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What Are the Contents of the Project Brief? (#2 in the series The Project Brief)
By The Office of Government Commerce – OGC, UK

The following is a suggested list of contents, which should be tailored to the requirements and environment of each project.

  • Project Background

    Project Definition, explaining what the project needs to achieve. It will contain:

    • project objectives
    • project scope
    • outline project deliverables and/or desired outcomes
    • any exclusions
    • constraints
    • interfaces
  • Outline Business Case

    • a description of how this project supports business strategy, plans or programmes
    • the reason for selection of this solution
  • Customer’s quality expectations

  • Acceptance Criteria

  • Any known risks

If earlier work has been done, the Project Brief may refer to the document(s) containing useful information, such as Outline Project Plan.

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