Project Constraints and Assumptions

Utilize this section of your project plan to list any known constraints to your project as well as any assumptions under which you're operating. Constraints are usually restrictions impacting your project as a whole such as resource limitations or constraints imposed by other corporate initiatives or directives. Constraints could also come from the legal or regulatory environment, so be sure to look at these as well.

Assumptions are critical to include in your project plan because with every project, we make certain assumptions about the environment that will be in place when we commence project work. Examples of assumptions include staffing levels, expertise on your IT project team or the timing of other key events. While it's sometimes hard to see exactly what we're assuming to be true about a situation, work with your project team to identify these assumptions and document them in your project plan. Run them by your project sponsor to be sure they're acceptable assumptions. If you assume that the company will proceed with purchasing and implementing an IDS or IPS system and it doesn't, your incident response plan could change significantly. If you're assuming your company will remain at its current size and number of locations, list that since any change could impact all areas of your operational security plan.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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