Screening Tool Template

NPMS Screening Tool for Business Projects - IT-Enabled

Initiative/Project Name:

This tool applies to maintenance initiatives for which the estimated cost is less than $1M. This tool ensures that complexity and risk are taken into account in determining if NPMS « Lite » should be used to ensure project management rigor. Any maintenance initiatives that meet one or more of the exception criteria below will result in the use of NPMS « Lite ».

Note: NPMS « Lite » will be used for all maintenance projects between $1-$2M and the « Full » version of NPMS for projects $2M or over.

Table Summary

The table is used as a tool to ensure that complexity and risk are taken into account in determining if NPMS Lite should be used to ensure project management rigor.

Exception Criteria Applicable (Y/N?) Explanation of why yes or no was selected
1. The outcome to be delivered by the initiative will have a significant impact on the entire department, multiple departments or the Canadian public.    
2. It has been established that a higher level of oversight should apply, as the initiative is highly sensitive politically and/or subject to intense media scrutiny.    
3. Senior management stakeholders or a senior management committee (e.g. the Departmental Strategic Planning Committee or the Business Operations Committee) has directed that the initiative be treated as a strategic business initiative.    
4. The outcome to be delivered by the initiative has an interdependency risk bearing on the delivery of a strategic departmental investment or a strategic Government of Canada investment, such as a mandated decision.    
5. The overall risk assessment is determined to be high probability and high impact (this includes a high-risk exposure for the risk categories of privacy and security.)    
6. The initiative is not being undertaken by existing resources as part of regular operations. Additional resources must be added to supplement or backfill existing resources in order to complete the initiative.    

Project Lead Approval

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