 Resources
7.1 Internal project stakeholders
Include the interaction with other divisions

7.2 Personnel resource requirements

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7.3 Other project resources

8 Initial risk analysis

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