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The template reflects the steps set out in the PRINCE2 Method and is designed to prompt the Project Manager and help in the creation of the Project Brief. The information for the Project Brief will be found within the SU Process of the PRINCE2 Manual. There is also a Product Description for the Project Brief at Appendix A of the PRINCE2 Manual.

Loading the file

This template has been produced using Microsoft Word 97. To use it, load up the file directly from the directory and starting from page 1 follow the prompts (in [...] brackets).

Deleting the [....] text

When the template is complete, the whole Project Brief document can be printed and approved.

Prior to printing, you should delete all [....] prompt text.

Saving the Project Brief document under its own name

Save the Project Brief document by selecting the "SAVE-AS" command; this will avoid overwriting the standard template. You must specify your own Project Directory.

Once your Project Brief Document is completed check the document against the following Quality Criteria:

    Does the Project Brief accurately reflect the Project Mandate?

    Does it form a firm basis on which to initiate a project (Initiating a Project (IP))?

    Does it indicate how the customer will assess the acceptability of the finished product(s)?

Project Brief History

Document Location

This document is only valid on the day it was printed.

The source of the document will be found on the project's PC in location

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[To provide a full and firm foundation for the initiation of the project.

The contents are extended and refined into the Project Initiation Document (PID), which is the working document for managing and directing the project.

The Project Brief is a key document in its own right. It is the basis of the PID, which gives the direction and scope of the project and forms the 'contract' between the project management team and corporate or programme management. Any significant change to the material contained in the Project Brief will thus need to be referred to corporate or programme management]


Project Definition

[This explains what the project needs to achieve. It will contain:

Project objectives

one of the latest technology, we would like to educate students what clouding is about

Project scope

what is cloud computing, how it works, what it does and what are the implemented system. and what kind of systems are using cloud computing (the applications) show students , give understanding, overveiw

Outline project deliverables and/or desired outcomes 3 min secondlife interactive presentation, 3 podcast, 20min presentation presentation is for someone who has computing background but not knowledge of cloud computing Any exclusions

Constraints overview only, not too indepth interfaces]

Outline Business Case

[Description of how this project supports business strategy, plans or programmes

The reasons why the project is needed] cloud computing is part of the university curriculum, one of the subject being taught. would be helpful to be used by university to extend help or educate students.

Customer's Quality Expectations

simple and easy to understand. interactive, audience[end user] would gain an overview of cloud computing

Acceptance Criteria

secondlife would run understanding of cloud computing

Any Known Risks

unavailability of second life network downtime at university (unable to login to secondlife)