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To carefully evaluate project opportunities to ensure that the investment being contemplated through the undertaking of the project is wisely allocated and that the objectives and anticipated benefits are aligned with the department's overall business plans and priorities. Furthermore, the associated potential risks must be also be evaluated to determine their impact on the achievement of the project benefits and goals.

The process described in this section, applies specifically to projects requiring Treasury Board approval (see the Departmental Approval Authority to determine whether your project requires approval). However, even if your project does not officially require the application of the Treasury Board Project Approval Policy, your Department's approval process and guidelines should be respected. You may also consider adopting the aspects of this process that can improve the rigour and discipline of your project.