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Project Level Indicators

The project level indicators are to be used in conjunction with the Project Scorecard and management experience as an aid in assessing a project's risk and complexity level. Once the project risk level is determined the Process, Methodology, and Documentation guidelines will suggest the rigor and detail appropriate for that project risk level. Note that, if desired, any project can be managed at a risk level higher than what is assessed using these guidelines.

Projects at low, medium or high risk levels show some or all of the following properties:

Low Risk Medium Risk High Risk
♦ simple schedule with few to no dependencies ♦ schedule has some dependencies ♦ complex schedule with many dependencies
♦ low total cost ♦ intermediate total cost ♦ high total cost
♦ does not store or transmit personally identifying information (PII) as defined in the Standard for Storing and Transmitting Personally Identifying Information ♦ stores or transmits any of the identified data elements of personally identifying information (PII) as defined in the Standard for Storing and Transmitting Personally Identifying Information ♦ stores or transmits any of the identified data elements of personally identifying information (PII) as defined in the Standard for Storing and Transmitting Personally Identifying Information
♦ does not handle student data covered under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which includes records, files, documents, and other materials that contain information directly related to a student. ♦ handles student data covered under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which includes records, files, documents, and other materials that contain information directly related to a student. ♦ handles student data covered under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which includes records, files, documents, and other materials that contain information directly related to a student.
♦ tested technology, techniques and procedures ♦ evolving technology, techniques or procedures ♦ untested technology, techniques or processes
♦ impacts a single department or unit ♦ impacts multiple departments or units ♦ extensive impact across departments or university-wide
♦ staffing involves single department or unit ♦ involves staff from more than one department ♦ involves staff from many departments or units
♦ none to minimal vendor or consulting activity ♦ some vendor or consulting activity ♦ extensive vendor or consulting activity
♦ incremental effect on goals and objectives of department or unit ♦ clear effect on one or more of the business goals of department or unit ♦ effects strategic direction of department or unit