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How do you write a project brief?

By jimmy ·
I have been asked to write a project brief and the company have told me they want an interactive cd.
1 - How do i write a project brief?
2 - Initial requirements specification
3 - Initial design documentation

I am really desperate to know how to do this. Please feel free to e-mail personally or if someone could e-mail me with a set of the above or a link on how to that would be great

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by maxwell edison In reply to How do you write a projec ...

The project brief should focus on the ‘big picture’. It is a broad, high-level view of the project and it is important to focus on making sure that the breadth of the problem is stated. It is possible to get side-tracked or involved in detail when writing a project brief, so bear in mind that it will be verified and analysed during project planning. Important or complex areas will be fleshed out as a matter of course. The main areas your brief will cover are:

Overview
Organization
Critical Success Factors
Related Projects
Breakdown/Decomposition

Overview:
The Project Brief’s overview should answer: What is it? Why do we need it? Who will be involved or affected by it?

The Project Brief’s overview is a full explanation of what the project is expected to achieve, in other words the overall outcome and how will it improve the existing situation. This will allow the project scope to be established and the objectives to be defined.

You may include information on the general context within which the project is to be developed together with details of the other business processes with which it is associated.

General questions to be answered are:

What is it?
Why is it necessary?
Who are the stakeholders/interested parties?

Organization:
Identify the Project Sponsor and consider who the stakeholders are in your project brief.

Generally in a project there are roles to be fulfilled as follows:

Sponsor - This is the person in the company who is responsible for the financial outlay associated with the project and for the end decision on extension of the scope or other matters that may affect the financial status of the project.

Stakeholders - These are normally best described in a broad flow chart indicating the structure of the organisation, indicating and describing all areas that may be affected by the project

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Critical Success Factors:
"Critical Success Factors" are those aspects of the project which are critical to its success.

For example, this may relate to deliverable dates for certain aspects or all of the project, critical performance or functionality that absolutely must be achieved. Fixed business changes or developments that must result from the project or any other issues that may be apparent at this early stage which make the project viable. Critical success factors will become apparent as planning and design proceeds. However, what we are looking for here is an indication from a high-level business point of view as to what will determine the success or failure of the project.

Critical success factors allow measurement at the end of the project as its success or otherwise.

Related Projects:
Are there any other aspects of your business that are being developed or considered for strategic development which may directly or indirectly affect the project under consideration?

Breakdown/Decomposition:
Consider whether the project can naturally be broken down into smaller parts.

Consider the overview in its entirety, and decompose into two or more sectors which are able to be considered as stand alone phases in the project

For example, there may be separate business areas, sets of business rules and objectives as a subset of the main project.

The preceding is from the following Web site:

http://www.cornerstone.co.nz/info/estproj/writing.html

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