These guidelines provide a roadmap for managing most information technology projects. It is up to the decision authority and project team to decide which processes are appropriate for their project. Once the risk and complexity of a project are determined, using the project scorecard, these guidelines detail the steps that guide progress towards project closure. The project manager should provide project documentation that is appropriate to the complexity and risk level of the project. High risk projects are supported with documentation that is substantially more detailed and thorough than would be expected for medium risk or low risk projects.