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No. Activity Detail of Activities and Remarks
1 Develop Business Case
  • Reviewproblems/opportunities
  • Identify solution options
  • Identify opportunities for horizontal approaches
  • Conduct feasibility study
  • Analyze costs, benefits, risks, timeframes
  • Review alignment with government/department objectives and priority
  • Identify sources of funding

Note: Some of the activities indicated below to develop the project charter, may also need to be performed at a high level when preparing the business case.

2 Develop Project Charter
  • Consult government-wide and departmental project management policies
  • Check other relevant TBS policies, frameworks, and the Enhanced Management Framework
  • Check for lessons learned from similar projects
  • Identify dependencies
  • Consult on procurement issues
  • Assess availability of right people and capacity
  • Identify need for Treasury Board Approval
  • Involve other departments and agencies, as necessary
3 Negotiate commitment Obtain organization commitment to proceed to the next stage of the project.