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Project management templates
Current situation — Where are we now?
Why is this project important?
Initial objectives — What will we achieve in the first sprint?
Think about what someone coming to the project for the first time might need to know
Use this space to set the context for the rest of the conversation
What might affect how you deliver this project?
Use this section to note anything that you think is probably true, but might need some testing or clarification
Think about the way your organization works, the needs of stakeholders and any other partners, and the time and budget you have available
What might cause this project to fail?
Honesty is the best policy here
Try to avoid vanity metrics here
If it’s helpful, try to identify both lead and lag measures of success
Quantitative metrics are best, but qualitative measures work fine here too, especially for more experimental projects
Add project goal here once you’ve completed the rest of the exercise
Be realistic, but ambitious – this is your chance to set the project off to a good start
Be honest about why the project matters – it’ll help get everyone on board
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