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Determine Project Size

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What it is How to Sizing Factors Framework
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Sizing Factors

 

Primary Factors

 

Project Team Size, Duration and Cost

 

Other Factors to Consider

< 5 people
< 3 months
< $50k

~ 5-10 people
~ 3-12 months
~ $50K-$500K

> 10 people
> 12 months
> $500K

Low Impact

  • Minor strategic value
  • Impacts a single business unit
  • Impacts fewer than 25 end users
  • Strong stakeholder/management support
  • Problem and solution are defined and easy to achieve (e.g., consider project size, interrelationship to existing systems, location of the implementation sites)
  • No dependencies on other projects
  • Minor impact on financial revenue, expenses
  • Project Team very familiar with project’s objective and solution (e.g., consider whether project team has ever used a required, new technology)
  • Project Team very familiar with customer and their business
  • Project Manager very familiar with project management practices (e.g., consider familiarity with containing scope creep, meeting firm deadlines)

 

 

 

 

 

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Moderate Impact

  • Moderate strategic value
  • Impacts two to four business units
  • Impacts 25 to 250 end users
  • Moderate stakeholder/management support
  • Problem and solution may be somewhat difficult to achieve (e.g., consider project size, interrelationship to existing systems, location of the implementation sites)
  • Minor links to other projects (low impact)
  • Moderate impact on financial revenue, expenses
  • Project Team somewhat familiar with project’s objective and solution (e.g., consider whether project team has ever used a required, new technology)
  • Project Team somewhat familiar with customer and their business
  • Project Manager somewhat familiar with project management practices (e.g., consider familiarity with containing scope creep, meeting firm deadlines)

 

 

 

 

 

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High Impact

  • High Strategic value
  • Impacts five or more business units
  • Impacts more than 250 end users
  • Limited stakeholder/management support
  • Problem and solution will be difficult to define and achieve (e.g., consider project size, interrelationship to existing systems, location of the implementation sites)
  • Significant links to other projects
  • Significant impact on financial revenue, expenses
  • Project Team limited or no experience with project’s objective and solution (e.g., consider whether project team has ever used a required, new technology)
  • Project Team limited or no experience with customer and their business
  • Project Manager limited or no experience with project management practices (e.g., consider familiarity with containing scope creep, meeting firm deadlines)

 

 

 

 

 

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Updated June 15, 2006 - v1.2