Planning Tools

The following links provide tools and guides useful in determining a projects complexity and to establish the appropriate level of management oversight and documentation. These tools are not intended nor are they sufficient for final determination of project complexity. Final decisions regarding project complexity and required oversight and documentation will be made by the Project Management Oversight Committee with input from the Project Manager.

Project Management Methodology Process Map (pdf)

This link provides a high level, illustrated view of the entire IT Project Management Methodology

Project Complexity Scorecard (doc)

Use this tool to quantitatively assess project complexity

Project Complexity Indicators (pdf)

This guide provides common characteristics of projects with low, medium, or high complexity.

Project Management Processes and Required Documentation (xls)

This tool illustrates the key management processes that should occur during each project phase as well as the minimum documentation required as a deliverable for projects of low, medium or high complexity.