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Cornell Project Management Methodology (CPMM) CPMM Project Initiation Plan Appendix 2-1 Version: February 28, 2006
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Cornell Project Management Methodology (CPMM) CPMM Project Initiation Plan (Cornell Department Name) Project Name: <Project Name goes here> Business Unit / Program Area (Customer): Executive Sponsor: Project Director (Sponsor): Organization: Project Manager: Proposed Project Start Date: Proposed Project End Date: Key Contact, Phone # Date Submitted: Date Approved: Version: Last Updated: <MM/DD/YYYY> This CPMM template is annotated with notes to help authors when filling it out. Please make sure to delete any of the text that is within <> with appropriate text specific to the project, particularly when you submit a formal CPMM form for signatures, Page 2 of 2016 2 2016
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Cornell Project Management Methodology (CPMM) Contents CPMM Project Initiation Plan 3 Appendix 2-1
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Cornell Project Management Methodology (CPMM) Change Record Date Author Version Change Reference CPMM Project Initiation Plan 4 Appendix 2-1
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Cornell Project Management Methodology (CPMM) Executive Summary <Introduce the project by giving an overview of the project with a brief background as to how it came about. This section may be as short as one paragraph or as long as two pages. Remember that this section may be as far as many readers will go. Be concise—get the message across. What is the business need that gave rise to this project? Describe the business drivers (i.e. market demand, business need, customer request, technological advance, legal requirement, or social need) that created the problem, opportunity or business requirement. How did the project come about? Provide any other necessary background. If there is a project Charter please use that information as appropriate. Provide a description of the project and what the project will deliver and any high level expectations of the project. Identify if this is part of a larger project or if it has follow on projects. Identify the customers and anticipated consumers of the project and why they will benefit from the project.> Goals and Objectives Overall Goal : <Encapsulate the purpose of this project in a single sentence> Specific Objectives Use a table similar to the following to concisely define the project objectives. Where appropriate, make sure the objectives define: A measure—an indication of what is to be delivered; A level—how much is to be delivered; Table : Project Objectives Objective Description 1. <Name the objective> <Give a brief description of this objective, defining the attributes as above>. Success Criteria Explain how you will know that the overall project was a success, and then use the table below to specify what measurements you will use to determine whether or not the individual objectives were met. (You should be able to link the success criteria to each objective.)
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CPMMProjInitiationPlan - Cornell Project Management...

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