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Project-Proposal-Document-Template-1.3

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Project-Proposal-Document-Template-1.3

    Project Proposal

A. General Information

    Provide basic information about the project including: Project Title The proper name used to identify this project;

    Project Working Title - The working name or acronym that will be used for the project; Proponent Secretary - The

    Secretary to whom the proponent agency is assigned or the Secretary that is sponsoring an enterprise project;

    Proponent Agency The agency that will be responsible for the management of the project; Prepared by The person(s) preparing this document; Date Prepared - The date this document is initially prepared.

     Project Title: Project Working Title:

     Proponent

    Secretary: Proponent Agency:

     Prepared by: Date Prepared:

    Yes No Answer the following questions by marking Yes or No and provide a brief response as appropriate.

     Is this an updated Project Proposal Document? If yes, what is the reason for this update?

     Is this a follow-on to a previous project? If yes, what is the project name and date of completion?

    Name of previous project: Date completed:

     Will the project deliverable(s) replace a current asset or group of assets? If yes, what is being

    replaced?

     Is the Project Initiation Phase effort funded? If yes, what is the amount of funding?

     Is the Project Planning Phase effort funded? If yes, what is the amount of funding?

Points of Contact

    List the principal individuals who may be contacted for information regarding the project.

    Position Title/Name/Organization Phone E-mail Project Sponsor

    Program Manager

    Project Manager (Designee)

Proponent Cabinet Secretary

Proponent Agency Head

    Customer (User) Representative(s)

Other

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B. Project Purpose

    Explain the business reason(s) for doing this project. If the Project Analysis Worksheet was completed, the Project Purpose (Section B) from the worksheet provides information to support completion of this section.

1. Business Problem

    The Business Problem is a question, issue, or situation, pertaining to the business, which needs to be answered or resolved. State in specific terms the problem or issue this project will resolve. Often, the Business Problem is reflected as a critical business issue or initiative in the Agency’s Strategic Plan or IT Strategic Plan.

2. Project Business Objectives

    Define the specific Business Objectives of the project that correlate to the strategic initiatives or issues identified in the Commonwealth or Agency Strategic Plan. Every Business Objective must relate to at least one strategic initiative or issue and every initiative or issue cited must relate to at least one Project Business Objective.

    Commonwealth or Agency Project Business Objectives

    Strategic Plan Critical Issues

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3. Core Business Activity Impacted

    Core Business Activities are agency defined cross-functional processes that produce the agency's primary products and services, or support the production of the products or services. List the Core Business Activities impacted by the project and identify the impact.

    Agency Core Business Activity Impact on Core Business Activity

4. Constraints

    Constraints are items that by their nature restrict choice. Identify Constraints that will influence the selection of a solution to resolve the Business Problem. Constraints can include but are not limited to: time, funding, personnel, facilities, and management limitations.

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C. Project Description

    Describe the project approach, the specific solution, customer(s) served, and expected benefits. The approach is the overall strategy for solving the Business Problem. The solution should identify in specific terms how the project is accomplished and include information about the general timing and cost of major procurements or purchases. If the Project Analysis Worksheet was completed, the Preliminary Project Description (Section C) and the Recommendation (Section G) on the worksheet provide information to support development of the Project Description.

D. Strategic Justification

    Identify how the project is consistent with the Commonwealth and Agency Strategic or IT Strategic Plan. If the project is not consistent, explain why the project is being proposed.

Answer the following questions in the space provided. Attach detailed explanations and analysis as appendices.

    1. Briefly, describe how this project supports or is consistent with the Commonwealth of Virginia Strategic Plan for Technology. If it does not support the Commonwealth of Virginia Strategic Plan for Technology, explain why this project

    proposal is being submitted.

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    2. Explain where and how this project is identified in the Agency IT Strategic Plan most recently approved by the Secretary of Technology. If it is not identified in the plan, explain why this project proposal is being submitted.

    3. Briefly, describe how the planned solution complies with Commonwealth Enterprise Architecture Standards. If it does not comply with the Commonwealth Enterprise Architecture Standards, explain why this Project Proposal Document is being submitted, and identify which Commonwealth Enterprise Architecture Standard(s) are not being met.

    E. Estimated Project Development Schedule (Major Milestones) Identify major Project Milestones for planning, execution, and closeout.

    Event Estimated Date Estimated Duration

    Project Charter Approved

    Project Plan Completed

    Project Plan Approved

    Project Execution Started

    Project Execution Completed

    Project Closed Out

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F. Financial Estimate

    Provide an economic justification for the project based upon the Cost Benefit Analysis and the expected return on investment. Identify the estimated funding resources required to complete the project and then identify the funding requirements to operate or maintain the product(s) or service(s) developed from the project.

1. Cost Benefit Analysis Summary

    Answer the following questions in the space provided. Attach detailed explanations and analysis as appendices.

a. Summarize the results of the Cost Benefit Analysis. Explain why the expected monetary and non-monetary benefits validate the

    expenditure of resources for this project. Attach the Cost Benefit Analysis as Appendix A.

b. Summarize the results of the Return on Investment Analysis. If the project does not have a positive expected return on

    investment, explain why this project proposal is being submitted. Attach the detailed Return on Investment Analysis as Appendix B.

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2. Estimate of Execution Expenditures and Funding

    Provide an Estimate of the Expenditures and Funding required for execution and close out of the project.

Estimated Expenditures ($000)

     FY 200_ FY 200_ FY 200_ FY 200_ Total Comments

     Internal Staff Labor

     Services

     Software Tools

     Hardware

     Materials and Supplies

     Facilities

     Telecommunications

     Training

     Contingency (Risk)

     Total

    This estimate is accurate to: 50% [ ] 60% [ ] 70% [ ] 80% [ ] 90% [ ]

    Explanation:

    Anticipated (proposed) Funding Source ($000)

    FY 200_ FY 200_ FY 200_ FY 200_ Total Comments

     General Fund

     Non-General Fund

     Federal

     Other

     Total

    This estimate is accurate to: 50% [ ] 60% [ ] 70% [ ] 80% [ ] 90% [ ]

    Explanation:

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3. Estimate of Operations Expenditures and Funding

    Provide an Estimate of the Expenditures and Funding for Operations and Maintenance of the asset(s) delivered upon

    project completion.

Estimated Expenditures ($000)

     FY 200_ FY 200_ FY 200_ FY 200_ Total Comments

     Internal Staff Labor

     Services

     Software Tools

     Hardware

     Materials and Supplies

     Facilities

     Telecommunications

     Training

     Contingency (Risk)

     Total

    This estimate is accurate to: 50% [ ] 60% [ ] 70% [ ] 80% [ ] 90% [ ]

    Explanation:

    Anticipated (proposed) Funding Source ($000)

    FY 200_ FY 200_ FY 200_ FY 200_ Total Comments

     General Fund

     Non-General Fund

     Federal

     Other

     Total

    This estimate is accurate to: 50% [ ] 60% [ ] 70% [ ] 80% [ ] 90% [ ]

    Explanation:

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G. Project Risk

    After completing a Preliminary Risk Analysis Worksheet for this project, determine the level of risk for the project and

    the risk score. On the chart below, circle the resulting risk level and record the risk score for each risk item. Attach

    the Preliminary Risk Analysis Worksheet as Appendix C.

    Risk Item Risk Level Risk Score

    High (1825) Budget Risk Medium (9-17) What level of risk does the proposed budget represent to the project? Low (1-8)

    None (0)

    High (1115) External Dependencies Risk Medium (6-10) How dependent is the project on other projects or work efforts? Low (1-5)

    None (0)

    High (1115) Management Risk Medium (6-10) What level of risk does the organization’s project management capability represent? Low (1-5)

    None (0)

    High (1115) Mission Critical Risk Medium (6-10) How critical is the project success to the success of the organization? Low (1-5)

    None (0)

    High (1115) Failure Risk Medium (6-10) What is the risk of failure? Low (1-5)

    None (0)

    High (1115) Complexity Risk Medium (6-10) How complex is project?

    Low (1-5)

    None (0)

    High (73100) Preliminary Risk Assessment Total Risk Score: Medium (36-72) What is the overall risk of the project?

    Low (1-35)

    None (0)

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H. Approvals

    Obtain the Project Sponsor’s and Agency Head’s signatures indicating approval to submit this Project Proposal for

    investment consideration. If the Agency Head’s signature is the only signature provided, the Agency Head is assumed to also be the Project Sponsor.

    Position/Title Signature Date

     Project Sponsor

     Agency Head

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