Essential Small Project Checklist

For many the start of a year brings with it the need to start or rekindle a series of small projects for completion within the first quarter.  In a busy PMO small scale projects may be overlooked or not given the attention they deserve.  Even those who are seasoned project managers need to review the essentials for the successful completion of the small projects on our horizon.

As is the case with all projects the essential areas to cover are:

  1. Project Name
  2. Goal – Scope Statement
  3. Objectives
  4. Constraints
  5. Risks
  6. Assumptions
  7. Estimated Costs
  8. Breakdown of Deliverables (Gantt Chart)
  9. Tracking Progress (Gantt Chart)
  10. Project Closing – Shared & Lessons Learned, Thanks, Final Report, Close Contracts and Accounting Codes

As with any project the last area is essential and one that deserves the attention and participation of all project stakeholders.  Thanks and the sharing of lessons learned is invaluable for other projects whatever their size may be.

Here is to your small project success over the course of the year!


Marie-Helene Sakowski

Business Consultant SME’sstocksnap_h2snxcyg1t

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