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Yes No N/A 1.2 People Risk Are there enough skilled and experienced employees/vendors/contractors available for the project? Yes No N/A Has the project team a track record of delivering projects on time, quality and budget? Yes No N/A Do the project team feel as if the project is achievable given constraints in place? Yes No N/A Are prospects/customers involved in periodic reviews of the project through its development? Yes No N/A Is there sufficient contingency access to subject matter experts throughout each stage of the project? Yes No N/A 1.3 Finance Risk Is funding adequate and sufficient for the size of the project? Yes No N/A Has any funding been assigned to training and mentoring activities? Yes No N/A Are there predefined budget limitations that would result in project termination? Yes No N/A Are project costs realistic given the size, complexity and scale? Yes No N/A 1.4 Schedule Risk Is the project schedule realistic? Yes No N/A Have dependencies been fully understood, communicated and documented? Yes No N/A Has a critical path been defined? Yes No N/A Have milestones and associated reviews been agreed and planned into program schedule? Yes No N/A Has “Project Terminated” criteria been discussed, agreed and documented in relation to each key milestone? Yes No N/A 2. Business Risk Identified potential risks of a competitor entering the market first? Yes No N/A Assess the risk to project funding and management support? Yes No N/A Have financial benefits of the project relative to costs been defined, demonstrated, agreed upon, and documented? Yes No N/A Are there any major issues to be resolved in the company at the moment? Yes No N/A 4. Planning Is project scope the same as agreed in the project charter? Yes No N/A Has the project scope statement been reviewed and approved? Yes No N/A Is there a project plan to measure progress? Yes No N/A Does the project plan address at a minimum: Project scope and deliverables Yes No N/A Work breakdown structure Yes No N/A Task dependencies Yes No N/A Project schedule Yes No N/A Milestone schedule Yes No N/A Project budget Yes No N/A Issue resolution and change management Yes No N/A Risk management plan Yes No N/A Does the project plan address at an advanced level: Critical success factors Yes No N/A Resource plan – assignment and timings Yes No N/A Cost-benefit analysis Yes No N/A Procurement plan Yes No N/A Communication plan Yes No N/A Configuration management plan Yes No N/A Phase exit plan Yes No N/A Project tracking agreement Yes No N/A Project organisation Yes No N/A Facilities plan Yes No N/A Documentation plan Yes No N/A Materials plan Yes No N/A Back-up and recovery plan Yes No N/A Contingency plan Yes No N/A Transition plan Yes No N/A Is plan for project resources adequate? Yes No N/A Are baseline project schedule and budget realistic? Yes No N/A Is the plan for the organisation of resources adequate? Yes No N/A Are there adequate project control systems? Yes No N/A Is there a central storage for project documentation? Yes No N/A Are key stakeholders bought into the project plan? Yes No N/A Are potential customers involved in the planning process? Yes No N/A Was planning complete before the project was initiated? Yes No N/A Are documents subject to revision control? Yes No N/A Have vendors signed off on the project plan? Yes No N/A Has an independent oversight contractor signed off on the project plan? Yes No N/A 5. Tracking and Monitoring Are the report contents, frequency, and audience defined and communicated to the project team? Yes No N/A Are the input requirements from the project team clearly documented and communicated? Yes No N/A Have reports to be produced, distributed, and filed been defined? Yes No N/A Has the format for tracking and monitoring schedules and costs been defined? Yes No N/A 6. Reviewing Have meetings, purpose, context, frequency, and participants been defined? Yes No N/A What information is required for each meeting? Yes No N/A Are meetings set-up with assigned note-takers to add actions/issues? Yes No N/A 7. Issue Management Is the issue management process documented and defined? Yes No N/A Has this process been communicated to customers and team members? Yes No N/A Is there an easy way for anyone to raise an issue? Yes No N/A Is there a means of tracking and managing issues through to resolution? Yes No N/A Is there a means of learning from issues raised to minimize future issues? Yes No N/A Is there an escalation process to address unresolved issues? Yes No N/A 8. Change Control Is there a change control process in place? Yes No N/A Is the change control process documented and available to the team? Yes No N/A Has the process been discussed and shared with the customer and project team? Yes No N/A Has the change request process been discussed and communicated with customers and project team? Yes No N/A Is all change to be managed through a change control process? Yes No N/A How are change requests logged, managed, assessed and actioned? Yes No N/A 9. Dispute Resolution Has the negotiation process been defined? Yes No N/A Has the mediation process been defined? Yes No N/A Has the arbitration process been agreed upon and defined? Yes No N/A Has the litigation process and boundaries been defined? Yes No N/A 10. Risk Management Are all risks managed according to the project's risk management process? Yes No N/A Will the risk plan be reviewed and updated regularly and frequently? Yes No N/A Will risk status be reported to management on a regular and frequent basis? Yes No N/A Are there documented contingencies for the top 5 risks? Yes No N/A Have the contingencies for the top 5 risks been discussed with the customer and project team? Yes No N/A 11. Quality Assurance Has the quality assurance plan been documented and filed? Yes No N/A Are the QA functions and related roles and responsibilities clearly defined? Yes No N/A Are completion/verification criteria defined for each task producing an output? Yes No N/A Are there test plans, inspections, reviews defined for verifying outputs to each task? Yes No N/A Will QA have final sign-off on tasks successfully completed? Yes No N/A Is there a formal system to manage submitting, logging, tracking, reporting through the change, test, submit, restest process? Yes No N/A Is there a process that allows QA statistics to be collated, assessed with any subsequent issues logged and addressed? Yes No N/A (check name not set) Yes No N/A
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