This page is intended to provide staff within ISD a set of resources that they can use when managing projects. The project manager's handbook is designed to provide staff with an overview of the ISD process they need to follow when managing a project. Additional tools and resources are also described that may be of help to potential project managers. These resources are meant to be used as and when the project manager feels it is appropriate for the project that they are working on.
A full copy of the project manager's handbook can be found here. The handbook is made up of the following sections:
- Definitions: Describes terminology and provides definition for key concepts and roles within a project. A description of a project lifecycle is also provided.
- ISD Process: Describes the internal ISD process each project manager should follow when starting and running and project.
- Tools and Techniques: Describes useful tools that can be adopted by project managers within each of the project lifecycle stages.
- Hints and Tips: Describes additional help and useful tips that will aid managers to run a successful project.
- Project Support: Describes where to get additional help when starting a project.
As well as the project managers handbook a full suite of templates and additional guidance is provided as in the table below.
|Doc Number||Template Name||Template||Guidance||Notes|
|1||Project Proposal||Yes||Yes||Example Project Proposal 1, 2, 3
Full Business Case & Example 1
|2||Project Plan||Yes||Yes||Example Project Plan 1
Risk Checklist (to help complete appendix B)
|5||Action / Issue / Risk Log||Yes||No|
|8||Post Project Review||Yes||Yes|
|1||User Acceptance Test||Yes||Yes|
|2||Communications Plan||Yes||Yes||Additional Guidance on ISD Communications|
|3||Business Process Design||TBC||TBC|
The figure below shows project manager's when the templates provided can be used and if there is a requirement that they must be used.