Project Evaluation Against Enhanced Framework for the Management of IT Projects

Business Directions

Framework Element

Yes

No

Comment/Explanation

1. Principle: Information technology projects are aligned with, and support, business directions and priorities

1.1. Is the project consistent and compatible with the department's mission, goals and priorities as described in the annual Business Plan?      
1.2. Is the project consistent and compatible with ongoing or planned re-engineering initiatives designed to change fundamental business processes?      
1.3. Is the project consistent with the department's Long Term Capital Plan?      
1.4. Is the project consistent with the department's Information Management Plan?      
1.5. Is the project consistent and compatible with the department's information and technology direction, strategies, architectures and infrastructures?      
1.6. Is the project consistent and compatible with government-wide strategies for the delivery of services as described in the TBS Blueprint for Renewing Government Services Using Information Technology?      
1.7. Does the project conform with approved common information technology standards, infrastructures and architectures , e.g. the public key infrastructure and infrastructure elements provided by the Government Technology and Information Service?      
1.8. Is approval for the project based on a business-case analysis that relates the investment directly to the business function and demonstrates the benefits of the investment to the department or government as a whole?      
1.9. Is the business case based on the full cost of the system from initiation through development, implementation and the estimated annual cost of operation?      
1.10. Will the business case be reviewed and revalidated at each scheduled gate and whenever there is a significant change to the project or the business function?      
1.11. If the business-case changes, does the project need to be re-approved by the department?      
1.12. Has the project manager ensured that all types of clients are represented in the project so that each client group can influence requirements definition, system design and implementation?      
1.13. Have clients been given a clear picture of what the system will do for them and how it will interact with them while there is opportunity to recommend improvements?      
1.14. Will clients formally sign off on the reviews at the project's gates and be involved in decisions on the project's future?      
1.15. Has the project leader ensured that representatives of client groups have formally committed to the level of effort required to meet their defined responsibilities?      
1.16. Have client names and explicit responsibilities have been included in the project charter?      
1.17. Are clients seen as full team members who take part in all requirements definition, design and implementation decisions of the project, rather than as people to bounce ideas off or to "approve" decisions of the project team?      
1.18. Are clients are involved in the decision to release funds and continue the project at project gate reviews?      
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