Project Pre-Check provides structure to the project decision making process through the Decision Framework. It helps stakeholders maintain a broad perspective of the planned change, including business and technology, people and processes, internal and external organizations, short term and long term views.
It includes four Domains: Change, Environment, Assets, and Project. These four Domains contain 18 Factors and 125 Decision Areas, most of which should be considered for each and every change. The Decision Framework is one of the key elements that makes Project Pre-Check so effective and it is a prerequisite for successful change.
The Decision Framework also provides the means to rationalize thousands of best practices from a multitude of diverse sources into the Decision Areas that form the basis for Project Pre-Check decision making.
It is also a mechanism that is used to support the concept of “Write-ins” – Decision Areas that project stakeholders can add to their decision making deliberations to cover the unique needs of the project, the organization, industry, or culture.
The “Write-ins” can be applicable to the scope of one project or can be added to the Decision Area catalogue for use by other projects and stakeholder groups.